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KRACK Wi-Fi attack threatens all networks: How to stay safe and what you need to know

A devastating flaw in Wi-Fi’s WPA security protocol makes it possible for attackers to eavesdrop on your data when you connect to Wi-Fi. Dubbed KRACK, the issue affects the Wi-Fi protocol itself—not specific products or implementations—and “works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks,” according to Mathy Vanhoef, the researcher that discovered …

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Google will review web apps that want access to its users’ data

In response to recent attacks where hackers abused Google’s OAuth services to gain access to Gmail accounts, the company will review new web applications that request Google users’ data. To better enforce its policy regarding access to user data through its APIs (application programming interfaces), which states that apps should …

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BlackBerry KeyOne hands-on: A physical keyboard makes Android more productive

Here’s a surprise: BlackBerry is back with a new handset and it’s pretty good. I know, I know, you’ve heard this before. Several times over the last few years BlackBerry has attempted to make a comeback and each time it’s come to nothing, so what’s different now? The iconic BlackBerry …

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Android gets patches for critical flaws in media handling, hardware drivers

Android is getting security fixes for more than 100 vulnerabilities, including 29 critical flaws in the media processing server, hardware-specific drivers and other components. Android’s monthly security bulletin, published Monday, was split into two “patch levels,” which are represented as date strings on the “About” page of Android devices. The …

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BlackBerry’s keyboard-equipped KeyOne Android phone will launch in May

The BlackBerry KeyOne, an Android-based smartphone with a hardware keyboard, will be available in the U.S. and Canada from May 31, the phone’s maker said Thursday. TCL Communications, the Chinese company that acquired rights to produce BlackBerry-brand handsets, originally had said the phone would go on sale in April, so …

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