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Patch Tuesday Includes Another IE Update; Vuln Disclosures Up

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 15:07
Microsoft announced four bulletins are scheduled for the September Patch Tuesday release, along with new research on public vulnerability disclosures.

Feared Home Depot Breach Sparks More Interest in Backoff PoS Malware

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 13:07
Security experts are digging into point-of-sale malware, Backoff in particular, as speculation rages on about how hackers pulled off the Home Depot data breach.

One in Five Massachusetts Residents Breached in 2013

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 13:04
Roughly one in five Massachusetts residents were affected by a data breach last year, according to numbers released today by the Commonwealth.

Some Cable Modems Found to Leak Sensitive Data Via SNMP

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:43
Cable modems sold by two manufacturers expose a wide variety of sensitive information over SNMP, including usernames and passwords, WEP keys and SSIDs. Researchers who discovered the vulnerabilities say they’re trivially exploitable and plan to release Metasploit modules for them later this month. The broadband modems, manufactured by Netmaster and ARRIS, leak the sensitive information […]

Neverquest Trojan Adds New Targets, Capabilities

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:52
Researchers have found some recent modifications to the Neverquest banking Trojan that indicate the malware is no longer just targeting online banking sites, but also is going after social media, retailers and some game portals. The new changes also give the Trojan the ability to insert extra fields into targeted Web forms in order to steal […]

CERT/CC Enumerates Android App SSL Validation Failures

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 16:14
The CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon today released a list of Android applications hosted on Google Play and Amazon that it says fail to validate SSL certificates over HTTPS.

WordPress Plugins Bogged Down with CSRF, XSS Vulnerabilities

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 16:08
A handful of bugs, mostly XSS and CSRF vulnerabilities, have been plaguing at least eight different Wordpress plugins as of late.

Twitter Launches Bug Bounty Program

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 16:08
Twitter is the latest major Internet company to establish a bug bounty program, and has put no upper limit on the bounty that a researcher can earn for reporting a vulnerability. The company announced on Wednesday that it will operate its bounty program through the HackerOne platform, a bug bounty system that enables vendors to […]

Home Depot Urges Credit Monitoring Vigilance

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:06
Home Depot is telling customers to closely monitor bank and credit card accounts for fraud as it continues to investigate what could be a massive data breach.

Firefox 32 Debuts With Public-Key Pinning, Several Security Fixes

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:08
Mozilla has released Firefox 32, the latest version of its browser, which now supports public-key pinning and also includes fixes for several critical security vulnerabilities. The move to support public-key pinning is an important one for Firefox, as it helps protect users against man-in-the-middle attacks that rely on forged certificates. The feature binds a set […]

Gary McGraw on the IEEE Center for Secure Design

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:44
Dennis Fisher talks with Gary McGraw of Cigital about the IEEE's new Center for Secure Design program, the difficulty of defeating large classes of bugs and the collaborative effort it will take to solve the software security problem.

Home Depot Investigating Possible Massive Data Breach

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 15:11
Home Depot has brought in law enforcement and banking partners to investigate a possible data breach after credit cards reportedly stolen from the retailer appeared on an underground carder forum.

Watering Hole Attack Targets Automotive, Aerospace Industries

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:00
A new watering hole attack is targeting the aerospace, automotive and manufacturing industries with a new reconnaissance malware tool called "Scanbox."

WPS Implementation Issue Exposes Wi-Fi Routers to Attack

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:55
A researcher discovered an issue with the random generation of WPS keys in a number of unnamed routers that could allow an attacker to guess the key in one try.

Apple Fixes Glitch in Find My iPhone App Connected to Celebrity Photo Leak

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:25
UPDATE–Apple has patched the vulnerability in its Find My iPhone app that likely was used in the attack that led to the publication of private photos belonging to dozens of celebrities over the weekend. The victims of the breach included actors, models and athletes such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton. The photos have appeared […]

Robert Hansen on Aviator, Search Revenue and the $250,000 Security Guarantee

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:43
Dennis Fisher talks with Robert Hansen of WhiteHat Security about the company's decision to change default search providers to Disconnect and the $250,000 guarantee for users of the Sentinel Elite product.​

Backoff Sinkhole Reveals Sorry Point-of-Sale Security

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:25
A new analysis of sinkholes Backoff point-of-sale malware paints a bleak picture of the state of point-of-sale security.

CryptoWall’s Haul: $1M in Six Months

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:41
The CryptoWall ransomware has proven to be a profitable criminal enterprise, netting more than $1.1 million in six months. More than 1,600 victims have surfaced and more than 5 billion files have been encrypted.

Mozilla to Support Key Pinning in Firefox 32

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:12
Mozilla is planning to add support for public-key pinning in its Firefox browser in an upcoming version. In version 32, which would be the next stable version of the browser, Firefox will have key pins for a long list of sites, including many of Mozilla’s own sites, all of the sites pinned in Google Chrome […]

Nearly 100k Bugzilla Users Affected by Data Disclosure

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:31
The email addresses and encrypted passwords of nearly 100,000 users of Mozilla’s Bugzilla system were left on a publicly accessible server for several months earlier this year, the company said. The disclosure comes just a few weeks after Mozilla advised members of its Mozilla Developer Network to change their passwords because of a similar incident. On […]