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Serious vulnerability in a deprecated component of Cisco Secure Desktop can be exploited by a remote attacker for arbitrary command execution.
YouTube vulnerability allowed users to copy any comment to their own video or channel. Google patched the bug and rewarded the researchers who found it.
Dropbox introduces bug bounty program. The company is also rewarding researchers who reported serious vulnerabilities before the launch of the program.
A new report from Symantec shows a spike in zero-days, spear-phishing and other types of attacks during 2014.
SearchBlox is plagued by information exposure, XSS, CSRF, and unrestricted file upload vulnerabilities. The bugs have been addressed in SearchBlox 8.2.
Oracle issued an update to fix 98 security vulnerabilities across its portfolio.
Researchers from security consultancy Bishop Fox have discovered a flaw in the popular Android app AirDroid that allows a remote attacker to secretly take control of a victim’s smartphone.
Google has addressed tens of security issues with the release of Chrome 42. The company has also disabled NPAPI support.
Microsoft issued patches today for critical vulnerabilities in Windows and Internet Explorer.
HP patches Support Solution Framework vulnerability. The flaw can be exploited to trigger arbitrary file downloads and user data harvesting.

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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.