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Apple finally fixes 'gotofail' OS X security hole

After a multiday delay that irked users, Apple has released a system software update for OS X Mavericks that fixes what's become known as the "gotofail" security vulnerability.

By Feb. 25, 2014

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Klocwork: Our source code analyzer caught Apple's 'gotofail' bug

If Apple had used a third-party source code analyzer on its encryption library, it could have avoided the "gotofail" bug.

By Feb. 28, 2014

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Mac and iOS users, here's how to install that major security fix

Get the update for a security hole that allows third parties to intercept and modify activity on iOS and OS X Mavericks devices. This is an update you can't afford to ignore.

By Feb. 28, 2014

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Protect your Mac from SSL bug

You can bypass the SSL vulnerability in OS X with a couple of temporary changes, until a software fix is made available.

By Feb. 24, 2014

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Some Android apps could leak personal data, researchers find

German security researchers found that eight percent of the applications they analyzed have code that is vulnerable to attack.

By Oct. 22, 2012

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Researchers to detail hole in Web encryption

A widely used standard for securing browser communications has a problem that could let attackers steal authentication credentials, researchers say.

By Sep. 20, 2011

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How Web mail providers leave door open for NSA surveillance

Protecting users' e-mail privacy from the National Security Agency and other intelligence services means using encryption. But with the exception of Google, few companies do everything they can.

By Jun. 21, 2013

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Firefox for touch screens goes to beta

As the stable version of Firefox gets additional social features, the lesser-used Beta finally gets a Windows 8 touch screen-friendly interface and Firefox for Android updates, too.

By Feb. 6, 2014

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Heartbleed bug: What you need to know (FAQ)

The security vulnerability has implications for users across the Web. Here's what the bug means for you.

By Apr. 11, 2014

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Facebook migrates everyone to https connection

The social network attempts to protect members en masse by establishing a more secure connection between their browser and Facebook's servers.

By Jul. 31, 2013