NBC News posts CIA barb at Wikileaks

CIA

NBC news posted the first comment from the CIA regarding the Wikipedia leak into their massive collection of privacy violating software. Naturally The CIA didn’t really say anything other than to

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Court denies FBI permission to compel anyone to give thumbprint to unlock phone

FBI

In a single, narrowly scoped, case U.S. Magistrate Judge David Weisman admonished the FBI for using old boilerplate language to demand the ability to force anyone at a raided location to give up their thumb so the FBI could forcibly unload their phone.

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FBI Director Comey says there is no privacy

FBI

FBI director James Comey said that there is no privacy in America today, which is not a shock, other than trying to figure out of he’s not all that clever and is simply playing the part of Captain Obvious or if he is trying to tell us that the system here […]

Apple responds to CIA hacking revelation

Tim Cook, Apple

Apple has issued a public statement in light of Wikileaks exposure of the CIA’s, likely to be illegal, hacking activities against all popular operating systems.

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CIA outed by WikiLeaks, violates Obama directive and builds secret hacking division

CIA

Wikileaks has revealed the latest leak of CIA targets to date. This shocking revelation includes not only exploits against your computer and mobile devices, it also reveals that the CIA has repeatedly violated President Obama’s order to protect our cyber security.

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1Password is failing to unlock user passwords, leaves them in a lurch

1Password

1Password is a popular and often recommended password management utility, that I have repeatedly told my followers to steer clear from. As with all other commercial (and Shareware) password management software, it violates my basic rules of computing safety, which I will get to momentarily, in the meantime, 1Password users have been unable […]

KeRanger ransomware attempts attack against OS X, Apple defends with XProtect

Malware

It has been confirmed today that the very first fully functional ransomware targeting OS X users has been released into the wild. First detected by users downloading the Transmission app from its official download site, it appears that the official site was compromised but since its an open source project, […]

LastPass and Apple in the Security News

Malware

As I’ve said for decades, you are responsible for personally securing all your own digital devices, including laptops, desktops and mobile devices. Today’s security news is certain to have many users quaking in their boots and scrambling maniacally to try and protect themselves, so it seems a good moment to view today’s top […]

Flash player: uninstall without leaving a trace

No Flash for you!

Adobe’s Flash player has been the bane of most users who watch online video. Its old, clunky, often fails to work properly and for the past few years, it has been riddled with very serious security issues that expose users to the criminal element. Users have been dumping […]

Logjam resurrects FREAK attack!

Malware

A variation of FREAK, which allows attackers to cause you to use a week connection to a web page when you expect to have a robustly encrypted connection, has been discovered that allows attackers to fool your browser into thinking that you’re using a well encrypted connection instead of a weakly protected connection […]

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