As U.S. banks and retailers are barreling toward a 2015 deadline to replace magnetic-stripe credit and debit cards with more secure cards that come embedded with a microchip, researchers have announced a critical flaw in the card system.
Four men have been charged with breaking into the computer systems of Microsoft, the US army and leading games manufacturers, as part of an alleged international hacking ring that netted more than $100m in intellectual property, the US Department of Justice said on Tuesday.
A total of 1,228 popular Android apps found in the Google Play store are still vulnerable to a FREAK attack, FireEye says. Research published on Tuesday by the firm’s security team disclosed just how vulnerable both Android and iOS apps still are to the FREAK bug.
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