Browsing Category: Web Security

Flaw in Android Browser Allows Same Origin Policy Bypass

There’s a serious vulnerability in pre-4.4 versions of Android that allows an attacker to read the contents of other tabs in a browser when a user visits a page the attacker controls. The flaw is present in a huge percentage of the Android devices in use right now, and there’s now a Metasploit module available[...]

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Big Batch of Bugs Fixed in Various Versions of IDA

The makers of the popular IDA disassembly and debugging tool have fixed more than a dozen security vulnerabilities in a variety of versions. Some of the vulnerabilities are a couple of years old, and patches are provided for versions from 6.1 up through 6.6. IDA is a tool used by malware analysts, security researchers and[...]

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Key Flaw Enables Recovery of Files Encrypted by TorrentLocker

Crypto ransomware, a relatively unknown phenomenon a couple of years ago, has exploded into one of the nastier malware problems for Internet users. Variants such as CryptoLocker and CryptoWall have been siphoning money from victims for some time, and now researchers have dissected a newer variant known as TorrentLocker and found that the creators made[...]

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Research Finds No Large Scale Heartbleed Exploit Attempts Before Vulnerability Disclosure

In the days and weeks following the public disclosure of the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability in April, security researchers and others wondered aloud whether there were some organizations–perhaps the NSA–that had known about the bug for some time and had been using it for targeted attacks. A definitive answer to that question may never come, but[...]

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More 1024-Bit Certificates to Be Deprecated in Firefox

Categories: Cryptography, Web Security

When Mozilla released Firefox 32 last week, the company removed several root certificates from the trust store for the browser. The move wasn’t because the certificates were fraudulent or the CAs that issued them were compromised, but because the certificates use 1024-bit keys. This is the first step in a process that Mozilla officials say[...]

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