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CloudFlare has observed a major DDoS attack that appears to have leveraged a mobile ad network.
A recently discovered vulnerability in cookies could enable an attacker to access private information from HTTPS sessions.
The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) this week announced plans to award $3.7 million for three pilot projects aimed at online security and privacy improvements for various industries.
Yahoo! has released a large scale web security scanning platform called Gryffin that is aimed at improving the safety of the Web.
Feedback Friday: Industry professionals share thoughts on the XcodeGhost malware targeting Apple users.
The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF), a collaborative initiative aimed at addressing concerns regarding the security of IoT, on Wednesday launched publicly in London this week.
Google researcher Tavis Ormandy says security software increases exposure to targeted attacks. Kaspersky antivirus vulnerabilities provided as example.
Cisco has released patches for IOS and IOS XE software to address a serious authentication bypass and several DoS vulnerabilities.
Imgur has patched a vulnerability exploited to upload malicious image files that were used to attack 8chan.
Firefox 41 is available for download. The latest version of Mozilla’s web browser patches 30 vulnerabilities.

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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.
Travis Greene's picture
In the case of Hilary Clinton's personal email server, we know that Top Secret information was transmitted over a network that likely wasn’t equipped to safeguard it. If her server was a target of foreign state actors, the implications are frightening.
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.
Marc Solomon's picture
Today’s email-based attacks don’t occur at a single point in time and use multiple methods to evade detection. To bolster protection, organizations may turn to a set of disparate products that don’t – and can’t – work together.
Scott Simkin's picture
As more organizations build applications other than Web and corporate email into the course of their business, adversaries are taking note and adjusting their tactics.