Vulnerabilities & Flaws

'Burnt-out' security pros hide breaches, demand bigger budgets

'Burnt-out' security pros hide breaches, demand bigger budgets

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A new report into the ethics of security professionals reveals some eye-opening findings on hidden data breaches, and how incidents are being used to push for bigger budgets.

Newer MS operating systems cut malware

Newer MS operating systems cut malware

Older operating systems are considerably more vulnerable and users put themselves at greater risk of security breaches says the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report

ICYMI: WordPress XSS flaw, costly breaches & the return of Snooper's Charter

ICYMI: WordPress XSS flaw, costly breaches & the return of Snooper's Charter

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The latest ICYMI column looks at the latest WordPress XSS flaw, costly data breaches and the return of the controversial "Snooper's Charter".

Venom vulnerability: toxic threat or hissing hyperbole?

Venom vulnerability: toxic threat or hissing hyperbole?

Anyone reading the news headlines on the Venom flaw over the last 24 hours might be forgiven for thinking that the sky, or at least the cloud, is falling down.

Millions of WordPress sites open to attack

Millions of WordPress sites open to attack

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WordPress rushes out security update to fix flaw

Taking a trip of discovery into the unknown

Taking a trip of discovery into the unknown

Ben Harknet says security teams need to develop an effective external threat management programme as a core component of their overall security capability to deal with broken SSL certificates and third party app vulnerabilities.

RSA 2015: Bug bounties - accepted but concerns remain

RSA 2015: Bug bounties - accepted but concerns remain

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Bug bounties often get results quicker than in-house teams and pen testers - but concerns remain that there may be unintended consequences.

ICYMI: SSL and Magento flaws, APT gangs & the breach blame game

ICYMI: SSL and Magento flaws, APT gangs & the breach blame game

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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.

RSA: Thousands of Android apps found to be vulnerable

RSA: Thousands of Android apps found to be vulnerable

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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.

15% of e-commerce sites hit by critical Magento RCE flaw

15% of e-commerce sites hit by critical Magento RCE flaw

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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.

Apple fix for Mac Rootpipe backdoor "doesn't work"'

Apple fix for Mac Rootpipe backdoor "doesn't work"'

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Experts say botched patch leaves tens of millions of Mac OS X devices vulnerable to hijack.

Critical patch for flaw hitting all MS versions

Critical patch for flaw hitting all MS versions

This vulnerability, if left unpatched, affects every flavour of Windows utilising the IIS services version 6+ to support web sites.

Votes gone walkabout after Australian election voting flaw

Votes gone walkabout after Australian election voting flaw

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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.

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.

Hot and bothered air-gapped PCs open to Bitwhisper attack

Hot and bothered air-gapped PCs open to Bitwhisper attack

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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.

OpenSSL patches 'high severity' bug - but it's no Heartbleed

OpenSSL patches 'high severity' bug - but it's no Heartbleed

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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.

Wi-Fi car updates pose security risk

Wi-Fi car updates pose security risk

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Ford's announcement of software updates to its cars via WiFi highlights security concerns about Smart Car software.

BlackBerry turns sour over Freak vulnerability

BlackBerry turns sour over Freak vulnerability

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Firm warns that operating systems, BlackBerry Messenger and Enterprise Server middleware are affected.

Google Apps flaw leaks personal details on domain holders

Google Apps flaw leaks personal details on domain holders

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.

Dropbox flaw fixed

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Stuxnet flaw remained unpatched for four years

Stuxnet flaw remained unpatched for four years

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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.

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