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Americans Suffering More Online Personal Data Breaches than Ever Before Americans Suffering More Online Personal Data Breaches than Ever Before

Personal data breaches are on the rise, with new research revealing that 18% of online adults have had important personal information stolen, such as their social security number, credit card or bank account information.
24 April 2014

Cisco Launches Managed Security with Predictive Analysis Cisco Launches Managed Security with Predictive Analysis

Changing business models, a dynamic threat landscape and fragmentation of security solutions: these are three key challenges for information security departments, most of which are suffering from what has become an infamous skills shortage in the cybersecurity workforce. Cisco has leapt into the breach with a set of managed security services meant to address the security gap.
24 April 2014

Post-Heartbleed, Mozilla Launches Bug Bounty for Certificate Library Post-Heartbleed, Mozilla Launches Bug Bounty for Certificate Library

In the wake of the Heartbleed vulnerability that has left a wide swath of websites vulnerable, Mozilla is taking steps to give its next-gen browser code an iron armor. The company has unveiled a bug bounty for a new certificate verification library that’s on track to be released as part of Firefox 31 in July.
24 April 2014

Iowa State Servers Hacked for Bitcoin Mining Iowa State Servers Hacked for Bitcoin Mining

A hack at Iowa State University has exposed the social security numbers, names and birth dates of almost 30,000 students. Also, an additional 18,949 students' university IDs may have been compromised.
24 April 2014

NIST Releases Mobile App Vetting Tool NIST Releases Mobile App Vetting Tool

The consumerization of IT and the bring-your-own-device phenomenon in the enterprise has given rise to concerns over data security stemming from risky mobile applications and unsecured devices. The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is attempting to address the concerns with the launch of an open-source web application for managing the mobile app vetting process, dubbed AppVet.
24 April 2014

Security Experts: Verizon DBIR Should Be a Critical Wake-up Call to Enterprises Security Experts: Verizon DBIR Should Be a Critical Wake-up Call to Enterprises

Verizon released its Verizon Data Breach Investigations report (DBIR) this week, showing both an uptick in security incidents and a rising inability of enterprises to keep up with the rapidly evolving innovation on the part of cyber-attackers. Security firms were quick to weigh in with a slew of comments to Infosecurity about the report findings.
24 April 2014

Fake Porn App is First SMS Trojan to Land on US Soil Fake Porn App is First SMS Trojan to Land on US Soil

SMS trojans are starting to appear in more and more countries, and for the first time, researchers have detected an active SMS trojan in the US.
23 April 2014

Apple Fixes Critical Triple-handshake Flaw Apple Fixes Critical Triple-handshake Flaw

Apple has fixed a critical “triple-handshake” crypto vulnerability with a round of OS X and iOS updates that would allow an attacker with a privileged network position to capture data or change the operations performed in sessions protected by SSL.
23 April 2014

Banking Trojans, Bitcoins and Espionage Dominate Recent Cyber-threats Banking Trojans, Bitcoins and Espionage Dominate Recent Cyber-threats

Mobile banking trojans! Bitcoin wallet attacks! Cyber-espionage threats! It turns out that these three cyber-baddies are developing their attack trajectories exactly as predicted for 2014.
23 April 2014

Millions of Android App Downloads Are Vulnerable to Heartbleed Bug Millions of Android App Downloads Are Vulnerable to Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed vulnerability continues to sap the life force from various sectors, and it looks like the mobile applications space is not immune. New analysis has revealed that approximately 150 million downloads of Android apps contain OpenSSL libraries vulnerable to Heartbleed, a larger number than originally expected.
23 April 2014

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