Tens of thousands of HTTPS-protected websites, mail servers, and other widely used Internet services are vulnerable to a new attack that lets eavesdroppers read and modify data passing through encrypted connections, a team of computer scientists has found.
Heartbleed sent ripples through the internet community – site admins and security folks alike scrambled to patch vulnerable websites in an effort to prevent data leaks.
Venom and Heartbleed are only similar in scale. Both vulnerabilities were distributed across thousands if not millions of machines. Otherwise, it’s like comparing apples and oranges. Crowdstrike, the security firm that discovered Venom explains:
Some of the technology industry's largest companies have applied pressure on President Obama over the issue of data encryption.
A version of the open-source PuTTY client has been discovered online which includes an information-stealing Trojan.
According to Symantec researchers, an unofficial version of the open-source Secure Shell (SSH) client PuTTY has been discovered in the wild which may compromise the privacy and safety of developers.
Some good news for power users ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference next month: the company has just updated its 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, completing the 2015 MacBook refresh it began with the new MacBook Air, 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, and the MacBook.