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Pakistani man indicted over spyware app creation

Hammad Akbar created StealthGenie, which allowed the purchaser to secretly monitor a cell phone's communications.

FDA finalizes guidelines on medical device, patient data security

The recommendations are aimed at providing better protecting patient health and data, as well as hoping device manufacturers take into account cybersecurity risks in the early stages of development.

Google bumps maximum Chrome bug bounty reward to $15K

A high-quality report with a functional exploit for a sandbox escape will earn a bug hunter $15,000, according to the new reward amounts.

Malware in Mexico, Ukraine ATM attacks may be culprit in Malaysia

Police are not naming the malware used, but speculation casts an eye on Backdoor.Ploutus or Backdor.PadPin.

FBI to open Malware Investigator portal to security researchers

The portal is a virus analysis tool that examines suspicious files and shares information about them.

Android bug allowing SOP bypass farther reaching than initially thought

Researchers found that 42 out of the top 100 apps in the Google Play store with 'browser' in their names were vulnerable.

Apple addresses Bash bug with new update

The tech company issued an update for OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion earlier this week.

EPIC files complaint with FTC against Maricopa

The nonprofit organization alleges that the Maricopa County Community College District violated the FTC's "Safeguards Rule."

RSA fraud report examines August phishing trends

Phishing is down 22 percent from July to August, but U.S. banks experienced an increase in phishing volume.

Kevin Mitnick to sell zero-day exploits

Kevin Mitnick's new venture will develop and procure zero-day exploits, then sell them for $100,000 or more.

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