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The world hasn't yet recovered from the Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL and now there's news of a new bug affecting the popular open-source security package. This recently announced, and already patched, exploit could allow an attacker to see and modify traffic between an OpenSSL client and an...

June 5th 2014 at 9:52pm 0 Comments
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Bad news if you're relying on the Tor network to evade surveillance or otherwise remain anonymous: you're not immune from the Heartbleed bug, either. Key developer Roger Dingledine warns that some Tor nodes are running encryption software that's vulnerable to the flaw, and that they may have to be...

April 17th 2014 at 2:24pm 0 Comments
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The United States National Security Agency may or may not have known about the security vulnerability known as "Heartbleed," but now that it's a widely publicized issue, the agency has some safety suggestions. Sure, you've probably heard all this before, but bear with us. First and foremost, webs...

April 14th 2014 at 7:17pm 0 Comments
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If you're an IT professional, gadget blogger or token geek in your circle of friends, chances are, you've been hounded relentlessly over the past couple of days about "this Heartbleed thing." "Do I need to update my antivirus?" "Can I login to my bank account now?" "Google already fixed it, rig...

April 12th 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Read our Heartbleed defense primer? Good, but the fight for your privacy isn't over just yet: you might have to replace your router, too. Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks have announced that the Heartbleed bug -- a flaw in OpenSSL that lets attackers bypass common security protocols -- has been...

April 10th 2014 at 8:49pm 0 Comments
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Don't change your password. It's strange advice to hear when the so-called Heartbleed bug is leaving databases all over the web open and exposed, but it's applicable. Yes, security has been compromised for many of your favorite websites and services (including Google, Flickr and Steam, at least in...

April 9th 2014 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

April 9th 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments