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New Signed Version of CryptoWall Ransomware On the Loose

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:37
Researchers have discovered a variant of the CryptoWall ransomware that has a valid digital signature and is being distributed through malicious ads on several top-ranked Alexa Web sites. CryptoWall is one of the more successful ransomware strains in recent memory, with researchers estimating last month that the malware had grossed more than $1 million for […]

Apple Patches Shellshock Vulnerability in Bash for OS X

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:34
Apple released its patch for the Bash vulnerability, repairing versions of OS X vulnerable to Shellshock exploits.

WPScan Vulnerability Database a New WordPress Security Resource

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:31
Researcher Ryan Dewhurst released the WPScan Vulnerability Database, a database housing security vulnerabilities in WordPress core code, plug-ins and themes. It's available for pen-testers, WordPress administrators and developers.

RadEditor Web Editor Vulnerable To XSS Attacks

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:15
All versions of an HTML editor used in several Microsoft properties, including ASP.NET, suffer from a high-risk cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability.

CloudFlare Rolls Out Free SSL

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:29
In a move that will essentially double the number of SSL-protected sites on the Web in the space of 24 hours, CloudFlare on Monday said that it was enabling SSL for all of its more than two million customers for free. The new service is called Universal SSL, and the company is making it available […]

FBI to Open Up Malware Investigator Portal to External Researchers

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:22
SEATTLE–The FBI has developed an internal malware-analysis tool, somewhat akin to the systems used by antimalware companies, and plans to open the system up to external security researchers, academics and others. The system is known as Malware Investigator and is designed to allow FBI agents and other authorized law enforcement users to upload suspicious files. […]

Apple: OS X Safe By Default Against Bash Vulnerability

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 14:14
Apple said it is working on a patch for OS X to counter the Bash vulnerability, but in the meantime is telling users the OS is safe by default.

Government Requests for Yahoo Data Down Slightly

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:34
Yahoo published its third Transparency Report, which reveals that it fielded fewer requests for user data than the previous reporting period, and that it also received between 0-999 National Security Letters.

Honeypot Snares Two Bots Exploiting Bash Vulnerability

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 16:30
Two malware samples trying to exploit the Bash vulnerability, both DDoS bots, were snared in a honeypot belonging to AlienVault Labs.

Patching Bash Vulnerability a Challenge for ICS, SCADA

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 14:34
Experts are concerned that many Linux-based industrial control systems and embedded systems could be too steep a patching challenge and remain in the crosshairs of the Bash vulnerability.

Mozilla Patches RSA Signature Forgery in Firefox, Thunderbird, NSS

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:41
Users of Mozilla products should update Firefox, NSS, SeaMonkey and Thunderbird in order to obtain fixes for a bug that could let an attacker forge RSA certificates and perform man-in-the-middle attacks.

Bash Exploit Reported, First Round of Patches Incomplete

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:41
Reports of the first in-the-wild exploits targeting the Bash vulnerability have surfaced, as have complaints the first patches for the bug are incomplete.

Home Hacking Made Simple

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:12
David Jacoby looked at all of the Web-enabled devices in his house--TV, game console, network storage device--and found a handful of exploitable bugs in them.

Small Signs of Progress on DNSSEC

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:19
The Internet hasn't been quick to adopt DNSSEC, for a variety of reasons, but experts say that there are some reasons to be optimistic about the progress that's being made on DNSSEC adoption.

Researchers Work to Predict Malicious Domains

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 16:42
Some researchers are trying to stay a step ahead of the game by predicting which domains will be used for malicious purposes.

As Bug Bounties Become the Norm, Challenges Remain

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 15:31
While bounties have now become commonplace, simply offering one doesn't guarantee any level of success for a vendor.

Major Bash Vulnerability Affects Linux, UNIX, Mac OS X

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 15:30
A critical remote code execution vulnerability in Bash, present in almost all Linux, UNIX and Mac OS X deployments, has been discovered. Experts advise immediate patching.

David Jacoby on Hacking His Home

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 15:12
Dennis Fisher talks with David Jacoby of Kaspersky Lab about the research he did on the security of electronics gear in his home, including his smart TV, game console and storage devices, and what the vendors need to do to respond.

More Trouble For jQuery As Second Compromise Reported

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:40
The website for JavaScript library jQuery is under attack for the second time in a week.

Travel Site Viator Announces 1.4 M Implicated in Breach

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:08
Travel website Viator.com is in the middle of notifying approximately 1.4 million of its customers that their personal information – payment card data included – may have been compromised.