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FREAK attack: security vulnerability breaks HTTPS protection

A widespread, long-standing security flaw that allows attackers to decrypt HTTPS-protected traffic between certain device and potentially millions of websites has been uncovered by security researchers, reports Ars Technica.

India blocks third party email services to government officials

The Indian government has changed the way in which its officials are allowed to operate when working, it has been announced.

Blu-ray exploits could allow computer malware infection

A pair of possible exploits in hardware and software used for playing Blu-ray discs have come to light, reports PC World.

Lenovo website hacked, Lizard Squad claims responsibility

Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo has been victim to a website hack, with Lizard Squad claiming responsibility.

FBI puts $3m bounty on Russian hacker

The FBI has offered a record $3 million reward for information leading to the arrest of a cybercriminal, reports the BBC.

Top 10 breaches of 2014 attacked ‘old vulnerabilities’, says HP

A report by HP has found that 44 percent of all of the breaches in 2014 were caused by known vulnerabilities, between two and four years old.

British hacker due for sentencing over public service DDoS attacks

A 51 year old man is facing a lengthy prison sentence in the United Kingdom after admitting to a series of distributed denial of service attacks against social housing, social services and crime prevention websites.

Burning Man queue jumping hackers caught out

The online queuing system for the 40,000 tickets to the Burning Man festival was hacked by 200 people accessing a ‘technical backdoor’ to virtually queue jump, according to Computer World.

Jamie Oliver website serves up a side of malware

Jamie Oliver’s website was affected by a malware issue, a spokesperson for the British celebrity chef has told the BBC.

12,000 exposed to possible ID theft after Jeb Bush publishes emails

Possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has has had to retroactively redact over 12,000 personal details from emails published in the name of transparency

Google’s Project Zero extends 90 day exploit disclosure deadline

Google has extended the disclosure period for vulnerabilities uncovered in its Project Zero program by an additional two weeks, if a vendor is planning a patch in the two weeks following the deadline.

Facebook exploit allowed attackers to remotely delete photos

A Facebook hack that allowed attackers to remotely delete any photo they wanted to from the social network has been patched by the company.

Facebook launches ThreatExchange for companies to share security threats

Facebook has officially launched ThreatExchange – a collaborative social network where companies can share information on cybersecurity threats, in an effort to neuter potential damage.

Outlook app blocked by EU parliament over ‘serious security issues’

The Microsoft Outlook app has been banned from use in the EU Parliament, according to emails from the parliament’s IT department, seen by PC World.

Microsoft phishing email targeting corporate networks with ‘neurotic malware’

Security researchers have uncovered a trojan that evades sandboxes specifically targeted at corporate users, hidden in legitimate looking phishing email that apes Microsoft’s Volume License.

UK Government publishes its guidelines for ‘equipment interference’

The British government has released a document outlining the rules that British spy and law enforcement agencies have to follow in their hacking activities, reports The Guardian.

Zero-day exploit affects popular WordPress plugin

The Fancybox plugin for WordPress has been hit by a zero-day exploit that allows hackers to inject malicious code into websites, reports ZDNet.

America is the leading developer of “risky mobile apps”, claims report

A survey of more than a million apps on the Google Play and iOS App Store has found that more than 40 percent of ‘risky mobile’ apps originate from the United States

Internet Explorer exploit could let phishers steal logins

A vulnerability in the latest patched version of Microsoft Internet Explorer that could allow hackers to launch “highly credible phishing attacks” has been uncovered, according to PC World.

White House seeks 10% increase in cybersecurity spend

President Obama’s budget proposal for the 2016 fiscal year includes a projected 10 percent increase in cybersecurity spend, reports Reuters.

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