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Scans Quantify Vulnerable OpenSSL Servers

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 14:05
Qualys director of engineering Ivan Ristic published data that indicates about half of servers running OpenSSL are vulnerable to CVE-2014-0224.

Microsoft Privacy Policy Promises No Targeted Advertisements

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:19
Microsoft doubles down on claims it does not scan user files or monitor user communication in order to target advertisements to its customer.

ISC Patches Critical DoS Vulnerability in BIND

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:10
A critical, remotely exploitable bug in some BIND domain name system (DNS) servers could cause a denial of service situation and trigger them to crash.

U.S. Marshals Auctioning Off Seized Silk Road Bitcoins

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:41
If any further evidence was required that up is down and black is white, the United States government is now in the business of selling Bitcoins. At least for one day.

Hot, Cold Reactions to New Google Play App Permissions

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:51
Google Play's new app permissions arrive with some privacy concerns.

Versatility of Zeus Framework Encourages Criminal Innovation

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:30
Ever since the Zeus source code leaked in late 2010, criminals have been creating highly customized, difficult-to-detect versions of it that target very specific services.

Facebook Set to Let Users Edit Own Advertising Info

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 13:15
Facebook announced it will soon be rolling out a new feature to give its users more control when it comes to the types of advertisements they see on the site.

A Day To Forget For Teen At Center Of TweetDeck Shutdown

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:19
An Austrian teen at the center of yesterday's TweetDeck security incident explains how things went wrong and what the last 24 hours have been like.

VMware Patches ESXi Against OpenSSL Flaw, But Many Other Products Still Vulnerable

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 09:38
While the group of vulnerabilities that the OpenSSL Project patched last week hasn't grown into the kind of mess that the Heartbleed flaw did, the vulnerabilities still affect a huge range of products.

TweetDeck Taken Down in Wake of XSS Attacks

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:45
TweetDeck said it temporarily has taken down its services after cross-site scripting exploit code circulated today.

Token Abuse Exposes Gmail Addresses

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:07
Google patched a vulnerability that a researcher was able to exploit in order to collect every Gmail address.

DDoS Attacks Take Down Feedly, Evernote

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:58
News aggregator Feedly and note-taking service Evernote were both knocked offline by distributed denial of service attacks in the last 24 hours.

Mozilla Patches Seven Flaws in Firefox 30

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:31
Mozilla has fixed seven security vulnerabilities in Firefox 30, including five critical flaws that could enable remote code execution.

Alleged Oleg Pliss iPhone Hackers Arrested in Russia

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 15:00
The hackers behind last month’s iPhone ransomware campaign – in which many users were asked to pay $100 to unlock their devices – may be behind bars now.

Microsoft Patches IE8 Zero Day, Critical Word Bug

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 14:09
Microsoft's June 2014 Patch Tuesday security updates patched 66 vulnerabilities, including 59 in a critical Internet Explorer cumulative update.

Audit Project Releases Verified Repositories of TrueCrypt 7.1a

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 13:59
As the uncertainty surrounding the end of TrueCrypt continues, members of the security community are working to preserve a known-good archive of the last version of the open source encryption software released before the developers inserted a warning about potential unfixed bugs in the software and ended development. The team behind the Open Crypto Audit […]

Attacks Against Space, Satellite Companies Linked to Second Chinese PLA Unit

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 13:01
Espionage attacks against aerospace and satellite companies in the U.S. and Europe have been linked to a Chinese People's Liberation Army unit, security company Crowdstrike said.

Cisco Patches XSS Flaw in Security Appliances

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 10:47
There’s a reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability in a variety of Cisco security appliances that enables a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user. The vulnerability affects the Cisco Email Security Appliance, the Cisco Web Security Appliance and the Content Security Management Appliance. Cisco has released updated software to fix […]

New Pandemiya Banking Trojan Written From Scratch

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 09:52
A new banking Trojan called Pandemiya is for sale in hacker forums. The malware took a year to write from scratch, RSA Security said, in order to avoid detection and analysis.

‘Red Button’ Attack Could Compromise Some Smart TVs

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 15:33
A vulnerability in an emerging interactive television standard could open up number of smart TVs to untraceable drive-by attacks.