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

Zero Day Disclosure 2

Researcher Discloses Potential Internet Explorer XSS Zero-Day Flaw

February 04, 2015 4:55 PM
A security researcher has publicly discussed a new potential zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer through the Full-Disclosure mailing list.
Pirate Bay

Pirate Bay's Return Isn't Surprising

February 02, 2015 4:00 PM
After a nearly two-month hiatus, rogue torrent-tracking site Pirate Bay re-emerges. Is anyone surprised?
Pirate Bay

Pirate Bay Shut Down by Authorities

December 10, 2014 8:59 AM
After years of attempts to shut down the torrent tracking site, the final nail might just have been driven.
security patch

Adobe Issues Out-of-Band Patch for Flash Player

November 26, 2014 9:30 AM
The vulnerability is not a zero-day issue, but Adobe issued a patch proactively because company officials felt further mitigation was necessary.

Docker Update Fixes Pair of Critical Security Flaws

November 25, 2014 9:06 AM
The update is the second one released in a month to fix serious vulnerabilities in the popular open-source container virtualization technology.

Apple OS X 10.10.1 Fixes Four Vulnerabilities

November 18, 2014 9:59 AM
The first security update debuts for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, fixing one critical vulnerability and three deemed important.

U.S. Postal Service Breach Puts Employees, Some Customers at Risk

November 10, 2014 9:20 AM
Call center data was compromised, impacting up to 800,000 employees, as well as an undisclosed number of customers.
Wirelurker malware

Beware WireLurker, a Hybrid of Mac OS X and iOS Malware

November 06, 2014 8:00 AM
A new form of malware still requires users to download from a third-party app store, but this time, Mac OS X is the path to infection.
EyeVerify Biometric Authentication

EyeVerify Does Eye Biometric Authentication but With a Twist

November 04, 2014 10:30 AM
Eyeprint ID v2.0 will be released in January as an SDK for developers who want to build the capabilities into mobile apps that demand strong, reliable security.
Tor adding malware

What Latest Knock Against Tor Tells Us: Beware of Any Download

October 28, 2014 8:15 PM
A security firm warns that Tor is adding malware; the truth is a bit more nuanced, and it's a problem that has been known about since 2006.

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