UPDATE–Google has taken the unusual step of completely removing trust from Chrome for the Chinese certificate authority CNNIC in the wake of an incident in which certificates issued by the CA were misused. Mozilla followed suit on Thursday, also removing CNNIC from its trust store. Google officials announced the severe decision on Wednesday, saying that[…]
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Students at St. Mary’s University in Canada released to open source a web-based threat modeling tool called Seasponge that they hope will provide an alternative to Microsoft’s free tool.
Verizon Wireless has made a change that now allows customers to opt out of the ad-targeting program that relies on the so-called supercookie identifier that was inserted into Web requests users send. The use of the identifier, known as a UIDH, drew the ire of privacy advocates and users when it was exposed last year.[…]
DHS warned of a serious vulnerability in Multicast DNS devices whereby leaked system information could be leveraged in a DDoS amplification attack.
Mozilla has released Firefox 37, and along with the promised addition of the OneCRL certificate revocation list, the company has included a feature that enables opportunistic encryption on connections for servers that don’t support HTTPS. The new feature gives users a new defense against some forms of monitoring and doesn’t require any setup from users. When[…]
Google is preparing to release new research on the prevalence of ad injectors, the often-unwanted browser extensions that inject ads onto Web pages, and the numbers will show just how widespread and problematic the software is. Ad injectors belong to that great, amorphous pile of applications that aren’t necessarily classed as malware but exhibit behavior that is[…]
Popular NoSQL database MongoDB has released an update that patches a critical denial-of-service vulnerability.
The ongoing DDoS attack on GitHub, which has made the social coding site intermittently unresponsive since March 25, is essentially a side effect of an older operation from the Chinese government against a site run by the anti-censorship project GreatFire.org. Officials at GreatFire said that the attack on their infrastructure began on March 17 and involved[…]
eBay has fixed a pair of security vulnerabilities in its site that could enable attackers to upload executable files disguised as benign file types, construct full path URLs and then point victims to them through drive-by download attacks. The first bug resulted from the failure of an eBay page to check the headers of image files uploaded by[…]
More than four days after it began, the massive DDoS attack on GitHub is still ongoing. The attack has evolved significantly since it started and GitHub officials said they believe that the goal of the operation is to force the site to remove some specific content. In the evening hours of March 25, DDoS attack[…]