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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google Project Zero researchers uncover severe vulnerabilities in 25 Symantec and Norton products, exposing millions of users; patches issued   —  If you use a Symantec or Norton product, now would be a good time to update.  —  Much of the product line from security firm Symantec contains …
Jun 29, 2016, 1:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
FTC fines InMobi, a Singapore-based mobile ad firm, $950K for collecting location data of users without consent   —  InMobi ad network, which reaches more than 1 billion devices, settles FTC charges.  —  A mobile advertising company that tracked the locations of hundreds of millions …
Jun 23, 2016, 9:50 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Following highly publicized report of 272M email credentials for sale in Russia, Mail.ru and Google both say 98%+ of credentials on their services are invalid   —  Garbage in, garbage out: Why Ars ignored this week's massive password breach  —  When a script kiddie sells 272 million accounts for $1, be very, very skeptical.
May 7, 2016, 2:15 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Qualcomm issues fix for 5 year old Android security flaw that exposes SMS, call history; Android versions prior to 4.3 mostly affected   —  Critical Qualcomm security bug leaves many phones open to attack  —  Fix still isn't available for most users, and many will probably never get it.
May 6, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
OpenSSL fixes high-severity bugs allowing cookie decryption and code execution   —  Aging and bloated OpenSSL is purged of 2 high-severity bugs  —  Padding oracles and memory corruption threats caused by use of older schemes.  —  Maintainers of the OpenSSL cryptographic library …
May 4, 2016, 2:10 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Critical Android bugs present in older devices now targeted by malvertising campaigns and other drive-by exploits   —  Active drive-by exploits critical Android bugs, care of Hacking Team  —  Hostile JavaScript delivered through ads installs ransomware on older Android phones.
Apr 25, 2016, 2:20 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Apple stops patching QuickTime for Windows despite 2 active vulnerabilities   —  If your Windows computer is running Apple's QuickTime media player, now would be a good time to uninstall it.  —  The Windows app hasn't received an update since January, and security researchers from Trend Micro …
Apr 14, 2016, 9:00 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers: hard-to-detect malicious Firefox add-ons can hijack very popular add-ons like NoScript and Firebug to execute malicious code and steal data   —  NoScript and other popular Firefox add-ons open millions to new attack  —  Unlike many browsers, Firefox doesn't always isolate an add-on's functions.
Apr 9, 2016, 11:40 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
13M+ HTTPS sites, email services using TLS protocol open to decryption attack, made possible due to weak ciphers added prior to 2000 as part of US export regs   —  More than 13 million HTTPS websites imperiled by new decryption attack  —  Low-cost DROWN attack decrypts data in hours, works against TLS e-mail servers, too.
Mar 1, 2016, 10:30 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Largely undetected Mac malware suggests disgraced HackingTeam has returned   —  Researchers have uncovered what appears to be newly developed Mac malware from HackingTeam, a discovery that's prompting speculation that the disgraced malware-as-a-service provider has reemerged since last July's hack …
Feb 29, 2016, 3:20 PMIn context

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