Browsing Author: Chris Brook

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PayPal Fixes Serious Account Hijacking Bug in Manager

PayPal patched a hole in its Manager functionality this week that could have made it easy for an attacker to hijack an admin’s account, change their password and steal their personal information — not to mention their savings.

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Microsoft Giving .NET Users The Option to Shed RC4

Categories: Cryptography, Microsoft

Microsoft issued advisories informing users they can now disable RC4 in .NET, in addition to additional credential protection for Windows and that it had revoked digital signatures for four UEFI modules.

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Microsoft, Adobe Issue Critical Fixes for May 2014 Patch Tuesday

Microsoft pushed its largest batch of Patch Tuesday updates so far this year today – eight bulletins, two critical – addressing important 13 issues in Internet Explorer and Sharepoint Server, along with Windows, Office and its .NET Framework.

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Bitly Developing Two Factor Authentication Following Compromise

Link-shortening service Bitly announced that it’s ramping up its development of two-factor authentication following a compromise that leaked user information on Thursday.

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Regulators Planning Cybersecurity Assessments for Banks

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced last week that it will work harder to try to identify vulnerabilities in smaller community banks and is planning to better raise awareness when it comes to cyber threats.

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Privacy Coalition Calls For Net Reset in June

A new alliance composed of privacy and digital rights advocates are encouraging internet users to block mass surveillance and fight back against the National Security Agency on June 5.

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