Sonya Ramkumar

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Microsoft Explorer bug: should you be worried?

What can you do to protect yourself from the security vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser?<p>Both the UK and US governments are advising citizens to consider using alternatives to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers used to launch …

Microsoft Races To Fix Massive Internet Explorer Hack: No Fix For Windows XP Leaves 1 In 4 PCs Exposed

Microsoft is scrambling to fix a major bug which allows hackers to exploit flaws in Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, responsible for 55% of the PC browser market. The company has also confirmed it will not issue a fix for web browsers running on Windows XP after it formally ended support …

The Week in Review: Heartbleed Strikes

Inside Flipboard / April 12, 2014<p>Last Monday, news broke that sensitive user information stored by most major websites was vulnerable to hackers–and …

Impressive 3-Storey Treehouse Built as a Labor of Love

In 2004, Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez purchased Camp Wandawega, his childhood getaway, with the intention of preserving its old buildings and cabins. Surratt's father christened the newly-obtained property by hanging a rope swing on the giant elm located in the center of camp. Sadly, he …

Architecture

First Heartbleed attack reported; taxpayer data stolen

Canadian police arrest a man they say used the notorious bug to nab about 900 social insurance numbers, along with other possible data.<p>The Heartbleed bug has caused widespread anxiety, sent engineers scrambling into patch-mode, and likely prompted millions of users to re-invent their passwords, but …

Heartbleed Bug

Breaking Up with Facebook: Where Are Brands and Young Users Going?

“We’d love to say ‘It’s not you, it’s us’ but it’s totally you. Not to be rude, but you aren’t the smart, funny social network we fell in love with several years back. You’ve changed. A lot,” wrote delivery service Eat24 in its breakup letter with Facebook.<p>Eat24 is one of the many brands …

Obama reportedly lets NSA keep some security flaws secret

While saying that most vulnerabilities should be revealed, the White House allows some flaws to be kept secret in the event of "a clear national security or law enforcement need," the New York Times reports.<p>While President Obama has decided that the National Security Agency should reveal most major …

Surveillance

Heartbleed: Hundreds of thousands of servers at risk from catastrophic bug

Code error means that websites can leak user details including passwords through 'heartbeat' function used to secure connections<p>Hundreds of thousands of web and email servers worldwide have a software flaw that lets attackers steal the cryptographic keys used to secure online commerce and web …

NSA Denies It Used 'Heartbleed' Bug to Gather Intelligence

The National Security Agency on Friday denied a report that it has been aware for years of the enormous 'Heartbleed' security flaw affecting millions of websites, but kept the information secret and used it for its own purposes.<p>Bloomberg, citing unidentified sources, reported Friday that the NSA …

Information Security

Massive Security Bug In OpenSSL Could Affect A Huge Chunk Of The Internet

I saw a t-shirt one time. “I’m a bomb disposal technician,” it read. “If you see me running, try to keep up.”<p>The same sort of idea can be applied to net security: when all the net security people you know are freaking out, it’s probably an okay time to worry.<p>This afternoon, many of the net security …

Australia plane searchers investigate debris

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1062000/1062234_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524686717_faaffacbfbb7944e5929debbd4a1494c<p><b>Australia is investigating two objects seen on satellite images that could potentially be linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, officials say.</b><p>…

Lost Malaysian airplane: More questions but still no answers

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is still missing and investigators are now worrying about foul play<p>Since March 8, no one has been able to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 — or the 239 passengers it had onboard. As time has passed, there have been no shortage of theories about where to and why the …

Will mystery of Flight 370 be solved? - CNN Video

India Suspends Its Search for Missing Jet

India suspended its search for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane on Sunday, while awaiting instruction from Malaysian officials, the Ministry of Defense said.<p>Malaysian authorities’ announcement Sunday that “search operations have entered a new phase” prompted Indian officials to place search …

India

Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet: Search Expands to 11 Countries, 'Deep and Remote Oceans'

The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet now spans "large tracts of land crossing 11 countries as well as deep and remote oceans," …