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Last week Google announced a weakness in the Android platform that left users of certain BitCoin wallet applications at risk and potentially allowing the theft of funds. Upon further examination, it emerged that the Android implementation of Java SecureRandom class contains a vulnerability that prevents the generation of secure random numbers to protect the wallet […]

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Kiwicon opened with a software engineering talk which was intensely focused – a case study of a single-line bug in a single source file in a single module in a 70MBbyte programming language distro. The talk, by Kiwi-turned-Northern-Californian coder Geoff Cant, was entitled The Erlang SSH story: from bug to key recovery. Geoff works for […]

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Adobe’s Senior Director for Product Security and Privacy, Brad Arkin, joined me for an interview on Tuesday to discuss the security improvements in Flash Player 11 and the current state of Adobe Reader/Acrobat security. When I last spoke with Brad, Adobe was preparing to launch Adobe Reader X with it’s new sandbox technology. Brad and […]

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