The Office of Personnel Management announced yesterday that it is temporarily suspending the system it uses to conduct government background checks.
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Apple has released new versions of iOS and OS X, both of which include a significant number of security patches, several for bugs that can lead to remote code execution and other serious issues. Version 8.4 of iOS contains fixes for more than 30 security vulnerabilities, including bugs in the iOS kernel, WebKit, and CoreText.[…]
UPDATE–One of the longstanding problems in security–and the software industry in general–is the lack of any universally acknowledged authority on quality and reliability. But the industry moved one step closer to making such a clearinghouse a reality this week when Peiter Zatko, a longtime researcher and hacker better known as Mudge in security circles, announced[…]
Many smartphones manufactured by LG contain a vulnerability that can allow an attacker to replace an APK file with a malicious file of his choice. The problem is the result of several conditions on LG phones. Like other manufacturers, LG includes custom apps on its handsets, which are not available through the normal Google Play[…]
Amazon patched three vulnerabilities in its Fire Phone, two of which allow for silent certificate installations.
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.
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.