Vulnerabilities & Flaws
Security researchers uncover 'grinch' vulnerability that could affect all Linux systems
Companies should reconsider cloud-security perceptions says Pathik Patel, noting that recent software vulnerabilities such as Shellshock had less affect on cloud-based services than premises-based apps.
Microsoft says outdated software can be almost as insecure as having no protection at all.
A flaw that affects nearly all Apple iOS devices - and which Apple has failed to patch despite knowing about it since July - is now being circulated among cyber-criminals and may have already led to attacks.
The video games industry generates billions of revenue, but only 20 percent achieve profit, due to cheats breaching security, hence the need for stricter implementation and enforcement of controls says Amit Sethi and Rennie Allen.
Updating of WordPress versions advised to avoid exposure to new vulnerability
The coming Internet of Things explosion is more than your firewall can cope with says Steven Rosen, advising companies to take additional measures to deal with new threats.
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.