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Chris Crum is a staff writer for SecurityProNews and WebProNews.

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Dropbox Says They Haven’t Been Hacked
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 …
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‘Shellshock’ Bug Scaring Experts as Much as Bash Heartbleed
‘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
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 …
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Gmail Promises Security Precautions Regarding Non-Latin Character Support
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 …
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Security Improvements on Chrome for Windows
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
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.
Confirmed: Yahoo Ads Were Spreading Malware To Users
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.
Yahoo Under Fire For ‘Reckless’ Email ‘Scheme’
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.
Yahoo’s Email Address Plan Called ‘Trash’ By Security Expert
Yahoo’s Email Address Plan Called ‘Trash’ By Security Expert
Yahoo has raised a pretty good amount of concern regarding account security with a recently announced move to shut down inactive Yahoo IDs and email addresses and give them to other users that desire them.
Firewall Provider Stonesoft Set To Be Acquired By McAfee
Firewall Provider Stonesoft Set To Be Acquired By McAfee
Intel’s antivirus software company, McAfee, is acquiring Stonesoft. The company announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to initiate a conditional tender offer to do so.