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Documents in Long-Running Yahoo FISC Challenge Case Published

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:41
During a long-running secret dispute between Yahoo and government officials over the constitutionality of orders from the federal government to turn over data belonging to Yahoo users, the company was facing fines of $250,000 for refusing to comply with the order. The revelation is contained in a cache of 1,500 pages of documents declassified by the […]

Dropbox Reports 80 Percent of Subpoenas Contain Gag Request

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:52
Dropbox revealed in its latest Transparency Report that 80 percent of the subpoenas it receives are accompanied by a request not to inform users their data is being requested.

Chinese Hacking Groups Team Up Against Government, Military Systems

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:23
Two Chinese cyber espionage campaigns are working in tandem in hopes of sniffing out trade secrets from surrounding nations.

US-CERT Warns of Vulnerability in Cisco Baseboard Controller

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:21
US-CERT published an advisory warning of a denial-of-service vulnerability in Cisco's Integrated Management Controller; Cisco has already released an update patching the flaw.

Congress Urged to Update ECPA with Email Privacy Protection

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:24
A coalition of groups covering a wide swath of interests and political affiliations is banding together to call on Congress to address email privacy law.

Users in Dark about Permissions Granted to Mobile Apps

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:03
A report from the UK's ICO says that permissions given to mobile apps often far exceed what's necessary, and that privacy policies are hardly apparent to users downloading apps.

Key Flaw Enables Recovery of Files Encrypted by TorrentLocker

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:03
Crypto ransomware, a relatively unknown phenomenon a couple of years ago, has exploded into one of the nastier malware problems for Internet users. Variants such as CryptoLocker and CryptoWall have been siphoning money from victims for some time, and now researchers have dissected a newer variant known as TorrentLocker and found that the creators made […]

Details Disclosed for Critical Vulnerability Patched in Webmin

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:56
The University of Texas information security office disclosed details of a vulnerability in remote management software Webmin that could allow someone to remotely delete files on a host server.

Five Million Email Passwords, Addresses Appear on Russian Bitcoin Forum

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:43
Five million email addresses showed up on a Russian Bitcoin security forum last night. Most of the leaked addresses belong to Gmail users.

Apache Warns of Tomcat Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:31
Some older versions of Apache Tomcat, the company’s open source web server and servlet container, are vulnerable to remote code execution.

Information Sharing on Threats Seen as a Key for Auto Makers

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:20
A small segment of the security research community has been spending a lot of time tearing apart the innards of various vehicles and looking at ways that the computers and local networks that reside in modern cars can be hacked. There has been some remarkable success on this front, and while auto makers haven’t paid […]

EMET, AV Disclosure Leak Plugged in IE

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:40
Microsoft patched a disclosure leak in Internet Explorer that revealed whether EMET or other antimalware protections were running on a compromised computer.

Privacy Vulnerabilities in Popular Android Apps Disclosed

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 13:17
Researchers from the University of New Haven have taken to Youtube this week to publicize vulnerabilities in a dozen Android apps, including Instagram, Vine and OKCupid.

Adobe Patches Host of Memory Bugs in Flash Player

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:45
Adobe announced security updates and a new version of Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux; the company also announced it was postponing a scheduled update for Reader and Acrobat.

Research Finds No Large Scale Heartbleed Exploit Attempts Before Vulnerability Disclosure

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:23
In the days and weeks following the public disclosure of the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability in April, security researchers and others wondered aloud whether there were some organizations–perhaps the NSA–that had known about the bug for some time and had been using it for targeted attacks. A definitive answer to that question may never come, but […]

More 1024-Bit Certificates to Be Deprecated in Firefox

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:37
When Mozilla released Firefox 32 last week, the company removed several root certificates from the trust store for the browser. The move wasn’t because the certificates were fraudulent or the CAs that issued them were compromised, but because the certificates use 1024-bit keys. This is the first step in a process that Mozilla officials say […]

Google ‘Sunsetting’ Weak SHA-1 Crypto Algorithm

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:26
Google has initiated a process to revoke trust from any certificates that rely on the outdated SHA-1crytpographic hash algorithm.

Home Depot Confirms Breach, Transactions From April On At Risk

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 19:23
Home Depot finally confirmed its payment systems have been breached, but offered little further on whether customer personal data was stolen.

Traffic Networks Company Patches Sensor Vulnerabilities

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:23
A company in charge of manufacturing sensors used in traffic control systems has patched a series of previously disclosed bugs that could’ve opened the products up to exploits.

New Timing Attack Could De-Anonymize Google Users

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:00
A new timing attack has been disclosed that could de-anonymize Google users under particular conditions. Google acknowledged the issue but said it would fix it because the risk is low.