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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

Evolving DDoS Tactics Hijack Internet and Cause Attack Surge Evolving DDoS Tactics Hijack Internet and Cause Attack Surge

Purveyors of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are chewing up more bandwidth than ever before, and, according to Akamai Technologies’ Prolexic Q1 2014 Global DDoS Attack Report, are looking to turn the internet into one on-demand botnet thanks to evolving techniques that can deliver a bigger punch with fewer resources.
22 April 2014

DBIR: POS Attacks Wane, Cyber-espionage is Up DBIR: POS Attacks Wane, Cyber-espionage is Up

In the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations report (DBIR), Verizon researchers noted that 92% of the 100,000 security incidents analyzed over the past 10 years can be traced to nine basic attack patterns that vary from industry to industry.
22 April 2014

Japan Awaits Its First Bitcoin ATM Japan Awaits Its First Bitcoin ATM

Japan's first bitcoin ATM will soon be landing in that country, earmarked for unveiling in Suzuka City, home of Japan’s Grand Prix event. From there, it will go on to a permanent location, to be determined.
22 April 2014

CloudFlare Launches Bug-Hunting Program CloudFlare Launches Bug-Hunting Program

CloudFlare has launched a vulnerability disclosure program, facilitated by HackerOne’s bug reporting platform. The vendor is inviting the security community to report any flaws members may have discovered, track CloudFlare’s progress in addressing it, and receive confirmation when it has been fixed.
21 April 2014

Belarus and US Are the World's Spammiest Nations Belarus and US Are the World's Spammiest Nations

Anti-virus firm Sophos has once again published its quarterly “spampionship” rankings, showing that Belarus is out in front of the rankings in the per capita results for the fourth quarter in a row. But the biggest surprise is perhaps Israel’s showing: the tiny Middle Eastern tech powerhouse came in third place, per capita.
21 April 2014

Heartbleed Blows the Lid Off of Tor's Privacy Heartbleed Blows the Lid Off of Tor's Privacy

Of the many casualties of the Heartbleed flaw, the Tor anonymity browser is one of the more interesting. As a heavy user of SSL to encrypt traffic between the various Tor nodes, it’s no surprise the network announced that it was vulnerable – which potentially compromises its much-vaunted privacy function.
19 April 2014

Suspect Arrested in Heartbleed-related Breach at Canadian Tax Agency Suspect Arrested in Heartbleed-related Breach at Canadian Tax Agency

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have wasted no time tracking down the suspected perpetrator behind the Heartbleed-related data breach at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) earlier this week.
17 April 2014

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