Adobe Flash is doing a great job this week of keeping up its track record as one of the buggiest, least secure, most vulnerable pieces of software ever to hit the web. On the heels of a recent update, researchers have found a massive exploit in Flash that affects every single version of the software, on every single platform. So yes, if your computer has Flash, that means you, too.
A week after a government report identified security weaknesses within the airline industry including the possibility that newer airplanes with interconnected WiFi systems could be hacked, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Transportation Security Administration issued an alert warning airlines to be vigilant about monitoring for such threats. [More]
It’s not uncommon for a new PC to come with some pre-installed crap on it you don’t want. From proprietary hard drive management tools to antivirus trials, software bundling is sadly common. But the junk shipping on new Lenovo laptops goes one troublesome step further: the bloatware present on several models is not only annoying, but dangerous, with a vulnerability that could let someone easily access users’ private, nominally secure data.