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Submission + - Google patches Android against OpenSSL MITM vulnerability

93 Escort Wagon writes: Google is releasing Android 4.4.4 for certain Nexus phones and tablets. While some users hoping for a new Android release at I/O may be disappointed by the timing of this new KitKat release, it is important update since it is primarily addressing CVE-2014-0224, a significant OpenSSL man in the middle vulnerability discovered recently.

Submission + - Stolen iOS UDIDs came from Blue Toad Publishing (

93 Escort Wagon writes: NBC News reports the million-record database of Apple gadget identifiers released last week by the hacker group Anonymous was stolen from the servers of Blue Toad Publishing two weeks ago. The admission contradicts Anonymous' claim that the hacker group stole the data from an FBI agent's laptop in March.

Submission + - Remote Root Exploit in Kindle Touch

93 Escort Wagon writes: This week's SANS Consensus Security Vulnerability email reports there's a remote root exploit on the Kindle Touch, thanks to its NPAPI support, served with a side of full root privileges.

NPAPI support was newly introduced on the Touch with software update 5.1.0. I don't own a Kindle Touch, but if it's anything like my Kindle 3 — I can't imagine too many people are using its web browser. But still...

Submission + - iGoogle going away in 2013 (

93 Escort Wagon writes: Users of iGoogle are now receiving notices that iGoogle is being shut down on November 1, 2013. The mobile version will be retired on July 31, 2012.

I remember when Google seemed to be all about offering tools people might find useful, regardless of their money-making potential; but it appears they're now proceeding pell-mell down the track of killing projects they can't monetize.

Submission + - When Stallman speaks, you'd better have Pepsi on h (

93 Escort Wagon writes: Some Slashdotters adore Richard Stallman, while others revile him — but we all can agree he's an interesting character. If you're thinking about bringing RMS in for a talk, though, there's a lot to be considered — literally. And you'd better not use the term "open source" or use a penguin in the promotional materials!
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Submission + - Why Android Marketplace currently drops the ball (

93 Escort Wagon writes: Slashdot stories have previously speculated regarding the reasons Android's Marketplace isn't rocketing past the iPhone's App Store. Well, Tech Crunch provides an explanation, straight from one of one of the platform's top developers. The bottom line: They currently just can't make money selling Android Apps.

Submission + - Netflix does about-face, decides to keep profiles

93 Escort Wagon writes: Fresh from my Inbox:

We Are Keeping Netflix Profiles

You spoke, and we listened. We are keeping Profiles. Thank you for all the calls and emails telling us how important Profiles are.

We are sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused. We hope the next time you hear from us we will delight, and not disappoint, you.

-Your friends at Netflix

Theory is gray, but the golden tree of life is green. -- Goethe