November 2016

reader comments 0 Developers with Tor have published a browser update that patches a critical Firefox vulnerability being actively exploited to deanonymize people using the privacy service. "The security flaw responsible for this urgent release is already actively exploited on Windows systems," a Tor official wrote in an advisory published…

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Mobile Provider Battled Gag Order That Forced Them to Keep Customers in the Dark San Francisco – CREDO Mobile representatives confirmed today that their company was at the center of the long-running legal battle over the constitutionality of national security letters (NSLs), and published the letters the government sent three…

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“Gooligan” Android Malware Steals Authentication Tokens to Compromise More Than 1 Million Google User Accounts Researchers from Check Point Software Technologies shared details on Wednesday of new Android malware that has compromised more than a million Google Accounts. Dubbed Gooligan by the security firm, the malware targets devices running Android…

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The Onion once ran a piece titled “I invented YouTube back in 2010.” The joke, of course, is that YouTube launched in 2005. This month’s Stupid Patent of the Month is just as ridiculous. US Patent No. 8,856,221, titled ‘System and method for storing broadcast content in a cloud-based computing…

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“I can’t f***ing stand this s***. I almost threw my brand new computer across the room,” says Seoulite Jeonghyun Kwon, an avid online shopper. “[My bank’s] security apps slow my computer to a crawl so I have to uninstall them after every use, and then reinstall them when I want to…

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