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Facebook forces some users to reset passwords because of Adobe data breach

Facebook locked some users out of their accounts after determining that their log-in credentials were exposed as a result of a security breach at Adobe.

on techhive.com

Google's Chrome will automatically block malware

A version of Chrome designed for early testing by developers will display a small warning note letting users know when it prevents malware from being downloaded.

on pcworld.com

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.