Microsoft has announced to shut down CodePlex — its website for hosting repositories of open-source software projects — on December 15, 2017.
Launched in 2006, CodePlex was one of the Microsoft’s biggest steps towards the world of open source community — where any programmer, anywhere can share the code for their software or download and tweak the code to their liking.
Open source developers who use the popular code-sharing site GitHub were put on alert after the discovery of a phishing email campaign that attempts to infect their computers with an advanced malware trojan.
Dubbed Dimnie, the reconnaissance and espionage trojan has the ability to harvest credentials, download sensitive files, take screenshots, log keystrokes on 32-bit and 64-bit
Scouting for technology trends, I attended the Mobile World Congress (MWC) exhibition 2017. Even though Barcelona, Spain is itself an amazing place to visit, this event, with over 2,000 exhibitors, really pulls you in. Whilst the media usually focuses on latest smartphone presentations and a bit about connected driving, I wanted to see how consumers will live in tomorrow’s […]
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A proof of concept bypass of Google’s CAPTCHA verification system uses Google’s own web-based tools to pull off the skirting of the system.
Traditional 2-factor authentication (2FA) is all about your phone or a physical token. But what happens when you lose your mobile phone or the physical token? Then you’ll have to contact Customer Service and the troubles will start as you work to get account access again. Now there is a new option. Facebook has a smart way to […]
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Facebook’s Delegated Recovery delegates account-recovery permissions to third-party accounts controlled by the user. GitHub is the program’s first partner.
Open source and third-party software bugs haunt even the best developers’ projects, despite the industry’s best efforts to avoid them.
DNS providers Dyn suffered a DDoS attack this morning that affected many of its major customers including Twitter, Spotify, Github and others. Services have been restored as of 9:36 a.m. today.
A Chinese certificate authority (CA) appeared to be making a significant security blunder by handing out duplicate SSL certificates for a base domain if someone just has control over its any subdomain.
The certificate authority, named WoSign, issued a base certificate for the Github domains to an unnamed GitHub user.
But How? First of all, do you know, the traditional Digital Certificate
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including a password issue at Github, the xDedic marketplace, and another Flash zero day.