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Why Heartbleed is the most dangerous security flaw on the web

The ‘catastrophically bad’ bug has left Yahoo, Imgur, and countless other services vulnerable<p>Monday afternoon, the IT world got a very nasty wakeup call, an emergency security advisory from the OpenSSL project warning about an open bug called "Heartbleed." The bug could be used to pull a chunk of …

How to tell if Heartbleed could have stolen your password, and when it’s safe to change it

As you’ve probably heard, the Heartbleed bug exposes websites that use a popular encryption technology to malicious attacks, and some of your passwords—and personal data—may well have been compromised. The vulnerable software, OpenSSL, is used to encrypt something like two-thirds of all sites on …

Information Security

How to protect yourself from the 'Heartbleed' bug

A major new security vulnerability dubbed Heartbleed was disclosed Monday night with severe implications for the entire Web. The bug can scrape a server's memory, where sensitive user data is stored, including private data such as usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers.<p>It's an extremely …

Security

What to do about Heartbleed, a gaping security hole affecting 66 percent of the Internet (at least)

There’s a security flaw in one of the basic encryption tools used by a huge number of websites, and it probably affects you.<p>Just to be safe, you should probably change your passwords. All of them.<p><i>Update 4/9: Before you change passwords on a site, first check to see if it is vulnerable to</i> …

The 'Heartbleed' security flaw that affects most of the Internet

A major online security vulnerability dubbed "Heartbleed" could put your personal information at risk, including passwords, credit card information and e-mails.<p>Heartbleed is a flaw in OpenSSL, an open-source encryption technology that is used by an estimated two-thirds of Web servers. It is behind …

Your Brain Isn't Equipped to Deal With the Heartbleed Bug

You might be scrambling to come up with a new password after news Tuesday of a vicious software bug that leaves our bank information, credit card …

How to Create Ghostly Composite Photos With Adobe Photoshop

Once you have the images you are going to use selected, go ahead and open them up in Photoshop and make any minor tweaks and adjustments that need to …

Guitar Tab, Chords and Lyrics for Auld Lang Syne

Roughly translated as "old long since", this traditional New Year's anthem is based on an 18th century Scottish poem by Robert Burns.<p>'Auld Lang Syne' …

The Quietly Revolutionary Guitar of Jim Hall

In the often fractured and contentious world of jazz appreciation (proving once again how the most rarefied niches carry the most outsized passions), very few contemporary artists are embraced by traditionalists and experimentalists alike. True consensus emerges as rarely as it does in Washington, …

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

Turn Your Smartphone Into a Microscope and Macro Photography Stand for Only $10

If you’ve followed PetaPixel for a little while, you’ll already know that a laser pointer’s focus lens can be put to good DIY use helping you take …

Olympus Unveils the E-M1, Its New High-End Micro Four Thirds Camera

The Olympus OM-D E-M5‘s retro styling drew a lot of looks when the camera was first announced back in February 2012. Glowing reviews of the camera …

Qualcomm announces 'Toq' smartwatch

Amid a flurry of excitement about Samsung Galaxy Gear, chip maker Qualcomm has quietly released its own smartwatch, offering what it describes as a ‘digital sixth sense’.<p>Like the Galaxy Gear, Qualcomm's smartwatch is designed to serve as a second display to your Android smartphone. However, it …

Mobile Devices

Friction in the gears of Samsung's Galaxy Gear

Enter the Galaxy Gear. Samsung is raising the bar for what a smartwatch can be, aiming for functionality closer to that of Google Glass. You can answer phone calls, control Galaxy Gear with your voice, take pictures, and share content -- just like you would on a smartphone, but you don't have to …

Batteries

Smartwatches: what are Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft up to?

"The wrist is interesting," said Apple chief executive Tim Cook at the All Things Digital D11 conference in May 2013, when being quizzed about his company's potential plans for wearable technology in the years to come.<p>"For something to work here you have to convince people it's so incredible, that …

Oppo N1 coming this year, Find 7 will arrive in late 2014

The Oppo Find 5 is a beautiful handset with top notch specs and wonderful build quality, even though it is still largely unknown outside of China. This time around, Oppo seems ready to kick the hype train into high gear with its upcoming N1.<p>The company has already released several teasers <i>(videos</i> …

Casio's response to smartwatch competition? "We're ready."

If you were concerned about how the endless stream of high tech companies entering the watch market would affect incumbents like Casio, maybe you shouldn’t. Kazuo Kashio, CEO of Casio, fired a salvo in response to the coming barrage of competition.<p><i>“We’re prepared”</i> says the feisty 84-year-old CEO.</i> …

Casio

BBM for Android will look like this: beta tester gives you the tour (video)

BlackBerry Messenger's trip to iOS and Android is taking longer than we hoped, but when walkthrough videos are starting to leak out, it's a good sign that you're on the final stretch. Courtesy of JT and <i>BlackBerryOS</i>, we've now got an early peek of what it'll look like when the app eventually lands. …

Galaxy Mega 6.3 press render surfaces with navy blue body, AT&T branding

Courtesy of the ever-reliable @evleaks, it appears the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is indeed coming to AT&T. A purported press render shows the device colored in a navy blue plaid with the carrier's globe logo below the rear-facing camera. Of the few versions that passed through the FCC, you may recall that …

The Importance of Angles, or ‘How Not to Take a Selfie’

Here’s a humorous 14-second video that might make that last bit of your Friday workday go by that much faster. In an attempt to prove how important …

Flower Photography: 4 Quick Tips for Great Tulip Photos

Armed with the four simple, yet very effective strategies that I will share here, you can venture out to capture tulips, or any flowers, in a …

Spoek - "Awufuni" (Official Music Video)

The New Google/Motorola Moto X Smartphone Is A Quiet Delight

The difficulty and virtue of quiet is too often overlooked.<p>The new Moto X smartphone, Motorola's first start-to-finish project after its acquisition by Google last year, is here.<p>"Motorola's Moto X Must Be Game-Changing -- Or Else," writes Tim Stenovec, threateningly, at the Huffington Post. "With …

5 Tips for Capturing The Magic of Golden Hour Photography

One of the main things that all photographers strive for is to make their work stand out somehow. Obviously, there’s no shortage of photographers on …

Avril Lavigne: Chainsaw Guitar for 'Rock N' Roll' Video Shoot!

<b>Avril Lavigne</b> has a blast with her chainsaw guitar on the set of her <i>“Rock N’ Roll”</i> music video on Friday afternoon (July 26) in Palmdale, Calif.<p>The …

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Uh-oh: the iPad Mini meets the new Nexus 7. It's not looking good for Apple at the moment.<p>Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the …

BlackBerry Q5 review

This is probably the most important smartphone that BlackBerry will launch in 2013. You see, the Z10 and Q10 were designed for diehards, gadget lovers and those who desired a like-for-like replacement for their aging Bolds. Unfortunately for CEO Thorsten Heins, those people were never the total sum …

Bob Dylan's 1965 Newport Folk Festival Electric Guitar Going to Auction

The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played during his legendary electric set at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival is finally headed to the auction …

Folk Music

Chewbacca Howl Recreated On Guitar (VIDEO)

In this short YouTube video from 2008, Bastian Stache and his colleague "The Situation" – sorry, buddy – announce that they "just found Chewy on the guitar." Stache then proceeds to play something that sounds almost exactly like Chewbacca's signature howl.<p>And it is awesome. Check out the clip above.<p>…