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39 Android Flaws Fixed in Major Security Patch

Google’s latest patch for their Android operating system is one of the biggest security patches ever released for the OS. This monthly security update covers 39 vulnerabilities that had been found, of which 15 were of…

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Report Suggests High Pressure CPU Coolers Can Damage Skylake Processors

Intel’s latest architecture requires a new LGA 1151 socket and features an enhanced pin count. Additionally, the CPUs are built on a 14nm manufacturing process. Some of you might remember that Skylake retail samples do not…

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Steam Refund Flaw Used to Get Rocket League And Portal 2 For Free

The Steam controller adopts a rather unusual design and incorporates dual trackpads as well as haptic feedback. Initially, Valve sent a batch of Steam controller samples to developers and consumers who pre-ordered during the “Get It Early” scheme.…

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Facebook Revoked Internship for Exposing Privacy Loophole

Facebook has axed a Harvard student called Aran Khanna, who was about to start an internship after he publicly exposed a privacy flaw within Facebook Messenger. Khanna discovered each message contained data pinpointing the sender’s location and created an…

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Microsoft Hurries Out Emergency Windows Patch

Microsoft has broken their trend of releasing hotfixes on the second Tuesday of every month to release a vital “out of band” security patch. The critical flaw entitled MS15-078 is a vulnerability in the Microsoft Font Driver…

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Adobe Flash Vulnerability Patch Released

Adobe has released a recent patch to address a critical vulnerability that could possibly allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe acknowledged that this flaw is being actively exploited in the wild…

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This Is Why New Software Comes With Old Flaws

You are probably wondering why we hear that legacy flaws are still present in new software. Well, the answer is simple. Developers have a habit of reusing old code for most of their projects and the…

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iOS Flaw Makes it Easier than Ever to Steal Your Apple ID

Apple’s iOS is widely recognised as one of the most secure mobile operating systems on the market today but is that really true? Well, maybe it is, but what I can tell you for sure is…

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D-LINK Issues Apology to Consumers for Cloud Routing Loophole

Today, D-link has issued an apology to the users of 17 of their routers due to a coding loophole which has allowed hackers to get access to sensitive information such as banking details and passwords. This is…

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Credentials May Become Compromised via Old Windows Vulnerability from the ’90s

Nobody wants their private information shared on the internet, but we live in an era where everything that’s connected to the internet may eventually become public. This is the case of an old Windows vulnerability from…

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Researcher Found Flaw Which Could Have Been Used to Erase Every Video on YouTube

Software developer Kamil Hismatullin has discovered a security flaw in YouTube that apparently granted him the power to delete any video he wanted. This means that he had the power to delete each and every video…

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Hackers Using New Phishing Technique to Exploit Router Flaws

There have been a number of unusual hacking techniques employed in Brazil recently. A group of hackers have used a “novel approach” to pull off a pharming attack by using phishing emails, as stated by security…

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‘Thunderstrike’ Fixed in OS X 10.10.2

‘Thunderstrike’, a vulnerability for Macs with a Thunderbolt port, will be patched in the next version of OS X Yosemite. The vulnerability allowed an attacker to swap a Mac’s boot firmware with software of their own…

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Canon Printer Hacked to Play Doom

Security flaws can be demonstrated in many ways, and usually it is pretty boring to watch and read about. Not so this time, as Michael Jordon shows us how to play Doom on a Canon Pixma…

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Android’s “Fake ID” Issue Could Allow Hackers to Steal Data from Millions of Devices

A security company by the name of Bluebox Security has been throwing warning out there in regards to a major flaw in Android operating systems that would potentially allow hackers to steal sensitive information from millions…

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Adobe Released Critical Flash Update for Windows and Mac

On Tuesday, Adobe released a critical update for their Flash player. This patch is designed to mend a security flaw which may enable hackers to gain access to your computer through popular websites such as eBay, Tumblr, Twitter…

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Heartbleed Bug Still a Vulnerability on Over 300,000 Servers

The OpenSSL security flaw known as Heartbleed has been one of the most chilling news stories in the tech world over the last few months and it’s not surprising considering an estimated two-thirds of the world’s…

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GitHub Launches Bug Bounty Program, Calls All ‘Bounty Hunters’ For A Challenge and Cash!

GitHub has launched its GitHub Bug Bounty, a program aimed to help security researchers in finding bugs and flaws in system. The company is reportedly willing to pay between $100 and $5,000 for each security vulnerability…

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D-Link To Patches Router Back-Door Vulnerability

A patch has finally been released by D-Link for a serious security vulnerability in selected models of router, following the discovery of an easily accessed back-door to the router menu. It was first discovered by researcher…