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Disclosed zero-days in early part of 2015 point to another yearly uptick

01/06/2015 by in category Industry News

Among 20 products found to have the most vulnerabilities in recent months, there were seven publicly disclosed zero-days that impacted end users and enterprises, security firm Secunia found. And the early figure points to another year over year increase in the number of known zero-day threats. On Wednesday, Secunia released its quarterly “Vulnerability Update” report […]

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Attacking cybercrime through infrastructure, not individuals

01/06/2015 by in category Industry News

If someone has been mugged, there’s a mugger to catch. If a car is stolen, there’ll be a thief to find. If a bank is robbed, there will be a robber to track down. And cybercrime? Not so much. With online crime it is much harder for the police to pursue a single perp. This […]

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Hackers Used Malware to Fake Views on Pro-Russia Videos

01/05/2015 by in category Industry News

A group of cybercriminals has been infecting victims with malware, using them to inflate views on pro-Russian videos in an attempt to make them go viral, according tonew research by security firm Trustwave. The videos identified by the researchers all appear to be pro-Russian, such as a onefrom the Iranian English-language broadcaster PressTV that quotes […]

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SSL flaw puts thousands of iOS apps at risk

01/05/2015 by in category Industry News

SSL flaw in AFNetworking secure communications library puts iOS and iPad apps at risk. SSL flaw puts thousands of iOS apps at risk AFNetworking, an open-source library which can provide networking capabilities for iOS and OS X apps, has been shown to be vulnerable to two different types of attacks, one of which is a […]

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Hackers used a surprisingly simple method to access Tesla’s website and Twitter account

30/04/2015 by in category Industry News

In general, hacking is a precise and honed skill that requires a deep understanding of computer networks and code. But sometimes literally zero code is required whatsoever, and hackers can use only a computer, phone, and their own relentlessness to get the job done — and the recent Tesla hack is a great example of […]

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Hackers steal $5 million from Ryanair’s bank account

30/04/2015 by in category Industry News

All of us dread the prospect of having our personal bank accounts hacked. But imagine what it must be like for a company to have its business bank account plundered by hackers for millions of dollars? According to reports, controversial budget airline Ryanair has fallen victim to hackers who managed to steal €4.6 million (almost […]

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Power Grid Security Vulnerabilities Call on Utility Companies to Unite Together

28/04/2015 by in category Industry News

Earlier this month, an explosion at a power station in Maryland caused outages at the White House, the Capital, and the State Department. The service interruption, which affected between 10,000 and 30,000 people, was caused by a 230-kilovolt transmission conductor that broke free from its support structure, according to NBC News. As a result, the […]

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Wi-Fi Component Flaw Exposes Windows, Linux, OS X Systems

24/04/2015 by in category Industry News

Researchers have identified a vulnerability in wpa_supplicant, the popular Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) supplicant for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, Windows, and various other operating systems. According to an advisory published on Wednesday by Malinen, the supplicant is plagued by a security bug (CVE-2015-1863) that can lead to unexpected program behavior, exposure of memory contents, denial-of-service (DoS), […]

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Banking Botnets Bounce Back Despite Takedowns

24/04/2015 by in category Industry News

Banking botnets became more widespread, resilient and evasive in 2014, resisting takedowns and arrests to target over 1,400 financial institutions in more than 80 countries, according toDell SecureWorks. The firm’s Counter Threat Unit revealed in its latest annual Top Banking Botnets report that as banks improve their defenses and law enforcement seeks to disrupt, the […]

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Samsung S5 fingerprint flaw exposed

23/04/2015 by in category Industry News

Hackers can take copies of fingerprints used to unlock the Samsung Galaxy S5 phone, claim security researchers. A flaw in Android makes it possible to steal the personal information so it can be used elsewhere, said the experts from security firm FireEye. Other Android-based phones that also use fingerprint ID systems could also be vulnerable, […]

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