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  • September 25, 2014 25 Sep'14

    On Shellshock Bash vulnerability, experts scramble amid active exploits

    As attackers begin exploiting the 'Shellshock' Bash vulnerability, experts say many attack vectors remain unknown, making immediate remediation extremely critical.

  • September 25, 2014 25 Sep'14

    In Heartbleed's wake, Bash shell flaw puts Linux, Mac OS users at risk

    Experts say a 20-year-old vulnerability uncovered in the Bash shell, found in Unix-based operating systems including Linux and Mac OS, could lead to a dangerous worm outbreak unlike anything seen in more than a decade.

  • September 23, 2014 23 Sep'14

    BYOD security concerns not deterring personal device use

    A new Ponemon survey shows that while enterprises may harbor concerns about BYOD security, business-wide use of personal mobile devices is growing rapidly.

  • September 19, 2014 19 Sep'14

    Bitcoin exchanges maturing, but Bitcoin security still a concern

    The Bitcoin market is maturing but security issues, such as private key management, persist. The Bitcoin Foundation gives the good news and bad news regarding Bitcoin security.

  • September 19, 2014 19 Sep'14

    Rogue IMSI catchers heighten enterprise cell phone security risks

    News roundup: Rogue cell phone towers are popping up across the United States, heightening enterprise communication and data privacy concerns. Plus: Goodwill breach update; Adobe patches released; and security in 2025.

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  • September 19, 2014 19 Sep'14

    Home Depot data breach update: 56 million cards confirmed stolen

    Home Depot said late Thursday that its recent breach involving 56 million payment cards was the result of custom-built malware, and that the company has since rolled out new POS encryption technology.

  • September 17, 2014 17 Sep'14

    Research finds holes in defense-in-depth security model

    The defense-in-depth security model is often touted as a must for enterprises, but research shows that security products often fail to do what they're supposed to.

  • September 17, 2014 17 Sep'14

    Apple rolls out more robust iCloud two-factor authentication

    Following a high-profile leak of celebrity photos, Apple has moved to improve its iCloud two-factor authentication mechanisms.

  • September 16, 2014 16 Sep'14

    Programmers unknowingly inherit development framework security issues

    Developers increasingly rely on a variety of open source components, but a VerSprite researcher warns that security issues accompany many popular frameworks.

  • September 15, 2014 15 Sep'14

    Apple Pay security: Hope abounds, but questions linger

    Security controls integrated into the new Apple Pay mobile payment system could strengthen the payment security ecosystem, but unanswered questions remain, like the ramifications of a lost iPhone.

  • September 12, 2014 12 Sep'14

    Situational awareness software raises surveillance questions

    News roundup: City-sponsored situational awareness software use at a music festival illustrates the importance of enterprise surveillance strategy evaluation. Plus: Apache Tomcat upgrade; OpenSSL security policy; and call center security concerns.

  • September 11, 2014 11 Sep'14

    Healthcare.gov breach shows poor website security testing

    Experts say the latest security breach of the Healthcare.gov website was caused by lacking security process maturity, downplaying the importance of website security testing.

  • September 11, 2014 11 Sep'14

    Time to end women and security stereotypes, says Facebook security pro

    Facebook's director of security operations says women can have successful careers in information security, and more diversity can help shift the playing field toward security defenders rather than attackers.

  • September 09, 2014 09 Sep'14

    September 2014 Patch Tuesday includes critical IE security fix

    Microsoft's September 2014 Patch Tuesday features four bulletins, including one critical update for Internet Explorer. Plus: Adobe releases a Flash fix, but delays a planned patch release for Reader and Acrobat.

  • September 09, 2014 09 Sep'14

    Home Depot confirms data breach began in April

    The home improvement retailer confirms its customers' payment card data was breached in an incident that is believed to have begun in April, likely compromising millions of card accounts.

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