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March 3, 2015
by sjvn01
Comments Off on FREAK: Another day, another serious SSL security hole

FREAK: Another day, another serious SSL security hole

It seemed like such a good idea in the early 90s. Secure-Socket Layer (SSL) encryption was brand new and the National Security Agency (NSA) wanted to make sure that they could read “secured” web traffic by foreign nationals. So, the … Continue reading

September 1, 2014
by sjvn01
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After alleged iCloud breach, here’s how to secure your personal cloud

In light of the news that an alleged hacker cracked the iCloud accounts of celebrities, such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, to reveal their private, intimate photos, there remains a high level of speculation and rumor over exactly what happened. … Continue reading

August 5, 2014
by sjvn01
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Apple and Samsung drop all patent lawsuits outside the US

Apple and Samsung agreed on Tuesday to drop their patent lawsuits outside the US. But their patent wars aren’t over yet. The two technology giants will continue to battle on within the U.S. courts system. Apple and Samsung drop all … Continue reading

August 1, 2014
by sjvn01
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Apple appears to have built its own content-delivery network

As usual, Apple has nothing to say about its latest operation: the creation of a content-delivery network (CDN) for its software updates and audio and video content. Dan Rayburn, executive VP for StreamingMedia and Principal Analyst for the research firm, … Continue reading

July 22, 2014
by sjvn01
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Apple and Samsung find themselves on the same side in patent fight

Apple and Samsung fighting the same foe? What’s next? New York Yankee and Boston Red Sox fans singing “Kumbaya” together? Manchester United and Liverpool FC supporters taking up joint knitting lessons? It’s actually just another case of businesses being attacked … Continue reading