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  • Of the many casualties of the Heartbleed flaw, the Tor anonymity browser is one of the more interesting. As a heavy user of SSL to encrypt traffic between the various Tor nodes, it’s no surprise the network announced that it was vulnerable – which potentially compromises its much-vaunted privacy function.
  • Michaels Stores, the arts and crafts retail chain, has confirmed that it has been the victim of two separate, eight-month-long point-of-sale (PoS) attacks, exposing the credit and debit card data of as many as 3 million customers.
  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have wasted no time tracking down the suspected perpetrator behind the Heartbleed-related data breach at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) earlier this week.
  • A malicious mobile application for Android that offers a range of espionage functions has now gone on sale in underground forums with a new trick: it’s being used by several banking trojans in an attempt to bypass the two-factor authentication method used by a range financial institutions.
  • Oracle has released its April 2014 Critical Patch Update, providing fixes for 104 vulnerabilities across a number of product lines, with several of them considered severe. Among the patches are fixes for 37 Java SE vulnerabilities.
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  • Posted by Ernst & Young LLP • 16 April 2014
    By Mark Brown Much has been made of Microsoft’s decision to stop security support for Windows XP over the last few weeks. Some commentators have likened it to something of a Y2K-esque tech apo...
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  • Posted by IRM Plc • 14 April 2014
    By Punam Tiwari On my return home from my Cheltenham Head Office one evening, I happened upon an opinon article quite randomly lying around in the train by David Aaronovitch of The Times, titled...
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  • Posted by Bob Tarzey • 21 March 2014
    It will not be news to anyone who has written code that the time to kill software bugs is early on in the application development lifecycle, before they can have a major impact. This is important for ...
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  • Posted by Drew Amorosi • 17 March 2014
    Nine months and counting – nine months since Edward Snowden first told the world that the US government logged the metadata of all telephone traffic. Shortly after came PRISM, involvement by the...
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