Today’s bash bug is as big a deal as Heartbleed. That’s for many reasons. The first reason is that the bug interacts with other software in unexpected ways. We know that interacting with the shell is dangerous, but we write code that does it anyway.
Facebook has launched ThreatExchange, a social network of sorts designed to allow companies to share information and intelligence about cyberthreats. The move is the latest example in how an age of cooperation may be emerging as companies increasingly battle cyberattacks of various stripes.
How many apps on your iPhone or iPad have a built-in browser? Would it surprise you to know that every one of those apps could eavesdrop on your typing? Even when it’s in a secure login screen with a password field?
In light of the latest global surveillance leaks on Thursday by former U.S. government contractor Edward Snowden, scanners at U.S. airports that catalog you in full birthday-suit glory seem somewhat tame.
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