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Yesterday, someone noticed that an ad from a Russian news site was exploiting a serious vulnerability in the Firefox browser. According to a Mozilla security post, the attacker was able to bypass the browser's "origin policy" (its front line of security), inject a malicious javascript script and d...

August 7th 2015 at 6:31am 0 Comments
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Got Stagefright? Not the fear of an audience, but an Android vulnerability that could hijack your smartphone via a garden-variety MMS. The company that discovered the flaw, Zimperium, has now released a tool, the Stagefright Detector App, to at least let you know if you're patched against it. Goog...

August 7th 2015 at 5:11am 0 Comments
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The latest version of OS X contains a serious flaw that hackers can use to attack your computer without ever needing your password. The issue is around a hidden document -- Sudoers -- which is effectively a list of permissions as to which pieces of software are allowed to mess around with your com...

August 4th 2015 at 4:29am 0 Comments
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It can't have escaped your attention that security experts have declared open season on Apple products over the last few weeks. At San Francisco's RSA conference, an even more terrifying exploit has been revealed that has the power to send your iPhone or iPad into a perpetual restart loop. Mobile...

April 22nd 2015 at 11:26am 0 Comments
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Folks buy the highly secure Blackphone handset for the warm and fuzzy feeling that nobody can see their stuff, but that trust was misplaced until recently, according to security expert Mark Dowd. He found a vulnerability in the text message application of the phone that let attackers steal message...

January 28th 2015 at 1:14pm 0 Comments
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A day after Google publicized a flaw in Windows 8.1 before Microsoft could do anything about it, news broke about a security vulnerability in Android that the Mountain View company, well, won't fix at all. Rafay Baloch, an independent researcher, and Joe Vennix, an engineer at Rapid7 (a security a...

January 14th 2015 at 12:27am 0 Comments
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When the world's biggest technology companies start playing rough with each other, it's normally consumers who wind up suffering. This time out, it's Windows users who are feeling the pain after Google publicly posted the details of a Windows 8.1 flaw before Microsoft could fix it. In a public res...

January 12th 2015 at 7:59am 0 Comments
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Did your Twitter app suddenly give you the boot or otherwise behave strangely? It's not just you. The social network has confirmed a sign-in problem that's kicking out hordes of users (so far, mostly on Android) and preventing them from logging back in. Also, TweetDeck on the desktop is listing ev...

December 28th 2014 at 8:43pm 0 Comments
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A critical security issue in the network time protocol (NTP) has prompted Apple to push an automatic OS X update to users for the first time. Google researchers discovered the flaw which could allow a remote attacker to "send a carefully crafted packet that can overflow a stack buffer and allow ma...

December 23rd 2014 at 2:47am 0 Comments