Highlights and Updates

All sent and received e-mails in Gmail will be analyzed, says Google

Thursday, 17th April 2014
Google added a paragraph to its terms of service as of Monday to tell customers that, yes, it does scan e-mail content for advertising and customized search results.

Oracle Releases Critical Patches for Multiple Products

Thursday, 17th April 2014
Oracle has released its Critical Patch Update for April 2014 to address 104 vulnerabilities across multiple products,
as well as a list of all Oracle products affected by the Heartbleed vulnerability and mitigation instructions.

Heartbleed bug exploited to steal taxpayer data

Tuesday, 15th April 2014
Hackers exploited the Heartbleed vulnerability to steal taxpayer data for at least 900 Canadian citizens and an unknown number of businesses, officials in that country warned Monday morning.

Heartbleed bug also affects millions of Android phones, other devices

Tuesday, 15th April 2014
The catastrophic Heartbleed security bug poses a formidable threat to end-user applications and devices, including millions of Android handsets, security researchers warned.

Obama Lets N.S.A. Exploit Some Internet Flaws, Officials Say

Tuesday, 15th April 2014
President Barack Obama has explicitly decided that when any federal agency discovers a vulnerability in online security, the agency should come forward rather than exploit it for intelligence purposes except for "a clear national security or law enforcement need," officials have said.

Israeli hackers attack Anonymous

Monday, 14th April 2014
Israeli hackers attacked computers belonging to Anonymous and allied hacker groups, taking pictures with exploited webcams and posting the photos online, during the organization's OpIsrael hacking attack last week.

NITDA launches CERRT to tackle cyber threats in Nigeria

Friday, 11th April 2014
Nigeria's National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has inaugurated the National Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team (CERRT), tasked with tackling cyberattacks in Nigeria.

Blackberry issues Update for Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Friday, 11th April 2014
Blackberry issued an advisory warning Blackberry 10 customers that a remote code execution vulnerability (RCE) could threaten phone security.

How to Fix OpenSSL Heart Bleed Bug on Ubuntu

Friday, 11th April 2014
The recently discovered "Heart Bleed" bug in OpenSSL is an extremely critical security issue. Fixing it is relatively simple now that Ubuntu has pushed out changes to their repositories containing a fixed version of OpenSSL.

Heartbleed Bug Found in Cisco Routers and Juniper Gear

Friday, 11th April 2014
Cisco Systems Inc. and Juniper Networks Inc. said yesterday that some of their products contain the Heartbleed bug.