[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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[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).
[img_assist|nid=4801|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=86|height=116]Adobe joined the Patch Tuesday train today with the release of patches for at least 21 documented security vulnerabilities in the Shockwave and ColdFusion product lines.
[img_assist|nid=4723|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Microsoft today issued patches for a pair of critical (remote code execution) vulnerabilities in Windows and Microsoft Office and urged affected users to apply the fixes as soon as possible.
[img_assist|nid=4762|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]A zero-day vulnerability in Apple’s Safari browser could expose millions of Windows users to drive-by download malware attacks. The flaw is currently unpatched.
[img_assist|nid=4746|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Verizon’s invaluable Data Breach Investigations Report will now include data from hundreds of computer crime cases investigated by the U.S. Secret Service, the company announced this week.
[img_assist|nid=4745|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Foxit Corp has added new security features to its alternative PDF reader software to help thwart recent malware attacks that exploit the “/launch” feature.
[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.
[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.
[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.