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Target point-of-sale terminals were infected with malware

The company's CEO confirmed that attackers used malware to steal credit and debit card data from PoS systems

on pcworld.com

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Dropbox hit by outage on Friday, denies that it was hacked

The file-sharing service says the Friday outage was caused by issues with routine internal maintenance, and says the group claiming it hacked into Dropbox is a hoax.

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Malware from Yahoo ads did not affect US and Mac and mobile users

Users in North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America weren't served the ads that spread malware in Europe, Yahoo says.

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Report: NSA developed software for backdoor access to iPhones

The software, developed in 2008, would let the agency locate phones and remotely turn on cameras and mics.

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Target confirms customer PINs were taken in breach, but says data is safe

But the PINs were encrypted and therefore should be inaccessible to hackers, according to the retailer

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Eye for an eye: Researchers foil camera indicator light on some MacBooks

Just when you thought that computers couldn't possibly get any creepier, two American researchers have figured out a way to record video from a Mac's camera without causing the indicator light to come on.

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Researchers: Older Mac webcams can spy without activating warning light

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University created an application that can disable the LED on first-generation iSight cameras while in use.

Proposed California law would mandate smartphone kill switch

The bill, if passed, could effectively mean kill switches on phones sold across the US.

on pcworld.com

Most iPhone users have activation lock enabled, survey finds

The survey, by San Francisco's district attorney, sees room for improvement in Apple's implementation

Tech companies ask governments to reform surveillance practices

Eight companies, from Apple to Yahoo, want world governments to revisit their surveillance laws.

on pcworld.com

How to keep your mobile devices safe this holiday season

Many thousands of smartphones and tablets will be lost this year. These tips, tricks, and apps will help your gadgets make it safely into the new year.

on techhive.com

Holiday travel tips: How to keep your data safe and accessible while traveling

The holidays are a great time to catch up on lingering work projects, but don’t let your data fall victim to the risks of the road.

Still no smartphone kill switch? Blame the carriers

Samsung emails reveal that the major US carriers vetoed plans to pre-package a kill switch on every phone.

on techhive.com