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Technology NewsUpdated Sunday, September 25th, 2016. Powered by


Why the silencing of KrebsOnSecurity opens a troubling chapter for the ‘Net:

“Free speech in the age of the Internet is not really free,” journalist warns.

AT&T sues Nashville in bid to stall Google Fiber:

Google Fiber's quick access to utility poles threatened by lawsuit.

Consumer group: Microsoft should compensate unhappy Windows 10 upgraders:

Survey suggested that 12 percent of Windows 10 upgraders switched back to 7 or 8.1.

Yahoo says half a billion accounts breached by nation-sponsored hackers:

One of the biggest compromises ever exposes names, e-mail addresses, and much more.

TypeScript, Microsoft’s JavaScript for big applications, reaches version 2.0:

New compiler takes steps to undo the billion dollar mistake.

Congress to Reddit: Preserve purported posts of Clinton’s e-mail admin:

/r/Conspiracy leads to the Oversight Committee demanding Paul Combetta's alleged posts.

Charter fights FCC’s attempt to uncover “hidden” cable modem fees:

Charter pricing doesn’t let customers save money by buying different modems.

Conspiracy! The Reddit rundown on the man who deleted Clinton e-mails:

Search for way to scrub "VERY VIP" e-mail address out of messages led tech to Reddit.

Contentious Windows 10 upgrade ads removed from Windows 7, 8.1:

The controversial and increasingly aggressive upgrade campaign frustrated many.

Bug that hit Firefox and Tor browsers was hard to spot—now we know why:

The curious case of Firefox's (now fixed) certificate pinning failure.

AT&T’s AirGig uses power lines for multi-gigabit, wireless broadband:

Wireless signals travel along—but not through—standard power lines.

Google Fiber wins vote in Nashville—next step, AT&T to sue city:

City that wants better Internet gears up for court battle against AT&T.

Surface Pro 3 battery woes continuing, this time for LG cells:

Firmware may have fixed Simplo battery issues, but now LG batteries have problems.

AT&T and Comcast helped elected official write plan to stall Google Fiber:

Elected official asked AT&T and Comcast to submit plan for utility poles.

The Air Force’s next long-range bomber has a name: The Raider:

The B-21's name, selected through a contest, honors Doolittle's Raiders.

Microsoft shuts down Skype office in London as it develops yet another client:

The new client will be a cross-platform application.

HP’s DRM sabotages off-brand printer ink cartridges with self-destruct date:

Firmware rejected non-HP cartridges as "damaged" after September 12.

Cable lobby tries to make you forget that it represents cable companies:

NCTA no longer a "cable" group, now it's the Internet & Television Association.

NYPD can’t count cash they’ve seized because it would crash computers:

Despite multimillion dollar evidence system, NYPD have no idea how much cash they seize.

The power of protocol analyzers:

Network problems require something better than trial-and-error troubleshooting.

Security AlertsUpdated Sunday, September 25th, 2016. Powered by


OpenSSL Releases Security Updates:

Original release date: September 23, 2016

OpenSSL has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in previous versions. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.

Available updates include:

  • OpenSSL 1.1.0a for 1.1.0 users
  • OpenSSL 1.0.2i for 1.0.2 users
  • OpenSSL 1.0.1u for 1.0.1 users

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the OpenSSL Security Advisory and apply the necessary updates.


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


FTC Releases Data Breach Recovery and Prevention Video :

Original release date: September 22, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a step-by-step video to users whose personal information may have been exposed in a data breach. This video provides instruction on how to report an incident and develop a personal recovery plan after a data breach has occurred.

US-CERT encourages users to review the FTC blog and US-CERT Tips on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks, Safeguarding Your Data, and Protecting Your Privacy for more information.


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


Drupal Releases Security Advisory:

Original release date: September 21, 2016

Drupal has released an advisory to address vulnerabilities in Drupal core 8.x versions prior to 8.1.10. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review Drupal's Security Advisory and apply the necessary update.


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


Cisco Releases Security Updates:

Original release date: September 21, 2016

Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the following Cisco Security Advisories and apply the necessary updates:


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


Mozilla Releases Security Updates:

Original release date: September 20, 2016

Mozilla has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Firefox and Firefox ESR. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Available updates include:

  • Firefox 49
  • Firefox ESR 45.4

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Mozilla Security Advisories for Firefox and Firefox ESR and apply the necessary updates.


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


Apple Releases Security Updates:

Original release date: September 20, 2016

Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in macOS Server, macOS Sierra, Safari, and iCloud for Windows. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Apple security pages for macOS Server, macOS Sierra, Safari, and iCloud for Windows and apply the necessary updates.


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


Cisco Releases Security Updates:

Original release date: September 16, 2016

Cisco has released security updates to address a vulnerability in several products. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information from an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Cisco Security Advisory and apply the necessary updates.


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


VMWare Releases Security Updates:

Original release date: September 16, 2016

VMware has released a security update to address vulnerabilities in vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi), Workstation Pro, Workstation Player, Fusion, and Tools. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0014 and apply the necessary updates.


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


Cisco Releases Security Updates:

Original release date: September 15, 2016

Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in several products. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the following Cisco Security Advisories and apply the necessary updates:


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


Google Releases Security Update for Chrome:

Original release date: September 14, 2016

Google has released Chrome version 53.0.2785.113 to address multiple vulnerabilities for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system. 

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Releases page and apply the necessary update.


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


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