Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#892 Keepass app developer overlooks security hole to preserve ads
Think it's bad when companies take their time fixing security vulnerabilities? Imagine what happens when they avoid fixing those holes in the name of a little cash. KeePass 2 developer Dominik Reichl has declined to patch a flaw in the password manager's update check as the "indirect costs" of the upgrade (which would encrypt web traffic) are too high -- namely, it'd lose ad revenue. Yes, the implication is that profit is more important than protecting users.

The impact is potentially quite severe, too. An attacker could hijack the update process and deliver malware that would compromise your PC.
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#897 Microsoft's Bing now gives you more detailed warnings about malware, phishing sites
#896 Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid car alarm 'hacked' (VIDEO)
#895 How to delete your smartphone data securely before selling your device
#894 171 million VK.com accounts stolen by hackers
#893 TeamViewer confirms number of hacked user accounts is “significant”
#892 Keepass app developer overlooks security hole to preserve ads
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