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Apple iOS LockScreen Bypass and E-mail Encryption Bug

Another iPhone passcode bypass is making the rounds this week that reportedly allows users to trick Siri into skirting around the device’s usual lockscreen to view, edit and call any of the phone’s contacts. The flaw apparently affects the most recent iOS build, 7.1.1 and...
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Google Stops Scanning Student Gmail Accounts

Google has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it will no longer scan student Gmail accounts for ads. The practice was called into question last week as part of a court case in which Google has been accused of violating wiretap laws.  Google had...
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Apple Update Fixes OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability

Apple has fixed a serious security flaw that’s present in many versions of both iOS and OSX and could allow an attacker to intercept data on SSL connections. The bug is one of many that the company fixed Tuesday in its two main operating systems,...
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AOL E-mail Hacked By Spoofers

In Internet years, AOL and its webmail counterpart AOL Mail are beyond ancient at this point. A relic of electronic mail history, the majority of users have long since jumped ship for Gmail or Yahoo. Yet those who still have accounts with AOL were no...
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Sally Beauty Supply Hacked Credit Cards Compromised

Sally Beauty supply, a retail chain that sells hair and beauty items based in Denton, was hacked earlier this month according to a release obtained by Breitbart Texas. The company hired Verizon’s forensics firm to investigate the incident and pinpoint exactly how many people may...
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Heartbleed Bug Information

Dire warnings about Heartbleed, a serious internet security risk affecting millions of websites, is echoing across the internet today. Described as a flaw in OpenSSL, the open source encryption technology used by the vast majority of web servers. The Heartbleed bug is a particularly nasty...
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Deploying Endpoints

Employees often find that one of the simplest solutions to effective communication is to work under the BYOD or Bring Your Own Device system. This is because everything can be used on the same device and therefore makes life easier. In principle, this is actually...
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NSA and GCHQ Spying On WikiLeaks Readers

New documents leaked by former NSA employee turned whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA and GCHQ consistently spied on WikiLeaks in the past years, recording information regarding the people who accessed the site in the process, regardless of their citizenship The governments of the...
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Why Computers Run Slow and Tips to Speed Them Up

That new computer runs great when it is just out of the box. It then begins to slow down as time goes by. There are definite causes to slowdowns with very few of them requiring scrapping the computer and getting a new one. There are...
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