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Systems Vulnerable to Zero-Day Flash Bug

April 28th, 2014

It’s not often that the US government weighs in on the browser wars, but a new Internet Explorer vulnerability that affects all major versions of the browser from the past decade has forced it to raise an alarm:┬áStop using IE. This zero-day exploit is an unpatched flaw in the browser that allows attackers to run […]

The Gist of Heartbleed

April 10th, 2014

What is going on?! ———————————————————- On April 7, 2014 a simple coding flaw was discovered in OpenSSL. OpenSSL is an encryption library used, predominantly by Linux and Unix-based systems, to secure data as it traverses the Internet (keeps your data from getting in the hands of others). The coding flaw (CVE-2014-0160) was introduced into OpenSSL […]

Missing Malaysian Airliner Scam

April 2nd, 2014

If you receive a email or see a Facebook post that claims to have photos or a video of the missing airliner, do not click it. Malware can be spread through these links and questionnaires that are asking for your personal information are being shared on Facebook. There is not a reputable entity that would […]