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  • Torpedo-shaped robot joins search for missing Malaysian flight

    As the hunt for missing Malaysian flight 370 narrows, searchers are preparing to use the Bluefin 21, a 16-foot-long autonomous robot, to look for wreckage beneath the ocean's surface.

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    Adobe patches a critical flaw in Flash Player and AIR shown at Pwn2Own contest

    Adobe Systems released security updates for Flash Player and AIR in order to address four critical vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary code execution and information disclosure.

  • Microsoft suspends Windows 8.1 Update release to businesses

    Microsoft suspended serving Windows 8.1 Update to businesses that rely on WSUS (Windows Server Update Services), saying that a bug would prevent devices from recognizing future updates.

  • Cybercriminals use sophisticated PowerShell-based malware

    Cybercriminals have been developing increasingly sophisticated malware that make use of Windows PowerShell scripts in an attempt to fly under the radar.

  • Microsoft Patch Tuesday bids adieu to Windows XP

    This month's "Patch Tuesday" includes the final round of security fixes Microsoft will issue for Windows XP, potentially leaving millions that continue to use the OS open to attack.

  • Lawmakers push US attorney general for NSA surveillance changes

    Several U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday urged the nation's attorney general to curtail the National Security Agency's collection of overseas electronic communications, saying President Barack Obama's promise to revamp a surveillance program focused on U.S. telephone records didn't go far enough.

  • UK spies did not misuse powers for mass surveillance, watchdog says

    British intelligence agencies do not misuse their powers to engage in random mass intrusion into the communications of law-abiding U.K. citizens, a government watchdog said in an annual report.

  • IBM claims new patent for mobile security technology

    IBM has come up with a technology for reducing the risk of data being exposed in mobile push notifications to mobile devices by coming up with a way to encrypt that information so service providers and others can't actually see any data related to the user's mobile device.

  • Yahoo email anti-spoofing policy breaks mailing lists

    In an attempt to block email spoofing attacks on yahoo.com addresses, Yahoo began imposing a stricter email validation policy that unfortunately breaks the usual workflow on legitimate mailing lists.

  • EU data retention rules violate privacy rights and are invalid, EU court rules

    European Union laws requiring communications providers to retain metadata are invalid because they seriously interfere with fundamental privacy rights, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) ruled Tuesday.

  • Movie studios sue Dotcom, Megaupload for copyright infringement

    Six major U.S. movie studios have sued Megaupload, the Hong Kong company running the now defunct file-sharing website of the same name, and its founder Kim Dotcom for allegedly encouraging and profiting from copyright infringement.

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    'Heartbleed' bug in OpenSSL puts encrypted communications at risk

    Computer security experts are advising administrators to patch a severe flaw in a software library used by millions of websites to encrypt sensitive communications.

  • 'Heartbleed' bug in OpenSSL puts encrypted communications at risk

    Computer security experts are advising administrators to patch a severe flaw in a software library used by millions of websites to encrypt sensitive communications.

  • Windows XP: Chronicle of a death foretold

    When Microsoft ends support for Windows XP on Tuesday, a security sinkhole will likely open and gradually widen, threatening hundreds of millions of PCs worldwide in homes, companies, government agencies and schools.

  • Google protests Turkish YouTube ban

    Google has filed a protest with the Turkish courts about the government's country-wide ban of YouTube, according to a Turkish newspaper.

  • US Supreme Court declines to hear NSA surveillance case

    The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a lawsuit challenging the U.S. National Security Agency's collection of U.S. phone records filed by a conservative activist, despite a lower court's ruling that the program may be illegal.

  • Fake Android anti-virus app taken down

    Virus Shield, by developer Deviant Solutions, was a handsome, apparently easy-to-use security app for Android devices. For $4, the app promised hassle-free, ad-free security for Android users, without impacting battery life or performance. And, mostly, Virus Shield delivered - no ads, no fuss.

  • Low adoption rate of HSTS website security mechanism is worrying, EFF says

    Almost a year and a half after the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) mechanism was established as a standard, its adoption rate by websites remains low because developers are not aware of its benefits and Internet Explorer still doesn't support it, according to advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

  • 6 ways the Internet of Things will transform enterprise security

    Most enterprise security organizations are unlikely to have a spamming refrigerator on top of their list of things to worry about. But news earlier this year that an Internet-connected fridge was co-opted into a botnet that sent spam to tens of thousands of Internet users is sure to have piqued the interest of at least a few.

  • Data opportunity 'enormous' for energy sector: ElectraNet

    Big data analytics will be critical to the future of the electricity industry, according to the senior IT manager of ElectraNet.

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