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The recently disclosed Logjam vulnerability could affect as many as 575 cloud services, says cloud security company Skyhigh Networks.
Apple has patched more than a dozen security bugs with the release of Watch OS 1.0.1.
Google has patched tens of vulnerabilities with the release of Chrome 43. Researchers who reported the bugs have been awarded nearly $40,000.
A serious vulnerability in the NetUSB driver developed by KCodes exposes millions of routers from tens of vendors. Only TP-Link has released firmware updates.
A report from Akamai Technologies noted that the gaming industry remains the hardest hit sector when it comes to distributed denial-of-service attacks.
The chief executive of United Airlines cast doubt Tuesday on claims by a security researcher about hacking the controls of a jetliner from its entertainment system.
Arbitrary code execution vulnerability found by Fortinet researchers in IBM's SPSS statistical analysis solution. The flaw has been patched.
Safari and Chrome for Android are plagued by address bar spoofing vulnerabilities that can be exploited for phishing attacks.
The FBI says a researcher admitted hijacking an airplane by hacking into its systems, but the expert noted that his statement was taken out of context.
Researchers have published the details and proof-of-concept code for some unpatched and unconfirmed vulnerabilities affecting Google App Engine for Java.

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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.