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Android Security Flaw Leaves Gmail Vulnerable To Hackers

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August 22, 2014
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A security flaw in Android — and potentially all — mobile devices allows malicious apps to exploit a phone's shared memory and seize sensitive data. Video provided by Newsy


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Microsoft Warns of Security Flaw Affecting 26% of Internet Users

Microsoft Warns of Security Flaw Affecting 26% of Internet Users

TheStreet (Apr. 28, 2014) — Microsoft has warned of a flaw in all versions of Internet Explorer which could leave a significant number of internet users vulnerable to attack. FireEye, the security company which identified the flaw, said hackers are focusing on versions 9 through 11, which means around 26% of global browser use. Hackers are targeting browser users by luring them to click on malicious websites or downloads. Once in, hackers could remotely install viruses or even harvest private information. Video provided by TheStreet
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Comcast Will Start Encrypting Emails, Follows Google's Advice

Comcast Will Start Encrypting Emails, Follows Google's Advice

TheStreet (June 4, 2014) — Comcast has answered Google's call to email providers to use encryption to enhance users' security. On Tuesday, Google revealed its email traffic with other providers that remains encrypted and found than less than 1% of messages sent from Gmail to Comcast.net address remained encrypted. Google has been encrypting its Gmail messages since 2010, but it only remains that way if it's encrypted on both the send and receipt ends. Now, Comcast said it would begin encrypting its users' emails for security. Encryption means the data within the message is scrambled, making it more difficult for government surveillance or snoops to access the information. Video provided by TheStreet
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Sales of Google's Android Devices to Top One Billion in 2014

Sales of Google's Android Devices to Top One Billion in 2014

TheStreet (Jan. 7, 2014) — Research firm Gartner predicts that sales of devices running Google's Android operating system will hit 1.1 billion in 2014. That would mark the first time shipments of Android devices exceeded one billion and would also represent a nearly 26% increase from last year. Gartner expects Android to remain the most popular operating system thanks to the success of low-cost smartphones on the market, but shipments of Apple devices are expected to increase by the most, while shipments of Microsoft Windows devices will also be on the rise.
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Heartbleed Runs Deeper Than We Thought

Heartbleed Runs Deeper Than We Thought

Newsy (Apr. 12, 2014) — Researchers have discovered Heartbleed can compromise clients visiting servers, and leaves private SSL keys vulnerable. Video provided by Newsy
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