[UPDATE] A bug in the Facebook mobile app allows a malicious app to prevent users from removing it. Updated to include Facebook reaction.
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This Patch Tuesday will see just five updates and just two critical. Every version of Windows is affected.
The FBI has an RFQ out to buy malware for research. Read the document and the project sounds legitimate, but the RFQ is still funny to read.
Hacking group "NullCrew FTS" announced on Twitter today that they had successfully hacked Comcast and provided unredacted proof on Pastebin.
The company is also increasing the bounties for patches of major open source projects.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has declared that "SHA-1 shall not be used for digital signature generation after December 31, 2013." So why are they still using it?
An exploit exists in the wild for the vulnerability patched today in Flash Player. Windows, Mac and Linux versions are affected.
Malicious Windows program sometimes mess with Chrome settings without telling the user. Chrome will now detect this and offer to revert to defaults.
What Verizon says and does appears to be in conflict, according to privacy specialists, legal experts, and academics, who argue the U.S. government can demand foreign data held by American telecom and technology companies.
While unsurprisingly Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Java were very vulnerable, Google's Chrome operating system was listed as the third most vulnerable system in 2013.