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5 Security Things to Know for the Week of March 5

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1)  Legal threats against security researchers and journalists continue to have a chilling effect on important work.

2) Attackers have developed a technique to make distributed denial-of-service attacks considerably more powerful .

3) Some 23,000 SSL certificates were revoked after the CEO of a U.K.-based reseller mistakenly emailed the private keys.

4) RedDrop spyware is targeting Android users, while ionCube malware compromised hundreds of websites.

5) One malware group has earned millions over a short period through cryptomining.