Google Cracks Key Security Code, Calls for New Standard


Google on Thursday announced that its two years of collaboration with CWI resulted in the launch of a successful attack against the SHA-1 cryptographic algorithm, a widely used standard protocol used to protect sensitive data in millions of computers. The breakthrough research, led by Marc Stevens of CWI and Ellie Bursztein of Google, shows that the industry needs to send the SHA-1 standard into retirement, Google said, because the attack they were able to generate shows that the algorithm is no longer secure.

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Hack of Half a Billion Records Takes Shine Off Yahoo's Data Trove


Yahoo on Thursday disclosed that a data breach in late 2014 resulted in the theft of information from at least 500 million customer accounts. Based on a recent investigation, it appears that state-sponsored hackers carried out the attack, the company said. Account information compromised includes names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords, and encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. Payment card and bank account information was not compromised, according to Yahoo.

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Dropbox & Adobe Acrobat Reader for iOS updated with tighter integration for PDF editing

Article Image Collaboration between Dropbox and Adobe has resulted in updates for both the official Dropbox and Acrobat Reader apps, making it easier for users to access and edit their PDFs in the cloud.

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'KeyRaider' malware harvests 225,000 Apple IDs from jailbroken iOS devices

A new form of iOS malware making its way around the jailbreak scene has resulted in the theft of credentials linked to at least 225,000 Apple IDs, resulting in fraudulent app purchases and in some cases ransom demands.

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