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This site crashes Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, resets your iPhone and iPad

Browsers are complicated pieces of software designed to open websites. But sometimes those websites are designed to cause problems for browsers. That’s exactly what crashsafari.com was created for.<p>A simple script keeps adding characters into the browser’s address bar, overloading the app’s memory, …

Apple CEO Tim Cook says no to NSA accessing user data

Although it’s been more than two years since Edward Snowden exposed the National Security Agency’s data snooping, U.S. officials and tech executives …

Germany Just Introduced Data Retention. Politicians Should Be Ashamed.

Today 404 German politicians have passed a data retention law making Germany yet another one in the long list of countries introducing data retention …

You've Got Fail: high school students hack CIA director's AOL account

• Hack of John Brennan’s AOL account motivated by ‘support for Palestine’<br>• Personal information of 20 apparent CIA employees posted on Twitter<p>Federal investigators are examining claims that high school students hacked CIA director John Brennan’s personal email account and published identifying …

Social Media

Cisco routers found to be slaves of hackers

Hackers use rogue backdoor in Cisco routers to launch cyber attacks against four countries including India<p>Security researchers from Mandiant, which …

This Fake Phone Charger Is Actually Recording Every Key You Type

“Whose phone charger is that sticking out of the wall? Oh. It must be Ben’s. Ben always leaves his charger at work. Classic Ben!”<p>Alas, it’s not Ben’s charger. Hell, it’s not a charger at all. It’s actually a little spy device <i>disguised</i> as a phone charger, capable of sniffing out every key you type …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple's App Store infected with XcodeGhost malware in China

<b>Apple has said it is taking steps to remove malicious code added to a number of apps commonly used on iPhones and iPads in China.</b><p>It is thought to be the first large-scale attack on Apple's App Store.<p>The hackers created a counterfeit version of Apple's software for building iOS apps, which they …

High profile tech companies urge Obama to dismiss calls to lower mobile security

A coalition of high profile tech companies and privacy organizations have urged President Obama to reject any anti-encryption proposal put forward to …

Major Tech Companies, But Not Amazon, Sign Letter To Obama Against Security Backdoors (Updated)

Many Internet heavy hitters, including Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo, along with privacy advocacy companies and security experts, are sending an open letter to President Obama asking him to kill any government action that would require tech companies to build backdoor access into their …

Privacy

Tech companies say they might be forced to reveal company secrets under a new Chinese security law

According to the New York Time s, the law, which calls for a review of the tech industry and foreign investments in China, is asking that tech industry giants be "secure and controllable."<p>It's that vague phrasing that troubles multinationals and foreign industry groups.<p>"Foreign companies are …