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The chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee is asking some pointed questions of the FBI director about the bureau’s use of zero-day vulnerabilities, phishing attacks, spyware, and other controversial tools. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) has sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey asking for “more specific information about the FBI’s current use of[…]

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A week after admitting that several of its security appliances ship with static SSH keys, Cisco warned customers on Wednesday that its Unified Communications Domain Manager platform has a default, static password for an account that carries root privileges. The vulnerability affects versions of the software prior to 4.4.5 and the company said there are no[…]

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Researchers identified a cross-site scripting vulnerability in a page on the LifeLock website that could allow an attacker to create an authentic-looking login page for the service and harvest usernames and passwords from customers. LifeLock patched the vulnerability quickly after researchers Blake Welsh and Eric Taylor from Cinder Cyber Research reported it. Welsh said via[…]

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A class-action lawsuit filed by a government employees’ union against the Office of Personnel Management as a result of the massive data breach at OPM that affects more than 18 million people alleges that not only did the agency know about vulnerabilities in its network long before the attack, but that the agency’s director and[…]

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