The financial firm Dow Jones & Company announced late last week that it’s the latest in an exhaustive list of companies this year to report a data breach.
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Scottrade has begun warning customers that as a result of a breach, their names and street addresses – and potentially Social Security numbers – may have been stolen from its system.
A mysterious Windows 7 update that led to speculation Windows Update was compromised, was actually a test update accidentally published by Microsoft.
Apple pushed out iOS 9 Wednesday, addressing a cornucopia of vulnerabilities, including bugs that could lead to arbitrary code execution, credential leakage, interface spoofing, among other issues.
Online scammers constantly are looking for new ways to reach into the pockets of potential victims, and the FBI says it is seeing an increase in the number of companies being targeted by scammers threatening to launch DDoS attacks if they don’t pay a ransom. The scam is a variation on a theme, the familiar[…]
The Xen Project has patched a serious vulnerability that could allow an attacker in a guest virtual machine to escape and gain the ability to run arbitrary code on the host machine. The vulnerability is in the QEMU open source machine emulator that ships as part of the Xen hypervisor. The problem is related to the[…]
Facebook today released Security Checkup, an online tool that alerts users when unfamiliar devices try to access an account.
The maintainers of BIND have patched a critical remotely exploitable vulnerability in the DNS software that can be used in a denial-of-service attack. The vulnerability affects all versions of BIND from 9.1.0 through 9.9.7. The vulnerability is in the way that BIND handles certain queries related to transaction key records. The bug is fixed in[…]
Researchers have found a new phishing campaign leveraging Google Drive in order to steal credentials.
The accumulation of automation and Internet-connected devices in many homes these days has led observers to coin the term smart homes. But as researchers take a closer look at the security of these devices, they’re finding that what these homes really are is naive. The latest batch vulnerabilities to hit home automation equipment are in the Tuxedo Touch[…]