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Apache Patches DoS, Information Disclosure Bugs in Tomcat

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:31
Apache recently patched denial of service and information disclosure vulnerabilities in its Tomcat web server.

Monsanto Suffers Data Breach at Precision Planting Unit

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:22
Monsanto has disclosed a data breach that involved the personal information of customers and employees of its Precision Planting subsidiary.

NSA Releases Snowden Email, Refutes Claims He Protested Agency Surveillance

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 17:22
The NSA released an email from Edward Snowden to the agency's legal authority that refutes claims Snowden repeatedly raised concerns about surveillance.

Iranian Campaign Snooped on U.S. Officials

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 16:01
Iranian spies have been carrying out a campaign since at least 2011 that has gathered intelligence by targeting D.C. journalists and government emissaries via social media.

San Diego State Warns of Possible Data Breach

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 14:55
San Diego State University has notified some of its current and former enrollees that some of their personal information may have been accessed by unauthorized users.

Of TrueCrypt and Warrant Canaries

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 13:41
No concrete reason for the TrueCrypt shutdown has emerged, giving way instead to speculation that perhaps the developers' abrupt decision is a warrant canary.

OpenSSL Receives Funding for Developers, Will Undergo Security Audit

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 09:38
The Core Infrastructure Initiative has decided to provide the OpenSSL Project with enough money to hire two full-time developers and also will fund an audit of OpenSSL by the Open Crypto Audit Project.

HackerOne Bug Bounty Platform Lands Top Microsoft Security Expert

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 18:00
HackerOne, has scored a major coup in hiring Katie Moussouris, the driving force behind Microsoft's bounty program, to oversee its policy and disclosure philosophy and work with customers on the intricacies of vulnerability disclosure.

Ominous Warning or Hoax? TrueCrypt Warns Software ‘Not Secure,’ Development Shut Down

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 17:35
A post on the TrueCrypt page at SourceForge warns that open source encryption software TrueCrypt is not secure and development has shut down.

Microsoft myBulletins Service Customizes Patch Details

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 16:34
Microsoft's new myBulletins service is a dashboard view of Microsoft products in their environment and any related security bulletins and updates. Some are critical of its lack of security advisories and lack of notifications.

FTC Asking Data Brokers, Congress for Transparency, Regulation

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 16:03
The Federal Trade Commission called on data brokers to be more transparent and give users more control over their personal information in a comprehensive report issued yesterday.

CryptoLocker Ransomware Competitor May Have Fatal Flaw

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 14:08
CryptoDefense, a ransomware competitor to CryptoLocker, has an implementation flaw that could allow for recovery of the decryption key from the victim's computer.

Pinterest Launches Bug Bounty Program

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 13:47
Pinterest has become the latest major Web property to start a bug bounty program, joining the Bugcrowd platform and offering researchers rewards of up to…a shirt. The site, which enables users to post photos, recipes and other information, announced the new reward program Tuesday. Company officials said that Pinterest was looking for more people to […]

Remotely Exploitable Flaws Haunt Lawful Intercept Surveillance Gear

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:50
The small, but growing, group of companies that supply so-called lawful intercept gear to intelligence agencies and law enforcement organizations around the world have operated mostly under the radar until very recently. Their products are used to record and scrutinize the communications of suspected criminals and terrorists, but now they’re finding that their products are […]

Siemens Fixes DoS Flaw in Rugged OS Devices

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 09:41
Siemens has patched a denial-of-service vulnerability that affected many versions of its Rugged Operating System, software that runs on some of the company’s RuggedCom switches and serial-to-ethernet devices. The vulnerability could enable a remote attacker to cause the Rugged OS software to crash by sendin specially crafted packets to the Web interface of a vulnerable device. […]

Apple Ransomware Targeting iCloud Users Hits Australia

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 07:27
A handful of iPhone, iPad and Mac users, largely confined to Australia, awoke Tuesday to discover their devices had been taken hostage by ransomware.

LulzSec Hacker Sabu Sentenced to Time Served

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 14:01
The LulzSec hacker-turned-informant known as Sabu avoided any more jail time and was sentenced to time served on Tuesday for his part in leading several of the group’s attacks on high-profile targets. Hector Monsegur walked out of court in New York a free man, thanks to his cooperation with the FBI in identifying and tracking […]

Spotify Android Application at Issue in Breach

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:35
Streaming music service Spotify reported a breach of its systems and data, and said updates will be limited to only its Android application.

House Committee Initiates NIST-NSA Separation on Crypto Standards

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:54
The House Science and Technology Committee approved an amendment to the FIRST Act that would sever the NSA's relationship with NIST related to the development of cryptography standards.

Zeus-Carberp Hybrid Trojan Pops Up

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:21
Researchers have discovered a new hybrid Trojan that combines elements of two of the more notorious crimeware strains of the last few years: Zeus and Carberp. It’s not uncommon for malware writers to steal bits and pieces of code from one another, but both Zeus and Carberp were once exclusively private tools, but the source […]