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Mozilla Adding Granular App Permissions to Firefox OS Mozilla is set to add a feature to its mobile Firefox OS that will give users the ability to revoke any application’s permissions on a granular basis. Firefox OS is the open source operating system that Mozilla built for smartphones. The software runs on a variety of devices from manufacturers such as Alcatel, ZTE and […]
PlayStation Network Back Online Following DDoS Sony's PlayStation Network is back online following a bizarre series of events over the weekend involving a large-scale DDoS attack and a bomb threat against a commercial airline.
NIST Releases Secure Shell Guidance Document NIST released Interagency Report 7966 this week, a guidance document for organizations using the Secure Shell network protocol for automated access.
A New Spin on Rogue Antivirus Rogue antivirus malware is on the decline, but a new, simpler version of that threat that simply redirects users to the site of a fake malware protection service has been infecting users around the world.

Latest News

Microsoft Fixes Broken Security Patch MS14-045

Microsoft re-released MS14-045 today two weeks after pulling it from Windows Update because the patch was causing system crashes and blue screens of death.

Verizon Bolsters User Authentication With QR Codes

Verizon announced Tuesday it will soon begin using QR codes to allow users to log in to sites and programs in its Universal Identity Services portfolio.

Java.com, TMZ Serving Malvertising Redirects to Angler Exploit Kit

Popular websites TMZ and Java.com are among a handful serving malicious ads redirecting visitors to the Angler Exploit Kit.

IBM: Heartbleed Attacks Thousands of Servers Daily

The 2014 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly takes a look back at Heartbleed and how organizations were affected by it.

Netflix Open Source Security Tools Solve Range of Challenges

Netflix engineers released two new application security tools to open source this week, a continuing effort from the streaming services company.

South Korean Data Breach Compromises 27 Million

A data breach in South Korea appears to have impacted as many 27 million citizens, up to 70 percent of the nation’s population.

50 Security Flaws Fixed in Google Chrome

Google has fixed 50 security vulnerabilities in its Chrome browser, including a critical string of bugs that can allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code outside of the browser’s sandbox. This is one of the larger batches of fixes that Google has produced for Chrome recently. The company releases frequent updates for the browser and often […]

Secret Service Warns 1,000 Businesses Hit by Backoff PoS Malware

DHS and the Secret Service warned businesses to be proactive about scanning for point-of-sale malware, especially Backoff, which has hit more than 1,000 businesses already.

AdThief iOS Malware Affecting 75K Jailbroken Devices

A relatively new form of malware on iOS is estimated to have stolen revenue from 22 million ads and infected upwards to 75,000 devices so far.

Side-Channel Android Weakness Likely on Other Platforms

Researchers have discovered a weakness in Android that is likely present in other leading operating systems that can be abused and lead to information leakage.