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Heartbleed bug fixes threaten to cause Internet disruptions in coming weeks

Estimates of the severity of the bug's damage have mounted almost daily since researchers announced the discovery of Heartbleed last week.

2 days ago


 Andrew Moore, CMU's new School of Computer Science dean.

CMU taps Google VP as new dean of computer science

Andrew W. Moore, a computer scientist and expert in robotics, will begin his duties in August.

3 days ago


Ced Kurtz's Techman: Don't delay in finding out Heartbleed's impact on your cyberlife

The Heartbleed vulnerability is particularly insidious because it is a flaw in OpenSSL used to secure much of the Internet.

3 days ago


 The Sangean DDR 63 radio is very full-featured with Wi-Fi, CD, USB and Bluetooth for a street price of $325.

Sound Advice: CD-capable models can be found

Un­for­tu­nately, CD ca­pa­bil­ity is be­com­ing rarer and rarer as peo­ple switch to dig­i­tal me­dia on their phones and com­put­ers.

5 days ago


NSA could exploit flaws on 'Net

Elements of the decision became evident Friday, when the White House denied that it had any prior knowledge of the Heartbleed bug.

5 days ago


 Chris Painter, the State Department’s coordinator for cyberissues, says the U.S. request to allies to choke off computer traffic was a diplomatic effort to halt cyberattacks in 2012.

Digital assault shook up officials

The attacks subsided, providing what officials have described as a template to respond in other such cases.

6 days ago


'Heartbleed' bug causes big security headache on Internet

Web surfers wonder whether they should change passwords to prevent theft of email accounts, credit card numbers and sensitive information.

1 week ago


TechMan Texts: Tech giants try to ‘cut the cord’

Amazon Fire TV, plus: Light­ning-fast Wi-Fi; go left, young man; cheap 3-D.

1 week ago


Hackers lurk in unlikeliest of places

Companies trying to keep ahead of hackers are finding the situation is growing increasingly complex.

1 week ago


Heard off the Street: Misery should love 3-D printing firms’ company

Love is a fickle thing. Just ask 3-D printing stock investors.

1 week ago


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