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RSA experts: DevOps can both help and hurt security

At least in theory, DevOps should help improve security for most businesses but some of the tools that DevOps workers use are actually opening up new security holes, experts speaking at RSA in San Francisco said this week.

Newly discovered Bash bug touted as 'bigger than Heartbleed'

A major new security vulnerability that affects the Bash shell has been touted as being the most dangerous threat to Internet security ever.

Intel hopes asynchronous OpenSSL will thwart future Heartbleed

Now that the dangers of an insecure session-layer security library are crystal clear to the world, Intel is one of the companies contributing improvements to its open source version.

Spotlight: The OpenSSL security advisory we should have already seen

The fact that there's a security advisory at all tells us someone actually does care about the encryption library.

News Scan: Data threats fueling security market explosion; Reactions to Chinese hacker charges continue; more

The top news stories for May 22, 2014.

Spotlight: A post-Heartbleed debate on whether open source has failed

Two of ZDNet's finest examine the question of whether the Heartbleed bug happened on account of open source.

Heartfelt attempt at contriving the next Heartbleed fizzles

A publicity site produced by a college student touting his latest discovery succeeds in making waves, though the hubbub might have been avoided had he just used Google.

Tech giants rally to protect open source software

In the wake of the Heartbleed bug, The Linux Foundation has announced that 12 leading tech companies have each pledged $100,000 per year over the next three years to fund open source projects aimed at improving open source software.

HTC tops list of manufacturers with Heartbleed-vulnerable smartphones, says Lookout

HTC produces the three most popular Android smartphones vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug--the HTC Evo, One S and One X--according to  data  compiled by security firm Lookout from 100,000 Heartbleed Detector users.

Is a sensible communications network of things really an Internet?

Technology analysts and writers imagine a world where you, your car and your toaster all have Facebook pages. Engineers see the future somewhat differently.