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Decades-old Windows bug leaks your Microsoft account to the world

Hackers have uncovered a major flaw in Windows that has been present in every released version since Windows 95. It is still exploitable in Windows 10 and could reveal your username and password, including your email address, to the world.

Major security flaw found in antivirus firm's 'secure' browser

A major security flaw has been found in Avast's SecureZone browser, also known as Avastium, that allows an attacker to remotely read any file on the user's computer, over the Internet. Antivirus firm Avast quickly patched the embarrassing bug.

Skype update stops it revealing your IP address to the world

An update to the Microsoft-owned Skype messaging software has finally removed a known issue present for over three years. The flaw makes it easy for outsiders to uncover a user's IP address, allowing them to execute DDoS attacks or other hacks.

66% of Android devices at risk as zero-day flaw found in Linux

A zero-day flaw found in the Linux kernel has put as many as 66 percent of Android devices at risk of exploit by hackers and malware creators. The bug also affects millions of desktop computers and Linux servers around the world.

Networking flaw lets hackers attack companies by sending email

A major security flaw in FireEye networking equipment could have let a hacker gain full access to all the connected devices just by sending an email. The flaw, now fixed, wouldn't even need the recipient to open the mail to be successful.

Widespread reports suggest iPhone 6S may turn off at random

Reports of brand-new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus handsets turning themselves off at random are circulating online today. Preliminary analysis suggests the bug may be caused by a recent iOS software update.

Apple says iPhone 6 Plus cameras 'may fail', offers free repairs

Apple has acknowledged a long-running complaint amongst iPhone 6 Plus owners who have found that their devices take very blurry photos. The company has admitted that, in some instances, the camera units may fail and has started a replacement program.

Serious networking flaw threatens the existence of the Internet

A critical flaw in software relied on by the web servers that power the Internet is being actively exploited by hackers in the wild. The bug is so severe that attackers could bring down the entire Internet, if used to its full extent.

Google Photos mistakes African Americans for 'gorillas'

Google has had to issue an apology after the automated image recognition system in its new Photos app misidentified African Americans in photos, erroneously creating an album called "Gorillas" in a user's image collection.

Samsung Galaxy phone vulnerability affects 600 million devices

A serious vulnerability in some of smartphone giant Samsung's premium handsets means that hackers could gain remote access to the camera, microphone and email inbox of over 600 million phones because of a flaw in the default keyboard.

One man could have deleted every video on YouTube

A security researcher has uncovered a way of deleting every single video from YouTube by sending a simple request to Google servers. The company has now fixed the incredibly serious flaw that could have removed all of the content from its site.

New Android malware spies on you even when phone is shut down

Security researchers have discovered a new form of malware attacking Android smartphones that allows hackers to control the device even if it appears completely shut down to the user.

Gmail flaw means hackers could have email address of every user

A gaping but now patched security flaw in Google's Gmail email service has been revealed that could have allowed hackers to extract the email address of every single user from Google's database.

Apple security flaw could allow hackers to beat encryption

A major flaw in Apple Inc software for mobile devices could allow hackers to intercept email and other communications that are meant to be encrypted, the company said on Friday, and experts said Mac...

Experts: Switch Web Browsers, Internet Explorer Contains Serious Security Flaw

Web security experts say they found a serious security flaw in Internet Explorer. They are advising users to stop using IE and use other browsers until the situation gets resolved.

Hackers can take over the web

A general flaw in the foundation of the Internet could let hackers control traffic, redirect it and thereby help them in controlling the world wide web.

Review finds Autopsies Flawed

Experts who reviewed former Toronto pathologist Dr. Charles Smith’s work say they disagree with conclusions reached in 13 cases where people were convicted of criminal offences. One of those cases involves a person still behind bars.

Security Flaw in Adobe Reader

"Malicious hackers exploiting the flaw could view victim's hard drives or use it to make phishing scams look more plausible."

Official warning on Mac code bug

The federal US computer security watchdog has issued a warning about a bug in Apple's OS X operating system.

Opera hit by buffer overflow glitch

Had to happen sooner or later...

First security flaw signalled in IE7

I knew it was coming....
 

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