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Facebook said it will double bug bounty payouts for the remainder of the year for serious vulnerabilities in its ad code.
Security firms have peeled back the layers on two zero day vulnerabilities that are currently being used in limited, targeted attacks against the Windows Kernel.
Drupal has patched a critical SQL injection vulnerability in version 7.x of the content management system that can allow arbitrary code execution.
Microsoft announced that it has extended support for SHA-2 and TLS in supported versions of Windows.
With details of the new POODLE attack on SSLv3 now public, browser vendors are in the process of planning how they're going to address the issue in their products in a way that doesn't break the Internet for millions of users but still provides protection.
Oracle's Critical Patch update addresses 154 vulnerabilities, many of which are remotely exploitable. Security Explorations of Poland, meanwhile, published details on a number of Java flaws in the Java Reflection API.
A new attack on the SSLv3 protocol, disclosed Tuesday, takes advantage of an issue with the protocol that enables a network attacker to recover the plaintext communications of a victim.
Microsoft posted eight bulletins for Patch Tuesday, three of which are considered critical including a cumulative Internet Explorer update, while Adobe has fixes for Flash Player and ColdFusion.
Discount department store Kmart acknowledged on Friday that it fell victim to a “payment security incident” for most of September and some of October.
BlackBerry has patched a vulnerability in its BlackBerry 10 devices that could allow an attacker to intercept users’ traffic to and from the BlackBerry World app store and potentially install malware on a targeted device. The vulnerability is a weakness in the integrity checking system that BlackBerry uses to verify the apps that users download. […]
Dropbox officials on Monday said that a large cache of usernames and passwords posted online and alleged to have come from the company’s users are not related to Dropbox customer accounts. A spate of media reports reported yesterday that attackers had stolen several million sets of credentials from Dropbox and posted them online. The claim of […]
A cyberespionage team, possibly based in Russia, has been using a Windows zero day vulnerability to target a variety of organizations in several countries, including the United States, Poland, Ukraine and western Europe.
Close to 400 Dairy Queen locations were breached this summer and the company has pinned the blame on hackers using the Backoff point-of-sale malware.
The EFF has launched a new site dedicated to educating users about how to resist pervasive surveillance online, through the promotion of encryption and other tools and the publication of first-person stories from people around the world who have fought surveillance in various ways. The new site, I Fight Surveillance, is designed to bring attention […]
Microsoft published its Patch Tuesday advance notification, advising IT shops to be ready for nine bulletins, including three critical patches.
Researchers have unearthed a new version of the Rovnix malware that has a couple of additional features, including a new domain generation algorithm and a secure transmission channel for communicating with the command-and-control servers. Rovnix is a malware variant that often has been distributed by other kinds of malware. Last year Microsoft warned users about a […]
SAP recently pushed out patches to address seven vulnerabilities in three different lines of software that could have opened those running the systems up to complete compromise.
Researchers at Malware Must Die published a report that hackers are spreading Mayhem botnet malware in exploits targeting the Shellshock vulnerability in Bash.
The pervasive dragnet surveillance of Americans revealed by the Edward Snowden documents has caused serious damage to the trust that enterprises and citizens had in the United States government and unless that trust is repaired, it could have serious effects on the Internet economy, a panel of prominent technology executives said. In a town hall meeting […]
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Justice Department squared off on the topic of National Security Letters in a San Francisco courtroom yesterday. This fight's next stop is likely the Supreme Court.