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FISC Approves 90-Day Extension of Section 215 Surveillance Authority

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 14:44
The secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has authorized a 90-day extension to the Section 215 bulk telephone collection program used by the National Security Agency, giving the agency through the end of February to run the program in the absence of legislation establishing a new authority.

Several Vulnerabilities Found in Google App Engine

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:41
A group of security researchers in Poland say they have discovered a long list of vulnerabilities in the Google App Engine, some of which enable an attacker to escape the Java sandbox.

Banks Get Green Light in Target Breach Suits

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 14:17
A Minnesota District Court ruling this week related to the 2013 Target data breach has opened the door for banks to pursue damages from retailers victimized by a data breach.

EC3 Head Paints Bleak Cybercrime Picture

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:45
Troels Oerting, head of Europol's EC3, explains the extreme difficulties law enforcement faces when investigating and prosecuting cybercrime at Georgetown Law's Cybercrime 2020.

Upcoming Adobe Reader, Acrobat Update to Patch Sandbox Escape

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:19
Adobe announced security updates for Reader and Acrobat that likely include patches for a sandbox escape vulnerability. Google's Project Zero released details and exploit code earlier this week.

DOJ Launches New Cyber Unit, Claims Privacy is Mission Critical

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 08:42
The United States Department of Justice yesterday announced the creation of a new cybercrime unit within its Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section.

Details Emerge on Sony Wiper Malware Destover

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 16:24
Kaspersky Lab has published an analysis of Destover, the wiper malware used in the attacks against Sony Pictures Entertainment, and its similarities to Shamoon and DarkSeoul.

Ransomware is the Future of Consumer Cybercrime

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 16:02
WASHINGTON D.C. - Panelists at a Georgetown Law's conference agreed that ransomware schemes will be the malware of choice on the Internet of things.

Missing Exchange Patch Expected Among December Patch Tuesday Bulletins

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 14:04
Microsoft's December 2014 advanced Patch Tuesday notification includes three critical bulletins and a missing Exchange patch originally scheduled for November.

Critical Remote Code Execution Flaw Found in WordPress Plugin

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 13:05
There is an easily exploitable remote code execution vulnerability in a popular WordPress plugin that helps manage file downloads and researchers say the bug could be used by even a low-level attacker to run arbitrary code on a vulnerable site. The vulnerability is in the WP Download Manager, versions 2.7.4 and lower, and it could […]

Apple Pulls Latest Round of Safari Patches

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:11
Apple has pulled a batch of security updates for Safari that it initially released yesterday.

Of GPG Collisions and UX Security

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:36
Researchers have found a way to generate GPG key collisions in just four seconds, and put out a call for GPG to harden its UX.

Google No CAPTCHA Simple for Humans, Tough on Bots

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:21
Google has reworked its reCAPTCHA authentication system with a new API that relies on reputation checking, and presents safe users with a simplified CAPTCHA.

Employee Healthcare, Salary Info Leaked in Sony Breach

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:55
As expected, the Sony breach has apparently unearthed more than just unreleased movies: A slew of sensitive employee information is now making the rounds online.

Elipse SCADA Patches Denial-of-Service Vulnerability

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:56
Elipse, a Brazilian SCADA software developer, patched a serious denial-of-service vulnerability in the DNP Master Driver deployed in its SCADA web-based application.

Mozilla Critical Security Updates for Firefox, ESR, Thunderbird

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:18
Mozilla issued nine security updates for exploitable vulnerabilities in Firefox, Firefox extended support release and its Thunderbird email client.

Avoiding Data Breaches with Context Aware Behavioral Analytics

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 08:22
Avivah Litan of Gartner explains how context aware behavioral analytics may have prevented recent retail breaches and the Snowden, NSA surveillance saga.

OpenVPN Patches Denial of Service Vulnerability

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 13:58
Open source VPN software providers OpenVPN released an update Monday that patches a critical denial-of-service vulnerability.

IBM Fixes Serious Code Execution Bug in Endpoint Manager Product

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 13:49
IBM has fixed a serious vulnerability in its Endpoint Manager product that could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system. The vulnerability lies in the Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices component of the product and the researchers who discovered it said the bug could be used to compromise not […]

Report Connects Iran to Critical Infrastructure Hacks Worldwide

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:08
New research connects Iranian state-sponsored hackers to attacks against critical infrastructure worldwide.