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Google security slammed by fake web certificates

The tech giant's security has been compromised due to unauthorized digital certificates being issued based on its domains.<p>Google has admitted that …

Prime Minister to be protected by $2m security upgrade

New security measures implemented so far include increased federal police deployments, inside and outside the building, tighter access pass …

IT leaders and security experts reject GCHQ call for firms to ban BYOD

Argue that such a draconian move would be counter-productive

BYOD

33 percent of World's top 1 Million sites are vulnerable to Hackers

A security firm name Menlo Security has published a report which says one in three domains of the world's top websites are either vulnerable to …

Cybersecurity

Google discovers new security holes in SSL - is the entire system fundamentally flawed? - ExtremeTech

Google discovers new security holes in SSL — is the entire system fundamentally flawed?<p>By on March 24, 2015 at 2:06 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …

‘Clearly anti-Russian’ – Moscow blasts latest US national security strategy

“<i>The analysis of the strategy conducted by specialists of the Security Council of the Russian Federation indicates that compared to the previous</i> …

IBM Just Found A Bug In Every Version Of Windows Since 1995

The bug, called WinShock, was first discovered by IBM in May, according to CNET, and has existed in every version of Windows since Windows 95.<p>Theoretically, WinShock could infect computers by tricking users into viewing a malicious website on Internet Explorer, which would then allow them access to …

New Windows 7 Patch Is Badware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …

Former NSA Guys Just Launched This Startup To Stop Hackers' Favorite Trick

Social engineering is basically lying to trick people into giving away their passwords or to visiting a malicious website. If hackers are trying to break into a specific network (a "targeted attack") they are going to lay traps that the target is likely to fall for.<p>This could be via email (known as …

A single researcher made $225,000 (legally!) by hacking browsers this week

For the past two days, security researchers have descended on Vancouver for a Google-sponsored contest called Pwn2Own, which offers top-dollar prizes for anyone who can publicly exploit bugs in popular browsers and other widely used software like Adobe Flash.<p>This year was a particularly lucrative …

HTC CEO Peter Chou steps down to focus on innovation lab

Given HTC's roller coaster ride in the past few years, it's no secret that Peter Chou had always been more of a product guy than a manager. Well, the time has finally come for him to give up his CEO role. Shortly after the One M9 launch, the Taiwanese phone maker has just announced that Chou will …

Google 'illegally took content from Amazon, Yelp, TripAdvisor,' report finds

Google manipulated its search results to promote its own services over those of rival websites in ways that led to “real harm to consumers”, a previously unpublished report by American regulators has concluded.<p>The revelations were seized on by those calling for Brussels to challenge Google’s …

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Tesla makes it 'impossible' to accidentally run out of juice

The electric-car maker's next software update for its vehicles will warn drivers when they get too far from charging stations.<p>Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk followed through Thursday with his promise to address so-called -- or the feeling that your electric vehicle will run out of power -- in the …

Tesla