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BlackBerry Makes Its Software Available on Apple, Android and Windows Devices
BlackBerry

BlackBerry Makes Its Software Available on Apple, Android and Windows Devices

The company aims to expand its cross-platform strategy and deliver its often admired security, productivity and communication tools to many more smartphones and tablets.
5 Billion Android Apps Open to Hacking
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5 Billion Android Apps Open to Hacking

Attackers are exploiting flaws in Google's popular operating system.
Arjun Kharpal
This Might Be the Least Expensive Smart Lock Yet
Internet of Things

This Might Be the Least Expensive Smart Lock Yet

It's also super easy to install.
Emily Price
Google to Hand Out 'Infinity Million' Dollars to Hackers Who Break Into Google Chrome
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Google to Hand Out 'Infinity Million' Dollars to Hackers Who Break Into Google Chrome

The search giant retires its annual hackathon, replaces it with an around-the-clock program that allows hackers to submit (and get paid for) finding bugs anytime, from anywhere.
Laura Entis
Visa Europe Paves the Way to Bring Apple Pay Across the Pond
Apple Pay

Visa Europe Paves the Way to Bring Apple Pay Across the Pond

The London-based payment processing company announced a new 'tokenisation' service that allows customers to pay on a mobile device without credit card information being disclosed.
Catherine Clifford
U.S. Government Urges Lenovo Customers to Remove 'Superfish' Software
Security

U.S. Government Urges Lenovo Customers to Remove 'Superfish' Software

The software is said to make users vulnerable to a type of cyberattack known as SSL spoofing.
6 Leaders Share the Secrets to SaaS Startup Success
Success Stories

6 Leaders Share the Secrets to SaaS Startup Success

From being the face of your startup to not just focusing on the freemium model, six leaders share what it takes to make it.
Aaron Orendorff
Your Shiny New Lenovo Laptop Might Be Vulnerable to Hacking
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Your Shiny New Lenovo Laptop Might Be Vulnerable to Hacking

Experts say the world's largest PC maker pre-installed a virus-like software on laptops that makes the devices more vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Obama Heads to Silicon Valley to Discuss Hacking Threats With CEOs
Security

Obama Heads to Silicon Valley to Discuss Hacking Threats With CEOs

The aim is to build support for beefing up cyber security laws in the wake of massive hacks at Target Corp, Sony Corp and Anthem Inc.
You Can Now Appoint Someone to Manage Your Facebook Account After You Die
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You Can Now Appoint Someone to Manage Your Facebook Account After You Die

Facebook is giving users more dominion over what happens to their digital assets in death.
Geoff Weiss
Google Is Giving Away 2GB of Permanent Storage to Users Who Perform Security Checks
Data Storage

Google Is Giving Away 2GB of Permanent Storage to Users Who Perform Security Checks

The 2-minute settings check verifies account recovery info, recent activity and approved devices.
Geoff Weiss
The Next U.S. Corporate Security Risk: Dating Apps
Security

The Next U.S. Corporate Security Risk: Dating Apps

Using apps like Tinder or OkCupid on company smartphones can pose a significant vulnerability, IBM says.
U.S. to Establish New Cybersecurity Agency
Security

U.S. to Establish New Cybersecurity Agency

A senior Obama official says the new agency will monitor cybersecurity threats, pooling and analyzing information on a spectrum of diffuse risks.
The Next Place Hackers Will Find You? Your Car.
Security

The Next Place Hackers Will Find You? Your Car.

A study from Massachusetts Senator Edward J. Markey looks to illuminate what automobile companies are doing, or could be doing better, to prevent hack attacks on the open road.
Nina Zipkin