The developers of the TAILS operating system are poised to release a new version of the software–which is designed to preserve privacy and anonymity–and it includes several security fixes. However, there are several other security issues that aren’t patched in the new release, vulnerabilities identified by researchers at Exodus Intelligence, who have not disclosed the bugs[...]
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Researchers have identified several remotely exploitable vulnerabilities in a wireless remote monitoring product from OleumTech that is used in energy, water and other critical infrastructure sectors. Two of the three flaws are related to the encryption implementation in the affected products, including the use of a weak random number generator. The vulnerabilities, discovered by a[...]
Third-party software libraries introduce efficiency and risk into enterprise applications. Two researchers will identify some of the most vulnerable libraries during a talk at the upcoming Black Hat conference.
IBM recently patched a handful of vulnerabilities in some of its KVM switches that if exploited, could have given an attacker free reign over any system attached to it.
The EFF is working on an open wireless router firmware that’s designed to be a secure and flexible alternative to the existing software that runs on home and small business routers, much of which is notoriously insecure. The Open Wireless Router project, which the organization announced at the HOPE X conference over the weekend, is[...]
Retailers and hospitality vendors are falling victim to point-of-sale hacks, and little is being done to stem the tide. At the upcoming Black Hat conference, a researcher hopes to spur a call to action.
The latest update to Chrome on Android fixes two bugs, including a critical flaw in the browser that could have let an attacker trick a user into visiting a malicious site.
Cisco patched a critical remote code execution bug in its Cisco Wireless Residential Gateway product.
There are five vulnerabilities fixed in the latest release of the Apache Web server, including a buffer overflow and several denial-of-service vulnerabilities. Fixes for these flaws have landed in the developer release of the server, 2.4.10-dev. The buffer overflow vulnerability is rated moderate by the Apache Software Foundation, but it could be used for remote code[...]
A paper published by Microsoft and researchers at Carleton University declare password re-use and weak credentials have their place for users managing multiple accounts.