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  • July 02, 2015 02 Jul'15

    Why Web browser security is a goldmine for attackers

    Video: Robert 'RSnake' Hansen of WhiteHat Security discusses Web browser security, third-party software vulnerabilities and the sad state of browser security throughout the industry.

  • June 30, 2015 30 Jun'15

    US government passwords stolen and leaked around the Web

    A report reveals that many stolen US government agency passwords traveled across the Web, including credentials from OPM, which was recently breached due to stolen passwords.

  • June 26, 2015 26 Jun'15

    DNS vulnerability found in RubyGems software packaging client

    RubyGems software packaging client was found to have a DNS vulnerability that redirects users to malicious gem servers.

  • June 26, 2015 26 Jun'15

    Click fraud to ransomware: Study highlights dangers of malware lifecycle

    New roundup: Sometimes the least of threats -- such as click fraud -- can end up being the bigger issues -- like ransomware. Plus: U.S. Navy won't let go of XP; U.S./China cyber code of conduct; and more!

  • June 25, 2015 25 Jun'15

    Stolen passwords to blame for OPM breach; director may take the fall

    The OPM director told a Senate hearing that passwords stolen from a contractor led to the OPM breach. Now, her job is on the line and the number of breached records could be on the rise.

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  • June 24, 2015 24 Jun'15

    Growing threats make security vulnerability management essential

    At RSA Conference 2015, Qualys CTO Wolfgang Kandek said enterprises need to be smart about how they tackle security vulnerabilities because there are simply too many for organizations to handle.

  • June 23, 2015 23 Jun'15

    Adobe releases emergency Flash zero-day patch

    Adobe releases an emergency Flash Player patch for a zero-day flaw said to be used in a Chinese hacker group's phishing scheme.

  • June 23, 2015 23 Jun'15

    Study: government compliance-based vulnerability remediation is failing

    In its State of Software Security Report, Veracode has found the government has the most vulnerabilities and the lowest rate of remediation in developing Web and mobile apps.

  • June 23, 2015 23 Jun'15

    NIST guidance: Better security from federal contractors

    With the recent OPM breach raising questions about the security of federal data within the government, NIST has issued new guidelines in order to secure data stored by federal contractors outside government facilities.

  • June 23, 2015 23 Jun'15

    Watters: 'Cyber officers' are now risk officers for businesses

    More data is thought to be a good thing in terms of threat intelligence, but iSight CEO John Watters says enterprises need to be aware of the quality and context of the data when assessing risk.

  • June 19, 2015 19 Jun'15

    Apple sandbox flaws allow password stealing, communication interception

    News roundup: Details have emerged about weaknesses in OS X and iOS that allow attackers to upload malware and steal passwords and data. Plus: More jump on HTTPS bandwagon; CSO/CDO salaries increase; 23% of software app components contain flaws.

  • June 17, 2015 17 Jun'15

    Samsung vulnerability affects up to 600 million Android devices

    A flaw in the default keyboard found on many Samsung Galaxy Android devices may leave as many as 600 million devices at risk for a man-in-the-middle attack.

  • June 16, 2015 16 Jun'15

    New Android Security Rewards program aims for end-to-end improvements

    Google launches new Android Security Rewards program that goes beyond traditional bug bounties and offers monetary rewards for security development.

  • June 15, 2015 15 Jun'15

    White House pushes government cybersecurity changes

    As the estimated number of current and former federal employees affected by the OPM data breach triples, the White House pushes new government cybersecurity changes to avoid another breach.

  • June 12, 2015 12 Jun'15

    White House, Apple join the fight for HTTPS encryption

    News roundup: The call for ubiquitous HTTPS has grown stronger as of late; the White House and Apple are hoping to help push the movement. Plus: The cost of cybersecurity management to rise 38%; a 165% ransomware increase; gender salary gap closes?

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