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Microsoft adds two-factor authentication to keep accounts secure

If you're an active user of Outlook, SkyDrive, Office Web Apps, or other Microsoft services, you may want to add two-step verification for an extra layer of security.

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Apple keeps patching Java on OS X Snow Leopard after proposed drop-dead date

Apple Tuesday patched Java for the aged OS X Snow Leopard and tweaked Safari to give users more control over what websites they let run the vulnerability plagued Oracle software.

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Just how much malware is on free porn sites?

One researcher found that users have a 50 percent chance of getting infected by malware on some of the world's most popular websites.

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Find My Mac both useful and frustrating for law enforcement

Find My Mac can be used to show the location of a stolen Mac, but the service often does not provide enough evidence to obtain a search warrant and get the stolen device back to its rightful owner, the Dutch police said on Monday.

Mind over matter: Researchers turn thoughts into passwords

Scientists demonstrate ability to differentiate individual brain activity. May be how you access your digital life in the future.

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Remains of the Day: Single digits

Apple's got its finger on the pulse of security development, the iPhone should not be a number but a free man, and a former Apple exec is on the market once again.

Remains of the Day: Back in a flash

One analyst contends that Apple's real business model is storage, which at least explains why it's building such a huge new headquarters. Plus, your iMessages are really way more secure than they probably need to be.

Remains of the Day: Super password

Despite the patch for the latest Apple security hole, concerns remain about the company's track record in that arena. But, hey, can you really blame Apple, when it may be busy building a game controller and a streaming music service?

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Websense: Most Java-enabled browsers vulnerable to widespread Java exploits

Most browser installations use outdated versions of the Java plug-in that are vulnerable to at least one of several exploits currently used in popular Web attack toolkits, according to statistics published by security vendor Websense.

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Apple takes password reset functionality offline after news of serious vulnerability

Apple on Friday disabled the password reset functionality for Apple IDs, following a report from The Verge about a serious vulnerability in the process.

Apple adds two-step authentication option for iCloud, Apple IDs

Apple has joined giants like Google and Facebook in offering two-factor authentication as an option for its accounts.

Yontoo Trojan horse injects ads as you surf with popular Mac browsers

A Russian security firm has identified a new Trojan horse that disguises itself as an Internet plug-in.

Remains of the Day: Jailhouse rock

Apple gives credit where credit is due, one app developer illustrates the difficulty of creating software, and police take down an Apple-related theft ring--with a twist.

White House warns China to crack down on cyberattacks

A top U.S. official called on China to investigate and stop cyberattacks, which he said pose a growing threat to the countries' economic relationship.

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Remains of the Day: Chips and dip

A new species of malware wants you to "like" it, the earliest iPhone is positively prehistoric, and the latest Apple TV packs a tiny surprise.