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  • January 30, 2015 30 Jan'15

    Will YouTube HTML5 transition mean the end of Flash security issues?

    News roundup: YouTube announced it has stopped using Flash by default in favor of HTML5. Is this the long-awaited end for Flash? Plus: Java was the riskiest software in 2014; BEC scam cost $215 last year; NFL data interceptions.

  • January 29, 2015 29 Jan'15

    The politics of DDoS response

    Reports of a 'hack back' DDoS attack by Sony stirred up acceptable use questions.

  • January 28, 2015 28 Jan'15

    FTC urges vendors to create Internet of Things security and privacy controls

    An FTC report urges vendors to be proactive in creating Internet of Things security and privacy controls, while a Tripwire survey shows IoT devices are a growing corporate risk.

  • January 27, 2015 27 Jan'15

    Qualys finds GHOST: Critical Linux remote code execution flaw

    A critical Linux vulnerability, called GHOST, has been found to affect glibc versions released since 2000, and could pose a remote exploit risk on many Linux systems.

  • January 26, 2015 26 Jan'15

    Adobe issues emergency weekend fix for Flash zero-day flaw

    Adobe's latest Flash zero day patch came Saturday, just two days after reports that the vulnerability was being exploited by drive-by-download attacks.

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  • January 23, 2015 23 Jan'15

    Detection vs. prevention: Ponemon report points to controversial trend

    A Ponemon Institute report highlights the biggest risks to endpoint security, and what IT professionals plan to do to fight back, including one controversial tactic in malware protection.

  • January 23, 2015 23 Jan'15

    Patchapalooza: In 2015, software patches, software security flaws surge

    News roundup: An of onslaught Adobe, Oracle, OpenSSL, Chrome and Firefox patches highlights the sad state of software security in 2015. Plus, security budgets increasing; HealthCare.gov security woes; false-positive alerts cost millions annually.

  • January 23, 2015 23 Jan'15

    CryptoWall 3.0: Ransomware returns, adopts I2P

    Shortly after CryptoWall began using TOR to conduct transcations, a new version of the ransomware, dubbed CryptoWall 3.0, has begun using I2P.

  • January 22, 2015 22 Jan'15

    Report: Popularity of biometric authentication set to spike

    Juniper Research claims that the popularity of biometric authentication will rise dramatically in the next five years, incorporating innovative technology beyond today's fingerprint sensors and voice authentication systems.

  • January 21, 2015 21 Jan'15

    Report: More than 90% of 2014 data breaches could have been prevented

    The Online Trust Alliance finds that over 90% of data breaches resulting in data loss could have been prevented.

  • January 21, 2015 21 Jan'15

    Wasted spending on security shelfware affects small businesses more

    Osterman Research and Trustwave report that organizations waste money on underutilized security software because IT often doesn't have enough time or resources to use it.

  • January 20, 2015 20 Jan'15

    ISACA: Majority of enterprises report cybersecurity workforce shortage

    In its new 2015 Global Cybersecurity Status Report, ISACA finds that most organizations are aware of cyberattack risk, but few believe they have the capability to thwart a sophisticated attack.

  • January 19, 2015 19 Jan'15

    Android vulnerability highlights Google's controversial patch policy

    WebView vulnerabilities in older versions of Android are putting the majority of Android devices at risk. Google will not provide patches, forcing enterprises to determine the risk posed by unpatched Android devices.

  • January 19, 2015 19 Jan'15

    Google's Project Zero reveals another Windows zero-day vulnerability

    For the third time in one month, Microsoft couldn't meet Google's 90-day public disclosure deadline, leading to Project Zero's disclosure, though experts say this Windows zero-day vulnerability may have little value to attackers.

  • January 16, 2015 16 Jan'15

    Hardware security issues prove tough to find, harder to fix

    News roundup: Recently discovered firmware flaws highlight the challenges posed by hardware security. Plus: Heartland's breach warranty; RSA's overhaul; and Download.com's app (in)security.

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