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Apple confirms cyber attack, releases Java update and malware removal tool

Apple confirmed to Reuters on Tuesday that some of its employees were victims of cyber attacks.

Facebook targeted by hackers, says no user data compromised

Facebook said Friday it had been the target of a sophisticated hacking attack but that it had no evidence any user data had been compromised.

Exploit allows contacts, photos access on a locked iPhone 5

An exploit first posted in late January allows someone to access the photos and contacts stored on a locked iPhone 5 running iOS 6.1.

Jawbone says hackers stole MyTalk user information

Jawbone, the company behind Bluetooth accessories like the Jambox and various earpieces, on Wednesday told customers that its MyTalk service had been compromised by attackers.

Researchers: Surveillance malware distributed via Flash Player exploit

Political activists from the Middle East were targeted in attacks that exploited a previously unknown Flash Player vulnerability to install a so-called lawful interception program designed for law enforcement use, security researchers from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab said Tuesday.

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The everyday agony of the password

We all have to use passwords each and every day, and security expert Rich Mogull thinks that's a shame.

Review: PassLocker helps iOS remember your passwords

Password management is anything but simple; Innovationbox's attempt to bring order to chaos is not entirely successful, but offers a good entry point for those on a budget.

Adobe releases emergency Flash patch for Windows and OS X systems

Adobe recently released an emergency update for Flash Player on all platforms after two vulnerabilities were discovered in the wild targeting Windows and Mac OS X PCs.

Review: PassLocker is a simple but flawed password manager for OS X

If you're being overrun by passwords but dread the thought of spending much of your hard-earned money on a password manager, Passlocker is a simple alternative that, despite its flaws, can help you make sense of a growing credential-storage problem.

URL detection flaw causes OS X apps to crash

A recently-discovered bug could cause almost any OS X app to crash, but it's nothing to panic about.