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Akamai Heartbleed patch not a fix after all

The Web infrastructure company's patch was supposed to have handled the problem. Turns out it protects only three of six critical encryption values.<p>Akamai, the network provider that handles nearly one-third of the Internet's traffic, released a Heartbleed patch to the community on Friday, saying …

Information Security

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 …

'Heartbleed' Bug Coder: 'It was a simple programming error'

The coder responsible for the "Heartbleed" bug has expressed regret over the damage caused, but points out that the error itself was "quite trivial."<p>The German developer who introduced the bug in 2012, identified by the Sydney Morning Herald as Robin Seggelmann, explained that in coding terms the …

Information Security

​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 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 …

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 …

7 Heartbleed Myths Debunked

People are on edge thanks to Heartbleed, a coding mistake that inadvertently laid waste to the security of many big online services.<p>The revelation this week shocked the world. And new reports coming out about Heartbleed only seem to inspire more worries, not less. The unfortunate result is a lot of …

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 …

Year in Review: The Best Concept Cars of 2013

Concept cars have always fascinated audiences because they presage the automotive industry of tomorrow. And while these days that can literally <i>be</i> tomorrow, with many “concepts” being thinly disguised production cars, the most alluring are often the most fanciful, those that seduce with artful …

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Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

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Facebook Privacy Tips

The good news: Birnholtz’s study also found that people who were more familiar with Facebook’s features, like how to manipulate privacy settings, weren’t as shaken by unseemly photos of themselves. Here are four Facebook tips to protect your privacy—and dignity.<p><b>1. Approve photos and posts you’re</b> …

Computer Use May Improve Fine-Motor Skills In The Brain, Scientists Say

Don’t worry about watching all those cat videos on the Internet. You’re not wasting time when you are at your computer—you’re honing your fine-motor skills. A study of people’s ability to translate training that involves clicking and twiddling a computer mouse reveals that the brain can apply that …