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New iOS jailbreak could open door to malware

The Pangu jailbreak has rankled a security researcher, who claims his work was improperly used.

Report: Neither iOS nor Android inherently more secure than the other

Apple has an edge in a couple of areas, but there are still ways into its walled garden, Marble Security said.

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Adblock Plus works out kinks in Safari extension

The browser extension is mostly on par with ones for Chrome and Opera

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Critical OpenSSL 'Heartbleed' bug puts encrypted communications at risk

Administrators are advised to patch and revoke old private keys

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Phishing campaign targets Google Docs, Drive users

A fake login page looks legitimate since it is served up by Google over SSL, Symantec said

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Apple encryption mistake puts many desktop applications at risk

Apple's Mail, FaceTime, Calendar, Safari browser and Software Update could be vulnerable, a researcher said.

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Apple removes Blockchain, last Bitcoin wallet app, from iOS App Store

The legal uncertainty around Bitcoin may be spooking Apple

Researchers challenge Apple's claim of unbreakable iMessage encryption

A close look at Apple's iMessage system shows the company could easily intercept communications on the service despite its assurances to the contrary, researchers claimed Thursday at a security conference.

Adobe's source code was parked on hackers' unprotected server

A security expert discovered the massive breach of Adobe's network after the source code of numerous products, including the Web application development platform ColdFusion, sat parked on a hacker's unprotected Web server open to the Internet.

Apple's a tasty phishing target for scammers

Spam volumes took a usual seasonal drop in August, but phishing spiked, including a noticeable interest in hijacking Apple accounts.

Old tricks help German hackers bypass iPhone 5s Touch ID security

Apple's Touch ID authentication system can be defeated using a well-honed technique for creating a latex copy of someone's fingerprint, according to a German hacking group.

Dropbox takes a peek at files. But it's totally nothing, says Dropbox

Dropbox takes a peek at some kinds of uploaded files. That's normal, the web storage service says.

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IPhone jailbreakers get to work on iOS 7

With new iPhones comes a new challenge: jailbreaking iOS 7

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NSA-resistant Android application 'burns' sensitive messages

Silent Circle, a company specializing in encrypted communications, released a messaging application for Android devices on Wednesday that encrypts and securely erases messages and files.

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Bitcoin offers privacy—as long as you don't cash out or spend it

On the surface, Bitcoin seems to be a great way to hide cash. Actually, it's a terrible way to launder money.