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Android malware masquerades as Nintendo game emulator

Gunpoder contains several malicious functions and steals data

Lizard Squad hacker draws suspended sentence for online attacks

The 17-year-old was charged with 50,700 counts of hacking and other offenses


OwnCloud's new encryption framework gives enterprises more flexibility

A modular approach makes it easier to switch encryption algorithms and keys

Former attorney general calls Snowden deal possible

But the DOJ's official position on the NSA leaker facing criminal charges hasn't changed

Researchers find previously unknown exploits among Hacking Team's leaked files

At least one new exploit for Flash Player has been confirmed

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, July 7

Privacy group wants Google to forget more... Programmer escapes vampire squid... Self-driving cars evade human menace

OpenSSL tells users to prepare for a high severity flaw

Patches will be released on July 9 for OpenSSL 1.0.1 and 1.0.2

FBI chief warns that terrorists hide behind encrypted communications

James Comey said that these communications may not be intercepted despite court orders

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, July 6

Surveillance firm gets hacked... Minecraft on Windows 10... Giant robots to do battle

Leak of ZeusVM malware building tool might cause botnet surge

Any wannabe botnet operator can now create their own army of ZeusVM-infected computers, researchers warn

Italian surveillance software maker, Hacking Team, allegedly breached

Sources said the 400GB of stolen data includes a customer list and revenue received

Bitcoin glitch expected to abate as software upgrades continue

The software clients at risk are those that use Simple Payment Verification, Bitcoin.org said

Ad fraud Trojan updates Flash Player so that other malware can't get in

Despite being distributed through exploit kits, the Kovter Trojan appears to be ruining their business by patching valuable flaws

Cisco leaves key to all its Unified CDM systems under doormat

Cisco's Unified Communications Domain Manager software contains a privileged account with a static password that can't be deleted or changed

Plex hacker demands Bitcoin ransom for return of data

The hacker is threatening to release the data if a ransom is not paid in bitcoins

Attackers abuse legacy routing protocol to amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks

DDoS attacks can be amplified through SOHO routers that still use the Routing Information Protocol version 1, researchers warn.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, July 2

Line up for IPv4 addresses... HP makes PC/enterprise split official... PayPal to buy money transfer service Xoom

DEA agent pleads guilty to accepting Silk Road funds

Carl Mark Force IV could face up to 60 years in prison

VPN users, beware: You may not be as safe as you think you are

Thanks to IPv6 leakage, your data could be out there for anyone to see

Hacktivist group possibly compromised hundreds of websites

A group called Team GhostShell has published data from hundreds of website databases it claims to have hacked

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