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Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware to Binaries

A security researcher has identified a Tor exit node that was actively patching binaries users download, adding malware to the files dynamically. The discovery, experts say, highlights the danger of trusting files downloaded from unknown sources and the potential for attackers to abuse the trust users have in Tor and similar services. Josh Pitts of Leviathan[...]

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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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