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StealthGenie spyware goes kaput following court ruling

A U.S. district judge has decided to permanently end the advertising, marketing and sales tied to the spyware application.

New Chinese cybersecurity policies require U.S. companies to hand over source code

The Chinese government will begin requiring companies who sell computer equipment to the country's banks to comply with a range of intrusive policies.

GitHub raises max bug bounty award to $10K

The source code sharing website will up its maximum payout from $5,000 to $10,000 in its bug bounty program's second year.

FCC warns businesses: Wi-Fi blocking prohibited

In an attempt to put the issue to rest, the agency warned businesses against blocking guests' personal hotspots.

Dutch judge OKs alleged Russian hacker extradition to U.S.

Vladimir Drinkman, who was arrested in the Netherlands in 2012 and has been fighting extradition since, will face hacking charges in a New Jersey court.

Researcher commandeers drone through Maldrone backdoor

A security engineer from Citrix demonstrated the Maldrone malware that he built as a backdoor to control drones.

CyLon aims to help London-based security startups

The Cyber London program will kick off in April and feature small security companies from the health, defense, retail and telecom sectors.

Marriott fixes Android app issue that may have exposed personal data

The hotel chain has addressed a weakness in its Marriott International Android app that could have allowed attackers to access customer data, including credit card information.

Adobe releases another Flash zero-day fix

The use-after-free vulnerability was being exploited in drive-by-download attacks, Adobe warned.

Sony begins accepting claims in proposed PSN settlement

PlayStation Network (PSN), Qriocity, or Sony Online Entertainment accountholders affected by a 2011 Sony hack could qualify for benefits from a class action settlement.

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