A pharming attack has been detected targeting home routers distributed from Brazil’s largest telco, a rare instance of a web-based attack changing DNS settings in order to redirect traffic.
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Twitter has revised and simplified its rules and process for reporting abusive behavior on the service, and users now have the ability to report people who are posting their personal information. The change essentially gives Twitter users a method to combat doxing, which is the process of dumping a victim’s personal information online. This often[…]
The EFF’s Decentralized SSL Observatory turned up 1,600 certificates that should have been rejected but instead passed browser checks because they were manipulated by Komodia’s SSL Digester interception module.
An automated attack targeting users of the open source Rejetto webserver and file-sharing application tried to inject the IptabLes DDoS tool.
Mozilla has patched 16 security vulnerabilities in Firefox, including three critical flaws in the browser. One of the critical vulnerabilities patched with the release of Firefox 36 is a buffer overflow in the libstagefright library that can be exploitable under some circumstances. “Security researcher Pantrombka reported a buffer overflow in the libstagefright library during video[…]
Facebook released final numbers on 2014 submissions and payouts from its bug bounty program, showing continued growth in both areas.
More than one million different WordPress sites may be vulnerable to a critical plugin issue that could lead to SQL injections and in turn, total site takeover.
Google is expanding its successful Pwnium vulnerability reward program–which has run at various security conferences for a couple of years now–to run continuously and offer an unlimited pool of financial rewards. Pwnium originally was established as an alternative to the Pwn2Own hacking contest at CanSecWest every spring. The Pwn2Own contest has been the origin of[…]
CloudFlare has deployed a new level of encryption on its service that hardens and speeds up users’ experience, especially when accessing domains via mobile browsers.
Google is now warning users of its Chrome browser about questionable downloads before they even browse to the site peddling the malware.