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Trustwave researcher Ben Hayak presented an attack method, which he calls Same Origin Method Execution (SOME), at the Back Hat Europe security conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Akamai's Prolexic Security Engineering & Response Team found 4.1 million Internet-facing Universal Plug and Play devices are potentially vulnerable to being employed in this type of reflection DDoS attack.
The Drupal Security Team advises users to upgrade to version 7.32 as soon as possible.
Oracle joined Microsoft today in issuing a bevy of patches for a number of its products.
A handful of the vulnerabilities being patched today by Microsoft have been targeted by attackers, researchers say
A security researcher has uncovered a new attack vector called "Reflected File Download" where a malicious file can be downloaded without actually being uploaded anywhere.
Attackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Windows to spy on NATO, the European Union, the Ukraine, and private energy and telecommunications companies, according to cyber-intelligence firm iSight Partners.
Polycom has published a security advisory listing several that are vulnerable to the recently disclosed GNU Bash vulnerability dubbed "ShellShock."
Cybercriminals are expanding the Linux botnet dubbed "Mayhem" by leveraging the recently discovered vulnerabilities in the GNU Bash shell, according to researchers.

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Torsten George's picture
To limit the risk of having drive-by malware attacks planted on their websites, organizations should monitor the payload of their different Internet properties, which for larger organizations can easily become a huge undertaking.
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.
Jason Polancich's picture
Businesses have more data on hand than they think. They key is crafting a plan to track it and combine it with data from outside their own walls against which the internal data can be analyzed.
Marc Solomon's picture
Malvertising underscores the need for an approach to security that addresses the full attack continuum. With ongoing visibility and control, and intelligent and continuous updates, security professionals can take action to stop the inevitable outbreak.
Torsten George's picture
When an organization is solely focused on strengthening its compliance posture to pass an audit, they primarily look at control failures and gaps and try to mitigate them.
Mark Hatton's picture
You need to identify your security shortcomings before someone else does. Simulate attacks and tests to associate known vulnerabilities, previous attack patterns, and security/network data to identify potential attack paths to your company’s most important data.
Scott Simkin's picture
While SSL decryption is necessary for maintaining network security, security admins need to establish strict rules about how they handle decrypted data.
Ryan Naraine's picture
John Hultquist, Manager of Cyber Espionage Threat Intelligence at ISIGHT Partners, joins the podcast to talk about "NEWSCASTER," a cyber espionage operation that uses fictitious social media accounts to launch attacks.
Danelle Au's picture
The protection of connected ( Internet of Things) devices is likely better performed at a network level rather than an endpoint level due to the variety of devices that may exist and the limited endpoint security functions that can be supported.
Mark Hatton's picture
The fact that you aren’t seeing or hearing about potential threats to the organization, or alarms aren’t being raised by the security team, shouldn’t make you feel better as an executive.