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White House Creates Cyber Governance Unit Within OMB

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 14:44
The White House announced the creation of E-Gov Cyber, a unit within OMB, that would oversee federal policy development and enforcement of those mandates.

New Banking Trojan Targets Android, Steals SMS

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 14:12
A relatively new Android Trojan that specializes in stealing banking information by intercepting SMS messages has been making the rounds.

New Wave of CTB-Locker/Critroni Ransomware Hitting Victims

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 13:20
There is a new wave of attacks delivering the CTB-Locker or Critroni crypto ransomware, arriving through spam messages with a variety of lures in several different countries. CTB-Locker is one of the newer variants in the crypto ransomware family, a kind of malware that encrypts victims’ hard drives and demands a relatively large payment in order […]

Canary Watch Site Launches to Track Warrant Canaries

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:03
In the years since Edward Snowden began putting much of the NSA‘s business in the street, including its reliance on the secret FISA court and National security Letters, warrant canaries have emerged as a key method for ISPs, telecoms and other technology providers to let the public know whether they have received any secret orders. But […]

WebRTC Found Leaking Local IP Addresses

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:11
Using a new proof-of-concept, local and public IP addresses can be extracted from candidate messages sent by the API Directory's STUN protocol requests .

Google Adds Research Grants to Bug Bounty Program

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 15:44
Google announced that it will offer research grants to those taking part in its Vulnerability Rewards Program. The program paid out $1.5 million in 2014.

DNS Hijack in D-Link Routers, No Authentication Required

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:16
There is a remotely exploitable domain name system hijack vulnerability in D-Link's DSLR2740R router.

Female Skype Avatar Sinks Syria Opposition Fighters

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:40
A cyberespionage campaign pulled off by pro-Syrian hackers against Assad opposition fighters used social engineering to steal military planning documents.

Another Flash Zero Day Emerges

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:51
For the third time in the last couple of weeks, Adobe is dealing with a zero day vulnerability in Flash. The company is working on a patch for another Flash bug that is being exploited in drive-by download attacks. Adobe officials released an advisory Monday warning users that attackers are exploiting a new vulnerability in […]