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Despite the benefits experienced from unplugging, most individuals still prefer to stay connected when on vacation. But when individuals put convenience over security, by using unsecured Wi-Fi access points that are easily hackable for example, they leave themselves open to the possibility of having their personal information compromised.

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The developers of the Samba interoperability software suite announced on Wednesday the availability of security updates that patch a serious remote code execution vulnerability. Researchers have warned that there are many vulnerable systems accessible directly from the Internet. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2017-7494, affects all versions of Samba since 3.5.0, released in March 2010.

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Two teams of experts have conducted audits of the open-source virtual private network (VPN) application OpenVPN, including its use of cryptography, and they identified only one high severity vulnerability. One audit, conducted between December 2016 and February 2017, was carried out by cryptography expert Dr. Matthew Green and funded by Private Internet Access (PIA).

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