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New hardware required to fix Haswell USB 3.0 connectionbug

A few weeks ago we learned that Intel’s upcoming Haswell platform was plagued with an annoying USB 3.0 bug. The chip maker didn’t immediately fess up to the issue but we’ve since heard that it is indeed a real cause for concern – so much so that it will require ...

Origin vulnerability lets attackers hijack gamingmachines

Upwards of 40 million users of EA's Origin game platform could be open to a vulnerability that allows an attacker to remotely execute malicious code. Demonstrated by ReVuln on Friday at the Black Hat security conference in Amsterdam, the process requires Origin's client to be installed on the victim's machine ...

Flaw in iOS 6.1 lets you bypass password-protected lockscreen

A security flaw recently discovered in iOS 6.1 lets anyone bypass your iPhone password lock and access some of your data after following a series of steps. The method is detailed in the YouTube video below and involves making and immediately canceling an emergency call, holding down the power button ...

Apple ID accounts reportedly vulnerable to password reset hack, forgot password page taken offline for maintenance (update 2: back)

Gaping security holes are a pretty terrifying thing, especially when they involve something as sensitive as your Apple ID. Sadly it seems that immediately after making the paranoid happy by instituting two-step authentication a pretty massive flaw in Cupertino's system was discovered and first reported by The Verge. ...