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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.

Latest News

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.

FTC Hires Privacy Researcher Ashkan Soltani as Chief Technologist

The FTC has hired Ashkan Soltani, a highly regarded and respected technologist and privacy researcher, as its chief technologist.

Google Adds Hardware Security Key For Account Protection

Google is introducing an improved two-factor authentication system for Gmail and its other services that uses a tiny hardware token that will only work on legitimate Google sites. The new Security Key system is meant to help defeat attacks that rely on highly plausible fake sites that are designed to capture users’ credentials. Attackers often go […]

Obama Executive Order Forces Chip & Pin Payment on Government

The Obama administration has issued an executive order aimed at speeding up the adoption of chip and PIN or EMV payment systems here in the United States.

EFF, Snowden Dispute FBI Claims on Device Encryption

The FBI has long said that the use of strong encryption software hampers the bureau’s investigations and makes life easier for criminals. Current FBI Director James Comey continued this line of reasoning in a speech on Oct. 17, saying that the use of crypto could lead the country to a dark place, and the EFF […]