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Charney on Trustworthy Computing: ‘I Was the Architect of These Changes’

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 08:53
Scott Charney, the head of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing efforts, said that he was the one who decided it was time to move the TwC group in a new direction and integrate the security functions more deeply into the company as a whole. “I was the architect of these changes. This is not about the company’s […]

Researcher Discloses Wi-Fi Thermostat Vulnerabilities

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:14
Digital thermostat maker Heatmiser is in the process of contacting its customers about a series of security issues that could open a Wi-Fi connected version of its product to takeover.

Kyle and Stan Malvertising Network Nine Times Bigger Than First Reported

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 14:11
The Kyle and Stan malvertising network has compromised more than nine times as many domains as originally reported two weeks ago.

Fitness App Patches Privacy Vulnerability

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:04
Details of a patched privacy vulnerability in MyFitnessPal, a popular fitness and nutrition mobile application, were disclosed this week, three months after a fix was deployed.

Productivity Gains Trumping Security as BYOD Grows

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 08:00
A new study from Raytheon and the Ponemon Institute paints a grim picture for BYOD security, but one expert sees some straightforward solutions to implementing BYOD securely.

New Research Refines Security Vulnerability Metrics

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:23
Research from the University of Maryland proposes new security metrics that can help enterprises understand risks to their products and prioritize patching and vulnerability management.

Threatpost News Wrap, September 19, 2014

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:19
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk abut the crazy news of the last couple of weeks, the Apple privacy and Apple Pay announcements, the details of the Home Depot breach and the end of the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing unit.

Era Ends With Break Up of Trustworthy Computing Group at Microsoft

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:43
In a move that has surprised many in the security community, Microsoft has disbanded its Trustworthy Computing unit, the group that was responsible for the pioneering work that helped reverse the company’s security reputation and make Windows a much more secure and reliable computing platform. The end of the TwC group comes as Microsoft is in […]

56 Million Payment Cards At Risk in Home Depot Data Breach

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:46
The Home Depot data breach put 56 million payment cards at risk, the company said today, adding that the attackers used custom malware in the breach.

OWASP Releases Latest App Sec Guide

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:24
OWASP published the latest iteration of its Testing Guide, an informational manual designed to teach developers how to build and maintain secure application.

CVE Identifiers Make Room For a Few More Digits

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:37
The deadline for a syntax change for CVE identifiers is coming on Jan. 13 when the four-digit format will support five or more. Vendors must update vulnerability management products to support the new syntax.

Chinese Penetrate TRANSCOM Amid Lack of Data Sharing

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:18
TRANSCOM, the Defense Department command that handles wartime military logistics was compromised repeatedly over a one-year span by a handful of Chinese APT groups.

New Initiative Simply Secure Aims to Make Security Tools Easier to Use

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:43
The dramatic revelations of large-scale government surveillance and deep penetration of the Internet by intelligence services and other adversaries have increased the interest of the general public in tools such as encryption software, anonymity services and others that previously were mainly of interest to technophiles and activists. But many of those tools are difficult to use […]

Dyre Trojan Caught In The Cookie Jar

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:57
Researchers at Adallom analyzed a sample of the Dyre banking Trojan that was found to be targeting credentials.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Company Dedicated to Protecting Users’ Privacy

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:40
While much of the tech community is still swooning over the iPhone 6, Apple Pay and Apple Watch, the company’s top executive is spending a lot of time and energy trying to reassure customers that Apple is doing everything it can to protect their privacy and the security of their data. Apple CEO Tim Cook […]

Rich Mogull on Apple Pay

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:22
Dennis Fisher talks with Rich Mogull about the new iPhone 6, the security and privacy of Apple Pay and whether there's another company that could put together a similar payment system.

Drupal Patches XSS Vulnerability in Spam Module

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:41
Drupal released an update that patches a moderately critical cross-site scripting vulnerability in its Mollom content and spam moderation module.

Apple Launches iOS 8, Fixes Dozens of Security Flaws

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:26
Apple has released iOS 8, a massive update to its mobile operating system, that includes fixes for more than 40 security vulnerabilities. Apple is touting iOS 8 as the biggest update to the software since it launched the App Store, and, aside from the security fixes, there are hundreds of new features and functions in […]

Series of Vulnerabilities Found in Schneider Electric SCADA Products

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:56
UPDATE–There are several unpatched, remotely exploitable vulnerabilities in a number of Schneider Electric’s SCADA products, one of which could be used to perform a shutdown of the SCADA server. Another of the vulnerabilities is an authentication bypass that could give an attacker access to sensitive data. The vulnerabilities affect a variety of Schneider Electric StruxureWare […]

POS Service Confirms Goodwill Breach Lasted 18 Months

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:11
Third-party payment vendor C&K Systems released details regarding a breach that affected its systems for 18 months and went on to affect customers who shopped at Goodwill.