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Hardware and software Blu-ray players are plagued by serious vulnerabilities that can be leveraged to execute arbitrary files from the disc.
The PlugX malware was spotted in an attack campaign in India hiding its malicious payload in Windows registry - a change that shows the ongoing development of the malware.
Rackspace, Amazon and Linode will reboot some servers over the next week while they address several vulnerabilities in the Xen hypervisor.
Serious vulnerabilities found in Seagate's business NAS solutions. The vendor is aware of the issues, but a fix is not yet available
Network Vision addresses critical code injection flaw in the IntraVUE network visualization software with the release of version 2.3.0a14.
A critical information leakage vulnerability dubbed JetLeak has been found in the Jetty web server. The flaw has been fixed in version 9.2.9.
Onapsis has published the details of several vulnerabilities affecting SAP BusinessObjects and SAP HANA. Patches are available.
Facebook has shared information on the vulnerabilities reported and rewards paid out as part of the company's bug bounty program in 2014.
Lizard Squad hijacks Lenovo's website and emails after hacking into the systems of Malaysia-based registrar WebNIC.cc
Researchers who discover Pwnium-style bug chains on Chrome OS can report their findings all year round through the Chrome Vulnerability Reward Program.

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David Holmes's picture
Is it possible to apply this maxim to global SSL patch rates? Let’s take a look at the most recent SSL vulnerability: POODLE.
David Holmes's picture
The media was so taken with the idea that Kate Upton nude photos had caused a DDoS attack that they just took the story and ran with it. But what really caused disrupted service across New Zealand’s major ISPs?
Mark Hatton's picture
Without the ability to prioritize in certain situations, you may end up waiting weeks to apply the most important patch. Think of your corporate network like your home. There are probably lots of items on your honey do list, but they can’t all be completed today.
Marc Solomon's picture
Today’s email-based attacks don’t occur at a single point in time and use multiple methods to evade detection. To bolster protection, organizations may turn to a set of disparate products that don’t – and can’t – work together.
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.
Torsten George's picture
It appears that 2014 will be remembered in the IT industry for several severe and wide-reaching server-side vulnerabilities. So what lessons can we learn from these vulnerabilities?
Marc Solomon's picture
Recent high-profile security breaches at major retailers stem from the fact that in-store networks and their components are evolving and spawning a range of attack vectors.
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.