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While the UNIX world worked hard to fix the vulnerability in the bash shell, attention is now being turned to embedded-type devices such as routers and personal NAS devices as they run bash too.
A vulnerability believed to be more serious than the Heartbleed bug, has been discovered in Bash which is a shell widely used in various Unix and Linux based operating systems including Mac OS X.
After more than a decade, Microsoft has abandoned the Trustworthy Computing concept and instead will take an agile process perspective and embed security in each engineering team within the company.
Attorney General George C. Jepsen has raised his own concerns around the security of health data used by the Apple Watch, suggesting a meeting in which he and Apple can discuss those concerns.
The malware used in the massive Target data breach last December, which affected more than 110 million people, has now hit customers from almost every single Home Depot store in the United States.
In an attempt to make privacy settings more visible to users, Facebook is rolling out a new "privacy checkup" feature which offers a fairly quick and straight-forward way to review a user's settings.
Apple's CEO Tim Cook has announced in an interview that the company would be adding new security features to iCloud, including alerts that notify you if someone tries to change your password.
Should we be trusting our data to the nameless, faceless cloud and if so, can we protect ourselves at all? If not, why do so many people trust their data to companies they know nothing about?
Dozens of fake cell phone towers -- which eavesdrop on Android devices, and can even install spyware remotely on the OS -- have been discovered throughout the United States by security experts.
London's Metropolitan Police has been lobbying the government and tech companies - including Apple and Samsung - to introduce mandatory passwords on all phones sold in the UK, to help reduce theft.
Adware posing as the official Evernote extension for Google Chrome has been discovered by the security firm Malwarebytes, fortunately the removal is extremely simple and straight forward.
Two rival companies - Google and Yahoo - are working together to create a secure and private e-mail system by next year. However, many think this action will pose serious security concerns.
Google has confirmed that it has adjusted its search ranking algorithms to push sites that use HTTPS higher up in its search results - although, so far, the implementation of this has been limited.
The CryptoLocker ransomware has been cracked by the researchers at Fox-IT and FireEye, and a free decryption tool to decrypt the locked files has been made available to the public.
Apple is the latest tech company to be barred from supplying devices to the Chinese government, as it continues to reduce its dependence on hardware and software provided by foreign firms.
A Russian group obtained 1.2 billion usernames along with passwords and Hold Security, the firm that discovered the breach, claims the hack is the “largest data breach known to date”.
A variant of the Cryptolocker malware that encrypts all of your files and demands bitcoins to unencrypt them has been found in the wild, attacking Synology NAS devices running DSM version 4.3.
China has barred Symantec and Kaspersky from providing software to its government - the latest in a series of moves indicating that the country is increasingly restricting its use of foreign software.
EMET is a utility that helps prevent vulnerabilities in software from being successfully exploited. EMET achieves this goal by using security mitigation technologies.
The Russian government has asked Apple Inc to hand over its source code, citing concerns that the United States and other Western governments might be using it to spy on Russia.
The website of the European Central Bank has been hacked and personal information of 20.000 users has been stolen. However no market data or internal banking systems have been compromised.
Google is dropping OpenSSL in its newest Chrome beta, in favor of its own forked version called BoringSSL. According to them, this should offer a more streamlined and secure experience for users.
Are you afraid of the NSA spying on you? If so, you might want to do what Germany is considering: Ditch e-mail altogether and use the old fashioned typewriter... and not the electronic version either!
Google has announced a new research program called Project Zero in order to counter security threats caused by zero-day vulnerabilities such as the recent "Heartbleed" bug in OpenSSL.
Microsoft is apparently in talks with Israeli cybersecurity startup Aorato, which was founded by veterans of the IDF with a focus on Active Directory, for close to $200 million in the next two months.
CNET has said that a database from its website, which included the usernames, emails, and encrypted passwords of over 1 million users, has been stolen by a Russian hacker group known as 'w0rm'.
US-bound passengers will be required to prove that their mobile devices turn on, as the TSA increases airport security to deal with the 'credible threat' of a bomb disguised as a phone or tablet.
Microsoft's 'Patch Tuesday' arrives next week and with it will contain a patch for a critical bugs in IE and Windows, three moderate updates for Windows and a fix for Windows server.
A hotel booking site allowed anyone to view its customers' data by simply changing a booking reference number in the address bar, and ignored repeated warnings from a security expert about the issue.
Symantec has found that a seemingly organized group of hackers, nicknamed Dragonfly, has been infiltrating energy providers by using trojans and phishing techniques. The group has yet to be caught.
The Blackphone - a device with a customized version of Android 4.4 that offers "unparalleled" privacy and claims to keep users "off the grid" - is now shipping to buyers that pre-ordered it for $629.
Facebook conducted a study of 700,000 users' news feed posts in 2012 without notifying it was doing so. The study was for a research paper by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
On the second Tuesday of every month, Microsoft issues patches for its various products and along with those updates, the company sent out notification emails as well but that practice is now dead.
Android chief Sundar Pichai said at Google's I/O conference that "less than half a percent of users ever run into malware issues" - but that still means that up to five million users are affected.
Multiple Mediatek-based smartphones, including the Acer Liquid E2, are automatically restarting themselves upon receiving a plain equals sign ("=") in an SMS message. However the fix is fairly simple.
Microsoft has launched a private preview of 'Interflow', a security and threat information exchange designed to improve the speed with which security professionals react to threats.
A new report has indicated that there are still over 300,000 unprotected servers running out-of-date versions of OpenSSL that is vulnerable to the critical Heartbleed bug from nearly two months ago.
A security firm warns that low-cost Android handsets are being sold via sites such as Amazon with malware baked into their firmware, blocking security updates and sending user data to Chinese servers.
A new Bitdefender report has found that nearly 20% of small and medium-sized businesses still run Windows XP-powered computers on a daily basis two months since support for the ageing OS ended.
P.F. Chang's has become the latest company to experience a data breach. The restaurant chain first learned of the breach on June 10th and it included credit and debit card data being compromised.
A security issue in Gmail has been revealed that means hackers could have extracted the email address of every user with ease up until last year and sold them to spammers at huge prices.
Online retail giant Amazon is expected to launch a new PayPal-rivaling service on Monday that will allow customers to use their stored card details to purchase goods from other sites.
Free disk encryption software based on TrueCrypt. It adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks.
Another newly discovered bug in OpenSSL opens up the potential for an attacker to read and steal your information without you being able to detect it, but it's still nowhere near as bad as Heartbleed.
The fate of Truecrypt is still unknown, but a group of dedicated people are trying to resurrect the project by hosting a website in Switzerland and laying the groundwork for a revival.
Supporting Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, xpy allows tweaking many default settings with only a few clicks.
WordPress users could be left vulnerable over unsecured networks due to unencrypted cookies when logging in to the website, which means possible exposure of private emails, user settings, and more.
Microsoft is publicly warning users against employing the recently revealed registry hack that allows Windows XP to continue receiving updates. The updates may cause more harm than good.