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NAT-PMP Protocol Vulnerability Puts 1.2 Million SOHO Routers At Risk

More than 1 million SOHO routers and embedded devices are vulnerable to a serious vulnerability in the NAT-PMP protocol that enables traffic hijacking and denial of service attacks.

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Cisco Patches Three-Year-Old Telnet Remote Code Execution Bug in Security Appliances

There is a severe remote code execution vulnerability in a number of Cisco’s security appliances, a bug that was first disclosed nearly three years ago.

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Google Adds Hardware Security Key For Account Protection

Google is introducing an improved two-factor authentication system for Gmail and its other services that uses a tiny hardware token that will only work on legitimate Google sites.

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EFF, Snowden Dispute FBI Claims on Device Encryption

The FBI has long said that the use of strong encryption software hampers the bureau’s investigations and makes life easier for criminals. Current FBI Director James Comey continued this line of reasoning in a speech on Oct. 17, saying that the use of crypto could lead the country to a dark place, and the EFF[...]

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Privacy Criticism Hits OSX Yosemite over Location Data

Apple has fixed a huge number of security vulnerabilities in OS X and iTunes and, at the same time, is being hit with criticisms about privacy issues in the new version of OS X. The latest version of the operating system, known as Yosemite, sends location information to Apple by default via the Spotlight search[...]

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Microsoft Changing Detection of Adware and Browser Modifiers

One of the not-so-great side effects of the transition to virtually everything being done in the Web browser now is that advertisers, attackers and scammers constantly are trying to get their code to run in users’ browsers, any way they can. A lot of this is done through extensions and browser objects, some of which[...]

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Facebook Tool Mines Stolen Passwords, Notifies Affected Users

Facebook announced that it has developed a tool that combs through paste sites where stolen credentials are posted looking for Facebook passwords. Users are then notified and must do a password reset.

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