People love to try and get something for nothing, especially on the Internet where there’s all kinds of things available for nothing. But a lot of those free things are illegal and attackers have become very adept at taking advantage of users’ desire for free episodes of Gilmore Girls or bonus Dragon Ball Z content. Researchers[…]
Exploits for the recently patched Adobe Flash Player zero-day have appeared in the Magnitude Exploit Kit and are leading to Cryptowall ransomware infections.
Samsung said today it will no longer automatically disable Windows updates on PCs and laptops it manufactures and will release a patch “within a few days.”
The IETF, in RFC7568, declared SSLv3 “not sufficiently secure” and prohibited its use. SSLv3 fallbacks were to blame for the POODLE and BEAST attacks.
An engineer has come up with a new way to help combat BeEF, or browser exploit framework attacks.
NIST officially has removed the controversial and compromised Dual_EC_DRBG from its list of recommended algorithms for generating random numbers.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about the Cisco default SSH keys, more details of the OPM data breach, the Adobe 0-day and why we never hear about bad APT groups, only the really good ones.
When Cisco released a patch for several of its security appliances Thursday that eliminated the presence of hard-coded SSH host and private keys, the advisory had a distinct air of familiarity about it. That’s because the company released a patch for the same problem in one of its other major products almost exactly one year ago.
Many Cisco security appliances contain default, authorized SSH keys that can allow an attacker to connect to an appliance and take almost any action he chooses.
Samsung’s update mechanism for Windows PCs and laptops silently disables Windows Update, computing enthusiast Patrick Barker has discovered.