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Facebook Open Sources Host Monitoring Tool, Increases Internet Defense Prize Facebook announced that it has released a host monitoring tool it developed to open source, and that it will increase its Internet Defense Prize payouts to $300,000 in 2015.
Dyreza Banker Trojan Attackers Exploiting CVE-2014-4114 Windows Flaw The Dyreza Trojan is exploiting the recently disclosed CVE-2014-4114 vulnerability in Windows that was first used by the Sandworm attackers.
BlackEnergy Malware Used in Attacks Against Industrial Control Systems Attackers are using BlackEnergy malware to attack HMI software running inside industrial control systems, according to an advisory from ICS-CERT.
Shellshock Exploits Targeting SMTP Servers at Webhosts SANS Internet Storm Center reports attacks against SMTP servers using Shellshock exploits to create a DDoS botnet.

Latest News

Facebook Creates .Onion Site; Now Accessible Via Tor Network

Facebook has entered the hidden services with a new .onion site that will let Tor Network users sign into the world's (second) most populace social network.

Facebook Creates .Onion Site; Now Accessible Via Tor Network

Facebook has entered the hidden services with a new .onion site that will let Tor Network users sign into the world's (second) most populace social network.

Google Working on Tool to Gather Stats While Preserving Privacy

Google is working on a new system that enables the company to collect randomized information about the way that users are affected by unwanted software on their machines, without gathering identifying data about the users. The system is known as RAPPOR (Randomized Aggregatable Privacy-Preserving Ordinal Response) and Google currently is testing it in Chrome. The […]

Google Working on Tool to Gather Stats While Preserving Privacy

Google is working on a new system that enables the company to collect randomized information about the way that users are affected by unwanted software on their machines, without gathering identifying data about the users. The system is known as RAPPOR (Randomized Aggregatable Privacy-Preserving Ordinal Response) and Google currently is testing it in Chrome. The […]

Android 5.0 Lollipop Upgrades Encryption, Application Control

The Lollipop version of Android enhances its use of SE Linux, bringing application enforcement to the kernel level, and turns on device encryption by default.

AOL Releases Transparency Report, Lobbies for USA FREEDOM Act

AOL claims it received between 0-999 FISA court orders and between 0-999 National Security Letters between January and June in its latest transparency report.

Assume ‘Every Drupal 7 Site Was Compromised’ Unless Patched By Oct. 15

The maintainers of the Drupal content management system are warning users that any site owners who haven't patched a critical vulnerability in Drupal Core disclosed earlier this month should consider their sites to be compromised.

Popular Science Website Infected, Serving Malware

The website of Popular Science magazine was found infecting users with malware via the RIG exploit kit.

Microsoft Plans to Disable SSLv3 in IE, All Online Services

Microsoft is planning to disable support for the weak SSLv3 protocol in Internet Explorer at some undetermined point in the future.

Microsoft Warns of Crowti Ransomware

Researchers with Microsoft have spotted a spike in Crowti, a ransomware similar to Cryptolocker that encrypts files on victims’ machines and then asks for payment to unlock them.