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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.
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 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.
Microsoft announced four bulletins are scheduled for the September Patch Tuesday release, along with new research on public vulnerability disclosures.
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.
Roughly one in five Massachusetts residents were affected by a data breach last year, according to numbers released today by the Commonwealth.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
A handful of bugs, mostly XSS and CSRF vulnerabilities, have been plaguing at least eight different Wordpress plugins as of late.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 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.
A new watering hole attack is targeting the aerospace, automotive and manufacturing industries with a new reconnaissance malware tool called "Scanbox."
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.
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 […]
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.
A new analysis of sinkholes Backoff point-of-sale malware paints a bleak picture of the state of point-of-sale security.