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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find older versions of Fortinet's firewall software allow remote access using a hard-coded password; company says issue resolved via patch in 2014   —  Et tu, Fortinet?  Hard-coded password raises new backdoor eavesdropping fears  —  Discovery comes a month after competitor Juniper disclosed unauthorized code.
Jan 12, 2016, 8:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google removes 13 apps from Play Store after researchers found they made unauthorized downloads and tried to gain root privileges   —  Malicious apps in Google Play made unauthorized downloads, sought root  —  Apps with as many as a million downloads removed following their discovery.
Jan 7, 2016, 10:25 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Target's mobile wish-list app exposed sensitive personal data, using an API that lacked authentication   —  Wish list app from Target springs a major personal data leak  —  Database is available over the Internet, no password necessary, researchers say.  —  The next time a friend …
Dec 16, 2015, 4:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
SHA1 sunset will block millions from encrypted net, Facebook warns   —  Companies unveil controversial fallback plan for tens of millions of browsers.  —  Tens of millions of Internet users will be cut off from encrypted webpages in the coming months unless sites are permitted to continue using SHA1 …
Dec 14, 2015, 10:20 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Dell does a Superfish, ships PCs with easily cloneable root certificates   —  Root certificate debacle that hit Lenovo now visits the House of Dell.  —  In a move eerily similar to the Superfish debacle that visited Lenovo in February, Dell is shipping computers that come preinstalled …
Nov 23, 2015, 1:25 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Malicious Android apps force adware on users by hijacking the Android Accessibility Service and can be extremely difficult to uninstall   —  Android adware can install itself even when users explicitly reject it  —  Hard-to-uninstall apps can also hijack Android Accessibility Service.
Nov 21, 2015, 8:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
TrueCrypt is safer than previously reported, detailed analysis concludes   —  Fraunhofer Institute gives clean bill of health to crypto tool used by millions.  —  The TrueCrypt whole-disk encryption tool used by millions of privacy and security enthusiasts is safer than some studies have suggested …
Nov 21, 2015, 12:55 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Privacy advocate warns FTC about ads that use inaudible sound to link phone, TV, tablet, and PC   —  Beware of ads that use inaudible sound to link your phone, TV, tablet, and PC  —  Privacy advocates warn feds about surreptitious cross-device tracking.  —  Privacy advocates …
Nov 14, 2015, 11:00 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Survey finds significant portion of popular apps send user personal information like email and location to Apple, Google, and other third parties   —  User data plundering by Android and iOS apps is as rampant as you suspected  —  Most commonly shared data for Android is e-mail addresses; for iOS, it's GPS data.
Nov 6, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find 20K samples of adware Android apps in third-party app stores that gain root access and are nearly impossible to remove   —  New type of auto-rooting Android adware is nearly impossible to remove  —  20,000 samples found impersonating apps from Twitter, Facebook, and others.
Nov 5, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context

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