Security researchers have found a new botnet that uses flaws connected to the Satori botnet and uses hosting services running multiplayer versions of Grand Theft Auto to infect IoT devices.
A pair of flaws dubbed Meltdown and Spectre that take advantage of the speculative execution performance feature in modern CPUs make the memory of virtually all computers and devices accessible to hackers.
Kaspersky Lab reports the number of attacks using software vulnerabilities is rising fast, driven by the professionalisation of cyber-crime.
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Google's Project Zero unveiled an Android hacking contest that aims to discover flaws on the Nexus 6P and 5X devices.
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WhiteHat Security's vice president, Ryan O'Leary, says "security has to come from within", explaining that "no vendor will be able to help you if you don't secure your software or web application from the get-go."
Security researchers have discovered 1,418 flaws in outdated medical equipment still in use by some healthcare providers.
A critical authentication bug has been discovered in Advantech's EKI series of Modbus-to-TCP/IP gateways.
A bug bounty programme will be launched later this year by the Tor Project to help steer security researchers to report issues that they find in software in a responsible manner.
Another emergency patch to guard against exploits in the wild
Encryption flaws can be found in over 80 percent of mobile devices and an application written in the scripting languages PHP, ColdFusion and Classic ASP are more prone to having serious flaws.
Node.js admits to two critical security flaws but delays patching
Dangerous vulnerabilities have been discovered in network-connected alarm systems by British penetration tester, Andrew Tierney.
The modem flaw could have enabled hackers to take over PCs and launch DoS attacks
Vulnerability could have allowed hackers to siphon off data from Firefox servers
Flaw hits all versions of Windows; infects when USB peripheral is mounted
A zero-day flaw in Apple's online AppStore and iTunes store reportedly allows attackers to hijack users' purchasing sessions, buy and download any app or movie they want, then charge it to the original user.
The OpenSSL vulnerability revealed a couple of weeks ago is "no Heartbleed" according to security experts but that's not to diminish the seriousness of the flaw.
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LG appears to have changed its mind about patching a security flaw in its Android smart phones which was discovered by security researchers last year.
Security industry calls on organisations to ditch vulnerable browser plug-in as yet another zero-day flaw hits flash
Fresh from paying out US$ 1.5 million (£960,000) to security researchers who found bugs in the Chrome browser and other products last year, Google is expanding its bounty rewards programme so to include its Android operating system and devices running on it.