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Privacy Coalition Calls For Net Reset in June

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 14:15
A new alliance composed of privacy and digital rights advocates are encouraging internet users to block mass surveillance and fight back against the National Security Agency on June 5.

Dropbox Patches Shared Links Privacy Vulnerability

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 14:08
Dropbox has addressed a privacy flaw in its shared links feature that exposed documents to third parties.

TLS 1.3 Working Group Has Consensus to Deprectate RSA Key Transport

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 13:11
RSA key transport cipher suites could be deprecated in TLS 1.3 in favor of Diffie-Hellman Exchange or Elliptic curve Diffie-Hellman.

Passcode Bypass Bug and Email Attachment Encryption Plague iOS 7.1.1

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 16:59
Two issues - one that allows the bypass of the iPhone 5’s security lockscreen and one that fails to encrypt email attachments are affecting the most recent build of iOS, 7.1.1.

Federal Agencies Told to Support TLS 1.2 by 2015

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 14:49
NIST has released SP 800-52 Revision 1, which provides guidance to federal agencies on the use of Transport Layer Security. The standard recommends that all agencies support TLS 1.2 by Jan. 1, 2015.

White House Calls for Transparency from Data Brokers

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:03
A White House report on big data calls for greater transparency from data brokers and technology companies about how they process consumers' data and how that information is treated.

Researchers Say Accelerometers are Perfect for Pervasive Tracking

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:10
Mobile device accelerometers emit uniquely identifiable data that could be used to track users without permission.

Critical Holes in OAuth, OpenID Could Leak Information, Redirect Users

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:42
A serious vulnerability in both the OAuth and OpenID protocols could lead to complications for those who use the services to login to websites like Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Microsoft, PayPal among many others.

PHP Updated to Fix OpenSSL Flaws, Other Bugs

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 10:48
The maintainers of PHP have released two new versions of the scripting language that fix a number of bugs, including a pair of vulnerabilities related to OpenSSL.

Adobe Beefs Up Security in ColdFusion 11

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 10:29
Adobe is calling out a number of security enhancements built into ColdFusion 11, including new OWASP tools, profile controls and crypto upgrades to existing APIs.

Yahoo Drops Support for Do Not Track

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:22
Yahoo, one of the first large Web companies to recognize the Do Not Track header from browsers on its properties, has now backtracked and said it will no longer support DNT.

Apple Fixes Critical Hole in Developer Center

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 15:38
Apple patched a potentially serious hole in its Developer Center that could have given anyone unfettered access to personal contact information for Apple employees and partners.

Google to Stop Scanning Student Accounts

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:16
Google announced it will no longer allow ads to be displayed in the accounts of Apps for Education users nor will it scan those accounts for advertising purposes.

Windows XP Systems Also Get Out-of-Band IE Zero-Day Patch

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:56
Microsoft released an out-of-band emergency security update for a zero day in Internet Explorer. The patch is available to unsupported Windows XP machines as well.

Facebook Enhances Privacy Settings with Anonymous Login

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:37
Facebook announced new authentication changes yesterday, including Anonymous Login which gives users the option of using an application without sharing personal data stored with Facebook.

Google Fixes XSS Flaw in Search Appliance

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:38
There’s a remotely exploitable vulnerability in several versions of the Google Search Appliance that could allow an unauthenticated attacker to execute a cross-site scripting attack and run a script in the context of the user’s browser. The Google Search Appliance is an enterprise product that enables users to search for content from a wide variety […]

Bug Bounties Expanding to Individual Developers

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 09:36
Bug bounties once were restricted mainly to large software companies such as Mozilla and Google. But the success of these programs has led many other infrastructure and product companies, including Yahoo, Facebook, Barracuda, PayPal and even Microsoft, to launch their own reward systems. Now, the phenomenon has spread to individual developers. Looking at the list […]