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Displaying items by tag: Bugs

An international ‘bug superhighway’ capable of carrying a large variety of environmentally destructive overseas insects into Australia, has been identified in a study led by Monash University.

Published in Science
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 05:42

Microsoft's Exchange Online service goes missing

Users of Microsoft's Exchange Online service have been unable to access email since 10.10am UTC (9pm Monday AEDT), with the company promising another update in about eight hours.

Published in Networking
Friday, 05 August 2016 11:02

Apple announces bug bounty programme

Apple has announced a bug bounty programme which will be by invitation only and will pay a maximum of US$200,000.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 16:01

Unicorn goes wild - unpatched Windows gets the horn

A very old but only just fixed Windows vulnerability is the key to a new in-the-wild attack.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 18:34

Software has bugs - live with it

As much as we'd all like to see bug-free software, it's not going to happen anytime soon. While things are improving in this regard, we'll need to take steps to protect our systems from exploits for the foreseeable future.

Published in Security

Heartbleed is potentially one of the biggest threats to the Internet we've seen - a software bug that may compromise secure communications over the Internet via a vulnerability in the OpenSSL protocol. But what is it? And what should you be doing to protect yourself?

Published in Security
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 12:20

Adobe patches flawed Flash

Adobe has released an update for Flash, fixing what it describes as four "critical" vulnerabilities.

Published in Security

A potentially devastating flaw in in OpenSSL, which is used to protect and secure millions of websites, has been uncovered by security researchers.

Published in Security
Monday, 21 October 2013 23:07

Microsoft pulls Windows 8.1 RT

Microsoft has removed its Windows 8.1 RT update from the Windows Store after a spate of reported problems, bringing the RT platform itself into further question.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 18:02

Yahoo Mail redesign falls flat

Yahoo Mail went under a full redesign last week, and while there's no doubt it looks good, a host of bugs have plagued the service leaving some users furious.

Published in Development
Thursday, 10 October 2013 16:38

Microsoft pays out $100K for new exploit technique

One plucky hacker has earned  a massive payday courtesy of a bug in Microsoft's Windows OS, pocketing a $100,000 reward for discovering a critical vulnerability.

Published in Security
Monday, 09 September 2013 11:01

App ratings key to popularity

New research by app-testing firm Appurify has confirmed an app's user rating may be far more important than you might have thought.

Published in Mobility

Facebook may not be willing to compensate the Palestinian researcher who found a bug in its systems, but the Internet community definitely is.

Published in Security

Microsoft has released a wide-ranging update for Office for Mac 2011 in the form of Service Pack 2.

An early update to the latest version of iPhoto seeks to avoid data loss during the library upgrade process.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 06 April 2010 11:43

Pwn2Own winner's Firefox hole plugged

Firefox updates are arriving thick and fast. The latest fixes a flaw that was discovered by one of the winners in last month's Pwn2Own contest.

Published in Open Source
Tuesday, 12 January 2010 04:15

The 2010 bug that isn't

When is a bug not a bug? No, that's not a riddle, but there is a big difference between a design or coding flaw and an inappropriate configuration.

Published in Core Dump
Tuesday, 10 November 2009 18:37

Just how flawed is Firefox?

Please don't shoot the messenger, but all is not well in Firefox land.

Published in Security
Thursday, 29 October 2009 04:07

Firefox 3.5.4 fixes critical bugs

Firefox 3.5.4 fixes a diverse list of bugs, including half a dozen critical security issues.

Published in Open Source
Prominent Australian and New Zealand payroll software company, Sage MicrOpay, has issued version 5 of their flagship Meridian product. For existing customers the upgrade is a seamless process except for one thing - it ignores every single saved setting and customisation.

Published in Development
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