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A survey from BeyondTrust highlights the issue of employees with excessive privileges.
Two security holes rated critical have been addressed with the release of Firefox 36.0.4. The issues were reported at Pwn2Own 2015.
Palo Alto Networks shared details of a security vulnerability in Android that could allow an attacker to hijack the installation of a what appears to be a safe Android application and modify or replace it with malware.
Cybercriminals have managed to develop an exploit for a recently patched Flash Player vulnerability in less than a week.
Vulnerability in Cisco IP phones allows attackers to eavesdrop on conversations and make phone calls remotely.
Google Analytics by Yoast WordPress plugin plagued by stored XSS vulnerability. A new version has been released to fix the flaw.
Rockwell Automation has released a patch to address DLL hijacking vulnerabilities in FactoryTalk View Studio and the FactoryTalk Services Platform.
Facebook awards researcher $10,000 for reporting a serious syncing bug that exposed private photos.
Researchers have identified several vulnerabilities in EMC M&R and EMC Secure Remote Services. The flaws have been fixed.
Pwn2Own 2015 has come to an end. Participants earned $552,500 after exploiting a total of 21 vulnerabilities.

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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.