A group of technology companies, non-profits and privacy and human rights organizations have sent a letter to President Barack Obama, the director of national intelligence and a wide range of Congressional leaders, calling for an end to the bulk collection of phone metadata under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.
Google is continuing to refine its Safe Browsing API and now is giving users warnings about not just malicious software on sites they’re attempting to visit, but also about unwanted software.
Researchers claim that when thermal energy from one computer is detected by an adjacent computer it can facilitate the spread of keys and malware.
Palo Alto Networks researchers say half of all Android devices contain a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to install malware on devices running the Android operating system.
A security researcher says there is a bug in the Instagram API that could enable an attacker to post a message with a link to a page he controls that hosts a malicious file, but when the user downloads the file it will appear to come from a legitimate Instagram domain, leading the victim to trust[…]
Google security engineers, investigating fraudulent certificates issued for several of the company’s domains, discovered that a Chinese certificate authority was using an intermediate CA, MCS Holdings, that issued the unauthorized Google certificates, and could have issued certificates for virtually any domain. Google’s engineers were able to block the fraudulent certificates in the company’s Chrome browser by pushing an[…]
A cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the website of hotel chain Hilton Worldwide could have inadvertently compromised much of its users personal information.
A Flash vulnerability that Adobe patched four years ago actually remains exploitable according to a presentation given by a pair of researchers at the TROOPERS security conference.
Cisco is warning customers about several vulnerabilities in some of its IP phones that can allow an attacker to listen in on users’ conversations. The bug affects the Cisco SPA 300 and 500 Series IP phones. Cisco had confirmed the vulnerabilities, which were discovered by Chris Watts, a researcher at Tech Analysis in Australia, and is[…]
Proofpoint discovered that a recent spate of phishing messages contained macros-based attacks that did not execute until the malicious document was closed.