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Exploit For Patched Flash Vulnerability Already In Two Exploit Kits A week-old Adobe Flash Player vulnerability has already been integrated into the Angler and Fiesta exploit kits, researcher Kafeine discovered.
NIST Publishes Draft Hypervisor Security Guide NIST this week published a draft document SP800-125a that makes recommendations for hypervisor security in virtualized environments based on architectural platform choices and configuration options.
PHP Patches Vulnerabilities, Including Remote Code Execution Flaw Developers at PHP recently patched a bug that can lead to a heap-based buffer overflow and remote code execution.
Staples Looking into Potential Payment Card Breach The office supply chain Staples is reportedly looking into a payment data card breach, potentially making it the latest in a long line of retail establishments to suffer a compromise over the last year.

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NSA-Approved Samsung Knox Stores PIN in Cleartext

A research report claims that Samsung's Knox containers store PIN data in clear text. The report comes shortly after the NSA endorsed Galaxy devices for agency use.

Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware to Binaries

A security researcher has identified a Tor exit node that was actively patching binaries users download, adding malware to the files dynamically. The discovery, experts say, highlights the danger of trusting files downloaded from unknown sources and the potential for attackers to abuse the trust users have in Tor and similar services. Josh Pitts of Leviathan […]

Facebook, Yahoo Curb Identity Theft with New Email Ownership Header

A new SMTP header developed by Facebook and Yahoo confirms ownership of Yahoo email accounts.

NAT-PMP Protocol Vulnerability Puts 1.2 Million SOHO Routers At Risk

More than 1 million SOHO routers and embedded devices are vulnerable to a serious vulnerability in the NAT-PMP protocol that enables traffic hijacking and denial of service attacks.

Malvertising Campaign on Yahoo, AOL, Triggers CryptoWall Infections

Attackers have been leveraging the FlashPack Exploit Kit to peddle CryptoWall 2.0 ransomware on unsuspecting visitors to sites like Yahoo, The Atlantic and AOL.

Cybersecurity Legislation Forecast is Grim

A D.C. insider is pessimistic that we'll see cybersecurity legislation before 2016, pointing toward a number on contributing political and national security factors.

Cisco Patches Three-Year-Old Telnet Remote Code Execution Bug in Security Appliances

There is a severe remote code execution vulnerability in a number of Cisco's security appliances, a bug that was first disclosed nearly three years ago.

April 911 Outage Affected 3.5 Percent of U.S. Population

A catastrophic failure in the emergency call management infrastructure cascaded into an incident that left 11 million out of reach of 911 dispatchers for six hours.

Attackers Exploiting Windows OLE Zero Day Vulnerability

Attackers are using a zero day vulnerability in nearly all supported versions of Windows in a series of targeted attacks.

D.C.’s Complicated View of Cyberwar, Regulation, Liability

Former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker shared his insight on Washington's perceptions of cyberwar during his keynote address at the Cybersecurity Summit in Minneapolis.