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Lenovo releases new version of System Update software to address local privilege escalation vulnerabilities found by IOActive researcher
Researcher says it took United Airlines nearly 6 months to patch a serious vulnerability exposing flight reservations.
LinkedIn was quick to patch a persistent XSS vulnerability found in its Help Center website.
Exploit acquisition firm Zerodium reveals how much money it’s prepared to pay for each type of zero-day.
VMware has released updates for several products due to a vulnerability in Apache Flex BlazeDS
Researchers showed various methods that attackers could have used to obtain LastPass passwords.
BitLocker, the disk encryption solution implemented in the Windows operating system starting with Windows Vista, does not require sophisticated tools or tactics to be bypassed on systems that do not have the latest patches from Microsoft installed, security researcher Ian Haken claims.
Researchers have identified a flaw in D-Link smart switches that allows a remote attacker to easily access logs and configuration files.
The libpng library has been updated to patch a couple of memory corruption vulnerabilities that can be exploited with specially crafted images.
Chinese researcher Guang Gong demonstrated how an Android device can be hijacked by exploiting a JavaScript v8 vulnerability through the Chrome browser.

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Torsten George's picture
IoT opens up companies all over the world to more security threats, and only time will tell if the IoT vendor community can come together to create a common security framework that helps shrink the security risk iceberg and minimize the risk of cyber-attacks.
Nate Kube's picture
Critical services we rely on are increasingly dependent upon cyberphysical interactivity. The scope of these critical services continues to broaden and deepen across industries, especially as the functionality and speed of devices is more widely understood.
David Holmes's picture
As new SSL vulnerabilities surface, we can use our enterprise-specific categorization to decide if it’s going to be a Godzilla day or a Hello Kitty day.
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.