Lucian ConstantinReporter, IDG News Service, IDG News Service

Lucian Constantin writes about information security, privacy and data protection.

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New organization sets out to make secure communication tools more user-friendly

Simply Secure will identify usability problems in open-source privacy tools and will work with developers to address them

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Apple's iOS 8 fixes enterprise Wi-Fi authentication hijacking flaw

A weakness in Apple's Wi-Fi implementation could give hackers access to enterprise wireless networks, researchers said

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Twitter patches vulnerability that could have impacted advertising accounts

The security flaw was reported through the company's new bug bounty program and researcher was rewarded with $2,800

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Adobe releases previously delayed security updates for Reader and Acrobat

The updates fix eight vulnerabilities, including some that could be exploited to infect computers with malware

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Many Android devices vulnerable to session hijacking through the default browser

The default browser in older, widely used versions of Android contains a vulnerability that can be used to bypass the same-origin policy

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Open-source project promises easy-to-use encryption for email, instant messaging and more

Pretty Easy Privacy system aims to make encryption of written online communication accessible to masses

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VMware and Cisco patch vulnerabilities in data-center gear and software

Cisco fixed a vulnerability in server baseband management controllers and VMware in network virtualization products

Privacy lapses riddle majority of mobile apps, data protection authorities find

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found

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Vulnerability in popular Joomla e-commerce extension puts online shops at risk

The security issue might affect other extensions as well, researchers from Sucuri said

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VMware patches third-party components in vSphere platform

VCenter Server and ESXi patches update the bundled versions of Apache Struts, Apache Tomcat, glibc and JRE

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Five million Gmail addresses and passwords dumped online

The data was not likely stolen from Google, but from other websites, researchers said

Adobe fixes critical flaws in Flash Player, delays Reader and Acrobat updates

The new Flash Player update patches 12 vulnerabilities, many of which could allow remote code execution

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Encryption failures fixed in popular PGP email security tool Enigmail

Users of Enigmail 1.7 are advised to upgrade to version 1.7.2 as soon as possible

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Salesforce warns customers of malware attack

A new version of the Dyreza online banking Trojan is stealing Salesforce.com log-in credentials

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Hackers launch Apple ID phishing campaign playing on iCloud security worries

Phishing emails masquerade as security alerts from Apple about rogue iTunes purchases, researchers from Symantec said