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Ubuntu: 2447-2: Linux kernel (Utopic HWE) regression

LinuxSecurity.com - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:53
LinuxSecurity.com: USN-2447-1 introduced a regression in the Linux kernel.
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Senator Argues Against Back Doors for Government (December 15, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

Noting that a back door placed in software and electronic communication devices to allow government access is also a backdoor that could be exploited by entities with malicious intents, US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) has proposed legislation that would prohibit government agencies from requiring back doors in digital products.......

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Agencies Encourage Adoption of Cyber Security Standards (December 15, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

Government agencies have begun encouraging industries that they oversee to adopt applicable cyber security guidelines from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).......

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Microsoft Draws Support for Fight Against Government Demand for Customer eMails (December 15, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

Major tech companies, including Apple, Verizon, and eBay, are lending their support to Microsoft in its effort to resist a US Justice Department demand for information held on a company server in Ireland.......

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WordPress Sites Infected with Malware (December 15, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

More than 100,000 websites running on WordPress content management system have been found to be infected with malware that attacks the devices of site visitors.......

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Shellshock Flaw Exploited to Spread Worm (December 15, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

Malware exploiting the critical Shellshock vulnerability is spreading in the wild.......

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Sony Pictures Warns Media Against Use of Stolen Data (December 14 & 15, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

Sony Pictures has begun contacting journalists and media organizations, warning them not to disclose any data stolen from Sony's network.......

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Guilty Plea in SpamHaus DDoS Case (December 14 & 15, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

A 17-year-old in London, UK, has pleaded guilty to charges of computer misuse and money laundering for launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against SpamHaus and CloudFlare on March 2013.......

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FBI Warns of Potential for Cyber Attacks from Iranian Group (December 12 & 14, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

In a confidential report to US businesses, the FBI warned of techniques that have been used by an Iranian group believed to be responsible for attacks against computer networks at defense contractors, energy companies, and colleges and universities around the world.......

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Expired Certificate Causes Some Card Payment Terminals to Stop Working (December 12, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

On December 7, 2014, certain payment card terminals in use at stores in the US stopped working.......

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Enhanced Security for Microsoft Office 365 (December 11, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Thu, 2014-12-18 19:07

Microsoft's Office 365 cloud services suite will have additional security from Palerra, a cloud security automation company.......

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Gentoo: 201412-31 ZNC: Denial of Service

LinuxSecurity.com - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:09
LinuxSecurity.com: Multiple vulnerabilities in ZNC could lead to Denial of Service.
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ISIS Cyberattacks

Schneier on Security - Thu, 2014-12-18 11:07
Citizen Lab has a new report on a probable ISIS-launched cyberattack: This report describes a malware attack with circumstantial links to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In the interest of highlighting a developing threat, this post analyzes the attack and provides a list of Indicators of Compromise. A Syrian citizen media group critical of Islamic State of Iraq...
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Red Hat: 2014:2023-01: glibc: Moderate Advisory

LinuxSecurity.com - Thu, 2014-12-18 10:49
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated glibc packages that fix one security issue and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security [More...]
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Red Hat: 2014:2021-01: jasper: Important Advisory

LinuxSecurity.com - Thu, 2014-12-18 09:15
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated jasper packages that fix three security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]
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The Limits of Police Subterfuge

Schneier on Security - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:57
"The next time you call for assistance because the Internet service in your home is not working, the 'technician' who comes to your door may actually be an undercover government agent. He will have secretly disconnected the service, knowing that you will naturally call for help and -- ­when he shows up at your door, impersonating a technician­ -- let...
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Segmenting for security: Five steps to protect your network

LinuxSecurity.com - Thu, 2014-12-18 04:07
LinuxSecurity.com: Relying on a DMZ to protect your network and data is like putting money in a bank that depends on one guard and a single gate to secure its deposits. Imagine how tempting all those piles of money would be to those who had access - and how keen everyone else would be to obtain access.
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The Difference Between Wi-Fi Security Protocols: WPA2-AES vs WPA2-TKIP

LinuxSecurity.com - Thu, 2014-12-18 04:05
LinuxSecurity.com: Setting up encryption on your wireless router is one of the most important things you can do for your network security, but your router probably offers various different options-WPA2-PSK (TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES), and WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) among the alphabet soup. How-To Geek explains which one to choose for a faster, more secure home network.
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Red Hat: 2014:2010-01: kernel: Important Advisory

LinuxSecurity.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 22:42
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated kernel packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]
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Red Hat: 2014:2009-01: kernel: Important Advisory

LinuxSecurity.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 09:34
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated kernel packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Extended Update Support. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]
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