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Apple: Fix for Critical iPhone Security Hole in the Works

A serious security flaw that allows hackers to remotely commandeer iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches should eventually have a fix, says Apple. The company acknowledged it was working to close the security hole Thursday, but would only say to expect the fix in a forthcoming software update.

The flaw, which came to light on Wednesday this …

Skype Promises to Fix Deadly Voice-Over-IP Exploit This Week

Hi there! I’m the latest “wants-to-be-friends” friendly surfing Skype, and if you add me now, I promise I won’t exploit a security vulnerability that lets me take super-secret command of your Mac, or even—on a whim—expunge every last byte you hold precious! Actually you don’t need to add me at all–this next message should …

Hackers Scam Microsoft in Xbox 360 Points Swindle

Hackers briefly punctured the Xbox 360′s veil of security yesterday, finagling an algorithm that generates virtual currency used to purchase items through Microsoft’s online games store. The exploit reportedly allowed users to reuse special access codes and rack up counterfeit Microsoft Points, redeemable for downloadable content.

The …