Posts Tagged ‘Security’

Google discovers another web security flaw that leaves your browser vulnerable

Get ready for Heartbleed deja-vu: Google just found an exploit in SSL 3.0 that could give attackers the ability to work out the plaintext traffic of a secure connection. It’s calling the attack “POODLE,” or Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy…

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Final’s credit card tackles security with unique numbers for each retailer

While newfangled credit cards like Coin and Plastc aim to cut down on wallet clutter by loading up all of your payment methods in one place, another option is taking aim at security. It’s called Final, and the chip & PIN card serves up a unique…

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Twitter sues US government so it can release more information about national security requests

Twitter has filed a lawsuit against the US government, alleging that its First Amendment rights to free speech are being violated by rules that prevent it from disclosing the quantity of national security requests it receives. Twitter is currently able to publish the number of national security letters and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act orders it receives in extremely broad ranges — such as between “0 and 999″ — and it argues that this is not narrow enough. It also argues that it should be able to inform the public of what orders it has not received, whereas currently zero falls within that enormous range.

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The Shellshock command security flaw isn’t really fixed yet

Don’t get too comfy just because companies are rolling out patches for the Shellshock security bug — as it turns out, even updated websites and devices remain at risk. Developers are reporting that they can still run any code they like (and thus…

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Engadget Daily: Internet security flaws, iOS 8 fixes and more!

The past 24 hours have been quite a ride, eh? We’ve seen just how easy it can be to pilfer goods from an Apple store, discovered that there’s yet another internet security flaw and Cupertino has a fix for the latest version of iOS’ problems. However,…

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Worse than Heartbleed? Today’s Bash bug could be breaking security for years

Linux users got a nasty surprise today, as a security team at Red Hat uncovered a subtle but dangerous bug in the Bash shell, one of the most versatile and widely used utilities in Linux. It’s being called the Bash bug, or Shellshock. When accessed properly, the bug allows for an attacker’s code to be executed as soon as the shell is invoked, leaving the door open for a wide variety of attacks. Worse yet, it appears the bug has been present in enterprise Linux software for a long time, so patching every instance may be easier said than done. Red Hat and Fedora have already released patches for the bug.

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Home Depot reportedly got warnings about its data security in 2008

Home Depot may have only recently had to cope with a massive data breach, but it reportedly knew that it had to step up its computer security much, much earlier. The New York Times claims that there had been calls for tougher safeguards as far back…

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Kindle security flaw can be exploited by hidden codes in e-books

Next time you come across a Kindle e-book link somewhere other than Amazon itself, you may want to make sure it’s not some dubious website before you hit download or “Send to Kindle.” A security researcher by the name of Benjamin Daniel Musser has…

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Feedback Loop: ‘Minecraft,’ home security, iPhones and more!

Happy Sunday, and welcome to another edition of Feedback Loop! By now, you’re probably sick of hearing about the Apple Watch. Thankfully, though, our community members have some great discussions for you this week. To kick things off, we’re talking…

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Feedback Loop: Online security, the Note Edge, fitness trackers and more!

Happy Saturday, and welcome to another edition of Feedback Loop! With all the talk of online data breaches this week, we’re discussing ways to better protect your data stored in the cloud. After you’re done auditing your passwords, let us know what…

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