Don't-Miss Security Stories

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First software update for Apple Watch includes critical security fixes

The update patches 13 vulnerabilities and updates the trusted root SSL certificates.

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URL-spoofing bug in Apple's Safari could enable hard to detect phishing attacks

A researcher developed code that can trick Safari into showing a different URL in its address bar than the one currently loaded.

Google blocks Chrome extensions not found in the official Web Store

Extensions for Windows and Mac will have to be installed from Google's Web Store, a small handful of restricted business and developer exceptions aside.

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Controversial MacKeeper security program opens critical hole on Mac computers

The program's developers are urging users to update to its latest version as soon as possible

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Stealthy Linux GPU malware can also hide in Windows PCs, maybe Macs

A team of anonymous developers is trying to raise awareness about GPU malware.

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MacKeeper celebrates a difficult birthday under the cloud of a class action lawsuit

Its new owners hope to repair MacKeeper's reputation, while its previous owner is close to a $2 million class-action settlement.

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Security researchers poke holes in Google's anti-phishing Chrome extension

Security researchers found nine different ways to defeat Google's Password Alert extension for Chrome.

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Private I: Apple's Chinese market share may affect security judgment

Apple's latest earnings show a huge uptick in revenue from China, now the company's second biggest market after the US. But China demands a lot from companies that do business within its borders.

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Second HTTPS snooping flaw breaks security for thousands of iOS apps

Hackers can exploit the vulnerability to launch man-in-the-middle attacks and decrypt traffic from the affected apps.

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SSL certificate flaw allows hackers to crash devices running iOS 8

When combined with another exploit, the No iOS Zone flaw can make iPhones, iPads, and iPods impossible to use.

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HTTPS snooping flaw in third-party library affected 1,000 iOS apps with millions of users

The flaw in the AFNetworking library broke HTTPS certificate validation, enabling man-in-the-middle attacks

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Why Popcorn Time's 'jailbreak-free' iOS hack is a bad idea

Popcorn Time is "available" for iOS, but you won't find it in the App Store. In fact, you need Windows to install it on your iPhone or iPad..and that's just the beginning.

TrueCrypt cryptographic audit turns up little to fear

An independently created volume-encryption software project that shut down abruptly apparently has no lurking secrets, according to a new security audit.