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Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
In security update, Apple backports Meltdown fix to macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan   —  The fix, previously reserved for newer Macs, is now available on older versions of macOS.  —  Meltdown-Spectre: A reminder to the IT industry that security is a mirage
Jan 23, 2018, 4:30 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Wi-Fi Alliance unveils WPA3, a new set of security standards to address weak points of open Wi-Fi networks, expects it in devices this year   —  Finally, a security reprieve for open Wi-Fi hotspot users.  —  At last, Wi-Fi security — or lack of — is about to get its day in the sun.
Jan 8, 2018, 10:45 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Researchers discover vulnerabilities, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, that let hackers steal data from running apps on most Intel chips, some ARM and AMD chips   —  Most Intel processors and some ARM chips are confirmed to be vulnerable, putting billions of devices at risk of attacks.
Jan 3, 2018, 5:25 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Password manager maker Keeper sues Ars Technica and reporter Dan Goodin for story on a vulnerability in Keeper software, first highlighted by Google researcher   —  The vulnerability was fixed, but Keeper now demands that the allegedly defamatory article is pulled offline.
Dec 20, 2017, 3:45 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Unsecured database of keyboard app AI.type leaks 577GB of data from 31M users and all of their contacts, includes 374M+ phone numbers, 10M+ email accounts, more   —  The app maker's database wasn't protected with a password, leaving exposed its users' most private information.
Dec 5, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
US government says it has not yet needed to get Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approval to compel tech companies to build encryption backdoors   —  Critics have long argued that the government has wide latitude to conduct surveillance under broad approvals from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Dec 4, 2017, 7:20 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Researcher finds 100GB of US intel data, from US Army and NSA, hosted on unsecured AWS server as disk image, following a string of similar mistakes by US intel   —  The leak marks at least the fifth exposure of NSA-related data in as many years.  —  The contents of a highly sensitive hard drive belonging …
Nov 28, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Imgur confirms hackers stole 1.7M email addresses and passwords hashed with SHA-256 algorithm in 2014 hack   —  The hackers stole email addresses and passwords.  —  Imgur, one of the world's most visited websites, has confirmed a hack dating back to 2014.  —  The company confirmed to ZDNet …
Nov 24, 2017, 8:00 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Researchers found Accenture left huge trove of highly sensitive data on exposed servers in mid-Sept., including 40K unencrypted passwords; firm downplays hack   —  The four exposed servers had no password, but contained the “keys to the kingdom.”  —  Technology and cloud giant Accenture …
Oct 10, 2017, 4:35 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Apple says it received 30,814 government requests to access 233,052 devices, down 6% YoY, as US national security orders reach 13,250-13,499, up from 2,999 YoY   —  Device and requests went down, but secret and classified orders spiked by more than three-fold.
Sep 28, 2017, 2:00 PMIn context

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