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In late October, researchers at North Carolina State

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In late October, researchers at North Carolina State University alerted Google to a security flaw that could let scam artists send phony text messages to Android phones - a practice called "smishing" that can ensnare consumers in fraud. Read full article >>...


In late October, researchers at North Carolina State

Google increases maximum web security flaw bounty to $20,000

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Google has announced that it's changing up the rules of its Vulnerability Reward Program, which pays bounties for the discovery and document of serious bugs in Google's code. The company thinks the program has been a rousing success, having paid out $460,000 to 200 people in the past year...
Google increases maximum web security flaw bounty to $20,000

HTC acknowledges Wi-Fi security flaw in smartphones

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The Wi-Fi security flaw present in some Android-powered HTC smartphones has been acknowledged by the manufacturer on its support page. When connected to Wi-Fi networks, hackers can take advantage of the flaw to gain security access credentials. The flaw was discovered by researchers Chris Hessing and Bret Jordan and would...
HTC acknowledges Wi-Fi security flaw in smartphones

Mozilla unveils the Firefox Marketplace and Facebook integration

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The release of Firefox 16 may not have been as tidy as Mozilla would have liked it to be thanks to the security flaw that was discovered soon afterwards, but apparently that didn't have much of an effect on uptake of the new browser. That's according to research firm...
Mozilla unveils the Firefox Marketplace and Facebook integration
Microsoft urges customers to download new security tool after discovering major IE9 vulnerability

Security Flaw In iOS Allows SMS Spoofing On iPhone, Reveals Pod2g

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The majority of the iOS community will more than likely be familiar with the work of French iOS security researcher Pod2g. For the better part of this year, the iOS security enthusiast has been working hard on finding and exploiting various bugs in iOS that have led to the...
Security Flaw In iOS Allows SMS Spoofing On iPhone, Reveals Pod2g
How Anybody Can Secretly Save Your Snapchat Videos Forever

Google's email security flaw is embarrassing, but no catastrophe

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It was almost a year ago that a curious mathematician with no real Internet security training was able to walk through a gaping security hole left by Google -- a weak email cryptographic key....
Google's email security flaw is embarrassing, but no catastrophe
BT website allows anyone to add services to an account with a phone number and postcode

Samsung rolling out Exynos security patch to UK Galaxy S III owners

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A few weeks back a security exploit was discovered that left owners of select Exynos-powered Samsung devices feeling uneasy. While an independent developer quickly cooked up a fix, Samsung soon acknowledged the issue and pledged that an official patch was in the works. UK Galaxy S III owners can...
Samsung rolling out Exynos security patch to UK Galaxy S III owners

Hacking For The Sake Of It: 'Eboz' Downed Google, Apple, 300 Other Pakistani Sites, And Many More Just To Show It Can?

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Pakistan’s internet-using population were slammed today with a systematic take-down of local versions of some of the world’s biggest names in tech, and several hours after first going down, Google.pk, Google.com.pk, Yahoo.pk, Apple.pk, Microsoft.pk still do not appear to be working. In all, it appears that 279 other sites in Pakistan were hacked...
Hacking For The Sake Of It: 'Eboz' Downed Google, Apple, 300 Other Pakistani Sites, And Many More Just To Show It Can?

Blogger Exposes Major Google Wallet Security Flaw

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Google vows to fix holes in the prepaid card system....
Blogger Exposes Major Google Wallet Security Flaw

Newspaper Editorial Insists Hackers Must Be Punished, While Misunderstanding Nearly Every Detail

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We just recently wrote about a trio of recent situations -- all involving young hackers probing for information, leading to either criminal charges or threats of criminal charges against them -- that show what happens when people in power don't understand how technology works. They were all cases where the...
Newspaper Editorial Insists Hackers Must Be Punished, While Misunderstanding Nearly Every Detail

Security issue in Facebook, Dropbox iOS apps requires physical access

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A newly discovered security flaw in the Facebook and Dropbox applications for iOS could lead to identity theft, but only if a malicious user were to physically get their hands on an iPhone or iPad....
Security issue in Facebook, Dropbox iOS apps requires physical access

Samsung to issue firmware fix for printer security flaw on Friday

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Samsung Electronics will close a security hole in the firmware of some of its printers by issuing an update on Friday, and said they could be protected by disabling SNMP....
Samsung to issue firmware fix for printer security flaw on Friday

Exclusive: Hacker nabs 3m Verizon customer records

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UPDATED: A hacker has acquired more than 3 million Verizon customer records -- but leaks only 10 percent of them, after the phone and broadband giant fails to fix a security flaw....
Exclusive: Hacker nabs 3m Verizon customer records

Google Wallet gets prepaid security fix, but 'brute-force' issue still hangs in the air

