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Windows XP's retirement turns into major security project for Chinese firm
Apr 17, 2014 - 8:27 AM - by ArticleBot
Microsoft may have retired Windows XP, but one of China's leading security vendors is trying to keep the OS threat-free, and rolling out protection software to hundreds of millions of users in the nation.

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Microsoft extends Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for business
Apr 17, 2014 - 8:27 AM - by ArticleBot
Microsoft on Wednesday extended the Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for businesses by three months, but again told consumers they had less than four weeks to make the move before the company shuts off their patch faucet.

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Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed, but work remains on fixes
Apr 16, 2014 - 7:25 PM - by ArticleBot
Oracle has issued a comprehensive list of its software that may or may not be affected by the OpenSSL (secure sockets layer) vulnerability known as Heartbleed, while warning that no fixes are yet available for some likely affected products.

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Lavaboom builds encrypted webmail service to resist snooping
Apr 16, 2014 - 7:25 PM - by ArticleBot
A new webmail service called Lavaboom promises to provide easy-to-use email encryption without ever learning its users' private encryption keys or message contents.

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TrueCrypt source code audit finds no critical flaws or intentional backdoors
Apr 15, 2014 - 1:16 PM - by ArticleBot
The source code of TrueCrypt, a popular disk encryption tool, is not the most polished work of programming, but it has no critical flaws or intentional backdoors, security testers concluded in a report released Monday.

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VMware promises Heartbleed patches for affected products by the weekend
Apr 15, 2014 - 1:16 PM - by ArticleBot
VMware started patching its products against the critical Heartbleed flaw that puts encrypted communications at risk, and plans to have updates ready for all affected products by Saturday.

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Heartbleed vulnerability linked to breach of Canadian tax data
Apr 14, 2014 - 11:36 PM - by ArticleBot
In a statement on Monday, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Canada's tax-collection agency, confirmed that the Heartbleed vulnerability was to blame for the loss of tax-related information.

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Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results
Apr 14, 2014 - 11:36 PM - by ArticleBot
Websites that use encryption could be elevated in Google search results sometime in the future, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Obama administration backs disclosing software vulnerabilities in most cases
Apr 14, 2014 - 8:37 AM - by ArticleBot
The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama favors disclosing to the public vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software in the national interest, unless there is a national security or law enforcement need, the country's spy agency said.

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Akamai admits its OpenSSL patch was faulty, reissues keys
Apr 14, 2014 - 8:37 AM - by ArticleBot
Akamai Technologies, whose network handles up to 30 percent of all Internet traffic, said Sunday a researcher found a fault in custom code that the company thought shielded most of its customers from the Heartbleed bug.

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How you need to respond to Heartbleed, and how you can explain it to others
Apr 12, 2014 - 5:26 PM - by ArticleBot
Is the Internet broken? According to some, it may be. A newly discovered bug dubbed Heartbleed is capturing attention. As each hour passes, more information is revealed. With the desire to provide useful insights, the tech world - and even the mainstream media - is awash with stories.

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NSA denies knowing about Heartbleed flaw for years
Apr 12, 2014 - 5:26 PM - by ArticleBot
The U.S. National Security Agency, which has a cybersecurity mission in addition to surveillance, has disputed a report that it knew about the Heartbleed security vulnerability for at least two years before other researchers disclosed the flaw this month.

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The Internet of Things: An exploding security minefield
Apr 11, 2014 - 2:02 PM - by ArticleBot
Everybody from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to a unanimous crowd of security experts has been issuing increasingly insistent warnings that security is not being taken seriously in the explosive development of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Entrust offer new certificates in wake of Heartbleed
Apr 11, 2014 - 2:02 PM - by ArticleBot
The Internet was rocked this week by revelations that a critical vulnerability in OpenSSL has left Web traffic open to compromise for years. The Heartbleed bug has potentially serious security ramifications, and it's difficult--if not impossible--to know whether data has been exposed. In an effort to restore trust, and help organizations return to normal Web operations, Entrust is providing fresh certificates for customers at no cost.

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Security update for BlackBerry 10 OS fixes remote code execution vulnerability
Apr 10, 2014 - 11:19 PM - by ArticleBot
BlackBerry released a security update for its BlackBerry 10 OS to address a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected devices.

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