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Backoff Malware Identified as Culprit in Dairy Queen Breach

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:19
Close to 400 Dairy Queen locations were breached this summer and the company has pinned the blame on hackers using the Backoff point-of-sale malware.

EFF Launches New Anti-Surveillance Site

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:27
The EFF has launched a new site dedicated to educating users about how to resist pervasive surveillance online, through the promotion of encryption and other tools and the publication of first-person stories from people around the world who have fought surveillance in various ways. The new site, I Fight Surveillance, is designed to bring attention […]

Microsoft Ready With Nine Bulletins, New Critical IE Patches

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:20
Microsoft published its Patch Tuesday advance notification, advising IT shops to be ready for nine bulletins, including three critical patches.

Rovnix Variant Surfaces With New DGA

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:17
Researchers have unearthed a new version of the Rovnix malware that has a couple of additional features, including a new domain generation algorithm and a secure transmission channel for communicating with the command-and-control servers. Rovnix is a malware variant that often has been distributed by other kinds of malware. Last year Microsoft warned users about a […]

SAP Patches Seven Vulnerabilities in Three Products

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:19
SAP recently pushed out patches to address seven vulnerabilities in three different lines of software that could have opened those running the systems up to complete compromise.

Shellshock Exploits Spreading Mayhem Botnet Malware

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:36
Researchers at Malware Must Die published a report that hackers are spreading Mayhem botnet malware in exploits targeting the Shellshock vulnerability in Bash.

Wyden: Surveillance is a ‘Clear and Present Danger’ to the Digital Economy

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:39
The pervasive dragnet surveillance of Americans revealed by the Edward Snowden documents has caused serious damage to the trust that enterprises and citizens had in the United States government and unless that trust is repaired, it could have serious effects on the Internet economy, a panel of prominent technology executives said. In a town hall meeting […]

EFF Issues Arguments Against National Security Letters

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 08:51
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Justice Department squared off on the topic of National Security Letters in a San Francisco courtroom yesterday. This fight's next stop is likely the Supreme Court.

[Bad]USB ‘Patch’ Skirts More Effective Options

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:54
Researchers who released attack code against vulnerabilities in USB devices followed that up with a patch, that they and researcher Karsten Nohl acknowledge isn't enough to solve the problem.

Google Fixes 159 Flaws in Chrome

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:02
Google updates its Chrome browser on a very aggressive timeline, often a couple of times a month. Usually, each update includes a handful of security fixes, maybe 12 or 15. On Tuesday, the company released Chrome 38, which patched a staggering 159 vulnerabilities. The huge majority of those patches–113 of them–fix minor vulnerabilities in the […]