’s Friday Security Roundup – May 22, 2015’s Friday Security Roundup – May 22, 2015 Happy birthday William Sturgeon! This weeks’ Friday Security Roundup salutes the sadly neglected English inventor who came up with a little something you might have heard called the electromagnet. He also whipped up the first galvanometer, which led to (among other things) bar code scanners and the head positioning servos in your […]

Read More’s Friday Security Roundup – May 15, 2015


    It’s May 15th – which as you no doubt already know is both the 45th anniversary of the selection of the first two female generals in the U. S. Army and the 94th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. (Both of these historical turning points should be taught in schools – if only […]

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Networking Library Leaves Thousands of iOS apps Vulnerable


  AFNetworking for iOS apps has a big bug Unfortunately, we have yet another report of a pretty big security vulnerability. This time, it was found in the AFNetworking library, which is used for developing iOS apps. How popular is it? Well, the bug recently found affected as many as 25,000 mobile apps that are vulnerable. […]

Read More’s Friday Security Roundup – May 8, 2015


    Happy birthday, Harry S Truman! And it’s the 45th anniversary of the release of the Beatle’s last album. In this weeks’ Friday Security Roundup, we can’t decide whether to give ’em hell or let ’em be – maybe a bit of both? Either way, reviews some of the security issues that we’ve been following […]

Read More’s Friday Security Roundup – May 1, 2015


    Happy May Day! (“Red root?” “Green root?” Just don’t get fooled by a fake root.) It’s the International Workers’ Day edition of the Friday Security Roundup, where reviews some of the security issues that we’ve been following this week.

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Happy (Belated) Birthday Heartbleed


  Heartbleed Vulnerability Turns One Year Old Earlier this month, the Heartbleed bug turned one year old. While security vulnerabilities don’t usually observe birthdays, this one was so big we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at where everything stands in regard to it one year later. For example, are […]

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POODLE Vulnerability in Australia


  POODLE Still Biting Consumers Down Under Do you remember all the news about the POODLE vulnerability? We’ve done updates here and here. As you probably know, it’s an acronym for “Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption.” While many people have forgotten all about it (and FREAK), it seems some people around the world are […]

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Mozilla Joins Google in Not Trusting CNNIC


  “He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted” ~ Lao Tzu Rememb er the little story we did a while back about the China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC) titled The Curious Case of the Google Certificate that Wasn’t. Well, it appears Mozilla is jumping on the bandwagon. After much public discussion […]

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Netflix to Use HTTPS to Secure Video Streams


  House of Cards a Solid Foundation for Netflix Prices for Netflix stock have been going up because the company is doing so well, especially with the coveted 18 to 34 year old demographic. With original programming like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Daredevil, the streaming video service has become even […]

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