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Mobile Device Encryption Could Lead to a ‘Very, Very Dark Place’, FBI Director Says

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:48
FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that the recent movement toward default encryption of smartphones and other devices could “lead us to a very, very dark place.” Echoing comments made by law enforcement officials for the last several decades, Comey said that the advanced cryptosystems available today threaten to cripple the ability of intelligence and law […]

OpenSSL Releases Patch for POODLE Attack

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:29
The OpenSSL Project has released a new version of the encryption software, which patches several security flaws, including the bug that is exploited by the POODLE attack on SSLv3. The updated versions of OpenSSL come just a couple of days after a trio of researchers at Google revealed the POODLE attack, which allows an attacker to […]

Facebook to Double Bounty Payouts For Ad Code Bugs

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:00
Facebook said it will double bug bounty payouts for the remainder of the year for serious vulnerabilities in its ad code.

Two Patched Zero Days Targeting Windows Kernel

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:58
Security firms have peeled back the layers on two zero day vulnerabilities that are currently being used in limited, targeted attacks against the Windows Kernel.

Drupal Fixes Highly Critical SQL Injection Flaw

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:34
Drupal has patched a critical SQL injection vulnerability in version 7.x of the content management system that can allow arbitrary code execution.

Microsoft Extends SHA-2, TLS Support for Windows

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:40
Microsoft announced that it has extended support for SHA-2 and TLS in supported versions of Windows.

Browser Vendors Move to Disable SSLv3 in Wake of POODLE Attack

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:35
With details of the new POODLE attack on SSLv3 now public, browser vendors are in the process of planning how they're going to address the issue in their products in a way that doesn't break the Internet for millions of users but still provides protection.

Java Reflection API Woes Resurface in Latest Oracle Patches

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:55
Oracle's Critical Patch update addresses 154 vulnerabilities, many of which are remotely exploitable. Security Explorations of Poland, meanwhile, published details on a number of Java flaws in the Java Reflection API.

New POODLE SSL 3.0 Attack Exploits Protocol Fallback Issue

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 20:13
A new attack on the SSLv3 protocol, disclosed Tuesday, takes advantage of an issue with the protocol that enables a network attacker to recover the plaintext communications of a victim.

Fixes for IE, Flash Player in October Patch Tuesday Release

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:02
Microsoft posted eight bulletins for Patch Tuesday, three of which are considered critical including a cumulative Internet Explorer update, while Adobe has fixes for Flash Player and ColdFusion.

Kmart Latest Retail Chain to Disclose Payment Card Breach

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:04
Discount department store Kmart acknowledged on Friday that it fell victim to a “payment security incident” for most of September and some of October.

BlackBerry 10 Devices Open to Bug That Allows Malicious App Installation

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:57
BlackBerry has patched a vulnerability in its BlackBerry 10 devices that could allow an attacker to intercept users’ traffic to and from the BlackBerry World app store and potentially install malware on a targeted device. The vulnerability is a weakness in the integrity checking system that BlackBerry uses to verify the apps that users download. […]

Dropbox Denies Hack, Says ‘Your Stuff is Safe’

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:28
Dropbox officials on Monday said that a large cache of usernames and passwords posted online and alleged to have come from the company’s users are not related to Dropbox customer accounts. A spate of media reports reported yesterday that attackers had stolen several million sets of credentials from Dropbox and posted them online. The claim of […]

Sandworm APT Team Found Using Windows Zero Day Vulnerability

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:11
A cyberespionage team, possibly based in Russia, has been using a Windows zero day vulnerability to target a variety of organizations in several countries, including the United States, Poland, Ukraine and western Europe.

Backoff Malware Identified as Culprit in Dairy Queen Breach

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 14:19
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 - 10:27
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 - 15:20
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 - 14:17
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 - 13:19
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 - 12:36
Researchers at Malware Must Die published a report that hackers are spreading Mayhem botnet malware in exploits targeting the Shellshock vulnerability in Bash.