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Google Working on Tool to Gather Stats While Preserving Privacy

Threatpost for B2B - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:30
Google is working on a new system that enables the company to collect randomized information about the way that users are affected by unwanted software on their machines, without gathering identifying data about the users. The system is known as RAPPOR (Randomized Aggregatable Privacy-Preserving Ordinal Response) and Google currently is testing it in Chrome. The […]

Android 5.0 Lollipop Upgrades Encryption, Application Control

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:12
The Lollipop version of Android enhances its use of SE Linux, bringing application enforcement to the kernel level, and turns on device encryption by default.

AOL Releases Transparency Report, Lobbies for USA FREEDOM Act

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:09
AOL claims it received between 0-999 FISA court orders and between 0-999 National Security Letters between January and June in its latest transparency report.

Assume ‘Every Drupal 7 Site Was Compromised’ Unless Patched By Oct. 15

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:08
The maintainers of the Drupal content management system are warning users that any site owners who haven't patched a critical vulnerability in Drupal Core disclosed earlier this month should consider their sites to be compromised.

Popular Science Website Infected, Serving Malware

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:00
The website of Popular Science magazine was found infecting users with malware via the RIG exploit kit.

Microsoft Plans to Disable SSLv3 in IE, All Online Services

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:56
Microsoft is planning to disable support for the weak SSLv3 protocol in Internet Explorer at some undetermined point in the future.

Microsoft Warns of Crowti Ransomware

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:20
Researchers with Microsoft have spotted a spike in Crowti, a ransomware similar to Cryptolocker that encrypts files on victims’ machines and then asks for payment to unlock them.

Facebook Open Sources Host Monitoring Tool, Increases Internet Defense Prize

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:00
Facebook announced that it has released a host monitoring tool it developed to open source, and that it will increase its Internet Defense Prize payouts to $300,000 in 2015.

Dyreza Banker Trojan Attackers Exploiting CVE-2014-4114 Windows Flaw

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:29
The Dyreza Trojan is exploiting the recently disclosed CVE-2014-4114 vulnerability in Windows that was first used by the Sandworm attackers.

BlackEnergy Malware Used in Attacks Against Industrial Control Systems

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:25
Attackers are using BlackEnergy malware to attack HMI software running inside industrial control systems, according to an advisory from ICS-CERT.

Cyberespionage: ‘This Isn’t a Problem That Can Be Solved’

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:48
The issue of cyberespionage is a thorny one, both technically and politically speaking, but some experts say there may not actually be a solution to the problem.

Four Distinct Watering Hole Attacks Dropping ScanBox Keylogger

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:49
PwC has published research on four watering hole attacks likely carried out by different attackers, all connected by the ScanBox JavaScript-based reconnaissance tool.

US-CERT Warns of Dyre Banking Trojan

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:09
DHS sounded the alarm Monday on Dyre, the banking Trojan that’s been siphoning bank credentials from large enterprises and major financial institutions.

Russian APT28 Group Linked to NATO, Political Attacks

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:23
APT28, a Russian hacking group, has been tied to attacks against the country of Georgia, Eastern European political and military organizations, and NATO, a report from FireEye said.

Government, Industry Focusing on Issue of Resiliency

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:05
WASHINGTON–As things stand right now, the United States has no overarching national information security policy or centralized agency responsible for defending the government’s networks in the event of a serious cyberattack. There have been many pushes over the years to change that and put one agency or another at the head of the table, but […]

Infighting, Politics Hampering Cybersecurity Progress in Washington

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:03
WASHINGTON–The United States government and private sector are unprepared for a major cyber attack on the country’s critical infrastructure, a former Congressman said, thanks to a divided, risk-averse Congress and an inability for agencies and other organizations to share information effectively. Tom Davis, a former longtime representative from Virginia, said Tuesday that there are a number of challenges that […]

Cyberattacks Most Imminent Threat to U.S., Economy

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:38
A round-table consisting of military, government and former NSA officials in Alexandria, Va., on Monday agreed that cyberattacks targeting U.S. critical infrastructure and private industry are an eminent threat.

Shellshock Exploits Targeting SMTP Servers at Webhosts

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:18
SANS Internet Storm Center reports attacks against SMTP servers using Shellshock exploits to create a DDoS botnet.
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