iPhones, iPads ripe for the picking

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By Tim Greene, Network World | August 25th, 2014 USENIX Security Symposium: Georgia Tech researchers show how PC botnets could infect iOS devices to steal passwords. Attackers could compromise iPads and iPhones on a large scale through the infected computers that make up botnets, researchers say. Nearly a quarter of zombie computers that make up…

Microsoft Patch Tuesday focuses on Internet Explorer

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By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service | August 12th, 2014 Microsoft issued 29 patches for its browser, including one that covers a critical vulnerability. Microsoft has issued 29 patches for its Internet Explorer browser, including one fixing a critical vulnerability that would allow a remote attacker to gain access to a computer from over the…

Android users warned of critical vulnerability

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By Antone Gonsalves, CSO | July 30th, 2014 A critical vulnerability affecting millions of Android devices could let a hacker take control of a smartphone or insert malicious code in another app, security researchers say. Called Fake ID, the vulnerability was discovered by researchers at vendor Bluebox Security, which worked with Google on a patch…