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Since it is becoming more difficult to find serious vulnerabilities in Chrome, Google has decided to increase the amount of money it pays to researchers who contribute to making the Web browser more secure.
The open source virtual private network solution OpenVPN is reportedly affected by the notorious GNU Bash vulnerability dubbed ShellShock, a researcher revealed on Tuesday.
A new report from Trend Micro examines how attackers are using Twitter.
Intel announced on Tuesday that it has hired Christopher Young as the company’s newest senior vice president and general manager of Intel Security.
A new report from Akamai Technologies reveals a drop off in DDoS attacks in the second quarter of the year, but the public sector enjoyed the decline much more than private industry
Four members of an international hacking ring were charged with cracking the defenses of the US Army network as well as of blockbuster war video games, prosecutors said Tuesday.
The head of a company that develops and sells spying software for mobile devices has been indicted in the Eastern District of Virginia in what's said to be the first-ever criminal case involving the advertisement and sale of mobile spyware.
The team behind the open-source WordPress vulnerability scanner WPScan has launched a database containing information on numerous known security holes affecting WordPress.
Supermarket chains Supervalu and Albertson's revealed that some of their payment processing systems have once again been breached.
Palo Alto Networks has launched a new endpoint security solution designed to prevent sophisticated cyber attacks.

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Travis Greene's picture
Though there are unique risks associated with identity and access from mobile devices, there are also opportunities that mobile devices bring to address identity concerns.
Joshua Goldfarb's picture
Proper visibility doesn’t have to mean a deluge of uncoordinated data sources. To security operations and incident response teams, the buzz and hype should be about “big value”, not “big data”.
Fahmida Y. Rashid's picture
Opinions vary wildly among experts as to the potential impact of the Shellshock vulnerability. What is known—and agreed upon—at this point, is that Shellshock is a very serious vulnerability because it allows remote code execution and gives the attacker full access to the system.
Adam Firestone's picture
The misconception that Internet privacy equals anonymity must be dispelled if cyberspace is to be a secure and safe place. At the same time, mechanisms must be incorporated to ensure that communications remain confidential and resistant to unauthorized alteration by third parties.
James McFarlin's picture
Does a dangerous threat lie with ISIS’s possible use of cyber weapons against American critical infrastructure, financial system or other targets? Will such attacks be attempted and do the capabilities exist within ISIS to do so?
Wade Williamson's picture
As we build more accessible, scalable, and efficient computing models, we likewise open ourselves up to attacks that are likewise more accessible, scalable and efficient.
Marcus Ranum's picture
A few years ago, there was a bit of discussion about improving security. A number of researchers' systems and faculty systems had been compromised, and “something must be done” - but what?
Marc Solomon's picture
Thanks to significant technological advances what we can do is use knowledge of the past and the present to drive a desired future outcome. That capability is extremely important for better security given today’s threat landscape and the vicious cycle defenders face.
Adam Ely's picture
At the end of the day, the kill switch will not only decrease the amount of people mugged for their phones because there is little net value in the device itself, but it will also provide individuals with the means to wipe the device of personal information.
Joshua Goldfarb's picture
Although it may be tempting to envision a world where the analyst has been fully automated, this does not seem particularly reasonable.