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NSA has yet to fix security holes that helped Snowden leaks

It would still be possible for someone to sneak out sensitive data.

Edward Snowden’s success in leaking NSA data was chalked up in part to the agency’s own security lapses, so you’d think that the agency would have tightened up its procedures in the past five years… right? Apparently not. The NSA Inspector General’s office has published an audit indicating … Read more...

Samsung patches multiple Smart Things Hub security flaws

Samsung’s SmartThings hub suffered from 20 vulnerabilities that could have allowed attackers to control the internet-of-things devices connected to it. Thankfully, security intelligence firm Cisco Talos discovered the flaws and worked with the Korean company to resolve the issues, allowing Samsung to release a firmware update that patches them for all affected customers. Talos admits in its report that some … Read more...

How I made my own WireGuard VPN server

WireGuard claims to be faster and more secure than OpenVPN

Some of you may have heard about VPN protocols that let you establish a connection between your device and a server, such as OpenVPN and IPsec. But there’s a brand new shiny protocol that promises to be faster and more secure at the same time .

But WTF is a Read more...

Email encryption flaws can expose Apple Mail, Outlook, and Thunderbird messages

Ahead of a full release of details on May 15, European researchers and the EFFare providing an early warning that messages encoded with PGP/GPG and S/MIME are vulnerable to a set of serious security vulnerabilities — an issue impacting over 20 email clients. As there are “currently no reliable fixes for the vulnerability,” the researchers are advising users to … Read more...

Windows 10: We’re going to kill off passwords and here’s how, says Microsoft

Microsoft wants to banish ‘​inconvenient, insecure, and expensive’ passwords. So what’s going to replace them?

Microsoft wants to banish the use of passwords to log into Windows devices, and has showcased some of the new technologies it wants to use to make this happen.

“Nobody likes passwords. They are inconvenient, insecure, and expensive. In fact, we dislike them so … Read more...

Over a million vulnerable fiber routers can be easily hacked

Most of the GPON home gateways are found in Mexico, Kazakhstan, and Vietnam.

Over a million fiber routers can be remotely accessed, thanks to an authentication bypass bug that’s easily exploited by modifying the URL in the browser’s address bar.

The bug lets anyone bypass the router’s login page and access pages within — simply by adding “?images/” to the … Read more...

Logging in with Facebook may let Javascript trackers steal personal data

How to run your business from your smartphone: 11 tips

With stronger compute power, smartphones are becoming a more adept enterprise tool. Here’s how to leverage the power of a mobile device to keep your business running smoothly.

With faster speeds, stronger devices, and more work being done in the cloud, working from a smartphone is now a reality for many businesses. Hardware, software, and networking advances allow professionals, including … Read more...

I don’t think Apple can fix the iOS mess it’s created

Apple has turned iOS from a sleek, streamlined, easy-to-use operating system into a ghastly horror show.

Apple knows iOS has deteriorated, but it plans to fix that

Word has it that Apple is putting on hold some of the features it had planned for iOS 12 in order to concentrate on trying to fix the problems that it’s allowed to … Read more...

15 things you might not know can endanger your Internet safety

The Internet has come a long way since the early 1990s, after tech pioneers like Tim Berners-Lee and Vinton Cerf first created the World Wide Web and the Internet, respectively. According to the International Telecommunication Union, more than 3 billion people used the Internet in 2015. It has vastly changed the way we communicate and the way we interact sociallyRead more...