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  • Proprietary firmware poses a security threat, Ubuntu founder says

    Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, believes proprietary firmware and unverifiable firmware code poses a serious security threat to users and encourages hardware manufacturers to implement support for their innovations through the Linux kernel instead.

    Written by Lucian Constantin18 March 14 18:14
  • Mobile users at risk from lack of HTTPS use by mobile ad libraries, security researchers say

    Over the past several months security researchers have found serious vulnerabilities in many mobile advertising libraries that could be exploited to abuse the permissions of Android apps or to execute unauthorized code on users' devices. The risks resulting from those vulnerabilities would be significantly lower if those libraries would use HTTPS, security researchers said.

    Written by Lucian Constantin31 Jan. 14 21:01