DDoS attacks have been a persistent problem for the the better part of 20 years, and as ISPs and enterprises have adjusted their defenses, attackers have adapted their tactics. One of the more effective tools in the attackers’ arsenal now is the use of botnets to generate massive numbers of DNS queries for a target[…]
Apple has patched the FREAK SSL vulnerability, along with a nasty bug that could’ve allowed a remote attacker to restart a user’s iPhone via SMS, with the release of iOS 8.2. The new version of Apple’s mobile operating system contains a number of vulnerability fixes, with the FREAK patch being the most prominent among them.[…]
NCC Group Cryptography Services announced it will shortly begin an audit of OpenSSL.
Yahoo has fixed a handful of vulnerabilities that could have given an attacker free reign over all of its user-run eCommerce websites and caused multiple headaches for small business owners.
Software, from web apps, to operating systems to firmware, has been abused and exploited every which way from Sunday for decades by both researchers and attackers. Now, it is hardware’s turn in the spotlight, as researchers have published details of a new method for exploiting a problem with some DRAM memory devices that can allow[…]
A recent malware sample dynamically generates the name of a mutex object by using Windows product ID, lessening its predictability and complicating detection.
Seagate confirmed a publicly disclosed vulnerability in one of its network attached storage products, but said it won’t have a patch available until May.
Open Whisper Systems is phasing out support for encrypted SMS and MMS messages in its TextSecure messaging product. The move does not spell the end for encrypted messaging for users of the Android app, as the company plans to switch to its own transport protocol to address some of the security and performance issues inherent[…]
A phishing campaign that spiked this week is pushing the Dridex banking Trojan via malicious macros embedded in XML file attachments.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about the FREAK SSL vulnerability and the glorious debut of CSI: Cyber!