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Over 100,000 devices can be used to amplify DDoS attacks via multicast DNS

Some implementations of the multicast DNS protocol are configured to accept queries from the Internet, which is a risky behavior

Obama authorizes sanctions against hackers

The sanctions will help the US go after overseas attackers when foreign governments can't step in


Google cracks down on ad-injecting Chrome extensions

But the rogue advertising problem extends way beyond browser add-ons

Verizon subscribers can now opt out of 'supercookies'

'This is an improvement, but it doesn't do nearly enough,' one privacy advocate said

New malware program used in attacks against energy sector companies

The Trojan program is used for reconnaissance and distribution of additional malware, researchers from Symantec say

Tanium's fast-acting endpoint management tool grows up

A new version of the endpoint management tool will be able to handle enterprises with millions of clients

Facebook tracks all site vistors, violating EU law, report says

Facebook slammed the report, claiming it contains factual inaccuracies

Lebanese cyberespionage campaign hits defense, telecom, media firms worldwide

A cyberespionage group compromised hundreds of organizations by getting in through Web servers, researchers from Check Point said

EFF questions US government's software flaw disclosure policy

The government hasn't shown that it is improving its zero-day flaw notification efforts

Silk Road investigators charged with stealing bitcoin

Two former U.S. agents face charges of wire fraud and money laundering

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, March 30

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British Airways notifies frequent flyers of possible breach of their accounts

Many users had their reward points removed from their accounts as a precaution

GitHub recovering from massive DDoS attacks

The attacks were aimed at two GitHub-hosted projects fighting Chinese censorship

Congress moves quickly on cyberthreat information sharing

A House committee approves a second bill, despite concerns about consumer privacy

New mobile-malware detection technique uses gestures

The technology checks if attempts to use certain phone functions are accompanied by natural gestures users are expected to make

Safari users in the UK can sue Google over alleged privacy violations

The ruling from an appeals court could lead to claims from millions of British users

UN to appoint watchdog to focus on privacy in digital age

A 'special rapporteur' is to be appointed for a period of three years

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An SDN vulnerability forced OpenDaylight to focus on security

The SDN project now has a security response team to quickly handle new vulnerability reports

Tech companies call on US to end bulk collection of metadata

The provision in the Patriot Act that allows for the bulk collection of metadata expires in June.

Cisco patches autonomic networking flaws in IOS routers and switches

The flaws could allow attackers to gain limited access over affected devices or to disrupt their normal operation

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