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Iranian Hackers Target US Defense Contractors

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 14:07
The Ajax Security Team of Iran has been linked to attacks against the U.S. defense industrial base and Iranian dissidents inside and outside of the country, FireEye said.

SMTP STARTTLS Deployments Better than Expected, Facebook Says

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 13:30
Facebook dug into the prevalence of SMTP STARTTLS deployments for email encryption and found that 58 percent of messages are sent encrypted and certificate validation happened without a hitch.

Bitly Developing Two Factor Authentication Following Compromise

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:45
Link-shortening service Bitly announced that it’s ramping up its development of two-factor authentication following a compromise that leaked user information on Thursday.

Another DNS Provider Targeted in DDoS Attack

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:35
DNS providers PointDNS is back online after mitigating a massive DDoS attack last week.

Regulators Planning Cybersecurity Assessments for Banks

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 14:45
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced last week that it will work harder to try to identify vulnerabilities in smaller community banks and is planning to better raise awareness when it comes to cyber threats.

Researchers Quantify Fake Certificates Used in SSL Connections

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:20
Engineers at Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University quantified the number of forged certificates used in 3.5 million SSL connections with Facebook during a four-month period.

Points of Sale Poorly Secured, Facing Sophisticated Attacks

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:31
As the sophistication and deployment of PoS malware increases, organizations struggle to defend against even simple attacks.
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