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Openwall 3.1 Released With Fixes for Shellshock, POODLE Attack

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 11:42
The maintainers of the Openwall security enhanced Linux distribution have released a new stable version, which includes fixes for a number of serious vulnerabilities, such as the Shellshock Bash bug and the flaw in SSLv3 that leads to the POODLE attack. Openwall is designed to be a small, compact Linux distribution for servers, appliances and […]

U.S. Sanctions North Korea Defense Agencies, Individuals in Sony Hack

Threatpost for B2B - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 15:39
President Obama signed an Executive Order sanctioning three North Korea defense agencies and 10 individuals for the country's alleged role in the Sony hack.

Unpatched Windows Privilege Elevation Vulnerability Details Disclosed

Threatpost for B2B - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:40
Google's Project Zero disclosed details of a Windows privilege elevation vulnerability. Google said it reported the to Microsoft but it has yet to be patched.

WordPress Symposium Plug-In Plagued by File Upload Vulnerability

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:23
Researchers warn that since public disclosure of a file-upload vulnerability in the WordPress Symposium plug-in and the availability of proof-of-concept exploit code, scans and exploit attempts are on the rise.

Payment Cards Exposed in Possible Chik-fil-A Data Breach

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:18
Reports emerge suggesting a data breach may have occurred, compromising the payment card data of customers who dined at Chik-fil-A.

Seven Things to Watch for in 2015

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 09:00
A new year begins at midnight and Threatpost highlights seven things you're bound to contend with in 2015.

XXE Bug Patched in Facebook Careers Third-Party Service

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 15:06
A vulnerability was discovered and patched in a third-party service that handles resumes on Facebook’s careers page.

Majority of 4G USB Modems, SIM Cards Exploitable

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 14:20
Researchers at the Chaos Computer Club conference in Hamburg presented research on the woeful state of security in 4G USB modems.

Cellular Privacy, SS7 Security Shattered at 31C3

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 13:15
Researchers Tobias Engel and Karsten Nohl demonstrated serious vulnerabilities in the SS7 protocol for cellular service, putting the privacy of phone calls and users' location data at risk for intercept.

Internet Systems Consortium Site Redirects to Angler Exploit

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 12/29/2014 - 12:52
UPDATE: The website of the Internet Systems Consortium, the developers of the BIND DNS software deployed all over the Web, was reportedly infected with malware last week.

Two-Factor Snafu Opened Door to JPMorgan Breach

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 10:00
Published reports say hackers found a server unprotected by two-factor authentication in order to break in to JPMorgan over the summer and make off with data belonging to 76 million households and seven million businesses.

HP’s Zero Day Initiative Changes Bug-Buying Guidelines

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 09:55
HP’s Zero Day Initiative has decided to adjust its guidelines and criteria or buying some vulnerabilities in the future, eliminating some large classes of bugs from its menu. The group, which has been among the more visible and prominent of the vulnerability purchasing programs since its inception several years ago, has decided that it will […]
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