Get your patching done, people, this Font-borne bug is being actively exploited
Kaspersky Labs researcher Anton Ivanov says an advanced threat group was exploiting a Windows zero day vulnerability before Microsoft patched it last week.
Government Argues Harold T. Martin III Should Stay in Jail Until TrialU.S. government prosecutors want former NSA contractor Harold T. Martin III detained until trial, fearing that the highly classified information he allegedly collected - and knows - might leak and pose a risk to national security.
U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials are warning that hackers with ties to Russia's intelligence services could try to undermine the credibility of the presidential election by posting documents online purporting to show evidence of voter fraud. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said however, that the U.S. election system is so large, diffuse and antiquated that hackers would not be able to change the outcome of the Nov. 8 election.
Experts evaluating the likelihood of a hack to alter votes in this year's American presidential election highlight the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, U.S. federal regulators propose new cybersecurity rules for big banks.
Withering cyberattacks on server farms of a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted access to major websites and online services including Twitter, Netflix and PayPal across the United States on Friday. ...
21 hours ago IoT Security Is A Mess That Will Take An Age To FixForbes View Synopsis+1
The IoT security nightmare will take an age to fix, and we may not have that long.
Suspect Said to Have Targeted LinkedIn, Dropbox and FormspringAuthorities say Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin stole credentials from a LinkedIn employee and used them to breach the social networking firm in 2012, in which well over 100 million members' passwords were exposed.
12 hours ago Pacemaker maker St Jude faces new security flaw claims from biz short-selling its stockThe Register View Synopsis+1
This is not the way to get vulnerabilities fixed
Security startup MedSec and the financial house backing the biz have published new allegations of security flaws in pacemakers and defibrillators built by St Jude Medical - and again look set to profit from the disclosures in an unorthodox way.
Almost everyone affected by the cyberattack had a part to play - from shipping shoddy devices to a consumer apathy towards security.
Lurking in the kernel for nine years, flaw gives untrusted users unfettered root access.
SBI Securities will adopt the Hyperledger Fabric and work with IBM to test the application of blockchain technology for operational processes and security around bond trading.
1 day ago How To Attract and Retain 'Cyber Ninjas': High Pay Is Not the Top Requirement(October 19, 2016)SANS Newsbites View Synopsis+1
For seasoned cybersecurity professionals, motivation for sticking with their current jobs doesn't mean big management promotions or higher salaries, a new Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) report finds.......
Early in 2016, I had a conversation with a colleague about the very, very limited free and open-source .NET security static analysis options. We discussed CAT.NET, which released back in 2009 and hasn't been updated since. Next came FxCop, which has a few security rules looking for SQL Injection and Cross-Site Scripting included in the … Continue reading Continuous Integration: Live Static Analysis with Roslyn
Hackers yesterday attacked Dyn, a major DNS service, with an absolutely massive DDoS attack that swiftly took a number of popular services, including Twitter, PayPal and Spotify, offline. While DDoS attacks are nothing new in and of themselves, there are two aspects toÂ yesterday's widespread assault on the Internet that are particularly intriguing. One, the scale and effectiveness of yesterday's DDoS attack was impressive and brutal. All the more so because just when Dyn had seemingly addressed the issue, the actors behind the attack would launch another deluge of garbage requests. Two, the malware behind yesterday's DDoS attack was effectively a botnet comprised of millions of Internet connected devices, from DVRs and routers to CCTV cameras. In other words, yesterday's attack saw our vaunted Internet of ThingsÂ turned against us in an unprecedented way. DON'T MISS:Â Everything we know about Apple's exciting next-gen MacBook Pro Security researcher Brian Krebs has been monitoring the situation closely and notes that the attack was orchestrated by the Mirai malware. You might recall that Mirai's source code was released Â just a few weeks ago. Krebs details how Mirai works and why it's so effective. Mirai scours the Web for IoT devices protected by little more than factory-default usernames and passwords, and then enlists the devices in attacks that hurl junk traffic at an online target until it can no longer accommodate legitimate visitors or users. According to researchers at security firm Flashpoint, today's attack was launched at least in part by a Mirai-based botnet. Allison Nixon, director of research at Flashpoint, said the botnet used in today's ongoing attack is built on the backs of hacked IoT devices - mainly compromised digital video recorders (DVRs) and IP cameras made by a Chinese hi-tech company called XiongMai Technologies. The components that XiongMai makes are sold downstream to vendors who then use it in their own products. According to Dyn, the incident was officially resolved as of yesterdayÂ evening. Developing...
A coordinated attack on DNS host Dyn caused Twitter, Netflix, Amazon and other websites to go down.
NEW YORK (AP) - Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids' toys bring the internet to its knees? It's beginning to look that way.