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Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger has responded to the publication of a potential vulnerability on the app’s iOS version by noting that the company plans to finish upgrading to HTTPS for the entire service “soon.” Developer Stevie Graham went public with the vulnerability after Facebook failed to fix the issue. According to a Hacker News comment, Graham discovered the issue years ago and was shocked when he realized it hadn’t been fixed. The issue exposes users of the iOS app to attacks via man-in-the-middle because Instagram sends some unencrypted data with the session cookie. A malicious actor could then use those cookies to spoof the account...

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Apple has filed a motion to drop a cross-appeal in the seemingly eternal patent battle between the Cupertino-based tech giant and rival Samsung, as noted today by FOSS Patents.

As the appeals process drags on, Apple has decided to let go of certain points and accept the court’s rulings. In this case, Apple has decided not to seek an injunction against certain Samsung devices from its first trial in 2012. Apple has already tried to get an injunction against these devices twice in the past, but was denied both times.

Don’t get too excited though: the entire legal process is still far from over. Samsung is still trying to have the original jury verdict overturned, and Apple is still seeking injunctions against some devices from the second trial, which took place earlier this year. It will be quite some time before we finally see an end to the dispute between these two companies.

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Both Dropbox and Box have been in the news recently with the two companies releasing a ton of new features as they continue to try and distinguish themselves in the cloud-storage space. The problem, however, is that Amazon, Google and Microsoft continue to steal their thunder.

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