Tag: security

Aug 03

Adobe Finally Kills Flash Dead

“In 2010, Steve Jobs banished Adobe Flash from the iPhone. It was too insecure, Jobs wrote, too proprietary, too resource-intensive, too unaccommodating for a platform run by fingertips instead of mouse clicks. All of those gripes hold true. And now Adobe itself has finally conceded.” View More

May 13

Old Windows PCs can stop WannaCry ransomware with new Microsoft patch

“Users of old Windows systems can now download a patch to protect them from this week’s massive ransomware attack. In a rare step, Microsoft published a patch for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 8 — all of them operating systems for which it no longer provides mainstream support.” View More

Apr 15

Chrome now uses scroll anchoring to prevent those annoying page jumps

“The latest update to Google’s Chrome browser makes mobile browsing a bit easier and (hopefully) less frustrating. One of the most annoying things about browsing the web on a phone is that pages tend to jump while they are loading.” View More

Jul 27

New attack bypasses HTTPS protection on Macs, Windows, and Linux

“A key guarantee provided by HTTPS encryption is that the addresses of visited websites aren’t visible to attackers who may be monitoring an end user’s network traffic. Now, researchers have devised an attack that breaks this protection.” View More

May 30

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge begins receiving June security update

“Samsung is making a habit of issuing the Android security updates to its Galaxy handsets early. This time, the Galaxy S7 Edge is already receiving the security update for June.” View More

Apr 21

US government tells Windows users to uninstall QuickTime as Apple stops support

“The Department of Homeland Security has advised that PC owners uninstall Apple’s QuickTime for Windows, after two vulnerabilities were discovered in its code.” View More

Mar 28

Hollywood Hospital Pays Hackers $17K Ransom

Mar 19

Federal Encryption Battle Could Spread to WhatsApp

“The New York Times reports that government officials are debating how to gain access to encrypted WhatsApp messages that have been approved for monitoring by a federal judge in a criminal investigation.” View More

Mar 16

Big-name sites hit by rash of malicious ads spreading crypto ransomware [Updated]

“Mainstream websites, including those published by The New York Times, the BBC, MSN, and AOL, are falling victim to a new rash of malicious ads that attempt to surreptitiously install crypto ransomware and other malware on the computers of unsuspecting visitors, security firms warned.” View More

Feb 27

Venmo Halts New Developer Access To Its API

“This is not how you run a platform. Developers remember. Pull the rug out from under them once, and they’ll be reluctant to stand with you in the future. So despite having a record-setting January with $1 billion transferred in its peer-to-peer payments app, Venmo just shot itself in the foot.” View More

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