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Endress+Hauser has patched a vulnerability affecting many of the company’s ICS products. The flaw exists in a library used by several ICS vendors.
The threat actor behind the Regin cyberespionage tool is still active. Symantec discovers 49 new modules.
Caroline Kennedy, the US ambassador to Japan and daughter of late president John F. Kennedy, was criticized for using private email for official business.
PayPal has patched a critical flaw that allowed hackers to steal users’ personal and financial data.
Application exploiting Certifi-gate flaw to make screen recordings on Android devices removed from Google Play.
Sphinx, a new variant of the Zeus banking Trojan, is up for sale on cybercrime forums.
The Sundown exploit kit is the first to leverage a recently patched Internet Explorer vulnerability. Exploit spotted in watering hole attacks primarily aimed at users in Japan.
IBM has identified more than 150,000 malicious events originating from United States Tor exit nodes this year.
Dyre banking Trojan now uses task scheduling for persistence, and semi-random configuration file names to evade detection.
Apple has patched nine vulnerabilities in QuickTime for Windows. The flaws can be exploited for DoS attacks and arbitrary code execution.

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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.
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?
Marc Solomon's picture
Recent high-profile security breaches at major retailers stem from the fact that in-store networks and their components are evolving and spawning a range of attack vectors.