Microsoft announced four bulletins are scheduled for the September Patch Tuesday release, along with new research on public vulnerability disclosures.
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Security experts are digging into point-of-sale malware, Backoff in particular, as speculation rages on about how hackers pulled off the Home Depot data breach.
Cable modems sold by two manufacturers expose a wide variety of sensitive information over SNMP, including usernames and passwords, WEP keys and SSIDs. Researchers who discovered the vulnerabilities say they’re trivially exploitable and plan to release Metasploit modules for them later this month. The broadband modems, manufactured by Netmaster and ARRIS, leak the sensitive information[...]
The CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon today released a list of Android applications hosted on Google Play and Amazon that it says fail to validate SSL certificates over HTTPS.
A handful of bugs, mostly XSS and CSRF vulnerabilities, have been plaguing at least eight different WordPress plugins as of late.
Twitter is the latest major Internet company to establish a bug bounty program, and has put no upper limit on the bounty that a researcher can earn for reporting a vulnerability. The company announced on Wednesday that it will operate its bounty program through the HackerOne platform, a bug bounty system that enables vendors to[...]
Mozilla has released Firefox 32, the latest version of its browser, which now supports public-key pinning and also includes fixes for several critical security vulnerabilities. The move to support public-key pinning is an important one for Firefox, as it helps protect users against man-in-the-middle attacks that rely on forged certificates. The feature binds a set[...]
Dennis Fisher talks with Gary McGraw of Cigital about the IEEE’s new Center for Secure Design program, the difficulty of defeating large classes of bugs and the collaborative effort it will take to solve the software security problem.
A new watering hole attack is targeting the aerospace, automotive and manufacturing industries with a new reconnaissance malware tool called “Scanbox.”
A researcher discovered an issue with the random generation of WPS keys in a number of unnamed routers that could allow an attacker to guess the key in one try.