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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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
Entrust offer new certificates in wake of Heartbleed
The Internet was rocked this week by revelations that a critical vulnerability in OpenSSL has left Web traffic open to compromise for years. The...
US charges nine with distributing Zeus malware
The U.S. Department of Justice has brought charges against nine alleged members of a criminal organization that distributed the Zeus Trojan used to...
Don't overlook URL fetching agents when fixing Heartbleed flaw on servers, researchers say
Website operators should assess their whole Web infrastructure when patching the critical Heartbleed flaw in OpenSSL, otherwise they risk leaving...
Website operators will have a hard time dealing with the Heartbleed vulnerability
Website and server administrators will have to spend considerable time, effort and money to mitigate all the security risks associated with...
Google amps up fight against malicious apps with enhanced Android security
Google is boosting Android security safeguards to better detect potentially harmful apps throughout their life cycle.
Security update for BlackBerry 10 OS fixes remote code execution vulnerability
BlackBerry released a security update for its BlackBerry 10 OS to address a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to execute...
Stung by file-encrypting malware, researchers fight back
Jose Vildoza's 62-year-old father was using his old Windows computer when a warning in broken English flashed on the screen: your files have been...
How to Ensure SAM and SLM Compliance in Mobile Environments
Software asset management and software license management aren't just for on-premises assets. Find out how they can help you ensure compliance...
Adobe patches a critical flaw in Flash Player and AIR shown at Pwn2Own contest
Adobe Systems released security updates for Flash Player and AIR in order to address four critical vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary code...
Cybercriminals use sophisticated PowerShell-based malware
Cybercriminals have been developing increasingly sophisticated malware that make use of Windows PowerShell scripts in an attempt to fly under the...
Low adoption rate of HSTS website security mechanism is worrying, EFF says
Almost a year and a half after the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) mechanism was established as a standard, its adoption rate by websites...
5-year-old hacks Xbox, becomes Microsoft 'security researcher'
A 5-year-old San Diego boy has been commended by Microsoft for his security skills after finding a vulnerability in the company's Xbox games...