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#Security Flaw

# security-flaw - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Apple trying to fix password bug that would allow anyone easily access a Mac

A web developer found the way to get around password protection on Apple’s latest Mac operating system.

# security-flaw - Friday 26 August, 2016

You should update your iPhone now to prevent hackers from hijacking it

By tapping one link, hackers could hijack your phone and install spyware on it without your knowledge.

# security-flaw - Thursday 21 July, 2016

iPhone and Mac users: there's a serious security bug you need to fix now

Updating your devices will patch a major flaw which would allow an attacker to steal passwords by sending you a message.

# security-flaw - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Facebook Messenger flaw allowed hackers to secretly alter messages

Facebook has fixed the problem but said it was a “low risk issue”.

# security-flaw - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Lenovo computers have another 'massive security risk'

A patch for the issue has already been released, but users need to update manually.

# security-flaw - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Lenovo is really sorry for effectively putting malware on its PCs

Like, it’s really, really sorry.

# security-flaw - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Windows flaw allowed Russian hackers to spy on NATO

The flaw, dubbed ‘Sandworm’, allowed spies to gain access to computers using all versions of Windows for PCs and servers during the past five years.

# security-flaw - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Android Fake ID vulnerability could put millions of users at risk

A new vulnerability found in older versions of Android could allow malware to bypass security and take control of your phone and apps as well as access your data.

# security-flaw - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Tweetdeck takes service down after security flaw was discovered

The service was taken down after users started receiving random pop-up messages on the Chrome and Windows version.

# security-flaw - Monday 28 April, 2014

Three weeks after turning off support, Windows XP faces its first major problem

A security flaw found in all versions of Internet Explorer – which would give a hacker to gain full access to your computer – could pose a serious problem for those still using the operating system.

# security-flaw - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

'Heartbleed' security bug leaves encrypted web servers at risk

The bug can reveal the contents of a server’s memory – where sensitive data like usernames, passwords and credit card numbers is stored – and allows attackers to steal info without a trace.

# security-flaw - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Security flaw on Android version of WhatsApp could leave user chats exposed

The flaw would allow another app to access a user’s entire database of chats by accessing their SD card.

# security-flaw - Monday 24 February, 2014

This huge security flaw affects (nearly) all iPhones, iPads, and Apple computers

The flaw affects how secure data is sent over the internet.

# security-flaw - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Private photos of Mark Zuckerberg emerge after Facebook security breach

The social network says that the bug, which allowed users’ private photos to be accessed, has since been fixed.

# security-flaw - Sunday 7 November, 2010

12-year-old earns $3,000 for spotting internet security flaw

Alex Miller reported a majority security issue with the Firefox browser, and received a bumper cheque in the post.