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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. 

Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Tuesday brings  two critical patches.

Hackers allege Mt. Gox CEO still controls ‘stolen’ Bitcoin

Now embroiled in bankruptcy proceedings, Karpeles and Mt. Gox staff have gone quiet, but this hasn’t stopped other parties from trying to get to the bottom of the issue.