Harvard University warned students of a data breach that may have exposed school network and email logins.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the OS X and iOS patches, the potential for the new cyber UL project run by Mudge, and the lawsuit against OPM after its data breach.
The ad fraud Trojan known as Kovter has been updating Adobe Flash Player and Microsoft Internet Explorer on infected systems, most likely in an effort to keep other malware out.
The French security researcher known as Kafeine discovered this new Kovter trick when he noticed that some of his virtual machines were attempting to download the latest version of Flash Player.
The SANS Internet Storm Center reports that the Angler Exploit Kit, pushing Cryptowall 3.0 ransomware, uses rapidly changing URL patterns—almost daily changes—to evade detection and rake in profits.
Cyber risk intelligence startup SurfWatch Labs has launched a new service that provides customers with customized research and intelligence from the Dark Web.
For $100,000 per year, the company says customers can get focused, in-depth research and analysis of the their high level threat and risk environment from places on the Web not indexed by popular search engines.
While conducting security tests on its products, Cisco identified a serious vulnerability in the Cisco Unified Communications Domain Manager (CDM) platform software that can be exploited to take full control of affected systems. The company has released software updates to address the issue.
The chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee is asking some pointed questions of the FBI director about the bureau’s use of zero-day vulnerabilities, phishing attacks, spyware, and other controversial tools. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) has sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey asking for “more specific information about the FBI’s current use of […]
Recently I attended Gartner’s Security and Risk Management Summit outside Washington, D.C. Early in the week, I had a discussion with a security professional who asked me, skeptically, if mobile threats were actually something he had to worry about. He explained that mobile malware and mobile breaches were small blips on the security threat horizon.
The creators of Plex, the popular suite of software and services used for organizing and streaming digital media, are advising customers to change their passwords after a hacker breached at least one of the company’s servers.
A week after admitting that several of its security appliances ship with static SSH keys, Cisco warned customers on Wednesday that its Unified Communications Domain Manager platform has a default, static password for an account that carries root privileges. The vulnerability affects versions of the software prior to 4.4.5 and the company said there are no […]
Harvard University revealed on Wednesday that some of its IT networks have been breached.
The breach, discovered on June 19, affects the networks of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Central Administration. Harvard says it’s working with external cyber security experts and federal law enforcement on investigating the incident.