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Using Heat to Jump Air-Gapped Computers Researchers claim that when thermal energy from one computer is detected by an adjacent computer it can facilitate the spread of keys and malware.
Instagram API Bug Could Allow Malicious File Downloads A security researcher says there is a bug in the Instagram API that could enable an attacker to post a message with a link to a page he controls that hosts a malicious file, but when the user downloads the file it will appear to come from a legitimate Instagram domain, leading the victim to trust […]
CA Linked to Chinese Registrar Issued Unauthorized Google Certificates Google security engineers, investigating fraudulent certificates issued for several of the company’s domains, discovered that a Chinese certificate authority was using an intermediate CA, MCS Holdings, that issued the unauthorized Google certificates, and could have issued certificates for virtually any domain. Google’s engineers were able to block the fraudulent certificates in the company’s Chrome browser by pushing an […]
All Major Browsers Fall at Pwn2Own Day 2 Two researchers took down the four major browsers, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari yesterday as Pwn2Own wrapped up in Vancouver.

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Hotel Internet Gateways Patched Against Remote Exploit

A critical vulnerability in a popular hotel and convention center Internet gateway from AntLabs called InnGate has been patched. The flaw allows attackers read and write access to the devices from the Internet.

MIT Researchers Debut Debugger for Integer Overflows

Students from M.I.T. have devised a new way to scour raw code for integer overflows.

U.S. Government Requests for Yahoo User Data Drop

Yahoo received nearly 5,000 requests for user data from the United States government in the last six months of 2014 and disclosed some content in nearly 25 percent of those cases. The company said in its new transparency report that it received between 0-999 National Security Letters from the U.S. government, too. The latest report from […]

Denial of Service and Memory Vulnerabilities Patched in Cisco IOS

Cisco released its semiannual set of patches for its Cisco IOS router and switch operating system. The patches address 16 vulnerabilities.

GE Fixes Buffer Overflow Bug in DTM Library

GE has released a fix for a vulnerability in a library that’s used in several of its products deployed in critical infrastructure areas. The flaw in the HART Device Type Manager library could allow an attacker to crash affected applications or run arbitrary code. The vulnerability in the DTM library affects four of GE’s products, as […]

Default Setting in Windows 7, 8.1 Could Allow Privilege Escalation, Sandbox Escape

A default setting in both Windows 7 and 8.1 could allow local users to elevate privileges and in some situations, escape application sandboxes.

Tech Companies, Privacy Advocates Call for NSA Reform

A group of technology companies, non-profits and privacy and human rights organizations have sent a letter to President Barack Obama, the director of national intelligence and a wide range of Congressional leaders, calling for an end to the bulk collection of phone metadata under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act. The letter, sent by […]

Google Adds Deceptive Software to Safe Browsing API

Google is continuing to refine its Safe Browsing API and now is giving users warnings about not just malicious software on sites they’re attempting to visit, but also about unwanted software. Google’s Safe Browsing API is designed to help protect users from a variety of threats on pages across the Internet. The functionality is built into […]

Half of Android Users Exposed to Attack via Installation Vulnerability

Palo Alto Networks researchers say half of all Android devices contain a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to install malware on devices running the Android operating system.

CSRF Vulnerability Exposed Hilton Hotel Member Accounts

A cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the website of hotel chain Hilton Worldwide could have inadvertently compromised much of its users personal information.