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Until the Tails privacy tool is patched, here's how to stay safe

Patches are ready for IP2, the vulnerable component in Tails, but it's not clear when Tails will update

'Canvas fingerprinting' online tracking is sneaky but easy to halt

At least two browser extensions can stop the tracking method, which was in wide use earlier this year

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New guide aims to remove the drama of reporting software flaws

Bugcrowd worked with a legal firm, CipherLaw, to develop the framework

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Firm says vulnerability in Tails contained in I2P component

The flaw is one of several found by Exodus Intelligence, a vulnerability broker

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SQL injection flaw in Wall Street Journal database led to breach

The publisher said the intrusion did not affect customers' data

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Zero-day flaws in Tails aren't for sale, vulnerability broker says

Exodus Intelligence will provide a report to Tails by the end of the week, a company executive said

Researchers reveal 3 devious ways online trackers shatter your privacy and follow your digital footsteps

The use of such tracking tools may be unknown to most users, according to a research paper

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Black Hat presentation on unmasking TOR users suddenly cancelled

The presentation revolved around de-anonymizing users of the privacy tool

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Virtru launches business email encryption service for Google Apps

The service, which allows for fine administrator control of messaging, is free to try through later this year

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Goodwill Industries investigates suspected payment card breach

Federal authorities and payment card industry fraud units notified Goodwill on Friday

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Aloha point-of-sale terminal, sold on eBay, yields security surprises

An HP researcher's findings highlight ongoing problems with POS software and hardware

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Rick-rolling 'Rickmote' shows no mercy when it finds someone using Chromecast

A Raspberry-Pi powered tool tricks Google Chromecast into playing Rick Astley

Mozilla's JPEG compression slims down file sizes

Mozjpeg seeks to make image file sizes even smaller without a loss of quality

Critical design flaw in Microsoft's Active Directory could allow password change

Microsoft contends the general issue has been long-known, but Israel-based Aorato has developed a working attack

EA dismisses claim its Origin software spies on gamers

A screenshot posted on Reddit does not represent information collected by Origin, an EA spokeswoman said