In the two years since the details of the NSA’s deep penetration of the Internet infrastructure began to emerge, there has been a major movement afoot among Web companies to encrypt more and more of their resources and services. The latest large property to make this move is Reddit, which by the end of the[…]
Browsing Category: Web Security
Drupal has patched several vulnerabilities in versions 6 and 7 of the content-management system, including a critical bug that enables an attacker to hijack administrators’ accounts and take arbitrary actions on target sites. That vulnerability lies in the OpenID module in Drupal that enables users to authenticate themselves using the OpenID protocol. The protocol is based[…]
LinkedIn today announced that since October it has been running a private bug bounty, and to date has patched 65 bugs and paid out $65,000 in rewards.
The attack on the Office of Personnel Management that was disclosed earlier this month began as early as December 2014 and likely was the end result of a social engineering attack that enabled the hackers to gain valid user credentials and move around OPM’s network. During a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday to address the[…]
A week after disclosing a cross-site request forgery vulnerability in small wind turbines manufactured by a company called XZERES, a security researcher has discovered a serious bug in the human-machine interface for turbines made by German company RLE International GmbH. Researcher Maxim Rupp discovered the vulnerability in the Nova-Wind Turbine HMI and reported it to the vendor.[…]
In one of the more bizarre alleged hacking stories to emerge recently, federal authorities are investigating whether employees of the St. Louis Cardinals hacked into systems belonging to the Houston Astros and got access to internal team conversations about players, trades, scouting reports, and other sensitive information. The alleged attack against the Astros’ network is the focus[…]
Dell SecureWorks said a new version of the Stegoloader malware uses steganography to hide itself from detection.
Amazon has released its first transparency report, and for a company as large as Amazon, there is surprisingly little in the way of detail or explanation in the report. The company reported that it received 813 subpoenas, 25 search warrants, and 0-249 national security requests. Of the 813 subpoenas Amazon received in the first five[…]
The attackers behind the recently disclosed Duqu 2.0 APT have used stolen digital certificates to help sneak their malware past security defenses, and one of the certificates used in the attacks was issued to Foxconn, the Chinese company that manufactures products for Apple, BlackBerry, Dell, and many other companies. Researchers at Kaspersky Lab, who discovered[…]
The Yoast WordPress SEO plugin, which has been downloaded more than 14 million times, has a serious cross-site scripting vulnerability that can allow an attacker to force a vulnerable site to execute arbitrary HTML code. The bug may have been reported to the plugin’s developer as long as two years ago, but it was still[…]