Security Watch - Page 6

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

Linux security

The Internet Dodges Another Bullet With Wget Flaw

October 28, 2014 8:19 AM
A critical flaw in Wget used on every *nix server gets patched, quietly.
Facebook

Facebook Reinforces Password Security

October 20, 2014 10:30 AM
Facebook takes a step to protect users against data breaches on other sites.
OS X Mavericks

Apple Patches OS X Mavericks for POODLE SSL Flaw

October 17, 2014 7:40 AM
Apple isn't entirely blocking support for SSL 3.0 in its POODLE fix.
bug bounties

Facebook and Yahoo Boost Bug Bounty Programs

October 16, 2014 2:17 PM
One year ago, Yahoo was only giving security researchers T-shirts; now it's doing a lot more.
Snapsaved source of Snapchat leak

Source of Snapchat Picture Hack Admits Breach

October 13, 2014 10:20 AM
Third-party site Snapsaved comes clean on its involvement in the "Snappening," the attack on Snapchat and leak of user photos.
Kmart POS data breach

Add Kmart to the List of POS Data Breach Victims

October 10, 2014 4:15 PM
While Kmart has not said what type of malware infected its systems, the company noted that the malware used was "undetectable by current antivirus systems."
Backoff malware

Dairy Queen Confirms Backoff Malware Breach

October 10, 2014 8:40 AM
The ice cream vendor is the latest organization to be impacted by point-of-sale malware.
Chrome

Google Patches Chrome for 159 Security Vulnerabilities

October 08, 2014 9:11 AM
Chrome 38 is one of the largest security updates ever for Google's browser.
Yahoo

Yahoo Admits It Was Breached but Not Shellshocked

October 07, 2014 9:59 AM
Yahoo's CISO refutes a researcher's claims that the company was at risk from Shellshock.
cyber-attack

JPMorgan Reportedly Breached a Second Time

October 02, 2014 11:21 AM
A new report alleges a second breach at the financial giant. JPMorgan is denying that a second breach occurred.

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