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Openwall 3.1 Released With Fixes for Shellshock, POODLE Attack

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 12:42
The maintainers of the Openwall security enhanced Linux distribution have released a new stable version, which includes fixes for a number of serious vulnerabilities, such as the Shellshock Bash bug and the flaw in SSLv3 that leads to the POODLE attack. Openwall is designed to be a small, compact Linux distribution for servers, appliances and […]

U.S. Sanctions North Korea Defense Agencies, Individuals in Sony Hack

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 16:39
President Obama signed an Executive Order sanctioning three North Korea defense agencies and 10 individuals for the country's alleged role in the Sony hack.

Unpatched Windows Privilege Elevation Vulnerability Details Disclosed

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 12:40
Google's Project Zero disclosed details of a Windows privilege elevation vulnerability. Google said it reported the to Microsoft but it has yet to be patched.

WordPress Symposium Plug-In Plagued by File Upload Vulnerability

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:23
Researchers warn that since public disclosure of a file-upload vulnerability in the WordPress Symposium plug-in and the availability of proof-of-concept exploit code, scans and exploit attempts are on the rise.

Payment Cards Exposed in Possible Chik-fil-A Data Breach

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:18
Reports emerge suggesting a data breach may have occurred, compromising the payment card data of customers who dined at Chik-fil-A.

Seven Things to Watch for in 2015

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 10:00
A new year begins at midnight and Threatpost highlights seven things you're bound to contend with in 2015.

XXE Bug Patched in Facebook Careers Third-Party Service

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 16:06
A vulnerability was discovered and patched in a third-party service that handles resumes on Facebook’s careers page.

Majority of 4G USB Modems, SIM Cards Exploitable

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 15:20
Researchers at the Chaos Computer Club conference in Hamburg presented research on the woeful state of security in 4G USB modems.

Cellular Privacy, SS7 Security Shattered at 31C3

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 14:15
Researchers Tobias Engel and Karsten Nohl demonstrated serious vulnerabilities in the SS7 protocol for cellular service, putting the privacy of phone calls and users' location data at risk for intercept.

Internet Systems Consortium Site Redirects to Angler Exploit

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 13:52
UPDATE: The website of the Internet Systems Consortium, the developers of the BIND DNS software deployed all over the Web, was reportedly infected with malware last week.

Two-Factor Snafu Opened Door to JPMorgan Breach

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 11:00
Published reports say hackers found a server unprotected by two-factor authentication in order to break in to JPMorgan over the summer and make off with data belonging to 76 million households and seven million businesses.

HP’s Zero Day Initiative Changes Bug-Buying Guidelines

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 10:55
HP’s Zero Day Initiative has decided to adjust its guidelines and criteria or buying some vulnerabilities in the future, eliminating some large classes of bugs from its menu. The group, which has been among the more visible and prominent of the vulnerability purchasing programs since its inception several years ago, has decided that it will […]

Apple Patches NTP Vulnerabilities in First Automated Patch

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 12:23
Apple pushed its first automated patch, fixing recently uncovered vulnerabilities in the Network Time Protocol (NTP).

2014 Year in Review

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:00
Mike Mimoso and Dennis Fisher look back on the crazy year that was in security, including the big Internet-wide bugs such as Heartbleed and Shellshock, the Home Depot and Sony breaches and what lessons we learned in 2014.

SoakSoak Malware Campaign Evolves

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:00
The attackers behind the SoakSoak malware campaign are continuing to modify their tactics and have infected a new group of Web sites. The Javascript code that the attackers target with the malware has also changed. Last week, Google took the step of blacklisting thousands of sites that had been infected by SoakSoak. The malware is targeting WordPress […]

North Korea Internet Restored Amid ‘Proportional Response’ Speculation

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:06
North Korea's Internet connectivity resumed last night after a 10-hour outage amid speculation the country was under a U.S.-sponsored DDoS attack in retaliation for the Sony hack.

2014: A Specious Odyssey

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 09:00
The wonderful and terrifying thing about the security world is that things never stay calm for long. As soon as you think you have a chance to catch your breath, someone breaks something and it's time to scramble again. In 2014, those small moments of downtime were hard to come by.

Staples Confirms 1.2 Million Cards Lost in Breach

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 16:04
Staples confirmed that it lost close to 1.2 million payment cards in a data breach lasting close to six months and affecting 115 locations in 35 states.

DHS Releases Destover Wiper Malware Indicators of Compromise

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 13:43
A US-CERT advisory describes the malware used in the destructive Sony hack, including indicators of compromise and command and control server IP addresses.

Tor Project Warns of Possible Upcoming Attack on Network

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:27
The Tor Project is warning that an unnamed attacker is planning to try to cripple the network by seizing directory authorities, the servers that help Tor clients find Tor relays in the network.