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Encryption, Lock Mechanism Vulnerabilities Plague AppLock

Multiple weaknesses exist in AppLock, a popular lock application for Android devices that boasts over 100 million users.

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Google, Mozilla, Microsoft to Sever RC4 Support in Early 2016

Google and Mozilla today announced they’ve settled on a timeframe to permanently deprecate the shaky RC4 encryption algorithm.

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Like Kaspersky, Russian Antivirus Firm Dr.Web Tested Rivals

A recent Reuters story accusing Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab of faking malware to harm rivals prompted denials from the company’s eponymous chief executive — Eugene Kaspersky — who called the story "complete BS" and noted that his firm was a victim of such activity. 45 more words

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UPnP Trouble Puts Devices Behind Firewall at Risk

Networked devices behind a firewall are at risk to attack because of poor authentication in the UPnP protocol in most home routers.

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The Ashley Madison hack and healthcare

I was really hesitant to write anything about this topic at all, but a recent article in Gizmodo convinced me that there is something really critical here to be discussed. 1,690 more words

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Secret Service agent pleads guilty to stealing Silk Road bitcoins

If you can’t trust law enforcement, who can you trust? Shaun Bridges, formerly part of the Baltimore Silk Road task force, has become the second agent to plead guilty to serious charges associated with his time investigating the shady online drug market. 9 more words

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49 new Regin backdoor modules discovered

Since Symantec and Kaspersky Lab researchers presented their findings on the Regin backdoor late last year, there has been only one additional publicly revealed sighting of (a part of) the sophisticat… 11 more words

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