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Researchers with EMC's RSA division uncovered ties between PoSeidon and an attack that may be part of an attempt to compromise a supply chain.
TheCartPress, a WordPress e-commerce plugin used on more than 5,000 online shops, is plagued by several vulnerabilities. No fix from the developer.
Betfair fixes password reset vulnerabilities. Until recently it was possible to reset the password of an account by knowing only the username and the date of birth.
Trend Micro has published a report detailing RawPOS, an old point-of-sale malware that has been used recently in attacks aimed at hotels, resorts and casinos.
Barracuda Networks releases firmware update for Barracuda Web Filter to address two SSL inspection vulnerabilities reported by a CERT/CC researcher.
A new survey from MeriTalk found that many government organizations are struggling to analyze security data.
SSDP reflection amplification attacks continued their dramatic rise during the first quarter of 2015, according to Arbor Networks.
Realtek SDK vulnerability affects SOHO routers. Attacks have been tested on D-Link and Trendnet devices, but products from other vendors are also likely vulnerable.
Researchers discovered that it's easy to remotely access the web interface and configuration files of InFocus classroom projectors. No fix from the vendor.
WordPress patches critical XSS vulnerability after a researcher disclosed its details without notifying developers. The fix was released within hours.

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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.