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Research Finds No Large Scale Heartbleed Exploit Attempts Before Vulnerability Disclosure

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:23
In the days and weeks following the public disclosure of the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability in April, security researchers and others wondered aloud whether there were some organizations–perhaps the NSA–that had known about the bug for some time and had been using it for targeted attacks. A definitive answer to that question may never come, but […]

More 1024-Bit Certificates to Be Deprecated in Firefox

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:37
When Mozilla released Firefox 32 last week, the company removed several root certificates from the trust store for the browser. The move wasn’t because the certificates were fraudulent or the CAs that issued them were compromised, but because the certificates use 1024-bit keys. This is the first step in a process that Mozilla officials say […]

Google ‘Sunsetting’ Weak SHA-1 Crypto Algorithm

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:26
Google has initiated a process to revoke trust from any certificates that rely on the outdated SHA-1crytpographic hash algorithm.

Home Depot Confirms Breach, Transactions From April On At Risk

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 18:23
Home Depot finally confirmed its payment systems have been breached, but offered little further on whether customer personal data was stolen.

Traffic Networks Company Patches Sensor Vulnerabilities

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:23
A company in charge of manufacturing sensors used in traffic control systems has patched a series of previously disclosed bugs that could’ve opened the products up to exploits.

New Timing Attack Could De-Anonymize Google Users

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:00
A new timing attack has been disclosed that could de-anonymize Google users under particular conditions. Google acknowledged the issue but said it would fix it because the risk is low.

Salesforce Warns Customers of Dyreza Banker Trojan Attacks

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:02
Salesforce.com is warning its customers that the Dyreza banker Trojan is now believed to be targeting some of the company’s users. The Trojan, which has the ability to bypass SSL, typically goes after customers of major banks, but seems to be expanding its reach. Dyreza is relatively new among the banker Trojan crowd and it […]

OpenSSL Publishes its Security Policy

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:10
The OpenSSL Project yesterday for the first time made the OpenSSL security policy public.

Israeli Think-Tank Site Serves Sweet Orange Exploit

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:14
Drive-by malware downloads have been spotted on the website of a prominent Israel think-tank, the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. The attacks seems to target bank credentials.

‘Kyle and Stan’ Malvertising Network Targets Windows and Mac Users

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:02
A malvertising network that has been operating since at least May has been able to place malicious ads on a number of high-profile sites, including Amazon and YouTube and serves a unique piece of malware to each victim. The network, dubbed Kyle and Stan by the Cisco researchers who analyzed its activities and reach, comprises […]

Mozilla 1024-Bit Cert Deprecation Leaves 107,000 Sites Untrusted

Threatpost for B2B - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 14:03
Data compiled from Rapid7's Project Sonar scan found 107,000 websites running 1024-bit CA certificates that will soon be untrusted as Mozilla announces it will no longer support the shorter, weaker keys.
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