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OpenSSL and others funded through Core Infrastructure Initiative

Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, Rackspace, and VMware have all pledged to commit at least $100,000 a year for at least three years

Heartbleed Puts 150 Million Android App Downloads at Risk

According to FireEye, Android apps can often bypass the operating system’s libraries for cryptography and use their own native OpenSSL libraries, which may not have been patched

Apple releases patches for OS X and Safari

All OS X users should check for updates using Software update to patch the operating system and Safari.

DSL router patch merely hides backdoor instead of closing it

Researcher finds secret “knock” opens admin for some Linksys, Netgear routers.

AOL email hacked: Several users complain about compromised accounts

If you get an email from an “” account that looks suspicious and contains a link, do not click on it.

Apple Security Update 2014-002

“Apple today released Security Update 2014–002 for Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion users.”  All OS X users should use Software Update to check for patches.

LibreSSL Project Announced

In the wake of Heartbleed, OpenBSD group is creating a simpler, cleaner version of the dominant OpenSSL.

Microsoft OneDrive for Business modifies files as it syncs

However, unlike the consumer version of OneDrive, we found out by accident that what gets synced to the cloud is generally not the same as what gets synced back from the cloud, even when no one has touched the files online or elsewhere.

Netflix is about to get more expensive

The price hike coincides with a controversial “interconnection” deal in which Netflix agreed to pay Comcast for better Internet service delivery.

Netflix officially comes out against the Comcast-TWC merger

Netflix on Monday also officially took a stance against the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.