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Keeping Your Online Accounts Safe

With security breaches becoming a common occurrence, how can we feel safe that our digital lives won't fall victim to the next breach to hit the news? The Sad Truth About Security In today's highly connected world, there is almost no way to guarantee security. Security is a moving target. It's a race between those with sensitive data and those...
Drown attack sinks SSL security

Drown attack sinks SSL security

Via Cliff Saran | @cliffsaran Researchers have published a paper outlining how an attacker could crack the TLS security protocol to gain access to millions of secure websites. The cross-protocol attack, known as DROWN (Decrypting RSA with Obsolete and Weakened eNcryption), performs live attacks on TLS, one of the main protocols used for security on the...

Flash in the cross hairs

Adobe Flash has been an endagered technology for a number of years, but now the call for its elimination are growing very loud. Last week Mozilla blocked the plug-in in the Firefox browser.  "Adobe has tried hard over the years to improve Flash, and it has become much more responsive at dealing with security issues," says security blogger Graham...

VENOM bug

A new web server vulnerability called VENOM was announced yesterday, but customers of Signal's web hosting are safe. Virtualized Environment Neglected Operations Manipulation (VENOM) can affect so-called "virtual" machines, many of which may operate on a single physical server. The bug can allow a ne'er-do-well to potentially escape the confirms of a...
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Google revamps CAPTCHAs

Well, it was only a matter of time. Google tells us most CAPTCHAs — those little tests we're required to pass online in order to prove we're actually human beings by interpreting squiggly text — can mostly be defeated now by clever computers. But it's rolling out a new improved system that's easier on humans and apparently offers better protection...
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More cyber attacks on Apple products likely

Security attacks on Apple products are on the rise, according to computer security firm SentinalOne, and likely to increase on 2015. Call it the double-edged sword of success. As desktops running Mac OS and devices running iOS become ever more popular, they also become more attractive targets for criminals. On the other hand, we Mac users have been...

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