Michael KanU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Michael Kan covers security for the IDG News Service.

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Google Docs phishing attack underscores OAuth security risks

Google has stopped Wednesday’s clever email phishing scheme, but the attack may very well make a comeback.

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Here's how the sneaky Gmail phishing attack fooled victims with a fake Google Docs app

Google Docs was pulled into a sneaky email phishing attack on Tuesday that was designed to trick users into giving up access to their Gmail accounts.

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Congress to US citizens: Want online privacy? Pay up!

Tuesday’s congressional vote to repeal U.S. restrictions on broadband providers doesn’t mean that online privacy isn’t dead. U.S. consumers will just have to pay for it.

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Congress dismantles Internet privacy rules, allowing ISPs to sell your web history

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to repeal privacy rules that can prevent broadband providers from selling customers’ internet-browsing histories and other data without their permission.

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Apple's iCloud saved deleted browser records, security company finds

Apple’s iCloud appears to have been holding on to users’ deleted internet browsing histories, including records over a year old.

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Dozens of popular iOS apps leave user data vulnerable to attack

Dozens of iOS apps that are supposed to be encrypting their users' data don't do it properly, according to a security researcher.

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Apple takes patent battle with Qualcomm to China

Apple has filed another two lawsuits against Qualcomm, this time in China, that allege the mobile chip maker abused its market dominance and patents to charge excessively high licensing fees.

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Mac, Linux malware discovered targeting biomedical research

A Mac malware that’s been spying on biomedical industry may have been circulating undetected for years, according to new research.

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Congressional report sides with Apple on encryption debate

The U.S. is better off supporting strong encryption that trying to weaken it, according to a new congressional report that stands at odds with the FBI’s push to install backdoors into tech products.

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Random iPhone 6s shutdowns due to faulty battery component, Apple says

A problem with iPhone 6s products randomly shutting down comes from a battery flaw found in a small number of models, according to Apple.

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iPhones in China are randomly shutting down, owners say

A consumer protection group in China is asking Apple to investigate problems with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s units randomly shutting down.

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Lyft customers face potential hack from recycled phone numbers

Giving up an old cell phone number for a new one may seem harmless. But for Lyft customers, it can potentially expose their accounts to complete strangers.

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Potential Apple Watch snooping: a not-so-paranoid cyberespionage risk

It may sound paranoid, but the next time you enter into a highly confidential meeting, leave your smart watch behind. It's possible the device could be spying on you.

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Bounty for iOS jailbreak exploit jumps to $1.5 million

The value for zero-day exploits targeting Apple's iOS software is jumping. On Thursday, a company called Zerodium began offering as much as $1.5 million for them.

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New Mac Trojan uses the Russian space program as a front

Security researchers have found a new Mac OS X malware that appears to be targeting the aerospace industry.