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Samsung and LoopPay

New Samsung phones have devices to generate magnetic fields that can be read by conventional card swipes.

Invisibility Glasses

Protecting from facial recognition.

Firefox 36 released

New design for android tablets and HTTP/2

New Critical Samba flaw

The most popular Microsoft compatible network server for Linux, Samba, has a new vulnerability that allows unencrypted access to “root.”  Redhat 4/5 is not affected, but RH 6 and 8 is.

FBI offers $3m for hacker

Largest reward ever offered.  The FBI really wants this Russian hacker.

Apple’s OSes top vulnerability list

OS X and iOS top GFI’s list of most vulnerable operating systems.

Why Lenovo’s Superfish blunder is so bad…

Not only did they squander good will, they also opened a serious security hole.

Steal All The SIMs

The Great SIM Heist is the story of how (supposedly) the US and UK govts stole the encryption keys protecting cellular traffic.

Dissecting Superfish

Some Lenovo devices came with preinstalled SSL intercepting “adware” known as Superfish.

Lenovo users, beware of preinstalled Superfish

Some Lenovo devices came with “adware” preinstalled.  Superfish, which reportedly searches for cheaper prices, had its own SSL certs installed that would combine with software and allow it to intercept https connections (secure browsing.)  Lenovo has stopped shipping the software and issued patches to remove it.