Security Watch - Page 4

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

U.S. Army website

Syrian Electronic Army Took Aim at U.S. Army Website

June 10, 2015 7:10 AM
Digital hacking group Syrian Electronic Army once again gained temporary control of a Website—this time the U.S. Army's site. Why did this happen?
HTTPS on government Websites

Why U.S. Government HTTPS-Only Mandate for Federal Sites Is Key

June 09, 2015 10:30 AM
The OMB aims to provide security and authenticity for all U.S. government Websites by 2016.
airplane

FBI Warrant Probes Claim of United Airlines In-Flight Control Hack

May 18, 2015 12:36 PM
New details emerge over an incident in which a security researcher was allegedly able to disrupt a plane's operations.
patched WordPress security flaw

WordPress Quickly Patches Zero-Day Comment Flaw

April 28, 2015 11:30 AM
Most WordPress users were never at risk, and those that were got an automatic patch.
Tesla hack

Tesla's Website and Twitter Account Hacked—Briefly

April 27, 2015 7:54 AM
The electric car vendor lost control for 10 minutes but was able to recover quickly from Website and Twitter account hacks.
WordPress vulnerable to attack

FBI Warns That WordPress Faces Terrorist Attack Risk

April 08, 2015 2:30 PM
The security of WordPress is again being called into question, but there are a few simple steps organizations can take to protect themselves.
network security

Misconfiguration Exposes Hotel Routers to Risk

March 27, 2015 2:30 PM
Network equipment used in the hotel industry was found to have a misconfiguration that could have potentially exposed guests to risk.
username and password security

Twitch Has Users Reset Passwords After Possible Hack

March 24, 2015 10:20 AM
If you're a Twitch user, reset your password. Better yet, regardless of the site or service, don't use the same password on multiple sites.
FREAK attack

Microsoft Admits Windows Users Are Vulnerable to FREAK Attacks

March 06, 2015 8:24 AM
Several days after the new SSL/TLS flaw is discovered, Microsoft has realized that its users are also at risk.
IoT security

Netatmo Dumps User WiFi Credentials in the Clear

February 13, 2015 1:59 PM
The popular IoT weather tracking device was sending users' WiFi passwords in the clear. However, this is not just another IoT risk.

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