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You probably don't think of your personal media server as a target for hackers and spies, but Plex isn't taking any chances. The company has started handing out free SSL security certificates to everyone using a media server, giving you an encrypted connection while you're picking a movie to watch...

June 8th 2015 at 6:51am 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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Over the last day Wink Hub smart home controllers were hit with a long outage that left many users disconnected for good and needing to return their units. Now, the company has worked out a solution that owners can apply themselves. Several people who were affected by the problem -- traced to an e...

April 19th 2015 at 5:54pm 0 Comments
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Until mid-day yesterday Lenovo thought the biggest problem with Superfish VisualDiscovery was the annoying ads it caused to pop up on customers' laptops. SuperFish was supposed to analyze images on the web and "help" consumers find similar products, but the information security world was learning...

February 20th 2015 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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That was fast. It was just two weeks ago that Mozilla announced a deal making Yahoo the default search engine in Firefox, and now you can download an updated version of the desktop web browser (Firefox 34) that uses Yahoo as its out-of-the-box search option in North America. The app thankfully w...

December 1st 2014 at 4:56pm 0 Comments
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Ideally, you'd encrypt everything you do on the web to keep it away from spies and thieves. However, getting a security certificate to enable that encryption on your own site can be both costly and difficult -- many people don't even bother. That's not good enough for the Electronic Frontier Fou...

November 18th 2014 at 8:57pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft's software isn't immune to the rash of recent web encryption exploits, it seems. The company has discovered (and thankfully, patched) a Windows flaw that lets hackers use the software's Secure Channel technology, which handles SSL and TLS encryption, to compromise PCs. If you're suscepti...

November 13th 2014 at 12:25am 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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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