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Archives - October 2014
Bugzilla, the open source bug reporting and tracking tool used by Mozilla and many popular Linux distributions, has had a potentially damaging security flaw patched, reports Brian Krebs on his Krebs on Security website.
Since the BadUSB malware was released to the public with hopes of forcing a fix, a solution has emerged from the researchers who posted the code, but the fix is definitely not without its problems.
For at least five years the Sednit group has been relentlessly attacking various institutions, most notably in Eastern Europe. The group used several advanced pieces of malware for these targeted attacks, in particular the one we named Win32/Sednit, also known as Sofacy.
Yesterday, security researcher Jonathan Hall, of a company called Future South Technologies, accused Yahoo of having suffered a serious security breach via the recently discovered Shellshock vulnerability in Bash.
The police force of Dubai will soon be equipped with crime-fighting face recognition technology via Google Glass, according to Reuters. The software, "developed by Dubai police would enable a connection between the wearer and a database of wanted people," Reuters reports.
The son of American wrestler Hulk Hogan has been the latest celebrity to fall victim to theft and publication of naked pictures on the internet, according to The Huffington Post.
Techspot reports that a another USB exploit has been discovered by a pair of researchers who have "thrown caution to the wind by posting code for a similar attack on GitHub."
Over the summer, Google introduced plans to start giving preference to websites that use HTTPS encryption to try and incentivize good online security practices. PC World reports that Microsoft's search rival, Bing, has no plans to follow suit with its own search algorithm.
JP Morgan Chase, one of the largest banks in America has admitted that a JP Morgan Chase data breach has affected 76 million customers, and seven million small businesses, the Guardian reports.
A new gadget from British drive maker Secure Drives forges off into Mission Impossible territory with a genuine, physical 'self-destruct' command which can be triggered from anywhere on Earth.
Google is facing a threat of expensive legal action over the recent leaked naked celebrity photographs, according to IT Pro. The basis for the legal threat seems to be built on the idea that the search giant didn't do enough to prevent people seeing the photographs after the initial leak.
More about the support scammer trend towards finding victims in Spain who aren't fluent English speakers.
Basic phishing attacks and easily available tools are all that is needed to compromise many industrial control systems, the head of cybersecurity for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve has warned.
Many New Yorkers don’t place a particularly high value on their private data - from fingerprints to social security numbers - having proven willing to give away such details in return for a literal, edible cookies.
The FBI has opened up its previously in-house malware analyzing tool to the public in order to crowdsource more samples for speedier response, according to The Register.
In a bid to improve the security of its Chrome browser, Google has announced that it is upping the ‘bounty’ paid to people who successfully find bugs and exploits hidden in the browser up to a maximum of $15,000. This is an impressive increase on the previous cap of $5,000, reports betanews.
Concerns over Snapchat privacy rocketed this week after users were bombarded with spam messages written in a style which suggests that a user’s own friends think they are overweight.