Vulnerabilities & Flaws
Bug bounties often get results quicker than in-house teams and pen testers - but concerns remain that there may be unintended consequences.
This week's ICYMI column looks at the top stories on SC from the last week, from the breach blame game and Anonymous hackers to the discovery and patching of critical SSL and Magento flaws.
Vulnerability testing by CERT found tens of thousands of Androd apps are vulnerable and no full register exists as they don't all get CVE assigned.
eBay's e-commerce platform Magento has a critical remote code execution (RCE) flaw, which could be used by hackers to remotely compromise up to 200,000 online stores in order to steal credit card details and personal information.
Experts say botched patch leaves tens of millions of Mac OS X devices vulnerable to hijack.
This vulnerability, if left unpatched, affects every flavour of Windows utilising the IIS services version 6+ to support web sites.
With the UK general election only weeks away now, a security flaw has surfaced in the Australian state of New South Wales that may have left votes susceptible to interception and manipulation.
A new generation of vulnerabilities that threaten WordPress users revolve around various plugins for the blogging platform report researchers.
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.
The OpenSSL group has patched numerous flaws with the release of OpenSSL versions 1.0.2a, 1.0.1m, 1.0.0r and 0.9.8zf, including a "high severity" bug which, fortunately, is not as serious as Heartbleed or Poodle.
Ford's announcement of software updates to its cars via WiFi highlights security concerns about Smart Car software.
Firm warns that operating systems, BlackBerry Messenger and Enterprise Server middleware are affected.
Thousands of domain name holders have had their personal details, including addresses and phone numbers, revealed on the internet, thanks to a software flaw that went unnoticed for two years.
In its latest 'Patch Tuesday' notice, Microsoft issued 14 security bulletins including fixes for the Freak flaw and the Stuxnet worm - which was thought to have been patched five years ago.
Security researchers have discovered the latest SSL/TLS vulnerability, which leaves around 12 percent of all websites open to MiTM attacks and potential data loss.
Monolithic operating systems will attract attackers, and speed to market will trump security, so expect patches and be intelligent about how vulnerabilities are fixed says Raimund Genes.
A critical flaw found on open-source Jetty HTTP web servers could - if left unpatched - lead to hackers hijacking internet sessions and stealing sensitive data.
The McAfee Labs Threats Report: February 2015 demonstrates how failure to patch is leaving mobile apps exposed to SSL vulnerabilities.
After stinging criticism from Microsoft and others over how and when it reported zero-day flaws, Google has changed its vulnerability disclosure policy.
Driverless cars put our lives rather than our data at risk and cyber-security should therefore be a crucial component in design, to deliver trust, says James Knotwell
Cyber-spy group exploited two Adobe and Internet Explorer zero-days to infect one of the world's most popular websites, say researchers.