The DDoS attacks that knocked both Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network (PSN) offline around Christmas came at the hands of a botnet comprised largely of hacked home routers.
Researchers from Core Security have disclosed DLL hijacking vulnerabilities in several applications made by Corel Software after the vendor didn’t respond to Core’s notifications about the flaws.
Google has decided that it will no longer provide Webview patches for Android systems running Jelly Bean 4.3, or older, putting the onus on OEMs and the open source security community to provide patches to users.
The Certificate Transparency scheme proposed by Google engineers has taken a couple of significant steps forward recently, with the approval of the first independent certificate log and the passing of a deadline for all extended validation certificates to be CT-compliant or lose the green indicator in Google Chrome. On Jan. 1, a CT log operated by[…]
Google security engineers have criticized the security and privacy of WhiteHat Security’s Aviator browser, after finding a remote code execution vulnerability within hours of Aviator’s release as open source.
Online retailer Zappos settled with attorneys general in nine states, stemming from a data breach in 2012 that exposed 24 million customers’ information.
The Industrial Control System CERT released two advisories warning of serious vulnerabilities in Schneider Electric and Emerson industrial gear. Public exploits are available for one flaw.
Up until a few weeks ago, the number of people outside of North Korea who gave much thought to the Internet infrastructure in that country was vanishingly small. But the speculation about the Sony hack has fixed that, and now a security researcher has taken a hard look at the national browser used in North[…]
There is a serious security vulnerability in the firmware of many ASUS routers that allows unauthenticated command execution. The bug may be present in all current versions of the router firmware, and there is an exploit published for it, as well. Security researchers Joshua Drake posted an advisory on the vulnerability on Thursday, detailing the bug[…]
A trade association in charge of overseeing the needs of credit unions has shrugged off the idea of implementing a data encryption rule.