Security Watch - Page 3

Keeping Track of patches and hacks in the IT security world.

DDoS attack protection

ProtonMail Learns That Paying Ransom Doesn't Stop Attacks

November 06, 2015 12:45 PM
Investing in DDoS protection might keep you more secure than paying random to hackers. ProtonMail found that out the hard way.
Dow Jones breach

Dow Jones Admits Hack but Insists Risk Is Low

October 09, 2015 1:40 PM
News Corp's Dow Jones unit admits that it had a data breach that may have impacted up to 3,500 people.
Flash flaws

Adobe Patches 34 More Bugs in Flash

August 11, 2015 1:42 PM
Adobe's August Patch Tuesday fixes another large number of vulnerabilities in Flash, although Adobe claims there are no exploits in the wild for any of the 34 issues.
Pwnies

OPM Wins Pwnie for Most Epic Fail at Black Hat Awards Show

August 06, 2015 11:40 AM
Adding further insult to injury, the annual Black Hat security awards show "honors" OPM, Hacking Team and Shellshock.
Funtenna

Funtenna Malware Takes to the Airwaves to Steal Data

August 05, 2015 6:15 PM
An AM radio might be all that's needed to exfiltrate secrets from a secure location, thanks to Funtenna.
Firefox

Mozilla Blocks Flash in Firefox Thanks to Unpatched Zero-Days

July 14, 2015 10:42 AM
Is blocking Flash outright the right thing to do? Mozilla and Facebook now think so.
Wild Neutron

How the Wild Neutron Hacker Group Avoids Detection

July 10, 2015 11:48 AM
Both Kaspersky Lab and Symantec are reporting a surge in attacks from the hacker group that are increasingly difficult to detect.
OpenSSL Patches

OpenSSL Patches for 'Boring' Certificate Risk

July 09, 2015 9:25 AM
The SSL certificate forgery request is not branded like Heartbleed, but it's not a trivial matter either.
Adobe Flash patches

Adobe Patches 36 Flaws, Including a Zero-Day, in Flash Player

July 08, 2015 10:55 AM
It's been a tough year for Adobe on the security front. The company fixed another long list of security risks in its Flash Player.
Web security

Alex Stamos, Yahoo Security Expert, Moves to Facebook

June 25, 2015 9:00 AM
Security expert Alex Stamos makes a big career move—from Yahoo to Facebook--that could have broad impact for the Web.

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