New Obama Administration Executive Order declares a cyber-national emergency and research advocates worry that sanctions could chill security research work.
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The FBI has warned consumers about a rash of phony websites posing as government services.
There are a series of vulnerabilities related to credentials and authentication in two of Schneider Electric’s HMI products, and an attacker who exploits them may be able to run arbitrary code.
GE has released a fix for a vulnerability in a library that’s used in several of its products deployed in critical infrastructure areas. The flaw in the HART Device Type Manager library could allow an attacker to crash affected applications or run arbitrary code.
The federal government is seeking more legal power to step in and shut down botnets through an amendment to the existing criminal law, which would allow the Department of Justice to obtain injunctions to disrupt these malicious networks. The Obama administration has proposed an amendment to existing United Stated federal law that would give it[…]
The EquationDrug cyberespionage platform is a complicated system that is used selectively against only certain target machines, one that can be extended via a collection of 116 malware plug-ins, researchers at Kaspersky Lab said.
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[…]
OpenDNS went public with a new analytics tool that can be used to detect malicious domains used in APT and cybercrime campaigns.
A GAO report takes the Federal Aviation Administration to the woodshed over its sub-par information security controls and policies.
Advanced attacks against industrial control systems are intelligence gathering operations in order to learn the inner workings of ICS infrastructure to facilitate sabotage.