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The bug that nearly ate the Internet

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Bang a nail in to fix a loose floorboard and, like as not, you puncture a gas pipe. So it is with technology. While researchers were busy sorting out a Transition Control Protocol (TCP) problem, they inadvertently gave cyber criminals the opportunity to cause connection termination and perform data injection… Read more »

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Adele fans notice site bug when purchasing tickets

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Since singer and songwriter Adele announced her new and long-awaited tour for 2016, her first since 2011, fans have been clamouring to purchase tickets. But some have told the BBC that they were able to see the addresses and credit card details of other customers as they made their purchase… Read more »

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Google.com mistakenly sold, for a time, on Google’s domain-buying service

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Google has offered a cash reward to a man who bought and briefly owned the web domain Google.com after he spotted that it was mistakenly on sale on the web giant’s own website-buying service. Google spotted the mistake within about a minute and cancelled the transaction, which took place on… Read more »

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Yahoo fixes Flickr invitation bug that leaked real names and email addresses

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Yahoo has closed a months-old bug that let anyone access the name, email and message sent by Flickr users who invited friends to join the photo sharing service. But the web company was criticised for acting too slowly after the bug was brought to its attention. Its staff initially suggested… Read more »

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Security bug in popular OpenSSL software exposes users to spying

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Hundreds of thousands of web and email servers worldwide have a software flaw that lets attackers steal the cryptographic keys used to secure online commerce and web connections, experts say. They could also leak personal information to hackers when people carry out searches or log into email. The bug, called… Read more »

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