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Google says it's fixed a Wallet security flaw that potentially allowed a phone thief to spend a user's prepaid balance. The ability to provision new prepaid cards had been suspended pending the update, but has now been restored. Things aren't quite back to normal in the Big G's world...
Google Wallet gets prepaid security fix, but 'brute-force' issue still hangs in the air

iPhone bug opens up stranger's life to the world

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Gizmodo has raised awareness a serious problem regarding an iMessage bug that, under the wrong circumstances, might result in your messages being seen by others, or you seeing someone else's messages. It's not a new issue; Ars Technica reported on it in December with stolen iPhones, and the problem...
iPhone bug opens up stranger's life to the world
Dutch government introduces disclosure guidelines for white hat hackers

Oracle Patches Java Vulnerability

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Oracle says it has repaired a security flaw in its Java software that inspired a rare call from the Department of Homeland Security advising consumers to disable the software entirely. On Sunday afternoon Oracle released a patch for the critical vulnerability which could be exploited to install and execute malicious...
Oracle Patches Java Vulnerability
Australian Pizza Hut customers served a deep dish of info leaks

Video: Facebook Security Hole Lets You View Your Friends’ Live Chats

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You've got to hand it to Facebook. They certainly know how to do security -- not. Today I was tipped off that there is a major security flaw in the social networking site that, with just a few mouse clicks, enables any user to view the live chats of...
Video: Facebook Security Hole Lets You View Your Friends’ Live Chats

TSA Bad At Security; Leaves Security Status Data On Boarding Passes Unencrypted

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You would think, given that "Security" is literally the organization's middle name, that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) would actually have some sort of clue about the basics of security. Apparently not. This week, someone noticed a ridiculous security flaw in the TSA's pre-screening process for "expedited" lines. This is...
TSA Bad At Security; Leaves Security Status Data On Boarding Passes Unencrypted

The Hackers Who Found The First Windows 8 Bug Have Put It Up For Sale (MSFT)

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That didn't take long. Windows 8 was officially released a week ago and hackers have already found a security flaw in it. But that's not even the worst news. These guys have not told Microsoft about the flaw. Instead, they're selling it to others, reports Computerworld. The flaw was found...
The Hackers Who Found The First Windows 8 Bug Have Put It Up For Sale (MSFT)

Skype Knew of Security Flaw Since November 2010, Researchers say

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Skype was told a year and a half ago about a security flaw that allows for the location tracking of customers, but left it unfixed, the security researchers who first discovered the vulnerability told CIO Journal. The flaw, which allows hackers to secretly track IP addresses, should be of interest...
Skype Knew of Security Flaw Since November 2010, Researchers say

Apple Blocks iForgot Password System to Deal with Security Flaw

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Apple has temporarily taken its iForgot password system offline to prevent against a security flaw that could let someone reset another person’s Apple ID by knowing only their e-mail and birthdate. “Apple takes customer privacy very seriously,” the company said in a statement on Friday. “We are aware of this...
Apple Blocks iForgot Password System to Deal with Security Flaw

Serious Skype Security Flaw Prompts Password Reset Page Removal

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Skype faced a fairly serious security threat today, thanks to a flaw in the system replicated by The Next Web that allowed people to sign up with email addresses already in use by other users and then force password resets for any accounts associated with those emails. Reset tokens could...
Serious Skype Security Flaw Prompts Password Reset Page Removal

iPhone 5S to Get Upgraded Camera and Processor, Could Ship to Retailers in the 3rd Quarter

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DigiTimes is reporting that next-generation iPhone components will begin shipping at the end of May, and the Apple's new smartphone could show up sometime in the third quarter, matching with other reports that an iPhone 5S would be released in June or July. Components for the next-generation iPhone will start...
iPhone 5S to Get Upgraded Camera and Processor, Could Ship to Retailers in the 3rd Quarter

New security hole in Apple's iOS 6.1 lets anyone bypass an iPhone's lockscreen

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A new security flaw discovered in Apple's mobile operating system lets anyone bypass the password lock on iPhones running iOS 6.1 in a matter of seconds, revealing access to the phone's contacts, voicemails, photos and more....
New security hole in Apple's iOS 6.1 lets anyone bypass an iPhone's lockscreen

AT&T hacker jailed for three years for exposing iPad owners' email addresses

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Andrew 'Weev' Auernheimer sentenced after exploiting security flaw to reveal White House and military addressesA security researcher who exploited a flaw in AT&T's security around iPad users to reveal details of 114,000 emails in 2010 has been sentenced to 41 months in prison, and ordered with a co-defendant to pay...
AT&T hacker jailed for three years for exposing iPad owners' email addresses
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