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TSA don’t care if you have the MasterKeys

Made for convenience, the master keys fit TSA approved luggage to allow for quick open/close.  You can now download the plans to print your own Master Keys and the TSA isn’t worried.

Logic and Cleverness decrypt 11m+ AshMad Passwords

CynoSure Prime has cracked more than 11 million passwords from the Ashley Madison dump.

Android StageFright Exploit Code Available

Turn off auto download of MMS messages on your Android device unless you’re patched.  There is a StageFright detector in the Play Store.

It’s September Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has released 5 critical patches for their browsers, Windows, and Office.  There are also important patches.   Adobe has released a patch for Shockwave Player.  Shockwave isn’t Flash but if you have Shockwave you’ve also got Flash (Adobe bundles them like that.)

Mozilla Bugtracker Bugzilla compromised

Bad guy was able to use info to create an exploit for a vulnerability in Firefox that has been patched.  Now admin users have to use two factor authentication.

OPM spends $133M on credit monitoring

22 million people to have their info monitored for 3 years.

Many victims of OPM Fed Govt Breach still don’t know they’re victims.

Up to 21.5 million notifications to be sent this month.

Google to “downrank” sites that prompt for App installs

Have you visited a site and had “Tapatalk” offered for install on your mobile device?  Google is now automatically lowering the search rank of such sites.

Windows 7 & 8 get Windows 10 User Tracking Features

With the latest set of patches Microsoft has included some of the tracking features of Windows 10 into earlier version.

IOS malware targets jailbroken iPhones, 225k accounts compromised.

Most of the victims were in China.