It turns out roughly 5.6 million individuals may have had their fingerprints stolen as part of this year’s mammoth Office of Personnel Management breach – a figure five times what the agency initially announced back in June.
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With many government departments still reeling when it comes to security, several federal CISOs brought up a handful of new ideas at last week’s Billington Cybersecurity Summit in Washington, D.C to combat future hacks.
A South Korean child monitoring app is so fraught with vulnerabilities that security researchers warn it could lead to the compromise of users’ accounts, disclosure of minors’ information, and a smattering of other issues.
Adobe has released a Flash Player update that addresses 23 critical vulnerabilities in the software, many which can lead to code execution.
As expected, Google formally announced its intent to move away from the stream cipher RC4 and the protocol SSLv3 this week, citing a long history of weaknesses in both.
Apple pushed out iOS 9 Wednesday, addressing a cornucopia of vulnerabilities, including bugs that could lead to arbitrary code execution, credential leakage, interface spoofing, among other issues.
Ryan Naraine hijacks the podcast to talk with Dennis Fisher about the origins of Threatpost, his time as a security reporter, the changes in the industry, and what’s next on the horizon.
As many researchers expected it would, CoreBot, the credential-stealing malware that first surfaced last month, has added a bevy of new capabilities and reinvented itself as a robust banking Trojan.
Researchers with a DARPA-led team are looking into new ways to combat reverse engineering by using obfuscation to tidy up shoddy commercial and government security.