The Heartbleed bug (known as CVE-2014-0160) is a very serious bug in the openSSL library, which is the security library used to secure communications between computers for many different reasons – examples of openSSL usage include SSL certificates used one webservers (the padlock …
Edward Snowden Calls For Better Online Security Measures
In a rare public appearance, fugitive and National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden addressed the audience of the SXSW conference regarding Internet privacy and surveillance.
Beware of Apple ID Confirmation Phishing Email Attacks!
Most of the email I receive asking me to validate and verify my account details with an online site are clearly either legit or a lame attempt at a phishing attack, an attempt to trick me into revealing private information. …
Mobile Hardware Security Estimated To Earn $1 Billion This Year
As the world becomes more connected, the inherent security flaws in our global network have been highlighted by security professionals, criminals, and national governments alike. With software security still struggling to stay ahead of hackers and government mandates, more and …
Confirmed: Yahoo Ads Were Spreading Malware To Users
Yahoo confirmed that it was running advertisements that were spreading malware on some of its sites. While this is apparently in the past now, the company acknowledged and confirmed reports that this took place on Friday.
Updated Section 9 Security Policy: An Apple ID Scam?
I received email from Apple that I’d “violated section 9 of their security code” and that I needed to revalidate my temporarily frozen account. I’m suspicious, what’s this email all about?
Internet Explorer 9 Reaches End Of Life For Google Apps
Are you still using Internet Explorer 9? It’s not exactly a dead browser yet as Microsoft still officially supports it, but Google Apps has turned its back on it.
Yahoo Under Fire For ‘Reckless’ Email ‘Scheme’
Yahoo continues to come under fire over its recycling of old email addresses and user IDs. Back in June, the company announced its plans to give old, inactive IDs to current users who wanted better email addresses.
NSA To Release Phone Surveillance Documents Thanks To FISA Court Order
Since early June, the U.S. government has been slowly opening up about the NSA’s numerous surveillance programs in response to a number of leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Some civil liberty groups, however, think that the government isn’t …