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Bitly Developing Two Factor Authentication Following Compromise

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:45
Link-shortening service Bitly announced that it’s ramping up its development of two-factor authentication following a compromise that leaked user information on Thursday.

Another DNS Provider Targeted in DDoS Attack

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:35
DNS providers PointDNS is back online after mitigating a massive DDoS attack last week.

Regulators Planning Cybersecurity Assessments for Banks

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:45
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced last week that it will work harder to try to identify vulnerabilities in smaller community banks and is planning to better raise awareness when it comes to cyber threats.

Researchers Quantify Fake Certificates Used in SSL Connections

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:20
Engineers at Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University quantified the number of forged certificates used in 3.5 million SSL connections with Facebook during a four-month period.

Points of Sale Poorly Secured, Facing Sophisticated Attacks

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:31
As the sophistication and deployment of PoS malware increases, organizations struggle to defend against even simple attacks.

IBM Patches Predictable Output Problem in SecureRandom PRNG

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:56
A researcher at Cigital has published details on recently patched vulnerabilities in IBM's SecureRandom PRNG that could have allowed an attacker to predict its output.

Threatpost News Wrap, May 9, 2014

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:08
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the major news stories of the last couple of weeks, including the proposal in TLS 1.3 to drop RSA key transport, the Snapchat FTC settlement and the end of Windows XP support. And no Heartbleed talk!

Bitly Compromised, Users Urged to Change Passwords

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:02
Link shortening service Bitly informed its users that it believes user credentials – passwords, API keys and OAuth tokens – have been compromised.

Twitter Upgrades Account Security Features

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:41
Twitter has made a couple of changes to the service’s login process to help prevent account takeovers and enable users to reset their passwords in a simpler way. A Twitter account is among the more valuable assets for an attacker who is targeting a specific person. Accounts typically are tied to a user’s main email […]

Digi ICS Gateways Vulnerable to Heartbleed OpenSSL Bug

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:56
Industrial control system wireless gateways from Digi International are vulnerable to Heartbleed, ICS-CERT warns. The vendor has firmware upgrades available and urges immediate updates.

Microsoft to Patch IE Again Next Week; Adobe to Clean Up Reader, Acrobat

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 15:48
Microsoft will patch Internet Explorer again one week after an out-of-band patch for a zero-day vulnerability in the browser.

Health and Fitness Apps Poor at Protecting Privacy, FTC Says

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 14:36
A study conducted by the Federal Trade Commission looked at 12 different health apps and found they sent user information to 76 different third parties.

Snapchat Settles With FTC Over Privacy and Security Concerns

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 14:20
Snapachat, the maker of the popular video and photo chat app, has agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that the company misrepresented the supposedly ephemeral nature of the messages users send and failed to take adequate security precautions with the data it collects, leading to a data breach earlier this year that […]

Former NSA Director Alexander Addresses Crypto Standard Subversion

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 13:19
Former NSA Director Keith Alexander told an Australian publication that the agency's subversion of crypto standards and stockpiling of zero days is part and parcel of its mission.

Judiciary Committee Approves Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 13:17
The House Judiciary Committee has approved the USA FREEDOM Act, which aims to limit the NSA's surveillance powers and revise the PATRIOT Act and FISA.

Cisco Fixes Remote Code Execution Flaws in Several WebEx Products

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:09
Cisco has patched a handful of buffer overflows in several of its WebEx products that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or crash a vulnerable application. The bugs affect the WebEx WRF and ARF players and some of Cisco’s Business Suite builds, WebEx 11 and WebEx Meetings Server also are affected by at […]

Legal Guidelines Say Apple Can Extract Data From Locked iOS Devices

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 10:49
If law enforcement gets hold of your locked iPhone and has some interest in its contents, Apple can pull all kinds of content from the device, including texts, contacts, photos and videos, call history and audio recordings.

Regulating User-Generated Health Information, Privacy An Uphill Battle

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:46
Experts discussed the future of consumer generated health information and its privacy implications in a Federal Trade Commission-led panel Wednesday morning.

Sefnit Accomplices Account for Spike in Malware Infections

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 14:37
Microsoft's latest Security Intelligence Report identifies two malware families, Rotbrow and Brantall, previously thought to be benign that have been dropping the Sefnit botnet.

Chrome Canary Bug Hides URLs A Little Too Well

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:56
A bug in the developer and early adopter version of Google Chrome called Canary fails to display URLs of a certain character length, potentially facilitating phishing attacks.