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Net neutrality ruling complicates US transition to IP networks
The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how...
Can Heartbleed be used in DDoS attacks?
With nearly every major threat to information security, it is not long before security experts ask the question, "Can the threat play a role in...
Lavaboom builds encrypted webmail service to resist snooping
A new webmail service called Lavaboom promises to provide easy-to-use email encryption without ever learning its users' private encryption keys...
Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed, but work remains on fixes
Oracle has issued a comprehensive list of its software that may or may not be affected by the OpenSSL (secure sockets layer) vulnerability known as...
Organizations suffer SQL Injection attacks, but do little to prevent them
On Wednesday, the Ponemon Institute released the results of a new study conducted for DB Networks. In it, 65 percent of the respondents said that...
VMware promises Heartbleed patches for affected products by the weekend
VMware started patching its products against the critical Heartbleed flaw that puts encrypted communications at risk, and plans to have updates ready...
TrueCrypt source code audit finds no critical flaws or intentional backdoors
The source code of TrueCrypt, a popular disk encryption tool, is not the most polished work of programming, but it has no critical flaws or...
FTC warning unlikely to stop Facebook from changing WhatsApp privacy policies
Despite pressure from the Federal Trade Commission, Facebook is unlikely to leave WhatsApp's stricter privacy policies intact, once government...
Google patches Android icon permissions attack
Google has issued a patch for an attack that could lead an Android user to a phishing site, according to security vendor FireEye.
Data breaches nail more US Internet users, regulation support rises
More U.S. Internet users report they have been victims of data breach, while 80 percent want additional restrictions against sharing of online data,...
First sites admit data loss through Heartbleed attacks
Canada's tax authority and a popular British parenting website both lost user data after attackers exploited the Heartbleed SSL vulnerability,...
Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results
Websites that use encryption could be elevated in Google search results sometime in the future, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Heartbleed vulnerability linked to breach of Canadian tax data
In a statement on Monday, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Canada's tax-collection agency, confirmed that the Heartbleed vulnerability was to...
Jetpack for WordPress pushes patch for two year-old flaw
The developers behind Jetpack, one of WordPress' most popular plugins, have patched a serious flaw introduced in 2012 that would enable an...
Your no-fuss, fail-safe guide to protecting Android devices
As Android's popularity continues to climb, it's increasingly joining the workplace. In its early days, Android had little in the way of...
Got gigabit Wi-Fi? Pshaw, Quantenna says it will deliver 10-gigabit Wi-Fi in 2015
Today's fastest 802.11ac routers deliver throughput speeds on par with hardwired gigabit-ethernet connections. That might seem slow by next year,...
Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Improved phone still a step behind other Android models
With the Galaxy S5, Samsung has pulled back the reins. The phone maker shifted its focus to refining the features that were already present in...
AT&T hacker Weev released from prison after appeals court overturns conviction
Andrew Auernheimer, known online as "weev," has won an appeal against his conviction for exploiting a vulnerability in AT&T's...
Akamai admits its OpenSSL patch was faulty, reissues keys
Akamai Technologies, whose network handles up to 30 percent of all Internet traffic, said Sunday a researcher found a fault in custom code that the...
Tests confirm Heartbleed bug can expose server's private key
Four researchers working separately have demonstrated a server's private encryption key can be obtained using the Heartbleed bug, an attack...