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Java Reflection API Woes Resurface in Latest Oracle Patches

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:55
Oracle's Critical Patch update addresses 154 vulnerabilities, many of which are remotely exploitable. Security Explorations of Poland, meanwhile, published details on a number of Java flaws in the Java Reflection API.

New POODLE SSL 3.0 Attack Exploits Protocol Fallback Issue

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 20:13
A new attack on the SSLv3 protocol, disclosed Tuesday, takes advantage of an issue with the protocol that enables a network attacker to recover the plaintext communications of a victim.

Fixes for IE, Flash Player in October Patch Tuesday Release

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:02
Microsoft posted eight bulletins for Patch Tuesday, three of which are considered critical including a cumulative Internet Explorer update, while Adobe has fixes for Flash Player and ColdFusion.

Kmart Latest Retail Chain to Disclose Payment Card Breach

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:04
Discount department store Kmart acknowledged on Friday that it fell victim to a “payment security incident” for most of September and some of October.

BlackBerry 10 Devices Open to Bug That Allows Malicious App Installation

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:57
BlackBerry has patched a vulnerability in its BlackBerry 10 devices that could allow an attacker to intercept users’ traffic to and from the BlackBerry World app store and potentially install malware on a targeted device. The vulnerability is a weakness in the integrity checking system that BlackBerry uses to verify the apps that users download. […]

Dropbox Denies Hack, Says ‘Your Stuff is Safe’

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:28
Dropbox officials on Monday said that a large cache of usernames and passwords posted online and alleged to have come from the company’s users are not related to Dropbox customer accounts. A spate of media reports reported yesterday that attackers had stolen several million sets of credentials from Dropbox and posted them online. The claim of […]

Sandworm APT Team Found Using Windows Zero Day Vulnerability

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:11
A cyberespionage team, possibly based in Russia, has been using a Windows zero day vulnerability to target a variety of organizations in several countries, including the United States, Poland, Ukraine and western Europe.

Backoff Malware Identified as Culprit in Dairy Queen Breach

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 14:19
Close to 400 Dairy Queen locations were breached this summer and the company has pinned the blame on hackers using the Backoff point-of-sale malware.

EFF Launches New Anti-Surveillance Site

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:27
The EFF has launched a new site dedicated to educating users about how to resist pervasive surveillance online, through the promotion of encryption and other tools and the publication of first-person stories from people around the world who have fought surveillance in various ways. The new site, I Fight Surveillance, is designed to bring attention […]

Microsoft Ready With Nine Bulletins, New Critical IE Patches

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:20
Microsoft published its Patch Tuesday advance notification, advising IT shops to be ready for nine bulletins, including three critical patches.

Rovnix Variant Surfaces With New DGA

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:17
Researchers have unearthed a new version of the Rovnix malware that has a couple of additional features, including a new domain generation algorithm and a secure transmission channel for communicating with the command-and-control servers. Rovnix is a malware variant that often has been distributed by other kinds of malware. Last year Microsoft warned users about a […]

SAP Patches Seven Vulnerabilities in Three Products

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:19
SAP recently pushed out patches to address seven vulnerabilities in three different lines of software that could have opened those running the systems up to complete compromise.

Shellshock Exploits Spreading Mayhem Botnet Malware

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:36
Researchers at Malware Must Die published a report that hackers are spreading Mayhem botnet malware in exploits targeting the Shellshock vulnerability in Bash.

Wyden: Surveillance is a ‘Clear and Present Danger’ to the Digital Economy

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:39
The pervasive dragnet surveillance of Americans revealed by the Edward Snowden documents has caused serious damage to the trust that enterprises and citizens had in the United States government and unless that trust is repaired, it could have serious effects on the Internet economy, a panel of prominent technology executives said. In a town hall meeting […]

EFF Issues Arguments Against National Security Letters

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:51
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Justice Department squared off on the topic of National Security Letters in a San Francisco courtroom yesterday. This fight's next stop is likely the Supreme Court.

[Bad]USB ‘Patch’ Skirts More Effective Options

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:54
Researchers who released attack code against vulnerabilities in USB devices followed that up with a patch, that they and researcher Karsten Nohl acknowledge isn't enough to solve the problem.

Google Fixes 159 Flaws in Chrome

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:02
Google updates its Chrome browser on a very aggressive timeline, often a couple of times a month. Usually, each update includes a handful of security fixes, maybe 12 or 15. On Tuesday, the company released Chrome 38, which patched a staggering 159 vulnerabilities. The huge majority of those patches–113 of them–fix minor vulnerabilities in the […]

Siemens Patches Five Vulnerabilities in SIMATIC WinCC for PCS 7

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 14:49
Siemens has patched five vulnerabilities in its SIMATIC PCS 7 system that could result in privilege escalation and give an attacker unauthenticated access to sensitive data.

Arbor: DDoS Attacks Getting Bigger as Reflection Increases

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 14:29
New reflected distributed denial of service attack techniques are increasing the volume of each attack as well as the overall frequency of large-scale DDoS attacks.

Twitter Files Suit Over Government Restrictions on National Security Letter Data

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 14:16
Twitter has filed a lawsuit in federal court asking that the United States Department of Justice’s prohibitions on publishing the number and kind of government requests for data the company receives be declared unconstitutional. The suit claims that the rules infringe on Twitter’s right to free speech by requiring that the company “engage in speech […]