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Apache Warns of Faulty Zero Day Patch for Struts

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:48
UPDATE - The Apache Software Foundation will re-issue at patch for a ClassLoader manipulation zero-day vulnerability in Struts. The fix is expected to be ready within 72 hours; a workaround is available.

NetSupport Manager Vulnerability Could Lead to Data Leakage

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:29
A vulnerability in NetSupport Manager could yield sensitive configuration settings and lead to compromise.

DDoS Attacks an Increasing Cover for Theft, Fraud

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:03
DDoS attacks are growing in scale and volume, and experts say attackers are also using them as a cover for secondary attacks resulting in financial fraud or loss of intellectual property.

Mozilla Offers Bug Bounty for New Certificate Verification Library

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 12:17
Mozilla is offering a $10,000 bug bounty for serious security vulnerabilities in a new cryptography library it plans to release along with Firefox 31.

Group Backed by Google, Microsoft to Help Fund OpenSSL and Other Open Source Projects

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:08
After the dust had started to settle in the wake of the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability earlier this month, one of the common sentiments that emerged was that the small group developing and maintaining the software needed some help. And money. And resources. But mostly money. Now, the OpenSSL Foundation, along with a number of other […]

Analysis: Spam report: March 2014

Secure List feed for B2B - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:41
In March, spammers weren’t content to stick with traditional holiday-related advertising; they also used holiday-themed messages to con personal information from users of social networks.

Blog: CeCOS VIII - Hong Kong

Secure List feed for B2B - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:59
The eighth annual Counter-eCrime Operations Summit (CeCOS VIII) was held in Hong Kong on April 8th, 9th and 10th, 2014. The event brings together global leaders from financial services, technology, government, law enforcement, communications sectors and research centers.

New NIST Tool Streamlines Government App Vetting

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:19
Developers who produce apps intended for use on internal networks at government agencies are getting a vetting process of their own called AppVet.

Google Adding Security Checks to Non-OAuth 2.0 Compliant Apps

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:49
Google announced it will add additional security checks to log-in attempts from applications or devices that do not support OAuth 2.0.

LibreSSL Sticks a Fork in OpenSSL

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:57
LibreSSL, a fork of OpenSSL, has already made "improvements" in OpenSSL programming practices according to OpenBSD officials.

Iowa State Hacked–To Mine Bitcoins

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:25
Officials at Iowa State University said Tuesday that the personal data of nearly 30,000 alumni, including Social Security numbers, was compromised during a data breach.

OpenSSL Heartbleed Highlights Crypto Pitfalls

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 09:36
There is no shortage of bad advice online about crypto–or anything else, for that matter. And the recent mess involving the OpenSSL heartbleed vulnerability has brought out plenty of advice on building, implementing and repairing cryptosystems, but experts say that the fundamental truths about how to do these tasks hasn’t changed much. Cryptosystems are the […]

NIST Removes Dual EC from Draft Guidance on RNGs

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:06
NIST announced it has removed the Dual EC DRBG random number generator from a draft guidance on RNGs; the move could become official next month after a public comment period expires.

AOL Email Hacked by Spoofers to Send Spam

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:20
A slew of old AOL email accounts were hacked over the weekend to send spam to other users.

Apple Fixes Serious SSL Issue in OSX and iOS

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:47
Apple has fixed a serious security flaw that’s present in many versions of both iOS and OSX and could allow an attacker to intercept data on SSL connections.

DBIR: Poor Patching, Weak Credentials Open Door to Data Breaches

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:44
Weak or default credentials, poor configurations and a lack of patching are common denominators in most data breaches, according to the 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.
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