Since a fix was released yesterday, a bug has been crawling around the internet for a staggering two years. Introduced to glom on to the system known as OpenSSL back in December of 2011 and in the wild since Open SSL v1.0.1, this bug has been on the web since the 14th of March, 2012. But why was it only made apparent this week, and what can you do?
Bitcoin has been under increasing scrutiny all around the world as it gains popularity. Many governments are saying that bitcoin is increasingly used for illegal activities like terrorism funding and money laundering. We mentioned earlier today that Russian authorities had deemed bitcoin illegal.
Some unfortunate users have suffered from email troubles with Mail since OS X Mavericks' launch, something addressed with 10.9.1 after a sharp focus on the issue by Apple. Still, some users' woes have continued, and retrieving emails is harder than it needs to be. Apple published a manual workaround for these users today, though it hasn't said when the (next) fix will be available.
A flaw in the Google Calendar application has surfaced that could make for some awkwardness. The flaw could make some of your private events public. The flaw reportedly has to do with entering email addresses on your event.
One of the most important uses of IP cameras is for remotely viewing places or people for safety and security purposes. But in a rather ironic turn of events, a number of Foscam IP cameras have been discovered to be easily compromised, giving anyone with an Internet connection access to what the camera is seeing as well.
It is sometimes a great feeling to be on the bleeding edge of technology, but there are also some downsides to being an early adopter. This is a truth that some of the very first batch of PlayStation 4 users are learning the hard way as they are forced to say goodbye to hours of hard work in games.
Battlefield 4, the pride of EA Games and DICE, has received a long-awaited patch for the Xbox One. The next-gen game has undergone a series of unfortunate events in the form of connectivity problems, server issues, and in-game bugs and glitches. The problems were so bad and so widespread that they dealt EA's stock a blow in the stockmarket. Hopefully the patch will get things back to a more-or-less copacetic state of being.
Back in June, Microsoft announced a bug bounty program, offering a variety of awards for those who found bugs and exploitations for its software. While the Internet Explorer 11 portion of the bounty has come to a close, Microsoft is continuing the "Mitigation Bypass" bounty and has shelled out an award to one industrious individual who found an exploit in Windows 8.1 Preview.
Apple is no stranger to iMessage bugs, with one seeming to crop up every handful of months. Over the last week or so, some users have become vocal about problems they've experienced with both sending and receiving messages, something that eventually prompted attention to turn towards Apple, which has confirmed that something is amiss and that it is working on a software fix for it.
Last week, Facebook faced one of those difficult security problems that companies usually have to face once in a while. The social network reported that a security bug left approximately six million users' information exposed, namely email addresses and phone numbers. However, it seems the problem goes much deeper than that.