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URGENT: Android *4.1.1* Heartbleed Issue

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If you have Android please immediately check your phones version. Go to settings, about device, android version. If it's 4.1.1 you should immediately stop using it with any app or web site that asks you to enter or has access to your sensitive info such as passwords, banking info, etc.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 April 2014 10:16

URGENT ACTION REQUIRED: If you use the Internet, please check this list. YOU DO NEED TO DO THIS.

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If you use the Internet, and you are using it right now, then it is CRITICAL that you review this list for sites affected by the heartbleed bug. (see here for info on the bug itself if you are interested:



This is the ongoing list of vulnerable sites. Please do not login to, or enter any sensitive data (credit cards or passwords) on sites that are listed as vulnerable.


You can test a specific site here:


Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 08:14

FBI Breached, Apple Device ID's and Private Owner Info Leaked. Are you exposed?

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Antisec, One of the many annoying hacking groups that uses "politics" and "protest" as a cover for being a bunch of bored kids with too much time and testosterone on their hands, has breached an FBI laptop. On that laptop, there existed a list of 12 million + Apple device UDID's - which are unique ID's for Apple Devices. Along with some personal info potential capable of identifying, tracking, etc the owners. The FBI has some 'splaining to do on that count, but worse than them having it, is punks releasing a portion of it in the wild. Here is the info on the breach along with a link to a tool to help you find out if your device and information is included in the data dump.

And here is a quick run down from a blogger who has been warning about the security problems associated with UDID's to begin with.

" The vulnerabilities ranged from de-anonymization, to takeover of the user's gaming social network account, to the ability to completely take over the user's Facebook and Twitter accounts using just a UDID."

Oh, the joys of the Cloud.


UPDATE: FBI Says it's not their data.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 September 2012 18:41

Skype is Auto-Installing on Windows Computers. Don't panic.

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It's not your imagination, Skype is installing itself on computers everywhere.

Don't panic. The robot overlords are not about to flip the switch on Skynet. It's not a virus, It's not a hack attack, it's just a nuisance.

As you may recall Microsoft bought Skype recently. Because of this, they have added Skype updates to Windows updates. For computers connected to domains using WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) this means Skype is a new product category.

Microsoft normally allows administrators to choose what product categories they want the system to receive updates for, and then further lets them set which level of priority they want to auto-approve vs manually aprove updates for.

Unfortunately, Microsoft chose to add Skype to the list of products and check it automatically as an approved product category.

There is a Skype 5.9 update that is available in the update services, and this update is meant to only update computers that already have Skype. It seems this update is also considered important enough to fall under approval categories such as "critical" and "security" so it is auto-approved on most systems.

The problem is that for some reason Microsoft has not yet explained, the update is NOT installing to JUST computers already having skype. It's installing to a wide variety of computers. In some cases the whole organization, in other cases just select random machines.

At this point, The only good way to remove it is to uninstall it from control panel at each machine. If you do have to do this, please contact your system admin so they can disable the update or it will simply keep re-installing. Unfortunately, if anyone in your organization actually uses Skype, it may be necessary to leave the update approved.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 08:16
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