Messaging Apps Are Terribly Insecure

It’s likely that every single day, you use a messaging app to communicate with friends and family. It’s also likely that the messaging app you’re using is unequipped to protect your privacy. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has just released … Read More ... The post Messaging Apps Are Terribly Insecure appeared first on SecurityProNews.

Posted by on 13 November 2014 | 8:52 am

Dropbox Says They Haven’t Been Hacked

According to reports, hundreds of Dropbox usernames and passwords were leaked online as a preview to a larger alleged leak of 7 million accounts. As The Next Web reports, a thread appeared on reddit pointing to files with the leaked … Read More ... The post Dropbox Says They Haven’t Been Hacked appeared first on SecurityProNews.

Posted by on 16 October 2014 | 8:53 am

‘Shellshock’ Bug Scaring Experts as Much as Bash Heartbleed

It feels like major security vulnerabilities are more common than ever, and there’s a big one freaking out the blogosphere being referred to as “shellshock”. It was discovered by a Red Hat security team in the Bash shell. Security expert … Read More ... The post ‘Shellshock’ Bug Scaring Experts as Much as Bash Heartbleed appeared first on SecurityProNews.

Posted by on 26 September 2014 | 8:18 am

Study Suggests a Large Majority of Mobile Apps Fail Basic Security Tests

In general, we shouldn’t consider mobile apps particularly secure for the foreseeable future. That is if Gartner is correct in its latest analysis. The firm said this week that over 75% of mobile apps will fail basic security tests through … Read More ... The post Study Suggests a Large Majority of Mobile Apps Fail Basic Security Tests appeared first on SecurityProNews.

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 8:24 am

Gmail Promises Security Precautions Regarding Non-Latin Character Support

Last week, Google announced that it started recognizing non-Latin characters in email addresses, opening up the ability for users to send and receive emails in more languages. By doing this, however, they were potentially opening the door to more spam … Read More ... The post Gmail Promises Security Precautions Regarding Non-Latin Character Support appeared first on SecurityProNews.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 8:46 am

Security Improvements on Chrome for Windows

Google announced back in November that it would start requiring all Chrome extensions to be hosted in the Chrome Web Store for its Windows stable and beta channels (starting in January). Google announced today that it is now enforcing this. Extensions will … Read More ... The post Security Improvements on Chrome for Windows appeared first on SecurityProNews.

Posted by on 12 June 2014 | 10:55 am

Malware Attacks On Internet Explorer Increasing

Everyone has a favorite Internet browser. If yours happens to be Internet Explorer, you may want to switch to a different one. Internet Explorer has numerous problems, but one of the worst is the current weakness in its security. Hackers … Read More ... The post Malware Attacks On Internet Explorer Increasing appeared first on SecurityProNews.

Posted by on 15 May 2014 | 8:49 am

What’s the Real Story with The Heartbleed Security Hole?

The Heartbleed bug (known as CVE-2014-0160) is a very serious bug in the openSSL library, which is the security library used to secure communications between computers for many different reasons – examples of openSSL usage include SSL certificates used one … Read More ... The post What’s the Real Story with The Heartbleed Security Hole? appeared first on SecurityProNews.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 9:37 am

Edward Snowden Calls For Better Online Security Measures

In a rare public appearance, fugitive and National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden addressed the audience of the SXSW conference regarding Internet privacy and surveillance. The conference, which was held on Monday in Austin, Texas, put the controversial U.S. intelligence … Read More ... The post Edward Snowden Calls For Better Online Security Measures appeared first on SecurityProNews.

Posted by on 20 March 2014 | 9:26 am

Beware of Apple ID Confirmation Phishing Email Attacks!

Most of the email I receive asking me to validate and verify my account details with an online site are clearly either legit or a lame attempt at a phishing attack, an attempt to trick me into revealing private information. … Read More ... The post Beware of Apple ID Confirmation Phishing Email Attacks! appeared first on SecurityProNews.

Posted by on 27 February 2014 | 10:02 am