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Microsoft's March 2015 Patch Tuesday security bulletins include patches for an old Stuxnet LNK vulnerability and the FREAK SSL vulnerability.
Microsoft released a new patch for the LNK vulnerability exploited by Stuxnet after it learned original patch from 2010 failed and left Windows machines exposed.
DDoS attacks have been a persistent problem for the the better part of 20 years, and as ISPs and enterprises have adjusted their defenses, attackers have adapted their tactics. One of the more effective tools in the attackers’ arsenal now is the use of botnets to generate massive numbers of DNS queries for a target […]
Apple has patched the FREAK SSL vulnerability, along with a nasty bug that could’ve allowed a remote attacker to restart a user’s iPhone via SMS, with the release of iOS 8.2. The new version of Apple’s mobile operating system contains a number of vulnerability fixes, with the FREAK patch being the most prominent among them. […]
NCC Group Cryptography Services announced it will shortly begin an audit of OpenSSL.
Yahoo has fixed a handful of vulnerabilities that could have given an attacker free reign over all of its user-run eCommerce websites and caused multiple headaches for small business owners.
Software, from web apps, to operating systems to firmware, has been abused and exploited every which way from Sunday for decades by both researchers and attackers. Now, it is hardware’s turn in the spotlight, as researchers have published details of a new method for exploiting a problem with some DRAM memory devices that can allow […]
A recent malware sample dynamically generates the name of a mutex object by using Windows product ID, lessening its predictability and complicating detection.
Seagate confirmed a publicly disclosed vulnerability in one of its network attached storage products, but said it won't have a patch available until May.
Open Whisper Systems is phasing out support for encrypted SMS and MMS messages in its TextSecure messaging product. The move does not spell the end for encrypted messaging for users of the Android app, as the company plans to switch to its own transport protocol to address some of the security and performance issues inherent […]
A phishing campaign that spiked this week is pushing the Dridex banking Trojan via malicious macros embedded in XML file attachments.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about the FREAK SSL vulnerability and the glorious debut of CSI: Cyber!
The way that National Security Letters are approved and used is one of the government’s more opaque processes. Now, you can add some more confusion into the mix, courtesy of some new comments from the FBI about when recipients are able to disclose the fact that they have received an NSL. More than a year […]
Adobe launched its first vulnerability disclosure program this week. It will use the HackerOne platform and will not pay out bounties, instead researchers can bulk up their HackerOne reputation scores. Only vulnerabilities in Adobe web applications or web-based services are in scope.
Anthem has refused to undergo vulnerability scans and configuration compliance tests in the aftermath of a breach that may have leaked the personal information of nearly 100,000 customers and non-customers.
Microsoft issued an advisory that its Schannel implementation of SSL is vulnerable to FREAK downgrade attacks.
EFF, ACLU, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and others are calling on the U.N. to create a special privacy watchdog.
OpenDNS went public with a new analytics tool that can be used to detect malicious domains used in APT and cybercrime campaigns.
The Mandarin Oriental luxury hotel chain is investigating a data breach that affects credit cards used in an “isolated number” of its hotels in the United States and Europe. Company officials said that the attack involved “undetectable” malware on some of its systems and emphasized that only credit card data, and no other personal information, […]
As a public service, the Threatpost team, Mike Mimoso, Dennis Fisher, Brian Donohue and Chris Brook, watched the first episode of CSI: Cyber and kept a running chat log of the "action". Enjoy.