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Facebook to roll out HTTPS to all users as default

Facebook has started encrypting the connections of its users by default last week. This is as part of a plan to roll out always-on HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) to its entire global user base. For the past several years, security experts and privacy advocates have called on Facebook to enable always-on HTTPS by default […]

LinkedIn features you may need to know about

Those who are looking to expand there professional network or do some job hunting, may turn to LinkedIn. With its portfolio of features and tools to browse job listings, connect with colleagues, ask questions, join groups, makes it a great point to connect. But beyond those usual destinations are a number of other lesser-known features and tools […]

theSkyNet project goes rogue, subsequently broadcasts users details

The project theSkyNet, aimed at harnessing users’ spare computing cycles to analyse radio signals from space, has been inadvertently publicly broadcasting the details of users that have been contributing to the project. Late last week  it was alerted that people could navigate to the status page for the project after finding the URL in a configuration file. […]

Google moves quickly to plug Android Wi-Fi data leaks

Google today confirmed that it’s starting to roll out a server-side patch for a security vulnerability in most Android phones that could let hackers snatch important credentials at public Wi-Fi hotspots. “Today we’re starting to roll out a fix which addresses a potential security flaw that could, under certain circumstances, allow a third party access […]