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Microsoft in hot water over email search

Microsoft is in hot water over its privacy policy after it emerged that the software firm looked through a French blogger’s Hotmail account to find the source of leaked code for Windows 8.

$1 million phone scam ‘largest ever’

The impostor claims to be an Internal Revenue Service representative and tells “intended victims they owe taxes and must pay using a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer,” an IRS inspector general office said.

Internal Gmail traffic to always use https

Starting today, Gmail will always use an encrypted HTTPS connection when you check or send email. Gmail has supported HTTPS since the day it launched, and in 2010 we made HTTPS the default.

Linux worm Darlloz targets Intel architecture to mine digital currency

a new Internet of Things (IoT) worm was discovered last November. Dubbed Linux.Darlloz, the worm targets computers running Intel x86 architectures, as well as devices running the ARM, MIPS and PowerPC architectures, such as routers and set-top boxes.

Firefox and Thunderbird Updates

Mozilla has released critical patches for Firefox and Thunderbird.  All users should update, current versions will auto patch.

Pwn2own Results

The second and final day of Pwn2Own 2014 saw successful attempts by seven entrants against five products, with $450,000 paid to researchers. This brings the two-day payout total to $850,000, not including charitable donations or the value of the laptops, ZDI points, and other prizes given to winning researchers.

Samsung Galaxy backdoor discovered by developer

he and his team discovered the Samsung programme running on the applications processor in charge of handling the communication protocol.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday

A summary of the patches released today from Microsoft.

iOS 7.1 released

The new update provides a variety of security and stability fixes, some speed improvements, and UI tweaks that refine the new design introduced back in December. The update is available for all devices that can run iOS 7: the iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5C, and 5S; the iPad 2, both Retina iPads, both iPad minis, and the iPad Air; and the fifth-generation iPod touch.

Experian Lapse Allowed ID Theft Service Access to 200 Million Consumer Records

Court records just released last week show that Ngo tricked an Experian subsidiary into giving him direct access to personal and financial data on more than 200 million Americans.