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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.
Facebook awarded a $50,000 Internet Defense Prize to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in Web applications.
Researchers at Core Security say they have identified a security vulnerability in the Visual Component Library (VLC) that affects apps developed with Delphi and C++ Builder.
Researchers have discovered a flaw in the WordPress Mobile Pack plugin that can be exploited to access password-protected posts.
The complete source code for the Android remote access Trojan (RAT) called Dendroid has been leaked online and, after analyzing it, researchers determined that the malware is plagued by several vulnerabilities.
Chinese hackers reportedly exploited the infamous “Heartbleed” vulnerability in OpenSSL to compromise Community Health Systems and steal patient data.
At the upcoming USENIX Security Symposium, two researchers from U.C. Berkeley will present techniques for defeating defenses against return oriented-programming.
Facebook has fixed a vulnerability that could have been leveraged to amplify distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks by using the company's own datacenters.
A recent security bulletin released by Microsoft as part of the August 2014 Patch Tuesday can lead to a crash on some systems, the company said in a knowledge base article.

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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.
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.
Mark Hatton's picture
Here are five things I recommend security pros keep in mind when navigating the line between tight security and keeping the organization running at peak proficiency.
Chris Hinkley's picture
Whether you’re buying a smart refrigerator for your home or a printer for your company, your first step is deciding the risk involved and how to deploy the device in a secure manner while preserving the functionality you require.