Hackers were able to compromise a server used by Electronic Arts Games this week and rig one of its websites to resemble an Apple log-in page to dole out phishing attacks.
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The software running the Bitcoin network was updated to resolve the transaction malleability issue that took down popular exchange Mt. Gox.
A research paper reveals vulnerabilities in the Android Package Management Service update mechanism that put every Android device at risk for privilege escalation attacks.
New exploits for a two-year-old PHP vulnerability popped up in October that allow hackers to run code on websites running vulnerable versions of the web development framework.
The Full Disclosure security mailing list, which has been one of the main discussion forums for vulnerability and exploit information for 12 years, is shutting down because “‘one of our own’ would undermine the efforts of the last 12 years”, one of the creators said.
Advanced attackers are ahead of researchers when it comes to understanding firmware vulnerabilities and BIOS forensics, experts from MITRE and Intel said during last week’s CanSecWest.
Trying to enumerate the compromised sites on the Internet is a Sisyphian task. Luckily, it’s not a task that anyone really needs to perform any longer, especially now that Barracuda Labs has released its new Threatglass tool, a Web-based frontend that allows users to query a massive database of compromised sites to get detailed information[...]
Now that CanSecWest and the Pwn2Own hacking contest has wrapped up for another year, we’re left to still ponder the security of web browsers, whether BIOS attacks are the next frontier, and how exploit brokers will shape the business end of vulnerability research.
Google on Monday released fixes for a number of bugs in Chrome discovered and exploited during Pwn2Own, releasing new versions of the browser for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about the news from the CanSecWest conference, the drama and melodrama at Pwn2Own and the bad year that RNGs have had.