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Two-Thirds of Apps Using Open Source Have Known Software Vulns

That’s according to the second-annual 2017 Open Source Security & Risk Analysis report from Black Duck’s Center for Open Source Research and Innovation (COSRI), which examined findings from more than 1,000 commercial applications audited in 2016. The firm found that financial services, retail and e-commerce companies’ systems had the highest number of vulnerabilities per application. […]

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LinkedIn Apologizes After Privacy Snafu

LinkedIn has apologized after its latest iOS update prompted some users to OK a new feature designed to connect them to nearby strangers within Bluetooth range. The privacy snafu was spotted by Trend Micro VP of global research, Rik Ferguson, who claimed the update was described by LinkedIn merely as containing “general bug fixes and […]

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Use LinkedIn a lot? LinkedIn’s new privacy policy and user agreement

He who pays plays. That seems to be the underlying thought behind LinkedIn’s new privacy policy and user agreement, both of which were updated Friday (April 21). And it’s an important thought to remember before you use your employer-paid-for LinkedIn account to investigate and/or apply for jobs with your company’s competitors. (Note: The changes aren’t […]

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Samsung: Galaxy S8 U.S. pre-orders set new record, beat S7 by 30%

Samsung is taking a victory lap following what it claims was a successful pre-order campaign for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. The company revealed in a statement that U.S. pre-orders for its latest Galaxy device outpaced the S7 predecessor by 30 percent, although it declined to share specific sales figures. “We are delighted to […]

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