If you’re still wondering when the future will get here, stop looking to the skies for flying cars and look down at your iPhone the next time you walk into an Apple store. The company has just kicked off a new in-store tracking initiative that uses Bluetooth to push offers and notifications to customers as[...]
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Attackers are able to bypass the reflective cross-site scripting filter in Internet Explorer; the weakness is accepted by Microsoft as part of its design philosophy for the filter and will not be fixed.
In an attempt to curb the rampancy of fraud throughout the holiday shopping season, a coalition of international law enforcement agencies seized 706 Internet domains allegedly involved in the sale of counterfeit merchandise.
Although there are still a number of issues that need to be addressed with the Department of Homeland Security’s information security efforts, the department is improving in many areas and making strong progress toward implementing better security controls, a new report from the Inspector General found. DHS, which is responsible for a large portion of[...]
More than 96,000 Bitcoins disappeared from the Sheep Marketplace over the weekend, a heist topping $105 million.
The European Commission is urging the United States government to make some changes to the way it handles surveillance to help restore the trust in the relationship between the EU and the U.S. The commission is asking for the U.S. to promote privacy rights internationally, adopt the EU’s data protection reforms and respond to the commission’s problems with the U.S.’s surveillance reform process.
Websites using an older version of Ruby on Rails, including Kickstarter and UrbanSpoon, remain vulnerable to a vulnerability in the framework’s cookie storage mechanism.
When authorities in Russia arrested Paunch, the alleged creator of the Blackhole exploit kit, last month, security researchers and watchers of the malware underground predicted that taking him off the board would put a dent in the use of Blackhole and force its customers onto other platforms. Six weeks later, it now appears that Blackhole[...]
Atrax, is an inexpensive crimeware kit that comes with a slew of capabilities including browser data extraction, Bitcoin mining and the capability to launch DDoS attacks.
Debian has released patches for a pair of security vulnerabilities in the free operating system, including a security bypass flaw in the Nginx Web server. The other vulnerability lies in a Perl module used in the OS.