Don't-Miss Security Stories

Touch ID takes hardware security to new levels - Here's how, why, and what it means!

imore.com

iMore took an in-depth look at Touch ID and its security system alongside repair company mendmyi. A fascinating piece on how Touch ID keeps your fingerprints secure.

Adobe security breach worse than originally thought

A security breach at Adobe earlier in October will impact at least 38 million users, according to Krebs on Security—and that number could grow because a recent file dump of usernames and hashed passwords taken from Adobe.

Mozilla developing geolocation data service for public use

The privacy-aware geolocation project will use publicly available cell tower and Wi-Fi signals.

on pcworld.com

Flash Player now sandboxed under Safari on Mac OS X

The Flash Player plug-in has more restrictions, which should mean improved security under Safari on Mac OS X Mavericks.

Apple rebuts claims of iMessage insecurity

allthingsd.com

Apple's responded to earlier claims that iMessage is inherently insecure, but only to say that it has no intention of re-engineering the system to take advantage of theoretical loopholes found by researchers.

Inside TouchID's origins

appleinsider.com

One of the co-founders of AuthenTec, the fingerprint scanner company acquired by Apple, recently discussed the early days of the technology.

Researchers challenge Apple's claim of unbreakable iMessage encryption

A close look at Apple's iMessage system shows the company could easily intercept communications on the service despite its assurances to the contrary, researchers claimed Thursday at a security conference.

New Snowden revelation: NSA collects millions of email and chat address books

What happens in email, doesn't stay there. But you knew that already.

on pcworld.com

D-Link to padlock router backdoor by Halloween

A security issue in some of D-Link routers could allow attackers to change the device settings without requiring a username and password. D-Link says it will address the problem with a firmware update by the end of the month.

on pcworld.com

Adobe's source code was parked on hackers' unprotected server

A security expert discovered the massive breach of Adobe's network after the source code of numerous products, including the Web application development platform ColdFusion, sat parked on a hacker's unprotected Web server open to the Internet.

Facebook's new Graph Search features create phishing wonderland

Facebook has announced new changes to the way Graph Search discovers information, including the fact that status updates, photos, check-ins, and comments are now included in search results. This new stream of information offers criminals developing phishing campaigns all-new attack surfaces to exploit.

on techhive.com

Adobe reports massive security breach

Nearly 3 million customers are affected by a hack in which criminals gained access to customer information, including IDs and encrypted passwords.