Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1211 Amazon Silk browser ignored SSL searches, failing to protect your privacy
Amazon's Silk internet browser contained a serious bug which not only ignored SSL security standards in Google searches but prevented redirection to the secure version of the search engine.

The Google Chrome-based Silk browser, loaded with Amazon Kindle tablets, was set up without Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology -- which encrypts communication between servers and web browsers -- and also prevented automatic redirections to Google's SSL version of the tech giant's search engine.

This security problem left user connections unencrypted and potentially open to man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks and snooping.
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#1214 New attack that cripples HTTPS crypto works on Mac, Windows and Linux
#1213 KeySniffer vulnerability opens wireless keyboards to snooping
#1212 Unpatched smart lighting flaws pose IoT risk to businesses
#1211 Amazon Silk browser ignored SSL searches, failing to protect your privacy
#1210 Microsoft Authenticator – coming August 15th! Supports AzureAD & Microsoft acct!
#1209 In-the-wild Ransomware Protection Comparative Analysis 2016 Q3 (PDF)
#1208 Windows UAC bypass leaves systems open to malicious DLLs
#1207 O2 customer data sold on dark net
#1206 Facebook admits blocking WikiLeaks’ DNC email links, but won’t say why
#1205 New evidence suggests DNC hackers penetrated deeper than previously thought
#1204 NIST prepares to ban SMS-based two-factor authentication
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