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Critical Vulnerability in WordPress Plugin Could Allow Site Takeover

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:51
Wordpress users that have the MailPoet newsletter plugin installed are being cautioned to upgrade immediately.

Microsoft Says ‘Technical Error’ Led to Legitimate No-IP Customers Losing Service

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:59
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.

EFF Sues NSA, ODNI Over Zero-Day Disclosure Processes

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 08:00
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 Expands TLS, Forward Secrecy Support

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:42
Microsoft announced TLS support on Outlook.com and that OneDrive cloud storage now supports Perfect Forward Secrecy.

NSA Searched Section 702 Content Data for U.S. Identifiers 198 Times in 2013

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:35
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 […]

Following Controversy, PayPal Unfreezes Secure E-mail Startup’s Account

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 13:57
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 Patches Security Vulnerabilities in Mavericks, iOS, Safari

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 13:20
Apple updates Mavericks, iOS, Safari, and AppleTV with a long list of patches for critical security vulnerabilities.

Cridex Variant Geodo Part Trojan, Part Email Worm

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:22
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.

Latest Microsoft Malware Takedown Causes Waves in Security Community

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:24
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