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The security industry's reactions to the BIS proposal on the addition of cyber weapons to the Wassenaar Arrangement.
Sally Beauty says cybercriminals planted malware on its PoS systems at varying times between March 6 and April 17.
SEARCH-LAB has published a report detailing vulnerabilities found in D-Link NAS and NVR devices. The company has identified more than 50 security bugs.
Weak encryption exposes user-defined passwords in Rockwell Automation's RSView32 HMI product. The company has released a patch to address the issue.
Onapsis has disclosed the details of two vulnerabilities found in SAP HANA. The flaws can be exploited to access restricted information and tamper with log files.
Apache Cordova vulnerability allows attackers to easily modify the behavior of Android applications built with the framework.
A vulnerability (CVE-2015-4050) in the PHP web application framework Symfony exposes apps to unauthorized access.
Cybercriminals are using an exploit kit to hijack routers and change their DNS settings. At least 55 router models are targeted.
Securify finds multiple vulnerabilities in Synology NAS software. The vendor has released software updates to fix the security bugs.
Security researcher who found a way to get unlimited coffee by hacking Starbucks gift cards says he was threatened by the company.

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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.