Browsing Author: Chris Brook

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Like Apple’s TouchID, Galaxy S5 Vulnerable to Fingerprint Hack

Categories: Hacks, Mobile Security, Privacy

Researchers published a video this week demonstrating that Samsung’s latest entry in the smartphone arena, the Galaxy S5, is vulnerable to a hack that as crude as may seem involves lifting and copying fingerprints to trick the phone’s sensor.

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Federal Court Rejects Lavabit’s Contempt Appeal

A Federal court struck down Lavabit’s appeal today, affirming contempt sanctions against the now-shuttered secure email provider that was forced to release SSL keys to the FBI.

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Cisco Patches Vulnerabilities, Looking Into Heartbleed Impact

Cisco patched a quartet of vulnerabilities this week in one of its core operating systems and is looking into the potential impact of this week’s Heartbleed vulnerability.

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Adobe Patches AIR, Pwn2Own Vulnerability in Flash

Adobe released updates for both its Flash Player and AIR software yesterday, patching four critical vulnerabilities, including one that was exposed at last month’s Pwn2Own hacking competition.

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Last Call for XP, Office 2003 Updates: April Patch Tuesday Fixes 11 Vulnerabilities

Categories: Microsoft, Vulnerabilities

As expected, Microsoft issued its final epitaph for Windows XP today, pushing out four security bulletins for 11 vulnerabilities, including the last updates it will address in the oft maligned, thirteen-year-old operating system.

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