Vulns & Alerts
The Government Says It Has a Policy on Disclosing Zero-Days, But Where Are the Documents to Prove It?
March 30, 2015 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
Despite the White House’s claim that it had “reinvigorated” its policies in spring 2014 and “established a disciplined, rigorous and high-level decision-making process for vulnerability disclosure,” none of the documents released in response to our lawsuit appear to be newer than 2010.
March 23, 2015 Added by:Peter Zavlaris
Premera Blue Cross is the latest victim of what appears to be a long-term APT perpetrated by China. Between CHS, Anthem and now Premera Blue Cross, it’s now safe to say health insurance is firmly in the cross hairs of powerful nation state actors.
March 18, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs
The threat actor group known as Crouching Yeti, Energetic Bear and Dragonfly continues to target organizations across the world. However, experts believe the group has switched targets and infrastructure.
March 18, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc
A key aspect of President Obama’s information sharing acts have been designed to encourage threat sharing to help protect the organizations and networks involved in critical infrastructure. However, while there are many advancements that still need to be made, there are strengths these networks have that can give defenders a strong footing.
March 17, 2015 Added by:Dan Dieterle
When I was working on my Pulling Remote Word Documents from RAM using Kali Linux article, I was curious if you could use the same technique to pull the system passwords, and you can…
March 17, 2015 Added by:Joe Weiss
There is still a significant gap in understanding of industrial control system (ICS) cyber security by many in the insurance industry.
March 13, 2015 Added by:Nimrod Luria
Eliminating defacement attacks on a WordPress site is extremely difficult because of the vulnerable nature of the platform. Administrators should continuously check for the appearance of unknown files and directories and monitor them for changes.
March 12, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince
Access to the personal email server used by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not encrypted or authenticated by a digital certificate for the first three months of her term, research from security firm Venafi has found.
March 12, 2015 Added by:Danny Lieberman
A 2011 HIPAA patient privacy violation in Canada, where an imaging technician accessed the medical records of her ex-husband’s girlfriend is illustrative of unauthorized disclosure of patient information by authorized people.
March 10, 2015 Added by:Neohapsis
The old advice to disable the auto-play function in Windows is new again, so take a moment and go to Control Panel – AutoPlay and either change the AutoPlay options to “Take no action,” or disable the feature completely.
March 05, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince
One takedown at a time, security researchers and law enforcement were able to make a dent in financial cyber-crime last year.
EFF Joins Civil Society and Computer Security Experts to Call for Rejection of Flawed Cybersecurity Legislation
March 05, 2015 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF has joined 26 civil society organizations and 22 computer security experts in a letter that calls on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to reject the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA).
March 03, 2015 Added by:Robert Vamosi
To better combat the increasing use of the Dark Web for illegal purposes, DARPA, the U.S. military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is building a search engine known as Memex for law enforcement use.
March 03, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc
Financial gain or fraud was the primary driver of the 11,698 instances of insider privilege abuse – defined as any unapproved or malicious use of organization resources – in last year’s Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.
February 26, 2015 Added by:Joe Weiss
I have felt that the insurance companies can be a major player in driving the need to adequately secure control systems.
February 25, 2015 Added by:Cyphort
Cyphort Labs has collected and analyzed a highly advanced piece of malware, which for all intents and purposes seems to be a full blown cyber espionage tool of the kind a nation state would be behind.
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