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Home Depot Urges Credit Monitoring Vigilance

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:06
Home Depot is telling customers to closely monitor bank and credit card accounts for fraud as it continues to investigate what could be a massive data breach.

Firefox 32 Debuts With Public-Key Pinning, Several Security Fixes

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:08
Mozilla has released Firefox 32, the latest version of its browser, which now supports public-key pinning and also includes fixes for several critical security vulnerabilities. The move to support public-key pinning is an important one for Firefox, as it helps protect users against man-in-the-middle attacks that rely on forged certificates. The feature binds a set […]

Gary McGraw on the IEEE Center for Secure Design

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:44
Dennis Fisher talks with Gary McGraw of Cigital about the IEEE's new Center for Secure Design program, the difficulty of defeating large classes of bugs and the collaborative effort it will take to solve the software security problem.

Home Depot Investigating Possible Massive Data Breach

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 15:11
Home Depot has brought in law enforcement and banking partners to investigate a possible data breach after credit cards reportedly stolen from the retailer appeared on an underground carder forum.

Watering Hole Attack Targets Automotive, Aerospace Industries

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:00
A new watering hole attack is targeting the aerospace, automotive and manufacturing industries with a new reconnaissance malware tool called "Scanbox."

WPS Implementation Issue Exposes Wi-Fi Routers to Attack

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:55
A researcher discovered an issue with the random generation of WPS keys in a number of unnamed routers that could allow an attacker to guess the key in one try.

Apple Fixes Glitch in Find My iPhone App Connected to Celebrity Photo Leak

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:25
UPDATE–Apple has patched the vulnerability in its Find My iPhone app that likely was used in the attack that led to the publication of private photos belonging to dozens of celebrities over the weekend. The victims of the breach included actors, models and athletes such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton. The photos have appeared […]

Robert Hansen on Aviator, Search Revenue and the $250,000 Security Guarantee

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:43
Dennis Fisher talks with Robert Hansen of WhiteHat Security about the company's decision to change default search providers to Disconnect and the $250,000 guarantee for users of the Sentinel Elite product.​

Backoff Sinkhole Reveals Sorry Point-of-Sale Security

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:25
A new analysis of sinkholes Backoff point-of-sale malware paints a bleak picture of the state of point-of-sale security.

CryptoWall’s Haul: $1M in Six Months

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:41
The CryptoWall ransomware has proven to be a profitable criminal enterprise, netting more than $1.1 million in six months. More than 1,600 victims have surfaced and more than 5 billion files have been encrypted.

Mozilla to Support Key Pinning in Firefox 32

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:12
Mozilla is planning to add support for public-key pinning in its Firefox browser in an upcoming version. In version 32, which would be the next stable version of the browser, Firefox will have key pins for a long list of sites, including many of Mozilla’s own sites, all of the sites pinned in Google Chrome […]

Nearly 100k Bugzilla Users Affected by Data Disclosure

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:31
The email addresses and encrypted passwords of nearly 100,000 users of Mozilla’s Bugzilla system were left on a publicly accessible server for several months earlier this year, the company said. The disclosure comes just a few weeks after Mozilla advised members of its Mozilla Developer Network to change their passwords because of a similar incident. On […]

IEEE Guides Software Architects Toward Secure Software Design

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:18
The IEEE's Center for Secure Design's new guidance for software architects called "Avoiding the Top 10 Software Security Design Flaws" debuted this week.

Windows XP-Heavy Turkey Overrun with GameOver Zeus Infections

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:50
GameOver Zeus and Sality banking malware infections are rampant in emerging countries such as Turkey where older, unpatched computers are prevalent, and security awareness is low.

Microsoft Fixes Broken Security Patch MS14-045

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:08
Microsoft re-released MS14-045 today two weeks after pulling it from Windows Update because the patch was causing system crashes and blue screens of death.

Verizon Bolsters User Authentication With QR Codes

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:04
Verizon announced Tuesday it will soon begin using QR codes to allow users to log in to sites and programs in its Universal Identity Services portfolio.

Java.com, TMZ Serving Malvertising Redirects to Angler Exploit Kit

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:48
Popular websites TMZ and Java.com are among a handful serving malicious ads redirecting visitors to the Angler Exploit Kit.

IBM: Heartbleed Attacks Thousands of Servers Daily

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:23
The 2014 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly takes a look back at Heartbleed and how organizations were affected by it.

Netflix Open Source Security Tools Solve Range of Challenges

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:10
Netflix engineers released two new application security tools to open source this week, a continuing effort from the streaming services company.

South Korean Data Breach Compromises 27 Million

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:55
A data breach in South Korea appears to have impacted as many 27 million citizens, up to 70 percent of the nation’s population.