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Unencrypted fingerprint data found on HTC smartphones

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Security experts have discovered a route to unencrypted fingerprint data stored on HTC smartphones. It is an increasing trend for smartphone users to be asked to unlock their handsets with fingerprint data as well as to perform other functions on the phone, such as authorising purchases. But security experts have… Read more »

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Malicious bug exposes Android users to hackers

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Researchers who recently discovered a bug in the Android mobile operating system say that it is very serious and one of the worst flaws they have come across. The researchers are from the US security firm, Zimpherium, and claim that millions of devices may be affected. The bug has apparently… Read more »

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Mozilla blocks Adobe Flash on its Firefox browser

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Mozilla have blocked Adobe’s Flash software due to the recently reported bug which came to light when sensitive data was stolen from the Italian company, Hacking Team. Adobe Flash may now not be used on any version of the web browser Firefox and this block will remain in place until… Read more »

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Land Rover recall over keyless entry bug

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A software bug that can unlock vehicle doors has led to the recall of over 65,000 Range Rover and Range Rover Sports sold between 2013 and now. The glitch also meant that drivers would not get a dashboard warning that the vehicle had been unlocked. Security experts have warned that… Read more »

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Adobe Flash Player flaw allows in malware

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French security expert Kafeine has exposed a flaw in the popular programme Adobe Flash Player. The programme is accessed through criminal toolkits allowing hackers to gain access to users’ computers. Adobe have acknowledged the problem and recommended that users install the latest version of Flash Player as being the best… 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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Value of Bitcoin drops due to technical issues

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Bitcoin’s value has dropped sharply after one of the largest trading exchanges said there was a flaw in the virtual currency’s underlying software. MtGox said it had halted transfers to external Bitcoin addresses on Friday after detecting “unusual activity”. It said an investigation had revealed it was possible for thieves to… Read more »

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Artificial intelligence can crack Captcha security

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US firm Vicarious has developed software which can “think and learn like a human” with algorithms which can mimic the processes of the human brain. The company has used its software, named “Recursive Cortical Network software,” to solve Captcha tests which are commonly used as a security measure to detect… Read more »

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