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In case you were napping, Heartbleed struck web servers' OpenSSL security last year, opening up the servers' memory to intruders. There's a new so-called zero-day vulnerability, only this time the researchers who discovered it say it's much worse, impacting millions of datacenter machines. The fla...

May 13th 2015 at 3:12pm 0 Comments
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Yesterday, Community Health Systems announced that Chinese hackers had managed to steal the healthcare records of 4.5 million of its customers. Now, security firm TrustedSec is claiming that the reason the information was swiped was because of the world-famous Heartbleed vulnerability. TrustedSec...

August 20th 2014 at 6:12am 0 Comments
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Can anyone ever really leave the internet? And if you had the choice, is that something that you'd want to do? After all, abandoning the connected world might help you reclaim some privacy, but even if you smashed your PC, burned your tablet and tossed your smartphone, you might still not be able...

June 23rd 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Be honest, don't you kinda wish we could just rub our collective eyes and all this Heartbleed business would just disappear? Tough luck hombre, it's still here, and some kid's trying to steal your vacation photos (probably). When we spoke to the open source initiative about it recently, we got a l...

April 24th 2014 at 9:44am 0 Comments
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Apple has largely avoided the wrath of the Heartbleed security flaw, but it now appears that the company's products aren't completely immune. The crew in Cupertino just updated its most recent AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule WiFi routers to fix a Heartbleed-related vulnerability that surfaces whe...

April 22nd 2014 at 9:02pm 0 Comments
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If you use 1Password, you might be worried about the security of your private data, what with all the talk about Heartbleed. Fortunately, the software's developer, AgileBits, says 1Password isn't affected by the OpenSSL exploit, but some of the sites you visit probably are. That's why the company...

April 22nd 2014 at 4:08pm 0 Comments
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We have less libations, but more tech-related news than last week's peaty podcast and that's just fine for your sleep-deprived hosts. First up is some informed speculation on Amazon's new smartphone, based on a few inconclusive photos that recently surfaced. Another work in progress is Google's Pr...

April 18th 2014 at 4:01pm 0 Comments
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After last week's Very Special Episode, we've grabbed a Hair of the Dog (or two...or three), a bit of rest, and we're back for a regular ol' episode of The Engadget Podcast. We're discussing a triplet of topics that are assuredly close to your heart and head: the experimental and bizarre phones fr...

April 18th 2014 at 11:30am 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