Yearly Archives: 2014
Messaging Apps Are Terribly Insecure
It’s likely that every single day, you use a messaging app to communicate with friends and family. It’s also likely that the messaging app you’re using is unequipped to protect your privacy.
Dropbox Says They Haven’t Been Hacked
According to reports, hundreds of Dropbox usernames and passwords were leaked online as a preview to a larger alleged leak of 7 million accounts. As The Next Web reports, a thread appeared on reddit pointing to files with the leaked …
‘Shellshock’ Bug Scaring Experts as Much as Bash Heartbleed
It feels like major security vulnerabilities are more common than ever, and there’s a big one freaking out the blogosphere being referred to as “shellshock”. It was discovered by a Red Hat security team in the Bash shell.
Study Suggests a Large Majority of Mobile Apps Fail Basic Security Tests
In general, we shouldn’t consider mobile apps particularly secure for the foreseeable future. That is if Gartner is correct in its latest analysis. The firm said this week that over 75% of mobile apps will fail basic security tests through …
Gmail Promises Security Precautions Regarding Non-Latin Character Support
Last week, Google announced that it started recognizing non-Latin characters in email addresses, opening up the ability for users to send and receive emails in more languages. By doing this, however, they were potentially opening the door to more spam …
Security Improvements on Chrome for Windows
Google announced back in November that it would start requiring all Chrome extensions to be hosted in the Chrome Web Store for its Windows stable and beta channels (starting in January).
Malware Attacks On Internet Explorer Increasing
Everyone has a favorite Internet browser. If yours happens to be Internet Explorer, you may want to switch to a different one. Internet Explorer has numerous problems, but one of the worst is the current weakness in its security.
What’s the Real Story with The Heartbleed Security Hole?
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 …
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. …