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Mike Mimoso and Dennis Fisher discuss the news of the last week, including the Superfish fiasco, the Gemalto SIM hack controversy and the continuing NSA drama.
Kaspersky Lab researcher Vitaly Kamluk discusses the Equation Group, claiming it is the most sophisticated advanced persistent threat group in the world.
Twitter has revised and simplified its rules and process for reporting abusive behavior on the service, and users now have the ability to report people who are posting their personal information. The change essentially gives Twitter users a method to combat doxing, which is the process of dumping a victim’s personal information online. This often […]
The EFF's Decentralized SSL Observatory turned up 1,600 certificates that should have been rejected but instead passed browser checks because they were manipulated by Komodia's SSL Digester interception module.
In addition to roughly 80 million Anthem customers, nearly 20 million more individuals who aren’t customers of the health insurer could ultimately wind up implicated in this month’s massive data breach.
An automated attack targeting users of the open source Rejetto webserver and file-sharing application tried to inject the IptabLes DDoS tool.
Mozilla has patched 16 security vulnerabilities in Firefox, including three critical flaws in the browser. One of the critical vulnerabilities patched with the release of Firefox 36 is a buffer overflow in the libstagefright library that can be exploitable under some circumstances. “Security researcher Pantrombka reported a buffer overflow in the libstagefright library during video […]
On May 30, 2014, law enforcement officials from the FBI and Europol seized a series of servers that were being used to help operate the GameOver Zeus botnet, an especially pernicious and troublesome piece of malware. The authorities also began an international manhunt for a Russian man they said was connected to operating the botnet, […]
Facebook released final numbers on 2014 submissions and payouts from its bug bounty program, showing continued growth in both areas.
More than one million different WordPress sites may be vulnerable to a critical plugin issue that could lead to SQL injections and in turn, total site takeover.
Despite leaked documents from the NSA showing otherwise, officials at Gemalto on Wednesday said the company has found no evidence that its SIM card infrastructure was compromised several years ago by the NSA and GCHQ. The company identified a handful of what it called sophisticated attacks in the timeframe in questions, but said none of […]
Europol and several private technology companies announced the overnight takedown of the command and control infrastructure supporting the Ramnit botnet.
Google is expanding its successful Pwnium vulnerability reward program–which has run at various security conferences for a couple of years now–to run continuously and offer an unlimited pool of financial rewards. Pwnium originally was established as an alternative to the Pwn2Own hacking contest at CanSecWest every spring. The Pwn2Own contest has been the origin of […]
Advanced attacks against industrial control systems are intelligence gathering operations in order to learn the inner workings of ICS infrastructure to facilitate sabotage.
The NSA has a new director, a slew of new challenges and any number of new capabilities at its disposal. But it seems that the agency is intent on fighting the same old battles. Even as fresh revelations about the extent of the NSA’s efforts to get access to encryption keys for mobile communications continue to […]
Cloudflare has deployed a new level of encryption on its service that hardens and speeds up users' experience, especially when accessing domains via mobile browsers.
Google is now warning users of its Chrome browser about questionable downloads before they even browse to the site peddling the malware.
Gemalto officials say that while they are still in the process of investigating whether the company was compromised by the NSA and GCHQ to access the encryption keys for its SIM cards, they say they believe their products and platforms are secure. In a statement issued Monday, Gemalto officials said they are still trying to […]
At last week's Security Analyst Summit Kris McConkey, part of PricewaterhouseCoopers' UK Cyber Threat Operations team, discusses OpSec failures: How attackers are still humans and make mistakes like sometimes using personal email addresses and real names in their campaigns.
Another shady piece of adware called PrivDog has been unearthed with a similar Superfish-type vulnerability that breaks SSL connections.