Browsing Author: Ryan Naraine

Google Cloud Print: Thinking Through the Security, Privacy Implications

[img_assist|nid=4943|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Google’s plans to introduce a Cloud Print service that’s already being hailed as “printer voodoo” because it lets users print to any printer anywhere in the world, even from mobile phones.However, there are some privacy and security implications that need to be fleshed out before end users rush to submit print jobs to Google’s cloud.

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Mozilla Plugin Check Now Cross-Browser

[img_assist|nid=4802|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Mozilla has expanded its Plugin Check utility to support multiple web browsers.According to Mozilla, a new cross-browser Plugin Check page now works with Firefox, Safari 4, Chrome 4, Opera 10.5 and Internet Explorer 7 and 8 for the most popular plugins (but since IE requires specific code to be written for each plugin, it will take a little longer to get to full coverage).

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Microsoft to Patch Critical Windows, Office Flaws

Categories: Malware, Vulnerabilities

[img_assist|nid=4723|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Microsoft plans to ship two bulletins next Tuesday to fix multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications.Both bulletins are rated “critical,” Microsoft’s highest severity rating. The company describes a critical flaw as one whose exploitation could allow the propagation of an Internet worm without user action.

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Facebook Security Hole Exposes Live Chat, Private Data

[img_assist|nid=4701|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]The problems with security and privacy on Facebook hit a new gear today with news that a web site vulnerability exposed live chat sessions and other private user data.According to a TechCrunch Europe report, the gaping security security on the Facebook site allowed any user to view the live chats of their ‘friends’ with just a few mouse clicks.

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‘Extremely Severe’ Flaw in Opera Browser

Categories: Malware, Vulnerabilities

[img_assist|nid=4676|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]An “extremely severe” security vulnerability in the Opera browser could put web surfers at risk of remote code execution attacks, the software maker warned today.The vulnerability, now patched with the new Opera 10.53, affects Opera for Windows and Mac.

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