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Chrome OS has security flaws, claims researcher

Chrome OS' reliance on the cloud and the privileges it gives to extensions make it vulnerable to hackers, says a security researcher with WhiteHat Security.

By June 30, 2011


Security expert: Don't blame Microsoft for mass site defacements

Now that the bad guys have found a generic way to attack SQL-based Web sites, look for more attacks in the near future, says CTO of WhiteHat Security.

By April 28, 2008


Microsoft fixes big IE bug -- even on Windows XP

The browser bug was so severe the US and UK issued warnings. Surprisingly, Microsoft's fix brings an update to its outmoded XP software.

By May 1, 2014


Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner thwarted by hack

Reseachers at Germany's Security Research Labs were able to sneak past Samsung's fingerprint security by using a fingerprint spoof.

By April 15, 2014


New Gmail image server proxies raise security risks

While Gmail's new policy of automatically loading images by default may have some people excited, it comes at a security sacrifice.

By December 12, 2013


Facebook bug exposed contact info of 6M users

The social network is embarrassed by a glitch in its "Download Your Information" tool that unintentionally shared some members' phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

By June 21, 2013


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


Researcher posts Facebook bug report to Mark Zuckerberg's wall

An IT expert takes to the social network CEO's timeline to demonstrate the vulnerability, which allowed anyone to post to other users' walls even if they aren't friends on the network.

By August 18, 2013


Report: Malware-laden sites double from a year ago

Two studies illustrate the hazards of Web surfing with more than 1 million sites infected with malware and more than 40 percent of sites in one study always vulnerable to attacks.

By March 8, 2011


Facebook welcomes hackers, if they wear a white hat

Facebook is encouraging hackers to try hacking its security systems to find weaknesses.

By May 10, 2012