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Microsoft re-released a patch in response to users' complaints that it was causing their systems to crash.
The bugs fixed include use-after-free issues as well as a series of bugs that could be used in combination to escape the Chrome sandbox and execute code.
Routers produced by China-based networking solutions provider Netis Systems are plagued by a security hole that can be leveraged by an attacker to gain control of the devices.
Trend Micro and McAfee talk security at the VMworld 2014 conference in San Francisco.
The attackers are using anti-Western sentiment in an attempt to trick users into downloading the malware, according to BitDefender.
The developers of the Akeeba backup extension for Joomla have fixed a vulnerability that can be leveraged to gain access to website backups.
Small and medium companies in the European automobile sector have been targeted by cybercriminals using a relatively new piece of malware, Symantec has warned.
Researchers at Trend Micro have uncovered a security hole that can be exploited to launch phishing attacks against users who make payments from their Android mobile devices.
A study conducted by iSEC Partners provided the developers of the Tor Browser Bundle with several long and short-term recommendations on how to make the application more secure.
Experts say cybercriminals are moving away from fake anti-virus attacks because they're not as profitable as they used to be.

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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.
Torsten George's picture
A threat is the agent that takes advantage of a vulnerability. This relationship must be a key factor in the risk assessment process and can no longer be treated as risk’s neglected step child.
Marc Solomon's picture
Many continue to click on links or attachments sent via email without taking any steps to verify the origin of the email or the validity of the link or attachment. It only takes one click to for an attacker to establish a foothold in the target’s systems.