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8/9/15

Internet Security: Are hackers helping or harming us? - by Mark Ward

Every week, almost every day, hackers are poking holes in the devices we carry, drive and use. Over the past couple of weeks the numbers and severity of the flaws these technical wizards have found have hit fever pitch.

They brought to light a security bug in almost one billion Android phones.

Then there was the car hack that led to 1.4 million vehicles being recalled for a software upgrade.

Don't forget the vulnerability found in an obscure bit of software that, if exploited, could have shut down big chunks of the net. We've also have emergency patches for Windows and Flash.

Read more: Are hackers helping or harming us? - BBC News

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