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Know where your mobile data is going? Some apps can tell you

Tools to secure mobile devices for personal and business use debuted at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.

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Know where your mobile data is going? A new app can tell you

Tools to secure mobile devices for personal and business use debuted at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.

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Deploying Apple devices in business and schools just got easier

Apple's also published a document that details how several security systems in iOS work, and been deemed the most admired company in the world for a seventh straight time.

Another cybersecurity gap: Filling jobs

Security experts weigh in on the shortage of cybersecurity workers and what can be done to close the skills gap.

OS X 10.9.2 arrives to fix SSL vulnerability, Mail problems, and more

The fix for the much discussed SSL flaw in OS X is in, thanks to 10.9.2. And in case that's not enough, there are fixes for Mail and new features for FaceTime and iMessage.

New iOS flaw allows malicious apps to record touch screen presses

The captured touch screen data could be used to reconstruct what users typed

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What you need to know about Apple's SSL bug

Apple patched a serious vulnerability in its implementation of SSL on iOS last Friday, but the Mac is still affected. If you're concerned or curious, here's how it might currently affect you.

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.

Steve Jobs gets stamp of approval

Plus, a rumored Amazon set-top box may soon arrive, and more countries get access to Apple's two-step authentication.

Synaptics: We can do iPhone-like fingerprint sensors, but better

The input provider says iPhone-like fingerprint sensors can be built directly behind the glass of Android and Windows phones.

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Change that Kickstarter password -- crowdfunding website gets hit by hackers

Kickstarter alerted people with accounts on the site that hackers were able to access information like user names, email addresses, and encrypted passwords. But it says no credit card data was touched.

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Snapchat vulnerability can be exploited to crash iPhones, researcher says

Snapchat request tokens can be resused to launch denial-of-service attacks against the app's users.

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Yahoo acknowledges Yahoo Mail hack

Yahoo acknowledges that hackers attacked a third-party database and collected an undlsclosed number of passwords and usernames.

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Revised rules let Apple update law enforcement, national security data

The government has relaxed the rules on how companies may report the number of requests from national security and law enforcement agencies, and Apple has updated the numbers it provided last November.

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Report: Spy agencies collude to gather personal data from mobile apps

The targeted apps have included the mobile versions of Facebook, Yahoo’s Flickr, LinkedIn and Twitter, according to reports in The New York Times, the Guardian and ProPublica.

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