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Officials at Huawei Technologies say that they’re looking into claims by security researchers made at DEF CON last week that there are a handful of serious security vulnerabilities in some of the company’s routers. Saying it employs “rigorous security strategies and policies” Huawei is trying to verify the flaws discovered by researchers Felix “FX” Lindner and Gregor Kopf.

A class action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in California against Hewlett-Packard could have wide ranging implications for software makers, should the court agree with the plaintiff’s claim that the company violated the state’s consumer protection laws by failing to disclose a serious vulnerability in the software that runs some of its printers. 

Windows 8, like Windows 7 and Vista before it, is being touted as the most secure version of Windows ever. In past releases, many of the security improvements have come through exploit mitigations such as ASLR and DEP and better software security practices during development. In Windows 8, however, one of the major changes is the addition of UEFI, a BIOS replacement that will include a secure boot sequence to help prevent low-level malware infections. That change, however, is not sitting well with everyone.

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