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First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Microsoft ditches Windows 8.1, forces users to upgrade

Users of machines running Microsoft's Windows 8.1 are now being forced to download and install a cumulative update if they want to continue getting security updates for the relatively new operating system.But the policy - where users are cut off from ... [Published GMA - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

UP email users advised to change passwords due to Heartbleed bug

Users of the University of the Philippines' email system may have to change their passwords, as the mail service may have been affected by the newly discovered Heartbleed bug.In an advisory, UP Manila Information Management Service director Romeo Villarta ... [Published GMA - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

VIDEO: What is the Heartbleed bug threatening Internet users everywhere?

A software bug called "Heartbleed," which may compromise communication security over the Internet, is causing concern among users and tech giants alike. Researchers say users' personal information like passwords, bank details and social security numbers ... [Published GMA - Apr 11 2014]


"And yet perhaps the most frustrating aspect to all of this is Windows 8.1 Update 1 is a great update. In fact it is arguably the best and most important update Windows 8 has received" it said. — Joel Locsin/TJD, GMA News
"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. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users" it said. — Joel Locsin/TJD, GMA News
"It's quite aa lot of data and the most sensitive kind of data, so I think that people are right to be surprised about the level of magnitude and to be a little worried."
...MalwareBytes said the Trojan disguises itself as the Google Play Store app, then replace legitimate banking apps and capture user data. "This particular one disguises itself as the Google Play Store app and will run as a service in the background to monitor events. This enables it to capture incoming SMS, monitor installed apps and communicate with a remote server" it said in a blog post

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