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Browser vulnerability caps rough few months for Android security

It has been a summer of discontent for the Android security community.

Apple turns on iCloud two-step verification after nude selfie scandal

Two-step verification is not mandatory though Apple recommends it

Court throws out $368.2 million patent award against Apple

A lower court made mistakes in defining the value of the patented technology asserted by VirnetX, an appeals court says

Majority of Scottish science academics will vote ‘no’ in referendum

But humanities academics favour 'yes'

'Tiny banker' malware targets US financial institutions

Its source code was leaked in July, which may have broadened its use among cybercriminals

Yahoo slams new 'digital will' law, says users have privacy when they die

Yahoo says legislation giving estate attorneys broad data access violates its terms

Open-source project promises easy-to-use encryption for email, instant messaging and more

Pretty Easy Privacy system aims to make encryption of written online communication accessible to masses

Sprint, Windstream traffic routing errors hijacked other ISPs

The errors, which can shut off traffic, are occurring more frequently with little explanation, said Renesys

VMware and Cisco patch vulnerabilities in data-center gear and software

Cisco fixed a vulnerability in server baseband management controllers and VMware in network virtualization products

Sony launches security cameras that see in the dark

The exposure technology improves infrared footage

Cisco gains strength in next-gen firewalls via Sourcefire code

Cisco is bringing technology obtained through last year's acquisition of Sourcefire to its firewalls

Hackers accessed Goodwill hosting provider for 18 months before card breach

C&K Systems, which provided payment technology to Goodwill, said two other unnamed businesses were also affected

Four UK science and tech universities in global top ten, says latest QS rating

STEM instutions pushing out generalists

Many Android devices vulnerable to session hijacking through the default browser

The default browser in older, widely used versions of Android contains a vulnerability that can be used to bypass the same-origin policy

Data loss detection tool mines the ephemeral world of 'pastes'

Thousands of email addresses are leaked every day on Pastebin unknown to most users

Wikileaks outs latest FinFisher 'government spyware' that anti-virus can't spot

Berates Germany for allowing makers to operate

Phishing attacks take £30 million toll as UK online bank fraud rises

FFA reports sudden half-year rise in online fraud

HP unit pleads guilty to bribing Russian officials

Prosecutor's office staff received travel, luxury cars, expensive jewelry, clothes and furniture in exchange for IT contract

Data protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found

CTO for Liberty Reserve payment network pleads guilty

Mark Marmilev of Brooklyn maintained the technical infrastructure for Liberty Reserve's operations


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