The NSA chief-in-waiting's testimony to Congress may be enough to inspire lawmakers to revive old cybersecurity legislation, which would indemnify Silicon Valley technology giants from sharing their users' data with the government.
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Windows XP's next-to-last Patch Tuesday saw four updates to it. Office 2003 is also going off support, but no updates were released today for it.
It's Patch Tuesday, so Microsoft released many non-security updates in addition to the security patches. Windows 8.1 gets an even dozen.
[UPDATE] A new version of Flash fixes two vulnerabilities in the Windows, Mac and Linux versions. They're not super-high priority.
Smooth words and a fake identity gave one man the power to compromise millions of private financial records belonging to U.S. consumers.
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Dozens of fixes address many serious bugs, courtesy of Google, jailbreakers and others.
And the bug took no less than four months to fix, according to the company. Kudos to transparency, but sometimes ignorance really is bliss.
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.