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Technology NewsUpdated Wednesday, September 28th, 2016. Powered by


Programmable chips turning Azure into a supercomputing powerhouse:

Chips are boosting network speeds, slashing latency, and accelerating Bing.

Firefox ready to block certificate authority that threatened Web security:

Mozilla says it has lost confidence in WoSign's ability to protect HTTPS system.

EFF calls on HP to disable printer ink self-destruct sequence:

HP firmware update rejected cheaper third-party ink cartridges.

Microsoft launches “fuzzing-as-a-service” to help developers find security bugs:

Project Springfield, Microsoft's "million-dollar bug detector" now available in cloud.

Unsafe at any clock speed: Linux kernel security needs a rethink:

Ars reports from the Linux Security Summit—and finds much work that needs to be done.

Windows 10 will soon run Edge in a virtual machine to keep you safe:

Application Guard extends Virtualization Based Security to protect against browser flaws.

Microsoft pushes its three pillars at Ignite—security, intelligence, and cloud:

It's time for everyone to be all in on the cloud.

Plex puts your video into Amazon cloud so it’s always available:

Plex Cloud, in limited beta, solves problem of keeping home media server online.

As we speak, teen social site is leaking millions of plaintext passwords:

i-Dressup operators fail to fix bug that exposes up to 5.5 million credentials.

Liveblog: Microsoft Ignite 2016 Keynote:

Microsoft kicked off its Ignite conference with a keynote presentation.

Microsoft, Adobe ink cloud partnership:

Adobe will use Azure for its cloud services; Microsoft will use Adobe for Dynamics' marketing.

ISP explains data caps to FCC: Using the Internet is like eating Oreos:

"You have to pay extra for double-stuffed," cable company Mediacom tells FCC.

Why the silencing of KrebsOnSecurity opens a troubling chapter for the ‘Net:

“Free speech in the age of the Internet is not really free,” journalist warns.

AT&T sues Nashville in bid to stall Google Fiber:

Google Fiber's quick access to utility poles threatened by lawsuit.

Consumer group: Microsoft should compensate unhappy Windows 10 upgraders:

Survey suggested that 12 percent of Windows 10 upgraders switched back to 7 or 8.1.

Yahoo says half a billion accounts breached by nation-sponsored hackers:

One of the biggest compromises ever exposes names, e-mail addresses, and much more.

TypeScript, Microsoft’s JavaScript for big applications, reaches version 2.0:

New compiler takes steps to undo the billion dollar mistake.

Congress to Reddit: Preserve purported posts of Clinton’s e-mail admin:

/r/Conspiracy leads to the Oversight Committee demanding Paul Combetta's alleged posts.

Charter fights FCC’s attempt to uncover “hidden” cable modem fees:

Charter pricing doesn’t let customers save money by buying different modems.

Conspiracy! The Reddit rundown on the man who deleted Clinton e-mails:

Search for way to scrub "VERY VIP" e-mail address out of messages led tech to Reddit.

Security AlertsUpdated Wednesday, September 28th, 2016. Powered by


ISC Releases Security Updates for BIND:

Original release date: September 27, 2016

The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has released updates that address a vulnerability in BIND. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.

Available updates include:

  • BIND 9 version 9.9.9-P3
  • BIND 9 version 9.10.4-P3
  • BIND 9 version 9.11.0rc3
  • BIND 9 version 9.9.9-S5

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review ISC Knowledge Base Article AA-01419 and apply the necessary updates.


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


OpenSSL Releases Security Updates:

Original release date: September 23, 2016 | Last revised: September 26, 2016

OpenSSL has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in previous versions. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.

Available updates include:

  • OpenSSL 1.1.0b for 1.1.0 users
  • OpenSSL 1.0.2j for 1.0.2i users
  • OpenSSL 1.0.1u for 1.0.1 users *

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the OpenSSL Security Advisory and apply the necessary updates.

* Please see this previous Security Advisory for information on 1.0.1u.


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


FTC Releases Data Breach Recovery and Prevention Video :

Original release date: September 22, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a step-by-step video to users whose personal information may have been exposed in a data breach. This video provides instruction on how to report an incident and develop a personal recovery plan after a data breach has occurred.

US-CERT encourages users to review the FTC blog and US-CERT Tips on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks, Safeguarding Your Data, and Protecting Your Privacy for more information.


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


Drupal Releases Security Advisory:

Original release date: September 21, 2016

Drupal has released an advisory to address vulnerabilities in Drupal core 8.x versions prior to 8.1.10. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review Drupal's Security Advisory and apply the necessary update.


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


Cisco Releases Security Updates:

Original release date: September 21, 2016

Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the following Cisco Security Advisories and apply the necessary updates:


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


Mozilla Releases Security Updates:

Original release date: September 20, 2016

Mozilla has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Firefox and Firefox ESR. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Available updates include:

  • Firefox 49
  • Firefox ESR 45.4

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Mozilla Security Advisories for Firefox and Firefox ESR and apply the necessary updates.


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


Apple Releases Security Updates:

Original release date: September 20, 2016

Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in macOS Server, macOS Sierra, Safari, and iCloud for Windows. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Apple security pages for macOS Server, macOS Sierra, Safari, and iCloud for Windows and apply the necessary updates.


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


Cisco Releases Security Updates:

Original release date: September 16, 2016

Cisco has released security updates to address a vulnerability in several products. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information from an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Cisco Security Advisory and apply the necessary updates.


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


VMWare Releases Security Updates:

Original release date: September 16, 2016

VMware has released a security update to address vulnerabilities in vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi), Workstation Pro, Workstation Player, Fusion, and Tools. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0014 and apply the necessary updates.


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


Cisco Releases Security Updates:

Original release date: September 15, 2016

Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in several products. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the following Cisco Security Advisories and apply the necessary updates:


This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


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