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New mobile-malware detection technique uses gestures

The technology checks if attempts to use certain phone functions are accompanied by natural gestures users are expected to make

In Cybersecurity, the Network Doesn’t Lie

Organizations are collecting, processing, and analyzing more and more network traffic.


Microsoft blacklists latest rogue SSL certificates, Mozilla mulls sanctions for issuer

Microsoft revoked trust in an intermediate CA certificate that was used to issue unauthorized certificates for Google websites

Android flaw puts personal data at risk for millions

A flaw in Android could allow apps to be modified or replaced by malware, Palo Alto Networks said.

Dell support tool put PCs at risk of malware infection

Weak authentication in Dell's System Detect utility could have enabled drive-by malware attacks

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Worst data breaches of 2014

We used 1 million records exposed as our floor in creating this list. Starting with a number that big says a lot about the state of data security.

Flash-based vulnerability lingers on many websites three years later

A large number of developers have failed to patch their Flash applications against a vulnerability that can be exploited to target Web users

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Six reasons your next DDoS attack will be less visible, but more disruptive

Businesses need to approach DDoS mitigation as an evolving and ever-present, 24/7 threat rather than an occasional risk.

New malware program PoSeidon targets point-of-sale systems

The malware combines key logging and memory scraping functionality

Cisco small business phones open to remote eavesdropping, calling

An authentication flaw allows attackers to listed to audio streams and make calls from Cisco SPA 300 and 500 IP phones

China discloses cyberwarfare unit, no one surprised

Many cybersecurity vendors have been tracking attacks from China for years

New attacks suggest leeway for patching Flash Player is shrinking

It took one week from Adobe's fix to mass exploitation for a recent Flash Player flaw

All major browsers hacked at Pwn2Own contest

Adobe Reader and Flash Player fell as well

At least 700,000 routers given to customers by ISPs are vulnerable to hacking

The devices have serious flaws that enable unauthorized remote access and DNS hijacking, a researcher found

Is it time to adopt a military-style approach to cyber security?

While data breaches happen regularly to commercial businesses, we don't often hear about them striking the U.S. military branches or security agencies.

OpenSSL fixes serious denial-of-service bug, 11 other flaws

The scare of a second Heartbleed was unjustified

The Increasing Cybersecurity Attack Surface

New technology deployment opens cyber-threat vectors and makes security operations more complex

IT manager gets certificate for Microsoft domain, tries to report it but gets in trouble

He tried to alert the company in January, but the company never got his emails, and later suspended his Microsoft account

Hundreds of Android and iOS apps are still vulnerable to FREAK attacks

FireEye's findings highlight how even serious software flaws can take a long time to get fixed

Premera Blue Cross says data breach may affect 11 million customers

The information may have included bank account details and clinical information

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