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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.
Attackers are using a vulnerability in a Google Maps plugin for Joomla to turn servers into proxies for distributed denial-of-service attacks.
WP Slimstat WordPress plugin is plagued by a vulnerability that can be exploited for blind SQL injection attacks.
Schneider Electric fixes buffer overflow vulnerability in DTM component. The vulnerable software is used in two of the company's Invensys SRD Control Valve Positioners.
Mozilla Firefox 36 is available for download. 17 vulnerabilities have been fixed in the popular Web browser.
PrivDog exposes users to HTTPS spoofing attacks because it fails to validate SSL certificates, researchers have warned.
Remote code execution vulnerability found in the Samba interoperability suite. The flaw has been addressed by Samba developers and Linux distribution vendors.
According to the latest edition of Hewlett-Packard's Cyber Risk Report, 44 percent of known breaches in 2014 came from vulnerabilities that were between two and four years old.

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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.
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?
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.
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.