Systems admins are being warned of a decades-old bug that means hundreds of millions of systems - ranging from Unix/Linux web servers to possibly Apple devices and WiFi routers - can be easily hijacked.
Microsoft has issued four bulletins covering a total of 42 vulnerabilities, 36 of which are rated critical.
Intelligence-led third party red-teaming testers can identify the blind spots that in-house teams thought they had covered suggests Simon Saunders.
North Korea more likely to attack than most nation states: 3,000 cyberwar hackers and counting...
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has formed a new advisory group with the private sector, and is already advising software developers to ensure that their applications are secure.
The growing impact of web exploits isn't just limited to the enterprise market and must be countered on an industry-scale, says Pedro Bustamante.
Technology and standards need to evolve to cope with the rise of the connected car says Fred Kost.
Up to 230 million websites, including the US White House and the UK's main government data site, are at risk from a denial of service flaw in their WordPress and Drupal content management systems. The two suppliers have rushed out a fix.
Further lessons from Heartbleed, beyond the hype, include caution when listening to advice, such as re-setting passwords, says Chris Russell.
Joxean Koret, a security researcher at Singapore-based consultancy COSEINC, has found exploitable local and remote flaws in 14 of the 17 major antivirus (AV) engines used by most major AV manufacturers.
A WordPress plugin called MailPoet - which has been downloaded around 1.7 million times - has placed large numbers of WordPress-based websites at risk of incursion.
This week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) column takes a look at Google's Project Zero, accusations of double-standards at the ICO and the need to share intelligence on critical infrastructure.
The wide spectrum of discovered vulnerabilities makes a single solution unlikely - UC Berkley report
UK-based travel booking website Hotel Hippo appears to have closed just one week after an independent security consultant found that the firm had weak security and privacy controls.
Two-and-a-half months on from the discovery of the Heartbleed bug affecting OpenSSL security, and one security researcher claims that the flaw still affects 300,000 servers.
David Sandin looks at the implications of using open-source code libraries in vendors' security solution, and the assumptions that lay behind the Heartbleed bug.
A researcher at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says that blogs hosted on WordPress can be hacked when connected to public Wi-Fi, even if two-factor authentication is employed.
The speed of reaction to Heartbleed was not matched by the quality of response, says Russ Spitler who calls for more and better education to effectively share knowlege that benefits us all.
Half of all servers affected by the global Heartbleed flaw remain unpatched - and it could be months before vulnerable systems are fixed, if ever.
Confidential records saved with cloud storage providers Dropbox and Box have been exposed, prompting one industry peer to say that it is 'beggars belief' that companies still rely on free file-sharing applications.
The adversary has enormous capabilities in the cyber world, but it too is not without its vulnerabilities, and these must be exploited says Calum MacLeod.
Critical infrastructure operators are now being alerted to the far reaching impact of a critical OpenSSL flaw, dubbed the "Heartbleed Bug."
A new class of security vulnerability that is "highly suspected" to affect all of the almost one billion Android devices in existence has been discovered by a research team from Indiana University and Microsoft.
Mark O'Neill suggests that his top ten potential vulnerabilities of the Internet of Things (IoT), need to be considered now, before mass deployment.
"Cyber-criminals continue to innovate and find vulnerabilities to exploit for their criminal activity" says Lancope CTO Tim Keanini.
An interesting discussion at the RSA conference revealed that vendors often face a "double-edged sword" when tasked with disclosing software vulnerabilities.
Apple Mac users can breathe a sigh of relief as the company has finally fixed a flaw that meant their personal details could be stolen while they were browsing online.