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.
If Apple had used a third-party source code analyzer on its encryption library, it could have avoided the "gotofail" bug.
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.
You can bypass the SSL vulnerability in OS X with a couple of temporary changes, until a software fix is made available.
German security researchers found that eight percent of the applications they analyzed have code that is vulnerable to attack.
A widely used standard for securing browser communications has a problem that could let attackers steal authentication credentials, researchers say.
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.
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.
The security vulnerability has implications for users across the Web. Here's what the bug means for you.
The social network attempts to protect members en masse by establishing a more secure connection between their browser and Facebook's servers.