Threatpost News Wrap, February 5, 2016

Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week including internet-connected teddy bears, the latest on the Going Dark debate, and whether or not there’s a backdoor in Socat. They also preview next week’s Security Analyst Summit in Tenerife, Spain.

eBay breach

eBay Fixes XSS Flaw in Subdomain

There was a cross-site scripting vulnerability in an eBay domain that could have allowed an attacker to steal users’ session cookies and take over their accounts. The company has removed the vulnerable page, according to the researcher who discovered the bug and disclosed it to eBay, Aditya Sood. The vulnerability existed on an eBay subdomain, […]

For many years, eBay has been one of the bigger targets for phishers and many other kinds of attackers and they have been honing their tactics and improving them along the way. Much of their effectiveness depends on convincing users that they’re on the real eBay site and the site recently fixed a vulnerability that […]

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 […]

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