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Stealing login credentials from a locked PC or Mac just got easier

20 seconds of physical access with a $50 device is all it takes.<p>Snatching the login credentials of a locked computer just got easier and faster, …

Securing a travel iPhone

iCloud > Apple ID > Password & Security > Setup Two-Factor Authentication<p>Carry a USB Condom or a battery pack for charging, or <i>only</i> use your own …

Security Flaw in OS X displays all keychain passwords in plain text

This afternoon, a friend learned the hard way that you don’t let an unofficial company take control of your computer to provide “support”. However, …

“Forbidden attack” makes dozens of HTTPS Visa sites vulnerable to tampering

Researchers say 70,000 servers belonging to others also at risk.<p>Dozens of HTTPS-protected websites belonging to financial services giant Visa are …

420 Million Android Devices Don't Get Security Updates, Google Reports

Google bust out the data to prove doubters wrong about the quality of Android security. But, according to its second-ever yearly Android security report, issued Tuesday, as many as 420 million active devices are not supported by its patches, leaving a large number open to possible attack.<p>According …

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Shape

Most mobile messaging apps these days use SMS as a login technique. It’s really convenient because it doesn’t require the user to remember yet …

How to unlock files encrypted by Petya ransomware for free

Security researchers have released a new tool which can decrypt and salvage files locked by the malware.<p>The cybersecurity community has struck a …

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Google, Microsoft and others team to make email fully encrypted

When you send an email to someone, it goes through something called Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), a standard that was first developed in the …

User details can reportedly be exposed on over 95% of HTTPs connections

Google is taking the lead on trying to move the whole Web over to ‘secure’ HTTPS browsing – indeed the company rather bravely admitted that even it’s falling short for its users – but there’s another snag.<p>Lots of researchers are already using machine learning techniques to demonstrate that this is …

New “Stagefright” Hack Exposes 275 Million Android Phones

The Israeli security firm NorthBit has demonstrated an exploit that could allow hackers to access data and functions on a wide range of versions of …

Stagefright exploit reliably attacks Android phones (updated)

You may know that the Stagefright security flaw is theoretically dangerous, but it hasn't been that risky in practice -- it's just too difficult to implement on an Android device in a reliable way. Or rather, it <i>was</i>. Security researchers at NorthBit have developed a proof-of-concept Stagefright …

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95% of HTTPS servers vulnerable to trivial MITM attacks

Only 1 in 20 HTTPS servers correctly implements HTTP Strict Transport Security, a widely-supported security feature that prevents visitors making …