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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Google has initiated a process to revoke trust from any certificates that rely on the outdated SHA-1crytpographic hash algorithm.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.

Salesforce Warns Customers of Dyreza Banker Trojan Attacks

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:02
Salesforce.com is warning its customers that the Dyreza banker Trojan is now believed to be targeting some of the company’s users. The Trojan, which has the ability to bypass SSL, typically goes after customers of major banks, but seems to be expanding its reach. Dyreza is relatively new among the banker Trojan crowd and it […]

OpenSSL Publishes its Security Policy

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:10
The OpenSSL Project yesterday for the first time made the OpenSSL security policy public.

Israeli Think-Tank Site Serves Sweet Orange Exploit

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:14
Drive-by malware downloads have been spotted on the website of a prominent Israel think-tank, the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. The attacks seems to target bank credentials.

‘Kyle and Stan’ Malvertising Network Targets Windows and Mac Users

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:02
A malvertising network that has been operating since at least May has been able to place malicious ads on a number of high-profile sites, including Amazon and YouTube and serves a unique piece of malware to each victim. The network, dubbed Kyle and Stan by the Cisco researchers who analyzed its activities and reach, comprises […]

Mozilla 1024-Bit Cert Deprecation Leaves 107,000 Sites Untrusted

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:03
Data compiled from Rapid7's Project Sonar scan found 107,000 websites running 1024-bit CA certificates that will soon be untrusted as Mozilla announces it will no longer support the shorter, weaker keys.

Threatpost News Wrap, September 5, 2014

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:05
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the Apple iCloud mess, extending its 2FA system to the cloud, and the fallout from the possible Home Depot data breach.

Apple Plans to Extend 2FA to iCloud

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:34
In the wake of the iCloud photo theft scandal, Apple’s CEO said the company plans to extend its two-factor authentication system to logins to the iCloud service from mobile device. The change will come when iOS 8.0 comes out later this month. The change will give users the option of enabling a second layer of authentication […]

Verizon to Pay Largest Ever Consumer Privacy Settlement

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 15:24
Verizon pays largest ever consumer privacy settlement to the FCC for depriving customers of information about Verizon’s marketing practices and their personal privacy right to opt-out.

Patch Tuesday Includes Another IE Update; Vuln Disclosures Up

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 15:07
Microsoft announced four bulletins are scheduled for the September Patch Tuesday release, along with new research on public vulnerability disclosures.

Feared Home Depot Breach Sparks More Interest in Backoff PoS Malware

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 13:07
Security experts are digging into point-of-sale malware, Backoff in particular, as speculation rages on about how hackers pulled off the Home Depot data breach.

One in Five Massachusetts Residents Breached in 2013

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 13:04
Roughly one in five Massachusetts residents were affected by a data breach last year, according to numbers released today by the Commonwealth.

Some Cable Modems Found to Leak Sensitive Data Via SNMP

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:43
Cable modems sold by two manufacturers expose a wide variety of sensitive information over SNMP, including usernames and passwords, WEP keys and SSIDs. Researchers who discovered the vulnerabilities say they’re trivially exploitable and plan to release Metasploit modules for them later this month. The broadband modems, manufactured by Netmaster and ARRIS, leak the sensitive information […]

Neverquest Trojan Adds New Targets, Capabilities

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:52
Researchers have found some recent modifications to the Neverquest banking Trojan that indicate the malware is no longer just targeting online banking sites, but also is going after social media, retailers and some game portals. The new changes also give the Trojan the ability to insert extra fields into targeted Web forms in order to steal […]

CERT/CC Enumerates Android App SSL Validation Failures

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 16:14
The CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon today released a list of Android applications hosted on Google Play and Amazon that it says fail to validate SSL certificates over HTTPS.

WordPress Plugins Bogged Down with CSRF, XSS Vulnerabilities

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 16:08
A handful of bugs, mostly XSS and CSRF vulnerabilities, have been plaguing at least eight different Wordpress plugins as of late.

Twitter Launches Bug Bounty Program

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 16:08
Twitter is the latest major Internet company to establish a bug bounty program, and has put no upper limit on the bounty that a researcher can earn for reporting a vulnerability. The company announced on Wednesday that it will operate its bounty program through the HackerOne platform, a bug bounty system that enables vendors to […]