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Feedly Android app vulnerable to JavaScript injection

April 20, 2014 | 1

Feedly Android app is vulnerable to JavaScript injection that could not only compromise privacy of millions of users.

According to a Singapore based security researcher Jeremy S. Feedly’s Android app fails to sanitize javascript code allowing attackers to perform code … Read More

Healthcare.gov resets passwords of all registered users in wake of Heartbleed

April 20, 2014 |

Healthcare.gov has reset passwords of all its registered users after reports of active Heartbleed exploit have surfaced on the web.

Heathcare.gov has noted that there have been no instances of information compromise of its users, but the Obama administration has … Read More

Michaels Stores’ security breach affected over 3 million credit cards

April 18, 2014 |

Michaels Stores on Thursday confirmed that there was a security breach of certain payment card processing systems at its US stores and its subsidiary, Aaron Brothers.

Michaels Stores Inc, one of the US’s biggest art and crafts retailer firms, had … Read More

Oracle rolls out security fixes for 104 vulnerabilities

April 17, 2014 |

Oracle on Tuesday released the quarterly Critical Patch Update, along with security fixes to address the Heartbleed vulnerabilities in various products.

Last week, the company issued a list of products affected by the Heartbleed OpenSSL security flaw with the current … Read More

SRLabs: Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner is not safe

April 17, 2014 |

Recent report has revealed that the fingerprint scanner on the new Samsung Galaxy S5 is not really all that secure.

Germany’s Security Research Labs (SRLabs) researchers in a video posted on YouTube demonstrated that “how flaws in the implementation of … Read More

Tor: ‘We’ll lose about 12% of guard and exit capacity’ because of Heartbleed

April 17, 2014 |

Tor (The Onion Router), the internet traffic anonymising service, is bleeding due to the Heartbleed vulnerability, claims a recent report.

According to the Register, some of the Tor nodes are running compromised versions of OpenSSL, which leaves a possibility of … Read More

ThetaRay: ‘Gloomy forecast is that Heartbleed will live on’

April 16, 2014 |

ThetaRay explains what is Heartbleed, what is its impact, what is OpenSSL, damage control, remediation and its alternatives.

The recent discovery of a serious unknown vulnerability in OpenSLL has launched the world into a whirlwind of information security guesswork. What … Read More

Google: GCE customers should manually update OpenSSL

April 16, 2014 |

Keeping up its promise, Google has issued security patch addressing the Heartbleed security vulnerability for its Compute Engine.

Last week, the company promised to patch affected services like Cloud SQL, Google Compute Engine and Google Search Appliances, while rolling out … Read More

Obama crafts exception for NSA to exploit some security flaws claims new report

April 14, 2014 |

President Barack Obama has carved out a broad national security exception for the National Security Agency (NSA), claims the new report.

President Obama has made a decision in January that the NSA, in case of discovering some big hole or … Read More

BlackBerry to release Heartbleed patch

April 14, 2014 |

Heartbleed, vulnerability in the encryption code, is now the heart of headlines for major web companies. It all started with Yahoo, followed by various other websites. BlackBerry has now joined the club, with plans to roll out security patches addressing … Read More

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