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BlackBerry Updates Products Affected by Heartbleed

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 16:12
BlackBerry released an advisory today that its updates are available for its products affected by the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability.

Iranian Hackers Target US Defense Contractors

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 14:07
The Ajax Security Team of Iran has been linked to attacks against the U.S. defense industrial base and Iranian dissidents inside and outside of the country, FireEye said.

SMTP STARTTLS Deployments Better than Expected, Facebook Says

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 13:30
Facebook dug into the prevalence of SMTP STARTTLS deployments for email encryption and found that 58 percent of messages are sent encrypted and certificate validation happened without a hitch.

Bitly Developing Two Factor Authentication Following Compromise

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:45
Link-shortening service Bitly announced that it’s ramping up its development of two-factor authentication following a compromise that leaked user information on Thursday.

Another DNS Provider Targeted in DDoS Attack

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:35
DNS providers PointDNS is back online after mitigating a massive DDoS attack last week.

Regulators Planning Cybersecurity Assessments for Banks

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:45
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced last week that it will work harder to try to identify vulnerabilities in smaller community banks and is planning to better raise awareness when it comes to cyber threats.

Researchers Quantify Fake Certificates Used in SSL Connections

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:20
Engineers at Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University quantified the number of forged certificates used in 3.5 million SSL connections with Facebook during a four-month period.

Points of Sale Poorly Secured, Facing Sophisticated Attacks

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:31
As the sophistication and deployment of PoS malware increases, organizations struggle to defend against even simple attacks.