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Hot hot hot – this pressed: Microsoft Fixes 24 Browser Flaws, Adobe Repairs Flash Player Bug – Page: 1 | CRN


Microsoft Fixes 24 Browser Flaws, Adobe Repairs Flash Player Bug – Page: 1 | CRN.

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Microsoft is taking over Yahoo!

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NEWS: HEARTBLEED BUG MAJOR WEB SECURITY FLAW


Heartbleed Bug Major Web Security Flaw

Computer experts have discovered a major security flaw in the popular Web encryption program OpenSSL that makes servers running it vulnerable to data theft byhackers. The scope of this problem is considerable; about two-thirds of Web servers rely on OpenSSL, and thevulnerability—appropriately dubbed Heartbleed—had gone undetected for about two years. Because the issue is rooted in server software, there is little consumers can do to protect their information until the sites they frequent upgrade their software. Many major Web firms have already taken steps to secure user data, but experts say it could be years before all affected sites and devices are updated. More… Discuss

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NEWS: FACEBOOK BUYS WHATSAPP FOR $19 BILLION


Facebook Buys WhatsApp for $19 Billion

Facebook is minting a load of new millionaires, inking a deal last week to buy messaging application WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion in cash and shares. By contrast, Facebook paid just $1 billion for photo sharing service Instagram in 2012. Founded five years ago by two former Yahoo! employees, one a Ukrainian immigrant who dropped out of college and the other a Stanford alumnus, WhatsApp has grown by leaps and bounds, amassing more than 450 million monthly users. Analysts predict the number of users to swell to 1 billion by 2015. WhatsApp’s 50 or so employees stand to benefit greatly from the deal, but industry insiders are not certain the investment will pay off for Facebook. More…Discuss

 

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