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How I Got Here: Marcus Ranum

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:13
​Dennis Fisher talks with security pioneer Marcus Ranum about writing an early Internet firewall at DEC, the security gold-rush era of the 1990s and early 2000s, why he never patented most of the ideas he has come up with and how he found peace of mind.

Apple Releases Patches For a Watch

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:49
What happens when you build a watch that is essentially an absurdly powerful computer that also tells time? You have to patch that watch. And that’s what Apple has done for the first time, releasing a long list of fixes for security problems with the Apple Watch OS. At least one of the vulnerabilities can […]

New Logjam Attack on Diffie-Hellman Threatens Security of Browsers, VPNs

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:28
Researchers have uncovered a flaw in the way that some servers handle the Diffie-Hellman key exchange, a bug that’s somewhat similar to the FREAK attack and threatens the security of many Web and mail servers. The bug affects all of the major browsers and any server that supports export-grade 512-bit Diffie-Hellman cryptography. The most serious […]

Details Surface on Unpatched KCodes NetUSB Bug

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 14:41
KCodes NetUSB, a Linux kernel module that provides USB services over IP, contains unpatched vulnerabilities according to an alert from CERT/CC and Sec Consult

St. Louis Federal Reserve Falls Victim to DNS Hijack

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 13:57
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis confirmed this week that it fell victim to a DNS hijack last month that may have redirected users to bogus webpages and exposed customers to phishing, malware and other attacks.

Google Fixes Sandbox Escape in Chrome

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 13:19
Google has patched a high-risk vulnerability in its Chrome browser that allows an attacker to escape the Chrome sandbox. That vulnerability is one of 37 bugs fixed in version 43 of Chrome. Six of those flaws are rated as high risks and Google paid out more than $38,000 in rewards to researchers who reported vulnerabilities […]

Malvertising Leads to Magnitude Exploit Kit, Ransomware Infection

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:38
Researchers from ZScaler have uncovered a new scheme where criminals are using malversting to redirect to pages hosting the Magnitude exploit kit and the CryptoWall ransomware.

Address-Spoofing Bug Haunts Android Stock Browser

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:29
There’s an easily exploitable vulnerability in the Android stock browser that enables an attacker to spoof the URL in the address bar and force a victim to visit a malicious site while believing he is visiting a benign one. Security researcher Rafay Baloch discovered the vulnerability and developed the technique for exploiting it. The problem […]

President Urged to Reject Mandatory Backdoors

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 09:56
A coalition of 150 tech companies and privacy champions sent a letter to President Obama urging him to reject any proposals mandating backdoor access to software and devices.

Researchers, IEEE Release Medical Device Security Guidelines

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 16:36
A collection of research scientists, with help from the IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative, have released a new set of guidelines for developers to take into account to ensure security figures into how medical devices are coded.

APT Group Embeds Command and Control Data on TechNet Pages

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 15:03
The so-called Deputy Dog APT group has surfaced again with a means of keeping its command and control servers under wraps that involves Microsoft’s TechNet online resources.

Penn State Offline Following Advanced Two-Year Cyberattack

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:46
Penn State announced that its school of engineering was the victim of a more than two-year long cyberattack perpetuated by advanced persistent threat groups.

Oracle Patches VENOM Vulnerability

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 10:49
Oracle on Saturday released its patch for the VENOM vulnerability, a guest escape flaw that affects many virtualization platforms.

TeslaCrypt Ransomware Taking a Toll on Victims

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 10:44
The attackers behind the TeslaCrypt ransomware, which is one of the newer entries on the scene, may not be making as much money yet as some of their more experienced competitors, but researchers say that their malware is having a profound effect on victims. Like many other pieces of ransomware, TeslaCrypt often spreads with the […]
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