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Finnish companies join forces to build secure OS for smartphones and tablets

A new version of Jolla's Sailfish OS is getting locked down with the help of SSH

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NSA authorization to collect bulk phone data extended to June 1

The approval will be the last before the relevant statute in the Patriot Act comes up for renewal

How a Blu-ray disc could install malware on your computer

A video will start playing, but something strange could be happening as well

Personal data on 50,000 Uber drivers exposed in breach

An investigation revealed a database had been accessed last May

White House privacy proposal aims to give consumers control over data

Some privacy advocates, however, say the draft bill limits privacy enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission

D-Link remote access vulnerabilities remain unpatched

The worst one could allow a remote attacker to change DNS settings

Hackers exploit router flaws in unusual pharming attack

The attack changes the DNS settings of a router using default login credentials, Proofpoint said

Twitter adds more reporting tools to curb abuse and improve safety

The company has made it easier to report impersonation, self-harm and leaked private information

Some Bitdefender products break HTTPS certificate revocation

This allows man-in-the-middle attackers with access to revoked, but otherwise valid, certificates to manipulate encrypted traffic

Kaspersky Lab Unveils Cybersecurity Startup Accelerator

SSC will provide startups with access to business, cybersecurity and cross-industry expertise from around the world

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, February 26

Lenovo's website hack points to DNS weakness ... FTC asked to probe Samsung ... Facebook vet starts server analytics biz ... and more

Like Google in Vietnam, Lenovo tripped up by a DNS attack

Both sites were redirected after hackers tampered with DNS records

Lenovo website hacked in wake of Superfish debacle

Source code for the page names two alleged hackers

Europol and security vendors disrupt massive Ramnit botnet

The operation seized command-and-control servers and Internet domains used by the Ramnit gang

Facebook fixed 61 high-severity flaws last year through its bug bounty program

The company paid US$1.3 million to 321 outside security researchers in 2014

Flaw in popular Web analytics plug-in exposes WordPress sites to hacking

Attackers can easily crack cryptographic keys used by the WP-Slimstat plug-in and use them to read information from a site's database

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, February 25

Hewlett-Packard lowers outlook ... Visa tech may prep Europe for Apple Pay ... Gemalto says encryption keys are safe ... and more tech news

Gemalto says spies probably didn't steal mobile phone encryption keys from it after all

After an internal investigation, Gemalto said hacks on its network didn't breach separate infrastructure protecting SIM card encryption keys

Google scraps annual Pwnium bug-hunting contest

Google said the change will prevent researchers from holding onto dangerous bugs in order to claim a big prize

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