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Hackers of a group going by the name "GOP", which reportedly stands for "Guardians of Peace," have managed to breach the corporate network of Sony Pictures.
ENISA, Europe's Cyber security agency, has released two reports that aim to inform and guide decision makers in the public and private sector on the use and implementation of cryptographic protocols for securing personal data.
Attackers managed to Hijack the domain name for Craigslist.org and alter the DNS settings to redirect users to other sites.
Thousands of backdoored plugins and themes for popular content management systems (CMS) are being leveraged by a threat group to abuse Web servers on a large scale.
Radware has launched a new hybrid solution designed to help enterprise organizations detect and protect against sophisticated and volumetric DDoS attacks.
WordPress 4.0.1 fixes several vulnerabilities, including a critical flaw that could have been exploited to compromise websites.
NexDefense announced the availability of a new an Industrial Network Anomaly Detection (INAD) system designed to help customers detect and respond to abnormal behavior within their control system environments.
Drupal 6.34 and Drupal 7.34 were released to address multiple moderately critical vulnerabilities affecting prior versions.
The creators of the jQuery Validation Plugin have fixed a vulnerability in a demo component that was first reported to them more than three years ago.
An integration feature that allows Parallels Desktop users to access Windows folders from Mac OS X operating systems can exploited for a guest-to-host virtual machine (VM) escape.

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Tal Be'ery's picture
Passwords needs to be strong enough to resist a guessing attack, often named a "Brute-force" attack. The brute-force attack comes in two flavors: online and offline.
David Maman's picture
Moving sensitive data into the hands of third-party cloud providers expands and complicates the risk landscape in which companies operate every day.
Pat Calhoun's picture
A growing number of corporate IT and security personnel have something in common with extreme athletes: they take unnecessary security risks.
Scott Gainey's picture
Panic triggers a response that often leads to potentially catastrophic mistakes. Those mistakes come as we grasp for short-term fixes that give us a stronger sense of control, but don’t take long term consequences into account.
Eddie Garcia's picture
By default, Hadoop is not secure and simply trusts that users are who they say they are. Within real business use cases, especially when confidential and sensitive data sets are involved, restricting access to only authorized users is critical.
Nate Kube's picture
I would like the OT security community to move away from asking what can we do to gain greater adoption of a greenfield IT security model and instead ask how we can gain demonstrable gains in OT security posture more efficiently.
Scott Simkin's picture
As more organizations build applications other than Web and corporate email into the course of their business, adversaries are taking note and adjusting their tactics.
Joshua Goldfarb's picture
Because of the large volume of even the highest priority alerts, analysts are not able to successfully review each event. And with a large number of false positives, analysts become desensitized to alerts and do not take them seriously.
Jason Polancich's picture
Sharing threat information, analysis and expertise within your “extended family” can be very valuable to establishing the kind of early warning system that is the promise of cyber information sharing to begin with - and without most of the risks.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
We all know passwords are not a great solution for securing our accounts and information. But, it is what we have right now, so we might as well make the best of them, eh? Take this quick quiz to see how secure your password is.
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