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A look into modern spyware

If you’ve ever wondered why “crapware” exists.

Google Chrome to block old NPAPI based plugins including Java

Google’s Chrome will begin blocking Java with version 42 (you still can re-enable it) and totally prevent it from functioning in version 45 (September 2015).   We’re going to assume that Oracle will update the Java plugin.

Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has released critical patches for Windows and Office.  All users (including Macs) should check for updates.  Adobe has also released patches for Flash Players.

Changing PC background image w/stolen password leads to felony charges.

A 14 year old with a glanced password gets jail time.

Apple releases iOS 8.3

All iOS users (ipad,iphone) should update to the latest version for security updates.

Apple releases OS 10.10.3

Apple has released an update for Yosemite that includes security fixes and the new Photos app.  Available via App Store.

TrueCrypt audit finds no back doors.

The code audit of TrueCrypt finds no installed back doors and few security problems.

Just pay for the password..

A recent study shows corporate employees will sell their passwords, cheap.

Game streaming site Twitch suffers breach

Twitch users should change their passwords ASAP.

Pwn2Own 2015

All major browsers fell to hackers at this years Pwn2Own, so did Microsoft Windows and Adobe Flash/Reader.

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