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  • Microsoft confirms it?s dropping Windows 8.1 support - Microsoft TechNet blog makes clear that Windows 8.1 will not be patched; users must get Windows 8.1 Update if they want security patches Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:28:33
  • First sites admit data loss through Heartbleed attacks - Canada?s tax authority and a popular British parenting website both lost user data after attackers exploited the Heartbleed SSL vulnerability, they said Monday. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:12:54
  • Reverse Heartbleed Testing - Client using the vulnerable version of OpenSSL are subject to information leakage. Most browsers are unaffected. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:30:52
  • Adobe Patches Flash Player - All users should upgrade, details at Adobe. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:01:39
  • April 2014 Patch Tuesday - Microsoft has released a smaller amount of patches this month, two of them critical (office/IE). Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:10:47
  • Windows XP support has ended - Any flaws discovered from now on?and it’s inevitable that some will be discovered?will never be publicly patched. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:05:05
  • OpenSSL Vulnerability ?HeartBleed? - The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. You can check your own sites. UTC does not appear to be vulnerable. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:47:36
  • Graphene battery research by Samsung experiences breakthrough in manufacturing process - However, the reason we haven?t seen devices using graphene yet is due to difficulties in the implementation of the delicate processes involved in building graphene layers on a large manufacturing scale. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:53:40
  • 6TB HDD - Seagate sub LaCie has pre-announced a 6TB near line disk drive from its parent and it doesn’t appear to use the slow write shingled magnetic recording technology. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:51:38
  • The #1 paid app in the Google Playstore ?Virus Shield? is a complete scam - Android Police has discovered that all the app does is change a red “X” graphic to a red “check” graphic. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:46:32

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