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Threatpost News Wrap, September 19, 2014 Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk abut the crazy news of the last couple of weeks, the Apple privacy and Apple Pay announcements, the details of the Home Depot breach and the end of the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing unit.
Era Ends With Break Up of Trustworthy Computing Group at Microsoft In a move that has surprised many in the security community, Microsoft has disbanded its Trustworthy Computing unit, the group that was responsible for the pioneering work that helped reverse the company’s security reputation and make Windows a much more secure and reliable computing platform. The end of the TwC group comes as Microsoft is in […]
56 Million Payment Cards At Risk in Home Depot Data Breach The Home Depot data breach put 56 million payment cards at risk, the company said today, adding that the attackers used custom malware in the breach.
New Initiative Simply Secure Aims to Make Security Tools Easier to Use The dramatic revelations of large-scale government surveillance and deep penetration of the Internet by intelligence services and other adversaries have increased the interest of the general public in tools such as encryption software, anonymity services and others that previously were mainly of interest to technophiles and activists. But many of those tools are difficult to use […]

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Details of a patched privacy vulnerability in MyFitnessPal, a popular fitness and nutrition mobile application, were disclosed this week, three months after a fix was deployed.

Productivity Gains Trumping Security as BYOD Grows

A new study from Raytheon and the Ponemon Institute paints a grim picture for BYOD security, but one expert sees some straightforward solutions to implementing BYOD securely.

New Research Refines Security Vulnerability Metrics

Research from the University of Maryland proposes new security metrics that can help enterprises understand risks to their products and prioritize patching and vulnerability management.

OWASP Releases Latest App Sec Guide

OWASP published the latest iteration of its Testing Guide, an informational manual designed to teach developers how to build and maintain secure application.

CVE Identifiers Make Room For a Few More Digits

The deadline for a syntax change for CVE identifiers is coming on Jan. 13 when the four-digit format will support five or more. Vendors must update vulnerability management products to support the new syntax.

Chinese Penetrate TRANSCOM Amid Lack of Data Sharing

TRANSCOM, the Defense Department command that handles wartime military logistics was compromised repeatedly over a one-year span by a handful of Chinese APT groups.

Rich Mogull on Apple Pay

Dennis Fisher talks with Rich Mogull about the new iPhone 6, the security and privacy of Apple Pay and whether there's another company that could put together a similar payment system.

Drupal Patches XSS Vulnerability in Spam Module

Drupal released an update that patches a moderately critical cross-site scripting vulnerability in its Mollom content and spam moderation module.