Security







Update flawed, new one needed for countless gadgets Google’s security update to fix the Stagefright vulnerability in millions of Android smartphones is buggy – and a new patch is needed. The Stagefright flaw is named after a component within the Android operating system that, among other things, processes incoming text […]

Androids still vulnerable, even after Google patch


BitDefender has compromised the details of around 250 users after a data breach revealed that it doesn’t encrypt details of certain customers. First reported by Forbes, the DetoxRansome group behind the hack showed that the usernames and passwords they pilfered were completely encrypted. The passwords would have been incredibly hard […]

BitDefender fails to encrypt usernames and passwords



Google has updated the stable channel of Chrome to version 44.0.2403.89. In addition to new features, which Google plans to detail these days, the latest release addressed a total of 43 security issues. The list of vulnerabilities reported by external researchers includes 12 high severity bugs. Judging by the rewards […]

Google Patches 43 Vulnerabilities With Release of Chrome 44


A pair of well-known hackers have proven that they can take over a car’s vital functions–including brakes and acceleration–from anywhere with an Internet connection. A pair of well-known hackers have proven that they can take over a car’s vital functions–including brakes and acceleration–from anywhere with an Internet connection. As described […]

Hackers figure out how to seize control of a car ...


A company known for visibility for network management launches a cyber security tool with a similar approach. If you’re familiar with Gigamon, you likely know them as the market-leading vendor in the emerging “visibility fabric” space. The company’s products provide businesses with pervasive and intelligent network data across physical and […]

Gigamon launches security delivery platform for visibility into malicious network ...



With Microsoft’s Wi-Fi Sense, people connect to open Wi-Fi networks. But does simplifying the connection process increase the peril? Some security experts think so. Wi-Fi Sense is a Microsoft Wi-Fi connection program that was first introduced in Windows Phone 8.1, and is now being ported to Windows 10. Microsoft considers […]

Windows 10’s Wi-Fi Sense draws security concerns