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Cryptowall surge

The ransomware has infected 800k+ PCs last month.

Apple posts info about iCloud security

After China was reportedly interfering, Apple wants you to be sure that you are connecting to the proper server.

Koler android ransomware

Demands money, can spread via SMS to evil link.  Make sure you only download Apps from Google/Amazon and only very popular ones with brand name appeal.

Google adds USB “key” to security lineup

Via a <$30 usb key that does crypto you can now log into your Google account more securely.

New Windows 0-Day delivered via Powerpoint

A new 0-day vulnerability has been found in Windows OLE (object linking and embedding) interpreter.  The attack is being delivered as an OLE object embedded in a PowerPoint file.

Apple releases Security Patch 2014-005

Fixes the POODLE flaw in SSL.

Microsoft recalls KB 2949927 patch

Patch from last Tuesday is causing problems.

Firefox 33

Mozilla has updated its browser, fixing some critical bugs.  Upgrade if you use it.

SSLv3 POODLE Attack

Google Security Engineers have detailed an attack on the outdated SSLv3 protocol.  Most browsers will re-negotiate to the older protocol if asked.  Quickest solution is to disable SSLv3.

Veracrypt, Truecrypt’s successor

Fixes problems, more secure.  Windows Only.

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