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The right kind of wrong: Coding error protects some Android apps from Heartbleed

A few office-productivity apps are protected from Heartbleed thanks to a mistake

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While Heartbleed distracts, hackers hit US universities

As many as 250,000 people could be affected by a wave of attacks not using Heartbleed

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CloudFlare launches bug bounty program

The company hopes to strengthen its network through crowd-based bug hunting

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Google patches Android icon permissions attack

FireEye found malware that could change other icons, sending victims to phishing sites

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Akamai admits its OpenSSL patch was faulty, reissues keys

Researcher Willem Pinckaers found a hole in Akamai's OpenSSL code tweak, used for a decade, in 15 minutes

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Tests confirm Heartbleed bug can expose server's private key

CloudFlare said its challenge shows how dangerous is the OpenSSL bug.

In Heartbleed's wake, Comodo cranks out fresh SSL certificates

Comodo's chief technology officer warns it is still very early in the remediation process

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Stung by file-encrypting malware, researchers fight back

Ransomware programs such as CryptoDefense, CryptorBit and HowDecrypt have left users enraged -- and often helpless

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Critical OpenSSL 'Heartbleed' bug puts encrypted communications at risk

Administrators are advised to patch and revoke old private keys

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Indosat routing error impacts few but hits Akamai, Chevron

The telecommunications company mistakenly tried to lay claim to two-thirds of the world's networks

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Encrypted IM tool Cryptocat sticks to openness despite grief over audits

Cryptocat's founder says the project will continue to release its audits and improve its code

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Sality malware, growing old, adopts a new trick

Sality is scanning the Internet for routers with public-facing configuration panels, Eset says

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Smaller banks warned of hackers raising ATM withdrawal limits

A US federal agency warns of 'unlimited operations' where payment card limits are raised by attackers

Mistake in ransomware program leaves decryption key accessible

It's unlikely, however, that average users would pick up on the error and reclaim their files

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Banks withdraw claim against Target over break-in

The suit may have erroneously named Trustwave