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Microsoft publishes a framework and guidelines on how to effectively set up and operate threat information sharing exchanges in hopes that organizations will actually share data.
There is a remotely exploitable buffer overflow in a handful of software products from Schneider Electric that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable machines. The vulnerability lies in a DLL that’s installed with a Device Type Manager that is part of several Schneider products, including the Unity Pro development software, the […]
GitHub announced that it has doubled the maximum payouts possible via its bug bounty program to $10,000.
In the wake of a recent enforcement action against Marriott for blocking guests’ WiFi hotspots in their hotels, the FCC is warning other hotel operators and business owners that such blocking is illegal and the commission’s Enforcement Bureau is taking note. Marriott last year paid a fine of $600,000 to settle an FCC enforcement action […]
Experts urge system administrators to patch the Ghost vulnerability in glibc immediately, but counter that as well that exploiting the bug may be challenging.
Business email compromise scams trick corporate executives, employees and clients into transferring business funds to criminal bank accounts in China.
FreeBSD has patched a handful of vulnerabilities in its kernel code that could have enabled an attacker to crash the system, execute arbitrary code, or disclose sensitive kernel memory.
Silent Circle patched a serious memory corruption vulnerability in the Silent Text application bundled with the secure Blackphone as well as in the standalone iOS and Android apps.
Apple has released major security updates for both OS X and iOS that includes patches for a number of bugs that could lead to arbitrary code execution. The release of iOS 8.1.3 fixes a vulnerability that allowed an attacker to bypass the sandbox restrictions in Safari and the OS X update fixes a serious flaw […]
The National Football League's NFL Mobile application leaks unencrypted credentials putting personal user information at risk.
The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade today held preliminary hearings on drafting federal data breach notification legislation.
A critical remote code execution vulnerability in the GNU C library glibc affects all Linux systems going back to 2000.
Three weeks after the first non-Google public log for Certificate Transparency was launched by DigiCert, officials at Venafi said that the company plans to debut its own public CT log. On Jan. 1 Google approved the use of DigiCert’s log, the first CT log that is independent and not operated by Google. As part of […]
The Flash zero day that made its way into the Angler exploit kit was wrapped in multiple layers of obfuscation and has the ability to inject its malicious payload straight into users’ browsers. In the last week, since the news broke of the Adobe Flash zero-day flaw appearing in the Angler kit, security researchers have […]
Kaspersky Lab has found shared code and functionality between the Regin malware platform and a keylogger described in recently disclosed Snowden documents.
In addition to patching the three Project Zero vulnerabilities disclosed last week, Apple is apparently readying a fix for the Thunderstrike boot attack as well, something that will purportedly rid all Macs running Yosemite of the issue.
Core Security disclosed details on an Android Wi-Fi Direct denial of service vulnerability after Google said it had no timeline to patch the issue. The two sides also disagreed on the severity of the flaw.
Google has taken quite a bit of heat in recent weeks for its decision not to patch a vulnerability in the WebView component of Android in older versions, leaving hundreds of millions of users exposed to potential attacks. Now, a Google engineer is explaining the company’s reasoning, saying that patching older versions of the OS […]
Adobe on Saturday began patching a zero-day vulnerability in Flash Player for auto-update users, exploits for which have been included in the notorious Angler Exploit Kit.
Customer payment information and other data was made vulnerable by a flaw in the Marriott Web service used by the Android app as well as the Web site, a security researcher found. The vulnerability is the result of Marriott’s system failing to use any kind of authentication on requests, meaning that an attacker who knew […]