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All Stories From Vol: 17 - Issue: 24
Updated: 1 day 20 hours ago

Google Tweaks Project Zero Disclosure Policy (February 13 & 14, 2015)

Tue, 2015-02-17 20:00

Google has changed its strict 90-day disclosure policy for security flaws, allowing vendor to request a two-week grace period if the companies are planning to release a patch within the two weeks following the deadline, and if they request the extension before the 90-days are up.......

Categories: security

ThreatExchange Lets Companies Share Cyberthreat Information (February 11 & 12, 2015)

Sun, 2015-02-15 12:37

Cyberthreat specialists from several social media, including Facebook, Tumblr, and Pinterest, gathered to figure out a way to stop a botnet from spreading malware across the Internet.......

Categories: security

Dutch Government Websites Affected by DDoS Attack (February 12, 2015)

Sun, 2015-02-15 12:37

Government websites in the Netherlands were inaccessible for several hours earlier this week due to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.......

Categories: security

Microsoft Patches 55 Flaws (February 10 & 11, 2015)

Sun, 2015-02-15 12:37

On Tuesday, February 11, Microsoft released nine security bulletins to address 55 flaws in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), and other products.......

Categories: security

EU Parliament Blocks Mobile Outlook App (February 12, 2015)

Sun, 2015-02-15 12:37

The European Union (EU) Parliament has decided that politicians may not use the Microsoft mobile Outlook app due to security and privacy issues.......

Categories: security

Facebook Fixes Flaw That Could Have Been Exploited to Delete Pictures (February 12, 2015)

Sun, 2015-02-15 12:37

Facebook responded quickly after being notified of a flaw in the site's Graph API that could have been exploited to delete other people's photos.......

Categories: security

Apple Adds Two-factor Authentication to FaceTime and iMessage (February 12, 2015)

Sun, 2015-02-15 12:37

Apple is expanding its use of two-factor authentication to FaceTime and iMessage.......

Categories: security

FBI Investigating Fraudulent TurboTax State Returns (February 11 & 12, 2015)

Sun, 2015-02-15 12:37

The FBI is investigating reports that fraudulent state tax returns were submitted through Intuit's TurboTax software.......

Categories: security

Smartphone Thefts Down After Kill Switch Implemented (February 11, 2015)

Sun, 2015-02-15 12:37

Authorities in three major cities say that kill switches on smartphones have noticeably reduced thefts of the devices.......

Categories: security

NIST Seeking Comment on ICS Security Guide (February 11, 2015)

Sun, 2015-02-15 12:37

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking public comment on the final draft version of its Industrial Control Systems (ICS) security guide.......

Categories: security

Attackers Used Forbes Site in Watering Hole Attack (February 10 & 11, 2015)

Sun, 2015-02-15 12:37

Cyber attackers operating through China were reportedly able to launch attacks against US defense and financial companies last year by compromising the Forbes news site.......

Categories: security

Federal Contract Administrator Investigating Possible Breach (February 10, 2015)

Sun, 2015-02-15 12:37

The US Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) has taken several servers offline while it investigates a possible security breach.......

Categories: security

Twitter's Transparency Report (February 9, 2015)

Wed, 2015-02-11 01:09

Twitter's latest transparency report shows that government requests for data have increased, up 40 percent in just the last six months of 2014.......

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Anthem Breach Leads NY Dept. of Financial Services to Plan Regular Security Assessments of Insurance Companies (February 9, 2015)

Wed, 2015-02-11 01:09

The Anthem breach that was disclosed last week has prompted New York's Department of Financial Services to announce that it will conduct "regular, targeted assessments of cyber security preparedness at insurance companies.......

Categories: security

Are Samsung Smart TVs Eavesdropping? (February 8 & 9, 2015)

Wed, 2015-02-11 01:09

Samsung is warning customers who use their Smart TVs' voice activation feature that the device "listens" to what they say in its proximity and it may share that information with Samsung or with third parties.......

Categories: security

Report Enumerates Security and Privacy Issues in Digitally Connected Cars (February 9, 2015)

Wed, 2015-02-11 01:09

US Senator Edward Markey (D-Massachusetts) has released a report based on responses from automobile companies to a letter he sent more than a year ago asking how they use wireless technology and how they store and ensure the privacy of drivers' data.......

Categories: security

Apple Requires OS X Users to Update Flash (February 9, 2015)

Wed, 2015-02-11 01:09

Apple is making OS X users update the version of Adobe Flash Player on their computers to address a trio of recently disclosed security issues.......

Categories: security

iOS 9 Will Aim to Improve Stability (February 9, 2015)

Wed, 2015-02-11 01:09

Engineers working on iOS 9 are focusing on improving the mobile operating system's functionality rather than on adding new features.......

Categories: security

DARPA Official Notes Increasing Attacks Against Military Systems (February 8, 2015)

Wed, 2015-02-11 01:09

DARPA Director of the Information Innovation office Dan Kaufman told the US television news magazine 60 Minutes that cyber attacks against US military systems are increasing in number and in sophistication.......

Categories: security

Man Admits to DDoS Attacks (February 6 & 9, 2015)

Wed, 2015-02-11 01:09

A UK man has admitted to launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against numerous websites in 2013.......

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