All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Security’

Justin Bieber Lucks Out With FAA

Justin Bieber has been dealt a ‘get out of jail free’ pass–at least by the FAA. The Federal Aviation Administration has closed its investigation into what happened on the private jet the As Long As You Love me singer and his entourage were traveling on and were briefly detained on back in January. Bieber and his friends flew into Teterboro …

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Feedly And Evernote Go Down, Hit By DDoS Attacks

No, it’s not just you. Feedly is down because it’s been attacked. In fact, both Feedly and Evernote were hit by denial of service attacks. Evernote says it’s back up and running now, but notes that there could still be some hiccups in service. Feedly is still down. Here’s a sequence of tweets from Evernote explaining its situation: Evernote service …

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Shockwave Found To Bundle Outdated, Dangerous Version Of Flash

It was recently discovered that Adobe Shockwave has been bundling a version of Flash Player that is over fifteen months old, and behind on important security updates. From the Vulnerability Notes Database at kb.cert.org: Adobe Macromedia Shockwave Player is software that plays active web content developed in Macromedia and Adobe Director. Shockwave Player is available as an ActiveX control for …

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Google Tightens Security On Chrome For Windows

Google announced back in November that it would start requiring all Chrome extensions to be hosted in the Chrome Web Store for its Windows stable and beta channels (starting in January). Google announced today that it is now enforcing this. Extensions will only be able to be installed if they’re hosted on the Chrome Web Store. Previously installed extensions may …

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eBay Hack Leads to Official Investigation by Multiple States

Earlier this week, eBay revealed that an ongoing investigation of their own had revealed a a “small number” of employee login credentials had been compromised, giving attackers access to their corporate network. Now, it appears that they will face external probes from various state Attorneys General. “The magnitude of the reported eBay data breach could be of historic proportions, and …

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eBay Hacked, Wants You to Change Your Passwords

If you receive an email from eBay later today asking you to change your password, you should definitely take their advice. The company has just confirmed a cyberattack that may have affected millions of users, exposing personal information like usernames, passwords, and email addresses. As the result of an ongoing investigation, eBay learned that a “small number” of employee login …

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LifeLock Wallet App Removed From Mobile Stores

LifeLock, the company that promises customers safety from credit and identity theft, has temporarily shut down one of its services. The company has taken down its LifeLock Wallet app from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon’s mobile app store. LifeLock cited security concerns as the reason for the app’s removal. In a blog post issued last week, LifeLock …

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Google Acquires Divide To Get Android In The Enterprise

Google has made another acquisition. This time it’s Divide, which provides a platform combining cloud-based management and device-level technology to help companies “get the most out of mobile technology and corporate BYOD policies”. Thrilled to announce @Divide is joining Google. We will continue to provide the best mobile experience at work. http://t.co/YYsdKma6xX — Divide (@divide) May 19, 2014 Google was …

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Google Apps Gets More Gmail Security

Google announced that it has added some security-related features for email in Google Apps for Business, Government, and Education. These include mail routing, delivery controls, SMTP relay, attachment compliance, and TLS encryption of message content. Mail routing, delivery controls, and the SMTP relay service, Google says, will let you control the flow of information to and from your company with …

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Twitter Rolls Out Account Safety Features

Twitter announced that it’s rolling out a couple new features to help users protect their accounts and restore access. They’re launching a new password reset experience and improved identification and blocking of suspicious logins. The company says it knows people have trouble accessing their accounts, and they want to get them back to it quickly and more securely. “The new …

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Internet Explorer Security Flaw Puts Users at Risk, Feds Say Switch Browsers

If, for some reason, you still use Internet Explorer to browse the web, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security advises that you switch to a different browser for the time being. A major security flaw was exposed in Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11 that could allow hackers to take over your computer. The security flaw was discovered over …

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Stowaway’s Mom Seeking Sponsor To Reunite With Son

A Somalian stowaway’s mom was shocked and relieved to learn her son had stolen into the wheel well of a U.S. flight Sunday to try and reach her – and survived. 15-year-old Yahya Abdi jumped a barbed-wire fence at San Jose International Airport while it was still dark and hid in the wheel well of the most proximate plane, which …

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