SAN FRANCISCO–Many of the stories about attacks on banks, payment processors and other portions of the financial services system around the world depict these intrusions as highly sophisticated operations conducted by top-level crews. However, the majority of the attacks these companies see aren’t much more advanced than a typical malware attack, experts say. “About two[...]
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Former DHS secretary Tom Ridge said at the Kaspersky Lab Cybersecurity Summit that U.S. critical infrastructure will be a target as long as the public and private sector balk on sharing attack and threat data.
Web application security begins with the developer’s comfort level and familiarity with a programming language. WhiteHat Security’s latest report examines the security of six top languages.
Experts say it’s highly unlikely private SSL keys can be stolen by hackers using the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug, but not impossible.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss–what else–the OpenSSL heart bleed vulnerability and the doings at the Source Boston conference this week.
Vendors are continuing to check their products for potential effects from the OpenSSL heartbleed vulnerability, and both Cisco and BlackBerry have found that a variety of their products contain a vulnerable version of the software. BlackBerry on Thursday said that several of its software products are vulnerable to the OpenSSL bug, but that its phones[...]
In March I spoke at Cyber Intelligence Asia 2014, where CERTs from most Asians countries were presented. The fact is that only a few CERTs are now dealing in some way with industrial security, ICS and SCADA matters. One of the best of those is CERT of Japan, which is doing a great job here,[...]
Cisco patched a quartet of vulnerabilities this week in one of its core operating systems and is looking into the potential impact of this week’s Heartbleed vulnerability.
Google is adding a new security feature to Android designed to scan installed apps on a device and ensure that they’re not acting maliciously or taking unwanted actions. The system is built on Google’s existing app-verification model, which warns users if there’s a potential problem with an app they’re installing. The addition to Android’s security[...]
There’s nothing the Internet loves more than a fat, juicy story that it can sink its sharpened, yellowing canines into. And for the security community, the OpenSSL heartbleed vulnerability has been the equivalent of a 72-ounce steak. But an Internet-breaking vulnerability like this one is no good unless we can learn something from it (or[...]