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Linux haunted by Ghost vulnerability

Security researchers have found a vulnerability inherent to a widely used component in most versions of Linux, reports Computer World.

Over 5,000 US gas stations vulnerable to remote hacks

Around 5,300 gas stations in the United States could be vulnerable to a remote cyberattack on the automated tank gauges, causing the pumps to flag alerts or even shut down

Marriott fixes Android app exploit that could expose personal data

Marriott International has fixed an exploit in their Android app, that could expose personal details for customers of the hotel chain, highlighted by a security researcher.

Zero-day vulnerability in Flash Player exploited by attackers

A zero day vulnerability in Flash is being actively used by cybercriminals, according to Forbes.

Internet of Things hacking: World Economic Forum warns of “global threat”

The World Economic Forum’s annual Global Risks report has highlighted risks inherent with Internet of Things style connected devices.

Bluetooth fob used in 2 millions American cars vulnerable to exploit

Bluetooth dongles provided to drivers by insurance companies to track driving habits are poorly secured, and could be hacked to hijack cars, reports The Register.

Aussie Travel Cover breached in December hack

Australian travel insurance company Aussie Travel Cover has been breached in a hack that has seen ‘hundreds of thousands’ of travel records stolen, reports Yahoo News Australia.

How can businesses save money on internet security in 2015?

A recent report from Piper Jaffray found that 75% of companies expected to increase their IT security spending in 2015, following a year of high-profile hacks and data breaches in 2014.

Park ‘N Fly and OneStopParking suffer card breaches

Park ‘N Fly and OneStopParking are the latest companies to reveal data breaches, potentially exposing the card details of customers who used either service

Corel vulnerabilities could allow hackers in via DLL hijacking

Many of Corel’s photo, video and media editing programs contain DLL hijacking vulnerabilities, a security researcher has discovered.

Vulnerability found in AMD processor firmware

A vulnerability found in certain AMD processor firmware has been patched by the company it was revealed at the 31st Chaos Communication Congress.

Christmas gadgets could cause corporate security issues says Ernst & Young

Consultancy firm Ernst and Young have warned that employees returning to work with new smartphones and tablets purchased over the Christmas period could be a security risk for companies.

Chick-fil-A investigating possible credit card hack

Chick-fil-a has ordered an investigation into a possible data breach that occurred just before Christmas, according to The Guardian.

Google reveals Windows 8.1 security exploit after 90 day period elapses

Google has published details of a Windows 8.1 security exploit that could see the lowest level users obtaining total administrative control of a system running the operating system, Slash Gear reports.

Rackspace knocked offline by huge DDoS attack

Hosting and managed cloud provider Rackspace has been taken offline for more than 12 hours by a massive DDoS attack.

Tor Network warns of potential attack

Is the Tor Network about to be knocked offline? Insiders certainly seem to think so as intelligence of a credible threat against the network’s relays has been received. Is this a genuine threat to the Tor Network’s ability to function?

Even skateboards can be hacked

It seems even the humble skateboard isn’t immune to hacking, as The Register reports that the ‘Boosted’ brand of electric skateboards has been hacked by a pair of hackers.

Delta Airlines security flaw exposes passengers’ boarding passes

A vulnerability at Delta Airlines which allowed customers to view any other passengers’ electronic boarding passes has been fixed, reports Ubergizmo.

FBI warns hacker groups are targeting US energy firms

The FBI has issued a warning to American businesses, encouraging them to be on high alert for Iranian hacking groups targeting energy and defense firms as well as educational institutions.

POODLE vulnerability found to also bite TLS encryption

When it was first uncovered back in October, researchers believed that only sites using SSL 3.0 were vulnerable to the POODLE, but now it appears certain implementations of TLS could be compromised using a similar exploit, according to ZDNet.

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