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  • April 26, 2016 26 Apr'16

    Simple, yet undetectable Windows AppLocker bypass discovered

    A Windows command-line utility dating back to XP, Regsvr32, reportedly enables a simple and virtually undetectable Windows AppLocker whitelist bypass.

  • April 22, 2016 22 Apr'16

    'Going dark' battle moves to Congressional encryption hearing

    Experts face off in Congress over 'going dark' encryption debate, stake out positions on security, privacy and government access; polls show support for strong encryption.

  • April 21, 2016 21 Apr'16

    Oracle patches now more critically rated with CVSS 3.0

    Oracle patches 136 security flaws in various products and a number of vulnerabilities were rated more critical because of a switch to CVSS 3.0.

  • April 21, 2016 21 Apr'16

    JBoss vulnerability highlights dangers of unpatched systems

    Up to 3.2 million servers with unpatched JBoss vulnerability from 2010 are open to spread ransomware through networks; experts urge keeping up with software patches to stay safe.

  • April 21, 2016 21 Apr'16

    Google's second Android Security Report is a mixed bag

    The second annual Android Security Report details a number of ways Google has been working to improve security on its mobile platform but also highlights persistent problems.

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  • April 19, 2016 19 Apr'16

    Apple won't patch zero days so uninstall QuickTime now

    DHS says users need to uninstall QuickTime for Windows immediately as Apple quietly sends the software to its end of life following the disclosure of two zero-day flaws.

  • April 15, 2016 15 Apr'16

    Microsoft fights to notify users of FBI surveillance

    Microsoft has sued the Department of Justice in an effort to be allowed to notify users of FBI surveillance requests; expert worried about continuous surveillance.

  • April 15, 2016 15 Apr'16

    Burr-Feinstein draft bill fuels encryption debate

    The encryption debate continues with release of the official draft of Burr-Feinstein 'Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016' mandating court order compliance.

  • April 14, 2016 14 Apr'16

    Badlock vulnerability proves a bust for responsible disclosure

    The much-hyped Badlock bug is still important to patch, but raised issues with celebrity vulnerability promotion and responsible disclosure of security vulnerabilities.

  • April 12, 2016 12 Apr'16

    April 2016 Patch Tuesday: Badlock isn't a priority

    Microsoft's April 2016 Patch Tuesday includes a patch for Badlock, a vulnerability which experts call "overhyped," but the most important patches may need extra care to apply.

  • April 12, 2016 12 Apr'16

    WordPress SSL now free for hosted sites, thanks to Let's Encrypt

    Customers with hosted sites will now have WordPress SSL turned on for free by default, thanks to Let's Encrypt certificates, potentially making a large number of websites more secure.

  • April 08, 2016 08 Apr'16

    Encrypted messaging for all, as WhatsApp encryption announced

    WhatsApp encryption was turned on for all types of messaging, including group chats, which advanced the conversation on 'going dark,' as new encryption legislation draft goes public.

  • April 08, 2016 08 Apr'16

    Vulnerability branding becomes another marketing tool

    Vulnerability branding was once a practice that elevated understanding of flaws and potentially led to better remediation, but now serves as little more than marketing for security researchers.

  • April 07, 2016 07 Apr'16

    OSVDB shutdown leaves questions for vulnerability databases

    OSVDB shutdown, blamed on lack of community support and engagement, raises questions about whether open source vulnerability databases can work and how they can be improved.

  • April 05, 2016 05 Apr'16

    Gmail BREACH attack gets much faster but still easy to stop

    Security researchers updated BREACH attack that would allow a Facebook Messenger or Gmail breach to be performed much faster, but the overall risk is limited.

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