And the bug took no less than four months to fix, according to the company. Kudos to transparency, but sometimes ignorance really is bliss.
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From the "we've been over this before" department, Europol wants users to avoid using public Wi-Fi hotspots to conduct personal transactions and sensitive data transfers.
[CORRECTION] All versions of Windows and Internet Explorer will receive updates on Patch Tuesday next week. The recent IE zero-day will be included in the fixes.
Following Mt. Gox and Flexcoin, Poloniex has admitted to losing over 10 percent of customer funds due to cyberattacks.
Early this week Snapchat imitator Puffchat threatened a hacker for disclosing serious security holes and fallacies in the app's privacy claims. As expected, things aren't going well for Puffchat's arrogant founder.
One inane tweet from mid-2012 was enough to start a chain reaction of information-gathering that could have rivaled the work of a government intelligence agency. And with that dossier of data, a hacker could have ended up ruining one man's life.
The next version of Security Essentials will include prominent warnings that Windows XP is not a safe operating system.
Reports on Monday that Microsoft has extended support for Windows XP in China are incorrect.
There are many reasons why users will be sticking with Windows XP after Microsoft ends all support next month. In the final analysis, none of them are good excuses.
Cisco is offering prizes worth up to $300,000 for those who can solve security issues surrounding the "Internet of Things" concept.