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What you need to know about the OpenSSL vulnerability “heartbleed”

At the beginning of this week a new vulnerability in OpenSSL called Heartbleed was made public. OpenSSL is the library used by most computers to encrypt data sent across the Internet and not only. OpenSSL is perhaps the most widely deployed SSL library … Continue reading

Apple fixes the SSL bug for MacOSX

Following the criticism from the media and security experts, Apple delivered what it promised: a fix to the already famous “goto fail” bug in the SSL implementation in their products. All MacOSX users should update their software accordingly. Make sure … Continue reading

Apple patches a dangerous SSL bug in iOS

Apple released on Friday, February 21st, a software update with version 7.0.6 to fix a security issue in various iOS versions. This security bug allows attackers to act as a man-in-the middle: read and modify the encrypted communication on iPhone, … Continue reading

Continuous attacks on routers and connected devices

In the last few months we have been flooded with reports about vulnerability and exploits on Internet connected devices such as routers, house automation devices (light switches), Point of Sale (POS) devices. Let’s briefly review what has happened in this time: … Continue reading

Kickstarter hacked, loses control over customer data

In an email with the subject “Important Kickstarter Security Notice“ sent to all customers, the CEO of  the company announced that on Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014, law enforcement officials contacted Kickstarter and alerted them that hackers had sought and gained unauthorized access … Continue reading

Security warning for all FRITZ!Box users registered with the MyFRITZ! service

AVM, the producer of the well-known home router FRITZ!Box, has issued a security advisory and contacted all users of the cloud service MyFRITZ! to warn them about a potential fraudulent use of telephone services connecting through FRITZ!Box routers.   (click to enlarge) … Continue reading

How to check if you were affected by the malware delivered by Yahoo’s ads in Europe

You might have heard of the incident that shadowed the beginning of the year for Yahoo. If you visited Yahoo during December 6th, 2013 and January 3rd, 2014 then it is best that you read on this article until the … Continue reading

Apple released the update v10.9.1 for OS X Mavericks

Apple published an update to their latest OS X, Mavericks v10.9, which is recommended for all OS X users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security and includes: Improved support for Gmail in OS X Mail, and fixes for users with custom … Continue reading

Adobe hacked: lost source code and millions of user credentials

In a blog post published two days ago, Adobe Inc., the publisher of Adobe Acrobat, Coldfusion and many, many other titles, has reported that their infrastructure was hacked and source code of several products was stolen. The breach has been … Continue reading

We’ve listened: Goodbye Notifier Ads! (Update)

Do you remember this ? Yes, the so called “Notifier” which for the Free Antivirus users pops up once a day (if you didn’t install the Avira Search Free Toolbar) to sell you something.     I bet you do, … Continue reading