Posts Tagged ‘Security’

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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ASUS’ stylish ZenWatch is all about security, remote control and wellness

After its routine pre-show teasers, ASUS’ first smartwatch has finally been unveiled at IFA in Berlin. It’s no secret that this Android Wear-powered ZenWatch isn’t joining the party of circular watchfaces, but it’s certainly done a nice job at…

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App security flaw makes your iPhone call without asking

If you’re an iPhone user, you may want to be cautious about opening messages that contain phone numbers in the near future; they may cost you a lot of money. Developer Andrei Neculaesei notes that maliciously coded links in some apps will abuse the…

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A private military company is now providing security in Ferguson, for just one person

A menagerie of armed state and federal agents have filtered in and out of Ferguson, Missouri for more than a week as unrest has grown there, and now even a private military company is joining the mix. Asymmetric Solutions, a PMC that claims to be “capable of deploying highly qualified former special operations personnel” to “anywhere on the globe in a moments notice” will be providing a security detail to an unnamed individual visiting Ferguson.

Asymmetric Solutions announced the job on Twitter, noting that the assignment is saddening and unexpected.

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