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Dropbox SDK Flaw Lets Hackers Bypass Authentication, Other Password Managers Vulnerable

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IBM has discovered a security flaw that can leave file storage accounts of mobile users open to hackers.  The IBM researchers identified sloppy coding in Dropbox’s SDK Version 1.5.4 for Android that caused the vulnerability.   76% of the applications that link to Dropbox accounts using the Dropbox SDK are vulnerable, including other password managers.  Keeper does […]

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Apple Patches FREAK Security Bug with iOS 8.2 Update

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Apple’s latest iOS release includes a fix for the FREAK exploit, which allows hackers to attack encrypted networks, including Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) connections.   Most iPhones and iPads were affected by the bug.   Read more here: http://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-fixes-freak-security-flaw-with-ios-8-2-update/

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Mobile World Congress 2015 Highlights: Day 3

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Here are the top 5 stories from MWC 2015 Day 3: Pebble followed up their smartwatch announcement with a Time Steel model with a metal body.  The watch will have 10 days of battery life, and run for $299 Leia is bringing 3D holograms to mobile devices Flir One showcased a smartphone dongle with thermal […]

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“FREAK” Exploit Puts Hundreds of Millions of People at Risk

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Yesterday, cryptographers discovered a security flaw dating back to the 90’s, that affects OS X, iOS, and Android users on over 64,000 websites.  The FREAK exploit allows hackers to force a lower-grade of encryption, so that affected sites (with your personal information) can be cracked within a few hours. Visit freakattack.com for more info, or […]

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Mobile World Congress 2015 Highlights: Day 1

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Our team has made it safely on the ground in Barcelona to discover and share the latest technology in the mobile industry.   Here are the top #MWC15 day 1 highlights: Huawei announced its Android Wear-powered device, the Huawei Watch.  It will have a sapphire glass screen, 6-axis motion sensor and a heart rate monitor Mozilla will be launching […]

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Uber Hacked, Takes GitHub to Court to Find Hackers

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Uber is now revealing that their database of over 50,000 drivers was hacked back in May, and they have subpoenaed GitHub to hand over IP addresses of the suspects. The lawsuit reads, “On or around May 12, 2014, from an IP address not associated with an Uber employee and otherwise unknown to Uber, John Doe used […]

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Lenovo’s Website Appears to Have Been Hacked by Lizard Squad

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Lenovo’s website was hacked yesterday. Just a week after it was announced that Lenovo was installing “Superfish” adware on its factory-fresh laptops, the Lizard Squad has hacked the Lenovo.com website and turned it into a slideshow of webcam images set to pop music.  This is the same group that took down the Playstation Network and Xbox Live […]

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Anthem Says Up To 18.8 Million Non-Customers Could Also Have Been Hacked

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Anthem is now estimating that between 8.8 and 18.8 million non-customers could also be victims in the data breach where hackers stole records with sensitive information.  Independent Blue Cross Blue Shield customers are the ones who are potentially affected.  Since Anthem is part of their network, Anthem holds all of their customer records in the […]

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LinkedIn Settles Lawsuit for $1.25 million over Weak Passwords

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Back in June of 2012, 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords were exposed on a Russian hacking site, and now LinkedIn is paying the price.  Customers made the case in court that LinkedIn had deceived them about the level of internet security that was being used to protect their passwords.  Up to 800,000 American users will be […]

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