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Apple's iOS 7.1.1 fixes Webkit bugs, encryption bypass issue

Released Tuesday, the update prevents exploit via "triple handshake" attacks, which could allow a bypass of encryption safeguards.

'Unauthorized' media contact a fireable offense for U.S. intel employees

The new media policy states that U.S. intelligence employees who have "unauthorized" contact with the media could lose their jobs.

AOL Mail hack furthers spam campaign using spoofed accounts

AOL confirmed on Monday that it was aware of the issue and working to remediate the situation.

Man pleads guilty to Comcast scam

A Philadelphia man entered an open guilty plea to a scam that lowered the monthly bills of 5,790 Comcast customers who each paid between $75-$100.

Privacy groups urge NIST to be more transparent

In an open letter to the NIST, a group comprised of a dozen privacy groups urged the agency be more transparent.

Security concerns shutter educational database inBloom

Parents and educators questioned data privacy and security at the startup, which was financed in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Report: Google looks to integrate PGP with Gmail

Pretty Good Privacy, or PGP, is an encryption method that was created in the early '90s.

Heartbleed bug exploited to bypass multifactor auth, hack VPN

Security firm Mandiant detailed the heartbleed exploit, which was used on one of its clients.

U.S. and Russia both look to extradite hacker

A Dutch minister of justice will decide where Vladimir Drinkman will land to face charges related to his involvement in the cyber crime collective responsible for the Heartland Payment breach.

Hacktivist claims Facebook is vulnerable to DNS attacks, Facebook says it's not

Facebook debunked a reported claim by Mauritania Attacker, the alleged leader of hacktivist collective AnonGhost, that the social media website is vulnerable to DNS attacks.

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