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Trend Micro: Ransomware is now targeting smart TVs

Ransomware is quickly becoming a favorite tool among financially-motivated hackers as it offers the opportunity for a quick payout without the risks associated with identity theft. But as security researchers work to improve defenses, cyber attackers are also busy looking…

Google really wants you to hack its Chromebook

Google is one of several large companies that pay security researchers big bucks to find and (privately) disclose vulnerabilities in its software. Last year alone, the search giant paid out more than $2 million to help make its products safer…