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Tech firms targeted through CCleaner backdoor

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It’s bad enough when a piece of security software installed on nearly three quarters of a million PCs turns out to be corrupted. It’s even worse when it appears that this may be a backdoor through which hackers can and have released malware into the affected systems. To find that… Read more »


Password manager apps not infallible

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German researchers have given the thumbs-down to nine widely popular password management apps on Android devices. Password vaults or management applications are widely promoted as the best way to juggle numerous complex passwords. Heck, we often tout the benefits of them. But the researchers argue that software fallibility found in… Read more »


Keeping the backdoor locked

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The FBI’s recent encryption contretemps with Apple has reignited discussion around whether tech companies should be obliged to include backdoors in their software. Apart from the ethical arguments, the strongest ones so far highlight the threat these backdoors pose to the integrity of system security. A recent case in point… Read more »