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ICYMI: OpenSSL bugs, stealthy DoS attacks and stealing Bitcoins

ICYMI: OpenSSL bugs, stealthy DoS attacks and stealing Bitcoins

In this latest In Case You Missed It column, we look at the top stories on SC this week, including the discovery of a new OpenSSL bug and super-stealthy denial of service attack.

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WordPress plug-ins open to attack

WordPress plug-ins open to attack

A new generation of vulnerabilities that threaten WordPress users revolve around various plugins for the blogging platform report researchers.

New hacking group DDoS attacks Amazon's Twitch, US state websites

New hacking group DDoS attacks Amazon's Twitch, US state websites

A hacking collective going by the name of 'Vikingdom2015' claims to have taken offline various US state websites, including Maine.gov and Nyc.gov, as well as Amazon's Twitch. The group told SC its motive, the type of attack and what's to come.

Tor-fuelled Trojan gets stealthy with steganography

Tor-fuelled Trojan gets stealthy with steganography

New research by security vendor AVG has revealed that a variant of the well-known Vawtrak banking Trojan is using some unusual methods to hide what it is doing in an attempt to evade detection.

Hot and bothered air-gapped PCs open to Bitwhisper attack

Hot and bothered air-gapped PCs open to Bitwhisper attack

Security researchers at Ben Gurion University in Israel have continued their examination of security on air-gapped PCs, finding that they can be compromised using specially-designed malware measuring tiny fluctuations in heat.

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Network visibility can prevent you from being the next cyber-security headline

Network visibility can prevent you from being the next cyber-security headline

Better understand what's happening on your network and you'll be better prepared to tackle hostile intruders says Corey Nachreiner.

Five steps to creating a secure software defined environment

Five steps to creating a secure software defined environment

Security is needed everywhere within the software-defined data centre as physical security is no longer an adequate defence against current threats says Dr Gerhard Knecht.

Cloud app ecosystems and what they mean for enterprise data

Cloud app ecosystems and what they mean for enterprise data

Unsanctioned subsidiary Apps are coming into the enterprise via sanctioned 'anchor' apps - with 35.1 percent of all app sessions occuring across four main ecosystems of Box, Dropbox, Google Apps, and Salesforce explains Rajneesh Chopra.

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