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Google won’t let Samsung bring TouchWiz to Android Wear

Great news for people who love the “stock Android” experience: Google isn’t letting Samsung or any other third-party OEMs muss it up on Android Wear, …

Watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup on your iPhone or iPad

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is officially kicking off today and, while Google might have you covered for updates through search or Google Now, you’ll need one of a few other iOS apps if you plan on streaming live audio or video of all the upcoming games. Head below for our full list of options for …

'Heartbleed' Bug Causing Internet Security Pain

Information Security

Two-factor authentication: A good first step after Heartbleed

Yes, you should switch your passwords for services affected by the Heartbleed security vulnerability. But you can do better than that.<p>Some of today’s most popular web services let users enable a two-step, or two-factor, sign-on process that can apply an additional layer of authentication by asking …

How Codenomicon Found The Heartbleed Bug Now Plaguing The Internet

You know that song lyric about the first cut being the deepest? It’s complete rubbish. Heartbleed taught us all that. Because the more we learn about this online data-security wound, the deeper that threat seems to go.<p>Discovered independently by Google engineer Neel Mehta and the Finnish security …

The next generation airline seat will know everything about you

A select group of members of the press were invited to a preview of the new prototype business class seat which the aviation tech geniuses at Thales have designed in collaboration with B/E Aerospace, one of the two world-dominating aircraft seat manufacturers, and BMW, who make some nice cars.<p>This …

Aviation

Re/wind: Apple-Samsung Reignites, Companies React to Heartbleed, Reddit Gets Serious

The week in review, Re/code style.<p>In case you missed anything, here’s a quick roundup of some of the news that powered <b>Re/code</b> this week.<p>We began the week with Liz Gannes looking back at the six juiciest documents from the Apple-Samsung trial. Ina Fried explained how lawyers for both companies are …

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 …

​What is Heartbleed, anyway?

If you're an IT professional, gadget blogger or token geek in your circle of friends, chances are, you've been hounded relentlessly over the past couple of days about "this Heartbleed thing."<p>"Do I need to update my antivirus?"<p>"Can I login to my bank account now?"<p>"Google already fixed it, …

How We Hacked Google's Production Server and Got Paid $10K

<i>Fredrik Almroth and Mathias Karlsson are the co-founders of Detectify. This post originally appeared on the Detectify blog.</i><p>To stay on top on the latest security alerts, we often spend time on bug bounties and CTF’s. When we were discussing the challenge for the weekend, Mathias got an interesting …

Heartbleed bug denial by NSA and White House

<b>The US National Security Agency has denied it knew about or exploited the Heartbleed online security flaw.</b><p>The denial came after a Bloomberg News report alleging the NSA used the flaw in OpenSSL to harvest data.<p>OpenSSL is online-data scrambling software used to protect data such as passwords sent …

Information Security

Nasa orders spacewalk to repair serious computer malfunction at ISS

• Space station crew are safe but supply mission is in jeopardy • SpaceX Dragon supply capsule already a month late<p>Nasa has ordered spacewalking repairs to fix a serious computer outage at the International Space Station.<p>A backup computer for some robotic systems failed on Friday. The main computer …

Webcomic explains Heartbleed bug like you're five

So, you understand what that terrible Heartbleed bug's all about, but you can't really explain it in words even a five-year-old can understand. Here's what you should do when someone asks at your weekly family dinner, then: launch the XKCD website and show them its two recent Heartbleed strips. …

All the passwords you should change because of Heartbleed, in one handy graphic

The Heartbleed security flaw was fixed in the newest version of OpenSSL, but you should still change your passwords on all of the sites affected by the bug.<p>If you’re still not sure which sites were affected, we have the perfect chart for you, created by the “digital forensic specialists” at LWG …

Set Your Alarm For 2AM EDT To Catch Tonight's Full Lunar Eclipse

The sun, Earth, and moon will align perfectly, causing the moon to turn red. If your skies are clear, you should be able to see the moon go from full, to shadowed, to bright red.<p>When a full moon drifts into Earth's shadow, called the umbra, a total eclipse takes place. The moon looks red on Earth …

Astronomy

Meet the man who created the bug that almost broke the Internet

The Heartbleed cybersecurity problem began on New Year's Eve 2011, about an hour before the stroke of midnight on a Saturday, when a British computer consultant in Staffordshire posted a new version of a popular free cryptographic system, OpenSSL.<p>The British consultant, Stephen Henson, had reviewed …

The most powerful Indian technologists in Silicon Valley

Engineers and executives from the sub-continent are hugely influential in the industry, from USB and Pentium to journalism<p>• Bangalore's techies seek Indian election sweep<p>• Indian election 2014: your interactive guide to the world's biggest vote<p>Ever since waves of Indian graduates poured into …

Heartbleed Bug Update

Inside Flipboard / April 9, 2014<p>As soon as we found out about the Heartbleed bug, the team here began working on understanding its implications for …

Millions of Android Devices Vulnerable to Heartbleed Bug

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

The Mesmerizing Gifs of Graphonaute | Colossal

<p>Science student Hugo Germain (aka. Graphonaute) is just 18 years old, but crates animations and visual effects that seem well beyond his years. …

6 future Android phones to keep an eye on: January 2015 edition

2015 may have only just begun, but the first smartphones of the year are right around the corner. CES, which is less than a week away, will give us our first glimpse at this year’s smartphones, and there will be plenty more to come over the next twelve months.<p>The world of Android is full of …

Phones

Facebook's latest government report reveals which countries censor its News Feed

Facebook today released its second global government transparency report, covering the period between July and December of last year. Apart from the regular numbers pertaining to government requests for user data, the social network is now — for the first time — revealing how often countries have …

Internet

Heartbleed bug shuts down Canadian websites

Canada has shut down a series of federal websites that were not protected from the 'Heartbleed' bug Authorities say the closures are a precaution and no security breaches have been detected.<p>The flaw in security has potentially exposed sensitive data in up to two thirds of the world's websites, and …

Hacker successfully uses Heartbleed to retrieve private security keys

This morning, content distribution network Cloudflare gave some hope to those affected by the Heartbleed security flaw with an announcement that the bug might not be as bad as feared. In two weeks of testing, Cloudflare said, its researchers failed to exploit the bug to steal a website's private …

Israeli Hacker Reportedly Exposes 'Anonymous' Members Behind #OpIsrael Cyberattack

Posting on the Israeli Elite Force Facebook page, "Buddhax" linked to a Dropbox document with names, IP addresses, locations, and photos — many of which apparently came right off the 'Anonymous' members' personal webcams.<p>"Im sure Anonymous 'hackers' will think twice next time before they trying …

Israel

Carriers block Samsung Galaxy S5 Download Booster feature

When Samsung first announced the Galaxy S5 one of the big software features it touted was Download Booster, a feature that uses both Wi-Fi and LTE to make downloading files faster, but as with so many things, most U.S. carriers block the feature on their versions of the phone.<p>AT&T, Sprint, and …

Samsung Galaxy