Google cuts grace period for vendors of vulnerable software

Google is shortening the amount of time it gives to makers of vulnerable software and web services if there is imminent danger. The Google security team say that if they encounter a zero-day issue that is already being actively used for cyber attacks, it will grant the affected manufacturer just seven days grace to fix…

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May 31, 2013 | by

Boston Marathon Bombing Links May Hide Java-Based Exploits

PCMag: My social media accounts and email inbox are full of links to stories about the horrific incident in Boston earlier this week. I am reading about the victims, the bystanders and first responders that rushed to help, and looking for updates on the investigation. It turns out I should be careful about what links…

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April 17, 2013 | by

Russian malware spies on US ATMs

Security firm Group-IB has identified a malware program called Dump Memory Grabber that can take debit and credit card data from point-of-sale (POS) terminals and ATMs. The researchers say that the program has already been used to steal data from clients of US banks including Chase, Capital One, Citibank, and Union Bank N.A. as well…

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March 31, 2013 | by

Doc blocker : Oxford University blocked Google Docs

For about two and a half hours on Monday, students at Oxford University couldn’t access Google Docs after the University’s Computing Services team decided to take “extreme action” to halt phishing attacks and also to put pressure on Google. Robin Stevens of OxCert explained in a blog post that, in the past, Google has been…

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February 19, 2013 | by

Facebook Got Hacked Last Month and Is Just Telling You Now

Cross-posted from Gizmodo: Facebook just announced that it was hacked last month in a short statement on its website. Apparently, an unknown number employees visited a compromised developer site and were infected with malware. Facebook’s being very cagey about all this, but we’ve been able to scrounge up some details. According to the statement, the…

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February 15, 2013 | by

Opera Switches to WebKit and Chromium

After many years of dealing with site compatibility issues, Opera found the solution: it will switch from its proprietary rendering engine (Presto) to WebKit and will be powered by Chrome’s open source version, Chromium. “Presto is a great little engine. It’s small, fast, flexible and standards compliant while at the same time handling real-world web…

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February 13, 2013 | by

Panetta Sounds Alarm on Cyber-War Threat

I just read this and I decided to share with you: In the hour-long session with the magazine’s editors, he said: – “We are facing the threat of a new arena in warfare that could be every bit as destructive as 9/11 — the American people need to know that. We can’t hide this from…

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October 14, 2012 | by

For the first time in 25 years, Microsoft is changing its logo

In advance of one of the most significant waves of product launches in Microsoft’s history, today they are unveiling a new logo for the company. Microsoft TechNet wrote: It’s been 25 years since we’ve updated the Microsoft logo and now is the perfect time for a change. This is an incredibly exciting year for Microsoft…

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