Apple's Paris store loses $1.6 million of stock after armed raid

Apple'€™s swanky flagship store in Paris was attacked on New Year's Eve by an armed gang that injured a member of staff before making off with a reported £1 million ($1.6 million) of smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

Mobile 4G LTE hotspot router heads to AT&T for $50

From 19 November US AT&T subscribers will be able to buy the world’s first mobile data hotspot to feature both 4G LTE support and the unusual innovation of a built-in 2.8 inch colour LCD touchscreen, the company has announced.

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Passwords reused by 6 of 10 consumers

Passwords remain a brittle security blanket when wielded by many consumers, a new survey finds. Despite routine web breaches, six out of ten continue to reuse the same few passwords over and over.

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Researcher: Obama, Romney apps gather personal data

The smartphone apps created to promote the campaigns of President Obama and his Republican election rival Mitt Romney gather a slew of personal data about the folks who use them.

Google Chrome locks down non-approved extensions

Google has quietly changed the way Chrome browser adds extensions, blocking automatic installs from all but those downloaded through the company's Chrome Web Store.

Dropbox support comes to Western Digital mobile backup app

Western Digital has added Dropbox support to its WD 2go mobile app, allowing customers to shuffle batches of files between their 'personal cloud', mobile devices, and the popular cloud storage service.

Trojan targets Chinese activists using Macs

Political activists with an interest in Chinese affairs are being targeted once again by a new backdoor Trojan campaign that almost certainly originates in the...

Seagate shows backup drive that connects to Facebook and Flickr

In addition to backing up your computer, Seagate's upcoming drive can access services such as Flickr and Facebook to back up your online data.

Flashback Trojan horse still on 650,000 Macs, security company says

The Mac Flashback Trojan horse was still installed on more than half a million Apple computers late last week and is declining only slowly, Russian security company Dr. Web claims.

Google search domains to get HTTPS by default

The steady roll-out of SSL for the world's most popular websites continues with the news Google's global search domains will switch to HTTPS soon.

Forensic software can retrieve FileVault password in some cases

The encryption keys for Apple's FileVault 2 full-disk encryption used with OS X Lion can be recovered in under an hour, according to security researchers, as long as the computer is on, running, and locally accessible.

Apple battery firmware open to attack, researcher finds

According to a security researcher, the microcontroller used to control the charging of Apple's laptop batteries could be attacked by malware in a way that might damage the cells.

New Toshiba hard drive erases its data if removed from computer

Toshiba has come up with a type of self-encrypting hard drive (SED) that can automatically wipe data if it is removed from a paired computer.

Seagate shows world's thinnest portable drive

Storage giant Seagate has announced that it will put on sale what it claims is the world slimmest ever portable hard drive.

SSD firmware destroys digital evidence, researchers find

A technology built into many new solid state drives (SSDs) to improve their storage efficiency could inadvertently be making forensic analysis at a later date by police forces and intelligence agencies almost impossible to carry out to legally safe standards, researchers have discovered.