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A fraud ring targeting Brazil's Boleto payment method has pulled off hundreds of thousands of bogus transactions valued at $3.75 billion.
The Cisco Unified Communications Domain Manager contains a default private SSH key that could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code on vulnerable installations. The bug is about as serious as they come, giving remote, unauthenticated attackers access to affected machines with the rights of a root user.
A new piece of Android malware leaks data, steals banking credentials, hijacks bank accounts, and serves as a remote access tool.
Wordpress users that have the MailPoet newsletter plugin installed are being cautioned to upgrade immediately.
Microsoft admits that it made a technical mistake as part of its No-IP.com malware operation takedown, errors that resulted in legitimate customers of the site losing service.
The EFF filed a FOIA lawsuit against the NSA and ODNI looking for more information on the government's use and disclosure of zero-day vulnerabilities.
Microsoft announced TLS support on Outlook.com and that OneDrive cloud storage now supports Perfect Forward Secrecy.
The U.S. intelligence community historically has been loathe to release virtually any information about the way that its agencies operates, to the point that the existence of some of those agencies themselves was secret for decades. But in the wake of the Snowden leaks, more and more information is beginning to trickle out, and the […]
PayPal unfroze the account of Swiss secure email upstart ProtonMail late this morning, freeing at least $275,000 the service had raised left in limbo.
Apple updates Mavericks, iOS, Safari, and AppleTV with a long list of patches for critical security vulnerabilities.
A variant of the Cridex malware, called Geodo, steals data from compromised machines and comes with a self-replicating feature built from a list of 50,000 stolen SMTP credentials.
Microsoft's latest takedown of a malware operation, announced Monday and involving the infrastructure of several malware families, has, like many of the company's actions, elicited strong opinions on both sides of the issue from security researchers, activists and others with a stake in the game
Cisco's String of Paerls attack involves targeted phishing emails spiked with old-school Microsoft Word Macro malware that connects to more trouble at a Dropbox link.
Google has fixed a security vulnerability in it's cloud storage service, Drive, which could have leaked sensitive data to third parties.
Microsoft announced this afternoon that it would resume sending security email notifications, reversing course on a decision it had made to suspend the practice.
The Havex RAT has infected the software update installers of three known industrial control system vendors, according to an advisory for ICS-CERT.
The PHP Group has released new versions of the popular scripting language that fix a number of bugs, including two in OpenSSL. The flaws fixed in OpenSSL don’t rise to the level of the major bugs such as Heartbleed that have popped up in the last few months. But PHP 5.5.14 and 5.4.30 both contain fixes […]
A new information sharing group popped up this week in the oil and natural gas industries that hopes to formalize the trade of threat intelligence and indicators of compromise
The United States federal government issued more than 19,000 National Security Letters--perhaps its most powerful tool for domestic intelligence collection--in 2013, and those NSLs contained more than 38,000 individual requests for information.
A 20-year old vulnerability in the Lempel-Ziv-Oberhumer (LZO) compression algorithm was finally patched this week.