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Why the Bash bug will be a big headache

Don't shrug off the Bash security flaw. Bridget Carey explains how hackers could use it to attack various computer systems -- and even lightbulbs. Also, Amazon is crafting smart-home devices and Apple offers a fix for its botched iOS 8.0.1 update.

By September 25, 2014

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Zero-day flaw haunts IE 8 for 7 months and counting

An Internet Explorer 8 vulnerability goes unfixed by Microsoft for more than half a year, reports the Zero Day Initiative.

By May 21, 2014

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Serious security flaw in OAuth, OpenID discovered

Attackers can use the "Covert Redirect" vulnerability in both open-source log-in systems to steal your data and redirect you to unsafe sites.

By May 2, 2014

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After Heartbleed, NSA reveals some flaws are kept secret

The White House explains the government’s process when deciding whether to withhold knowledge of a security vulnerability -- “There are legitimate pros and cons to the decision to disclose.”

By April 28, 2014

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Flash update fixes bug unrelated to IE zero-day flaw

Adobe and Microsoft patch a critical zero-day security flaw in Adobe's Flash Player that is actively being used to target Windows users, but the bug is different from an unpatched hole in Internet Explorer.

By April 28, 2014

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Obama reportedly lets NSA keep some security flaws secret

While saying that most vulnerabilities should be revealed, the White House allows some flaws to be kept secret in the event of "a clear national security or law enforcement need," the New York Times reports.

By April 13, 2014

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Report says NSA exploited Heartbleed, kept flaw secret -- but agency denies it

A Bloomberg report says the agency knew about the Heartbleed security flaw that's sent sites like Google scrambling to patch their systems -- but it kept it secret and used it to spy. The agency, however, says that's not so.

By April 11, 2014

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Google bug bounty brings patches for 31 Chrome flaws

Thousands of dollars have been awarded to bug hunters for the Chrome 34 release who reported 31 flaws, 19 deemed critical.

By April 9, 2014

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5-year-old finds Xbox security flaw, becomes Microsoft researcher

A boy works out how to get into his dad's Xbox Live account without a password. Microsoft not only plugs the flaw but appoints Kristoffer Von Hassel as a security researcher.

By April 4, 2014

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A powerful Dyson competitor with a few key flaws

This Samsung upright has suction power, but lacks versatility

By April 4, 2014