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Most Android phones at risk from simple text hack, researcher says

Last year, more than 1 billion Android devices shipped around the globe. Security firm Zimperium says this vulnerability could affect 95 percent of them.

By July 27, 2015

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Daimler CEO: Nokia Maps bid all about security

Although exact figures haven't been publicly announced, it's believed that Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brand, along with BMW, Volkswagen, and Audi are willing to pay as much as $3.3 billion for Nokia Here.

By July 23, 2015

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Silk Road 2.0's alleged 'DoctorClu' arrested on drug-related charges

Brian Richard Farrell was identified by Homeland Security in July and arrested Tuesday following an investigation into his alleged activities on the black market site Silk Road 2.0.

By January 21, 2015

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Car hacking code released at Defcon

Car computer hacking hit the gas on the first morning of Defcon 21, as hackers revealed how they took over two of the most popular cars in America.

By August 2, 2013

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Alleged operator of illegal-drug bazaar Silk Road 2.0 arrested

A 26-year-old computer programmer in San Francisco is accused of running the illicit site, which feds say followed a similar business model to its shuttered predecessor.

By November 6, 2014

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Defcon to feds: 'We need some time apart'

In the wake of revelations about the NSA's PRISM program, Defcon's founder asks federal government employees to skip this year's hacker convention.

By July 11, 2013

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This smart battery warns you before catching fire

Stanford University scientists have developed a lithium-ion battery that warns users long before it overheats and explodes.

By October 14, 2014

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No black art to the Blackphone's quest for smartphone privacy

While Blackphone sales are off to a lukewarm start, our hands-on with the privacy-obsessed smartphone finds that it simplifies staying secure on the go.

By September 29, 2014

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John McAfee: Google drives humans to 'least common denominator'

Speaking at Defcon, the notorious security expert lambastes what he sees as Google's destruction of privacy.

By August 9, 2014

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Want a safe car? Check its cyber safety rating

At the Defcon hackers convention, a security research group proposes an automobile cyber safety rating system that could go far beyond hacking cars.

By August 9, 2014