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The hacking forum Darkode will be back online soon and it will be more secure than ever.
Honeywell has released a firmware update to patch vulnerabilities that expose Tuxedo Touch home automation controllers to hack attacks.
Vulnerabilities affecting most Android smartphones can be exploited for remote code execution via specially crafted media files.
Valve has patched a serious password recovery bug that could have been leveraged to hack Steam accounts.
Many high-profile companies are using an old PHP file manager that is full of security holes, research warns.
Security experts comment on Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek’s car hacking research.
Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars for a software update after researchers demonstrated that connected vehicles can be remotely hacked.
Red Hat patches two vulnerabilities related to “libuser” library. The flaws can be used for DoS attacks, and privilege escalation if combined.
WordPress 4.2.3 has been released. The latest version patches 20 bugs and two vulnerabilities.
A new study conducted by HP found that every one of 10 tested smartwatches contain significant vulnerabilities, including poor authentication, lack of encryption and privacy issues.

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Mark Hatton's picture
Unfortunately, when it comes to security, what you’ve accomplished means very little. It’s all about where the vulnerabilities still exist.
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.