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This week: Serious Flaw in OpenID, OAuth logins; Towards Independent Internet Governance; Microsoft patches XP Explorer flaw; Canadians Battling for Tech “World Cup”

 

CNET | Serious security flaw in OAuth, OpenID discovered

Following in the steps of the OpenSSL vulnerability Heartbleed, another major flaw has been found in popular open-source security software. This time, the holes have been found in the log-in tools OAuth and OpenID, used by many websites and tech titans including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and LinkedIn, among others. Read More…

IT World Canada | Conference moves independent Internet governance closer

The move to a more multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance took another step with large agreement on the final statement from the NETmundial conference in Brazil. The non-binding statement agreed to by the majority of the countries, agencies, technical and public groups from 46 countries said that the Internet “should be preserved as a fertile and innovative environment based on an open system architecture, with voluntary collaboration, collective stewardship and participation.” Read more…

The Guardian | Microsoft fixes flaw in Internet Explorer on XP despite end of security patches

Microsoft has included Windows XP in a security update to fix a flaw in its Internet Explorer browser that left users vulnerable to attack – despite saying there would be no more free fixes for the outdated platform. Read More…

IT World Canada | Two Canadians in fight for Technology’s “World Cup”

Canadian startups are among 30 entrants from around the world set to compete in an annual event that’s being billed as Silicon Valley’s World Cup.

The event itself, which takes place May 20, is run by SVForum, a Bay Area non-profit that brings together technology innovators, venture capital firms, service providers and some of the IT industry’s biggest names, like IBM, Microsoft and SAP. Read more…


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