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Microsoft: You're Safe From NSA Malware

Says that up-to-date users are protected from NSA code leaked by hackers

(Newser) - Up-to-date Microsoft customers are safe from the purported National Security Agency spying tools dumped online, the software company said Saturday, tamping down fears that the digital arsenal was poised to wreak havoc across the internet. In a blog post, Microsoft security manager Phillip Misner said that it had already built... More »

Ohio Adds Software 'Fix' to Voting Machines

Journo files lawsuit to stop move in key swing state

(Newser) - Ohio is adding a last-minute, "experimental" software patch to its electronic voting machines—and one official explanation seems to contradict the very contract signed for the job, Salon reports. A representative for Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted told theGrio that the change added software—not a patch—that... More »

Apple Patches iPhone Security Concerns

(Newser) - Apple today issued an update for its iPhone operating system, patching a flaw in its text-messaging operation that security experts say could have allowed serious hackers to “take over every iPhone in the world,” AllThingsD reports. “Contrary to what’s been reported,” a company spokesman said,... More »

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