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  • July 24, 2015 24 Jul'15

    Alleged car hack prompts call for vehicle security act, DMCA exemption

    News roundup: A wireless car hack demonstration has pushed vehicle security legislation and DMCA exemptions into the spotlight, and prompted a manufacturer recall. Plus: Hacking Team update; DHS email issues; and smartwatches vulnerable to attack.

  • July 24, 2015 24 Jul'15

    HP scares IT teams with Windows Phone vulnerabilities

    HP's Zero Day Initiative has disclosed four critical vulnerabilities found in Internet Explorer that could lead to remote code execution, but mistakenly labeled them as affecting Windows desktop not Windows Phone.

  • July 23, 2015 23 Jul'15

    National Guard breach highlights the risk of accidental data exposure

    The National Guard reported an accidental data exposure affecting thousands of former and current employees was not related to the OPM breach.

  • July 22, 2015 22 Jul'15

    Hackers targeting .NET shows the growing pains of open source security

    According to researchers, malware makers have been targeting .NET since Microsoft made the software open source. And experts debate to what extent open source security can be maintained.

  • July 21, 2015 21 Jul'15

    Microsoft releases out-of-band patch for Windows zero-day

    A Windows zero-day affecting a wide swath of Microsoft products has been found in the Hacking Team data leak, so Microsoft has released an out-of-band patch to fix the vulnerability.

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  • July 20, 2015 20 Jul'15

    Black Hat and Google speak out against Wassenaar Arrangement

    The Wassenaar Arrangement is a multilateral export control association aimed at controlling a wide range of goods, including intrusion software. However, Black Hat and Google believe the proposed rules will have a negative impact on security.

  • July 17, 2015 17 Jul'15

    DOJ takes down Darkode, but for how long?

    The U.S. Department of Justice, in coordination with 20 countries, has taken down the computer hacking forum known as Darkode, but experts say the community is already rebuilding.

  • July 17, 2015 17 Jul'15

    Subway app reverse engineering highlights uptick in mobile app safety

    News roundup: Are the tides turning on mobile app safety? One white hat hacker's attempt to reverse-engineer the Subway app offers surprising results. Plus: CloudFlare Transparency Report; another call to eliminate RC4; Black Hat attendant survey.

  • July 16, 2015 16 Jul'15

    Flash Player security failures turn up the hate

    There have been calls for the death of the Adobe Flash Player for years either due to performance issues or the threat of exploit. But with a recent rash of zero-day vulnerabilities, those calls are getting louder.

  • July 15, 2015 15 Jul'15

    More Flash zero-day bugs follow Hacking Team breach

    Researchers discovered two more vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash player stemming from the breach of Italian surveillance software vendor Hacking Team.

  • July 14, 2015 14 Jul'15

    July 2015 Patch Tuesday: Microsoft and Adobe attack Hacking Team zero-days

    July 2015's Patch Tuesday shows both Microsoft and Adobe working fast to patch four Hacking Team zero-day vulnerabilities exposed in the past week.

  • July 14, 2015 14 Jul'15

    Windows Server 2003 end of life leaves many at risk

    The Windows Server 2003 end of life is upon us and many organizations still haven't made the upgrades or security remediations necessary to mitigate the coming risks.

  • July 10, 2015 10 Jul'15

    FBI: We don't want a government backdoor, just access to encrypted data

    News roundup: Despite the benefits of encryption, FBI Director James Comey says it inhibits legal investigations. It's up to tech companies to help. Plus, read about major "computer glitches," Kali 2.0 and more.

  • July 10, 2015 10 Jul'15

    OPM hackers stole 21.5 million records, 1.1 million fingerprints

    Investigators for the OPM data breach find that 21.5 million personal records were stolen in the attack, including 1.1 million fingerprints. The White House is still considering its response.

  • July 10, 2015 10 Jul'15

    Homeland Security chief calls for federal breach reporting law

    The Homeland Security head wants federal laws requiring data breach reporting and information sharing, but one expert warns that government officials need better understanding of infosec technology before creating such laws.

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