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Windows XP Systems Also Get Out-of-Band IE Zero-Day Patch

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:56
Microsoft released an out-of-band emergency security update for a zero day in Internet Explorer. The patch is available to unsupported Windows XP machines as well.

Facebook Enhances Privacy Settings with Anonymous Login

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:37
Facebook announced new authentication changes yesterday, including Anonymous Login which gives users the option of using an application without sharing personal data stored with Facebook.

Google Fixes XSS Flaw in Search Appliance

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:38
There’s a remotely exploitable vulnerability in several versions of the Google Search Appliance that could allow an unauthenticated attacker to execute a cross-site scripting attack and run a script in the context of the user’s browser. The Google Search Appliance is an enterprise product that enables users to search for content from a wide variety […]

Bug Bounties Expanding to Individual Developers

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 09:36
Bug bounties once were restricted mainly to large software companies such as Mozilla and Google. But the success of these programs has led many other infrastructure and product companies, including Yahoo, Facebook, Barracuda, PayPal and even Microsoft, to launch their own reward systems. Now, the phenomenon has spread to individual developers. Looking at the list […]

Blog: Securmatica XXV.

Secure List feed for B2B - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 02:26

The twenty-fifth edition of Securmática was held in Madrid (Spain) on April 22, 23 and 24, 2014. Although its content is not usually highly technical, it is a really interesting event for catching-up with the cybersecurity industry at an “institutional” level.

UltraDNS Dealing with DDoS Attack

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 15:11
DNS provider UltraDNS has been under a DDoS attack for much of the day.

Researchers Find IE VGX Components Likely Exploited in Zero-Day Attacks

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 13:23
Researchers used crash reports sent via Windows Error Reporting to uncover two components likely being exploited by the latest Internet Explorer zero day vulnerability.

Target Accelerates Chip-and-Pin Roll Out, Hires New CIO

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:13
Target is accelerating plans to move to a full chip-and-pin system for its branded credit and debit cards.

Hacking Traffic Systems for Fun and Chaos

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:29
The devices that control traffic lights and electronic signs in many cities are vulnerable to a number of attacks, can be exploited quite easily and used to spread malware from device to device.

Mozilla Redesigns Firefox Browser, Fixes Security Vulnerabilities

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:25
Mozilla yesterday released the substantially redesigned version 29 of its Firefox browser, including fixes for a number of critical and highly rated security vulnerabilities.

Blog: CODEGATE 2014

Secure List feed for B2B - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 09:24
CODEGATE 2014 was held in COEX, Seoul Samsung from 2nd-3rd April. It is one of the major hacking festivals, composed of hacking contests (CTF) and an international conference. The purpose of this event is to discover and cultivate the human resources of IT security. It is also a venue for younger people to meet professionals in IT security, giving them the chance to play an active part in the CTF events and speaking at the conference.

Vishing Attacks Targeting Dozens of Banks

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 17:45
A recent VoIP phishing campaign has been netting the payment card information of up to 250 Americans per day.

Senate Draft Bill to Protect Threat Information Sharing

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 15:59
A proposed bill would promote public-private information sharing by protecting private entities seeking to share cyber threat information with the government.

Volume of NTP Amplification Attacks Getting Louder

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 13:03
NTP amplification attacks account for the majority of DDoS attacks that exceed 100 Gbps, according to Arbor Networks.

The White House and Zero Day Sleight of Hand

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 10:50
The White House wants you to know that it did not know about the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability before you did. The White House also wants you to know that administration officials don’t think stockpiling zero days isn’t necessarily good for national security. That’s all well and good, except that it mostly doesn’t matter.

Click-Fraud Sefnit Variant Shuns Tor for SSH

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 09:26
Facebook security researchers discovered a new variant of the Sefnit click-fraud malware. Unlike previous versions that used Tor for communication, this one uses SSH over port 443.
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