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Adware-avoider Unchecky acquired by Reason Software
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Adware-avoider Unchecky acquired by Reason Software
Reason Software, developer of herdProtect and Should I remove it?, has acquired RaMMicHaeL’s smart adware-blocking Unchecky.
 
Kaspersky releases CoinVault Decryptor
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Kaspersky releases CoinVault Decryptor
Kaspersky Labs has released CoinVault Decryptor, is a free tool which may help victims of the CoinVault ransomware to decrypt their files.
 
LG “Split Screen” software disables UAC
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LG “Split Screen” software disables UAC
Back in January we wrote about the malware “Easy Disk Drive Repair”, and how we first realised that something was wrong when it blatantly turned off UAC on launch.
ISIS hacks French broadcaster TV5 Monde 
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ISIS hacks French broadcaster TV5 Monde

Cyber-jihadists hack social media accounts, website and take TV channels offline.
Emsisoft Anti-Malware/Internet Security 10 betas now available 
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Emsisoft Anti-Malware/Internet Security 10 betas now available

Emsisoft has announced that beta versions of Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security 10 are now available for testing.
Android "On-Body" feature saves you from unlocking your phone 
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Android "On-Body" feature saves you from unlocking your phone

Google gives Android Lollipop users a quick way to access their phone, provided its not put down.
Kevin Mitnick hacked the audience at CeBIT 2015 
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Kevin Mitnick hacked the audience at CeBIT 2015

Social engineering and weaponised USB sticks help the world's most famous hacker to take control of target PCs.
Snowden says he wants to go home and stand trial 
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Snowden says he wants to go home and stand trial

CeBIT 2015: Ex-NSA contractor addressed German tech expo to discuss security - and his freedom
Why would a hard disk need to receive mobile phone signals?  
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Why would a hard disk need to receive mobile phone signals?

A remote-triggering facility in self-encrypting disks should ensure your data is unrecoverable... but is it?
Microsoft EMET 5.2 blocks “VBScript God Mode” 
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Microsoft EMET 5.2 blocks “VBScript God Mode”

Microsoft has updated its exploit blocker Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) to version 5.2 with some welcome tweaks and enhancements.
Hackers' kit bag: the tools that terrorise the internet 
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Hackers' kit bag: the tools that terrorise the internet

These days anyone can download the tools used for cyber crime.
Telstra to reveal its metadata to customers 
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Telstra to reveal its metadata to customers

If law enforcement agencies can have it, reasons Telstra, then so can you.
MRG Effitas releases latest Online Banking Browser Security report 
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MRG Effitas releases latest Online Banking Browser Security report

And only four products pass!
Avast 2015 update brings remote access for all 
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Avast 2015 update brings remote access for all

AVAST Software has released a new version of Avast Free Antivirus 2015, Avast Internet Security 2015 and Avast Premier 2015.
Superfish and Privdog: when vendors make you vulnerable 
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Superfish and Privdog: when vendors make you vulnerable

Pre-installed 'security' software can make things worse for consumers
How to: Become invisible to Google 
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How to: Become invisible to Google

Your voice commands, location and even shopping history are all saved online. Here's how to go off the Google Grid.
FBI places $3m bounty on head of GameOver Zeus mastermind 
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FBI places $3m bounty on head of GameOver Zeus mastermind

American law enforcement is hunting down Russian cybercriminal.
Are you using Privdog? You should probably stop... 
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Are you using Privdog? You should probably stop...

PrivDog privacy software is undermining users' security. We show you how to uninstall it?
Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool updated to remove Superfish 
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Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool updated to remove Superfish

Bitdefender has announced that its stand-alone Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool has been updated to remove the Superfish root certificate.
How much will Australia’s metadata retention plan really cost? 
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How much will Australia’s metadata retention plan really cost?

Questions still to be answered on what metadata is to be kept from internet connections.
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