Monthly Archives: January 2015

PHP Applications, WordPress Subject to Ghost glibc Vulnerability

Less than 48 hours after the disclosure of the Ghost vulnerability in the GNU C library (glibc), researchers have uncovered that PHP applications, including the WordPress content management system, could be another weak spot and eventually in the crosshairs of … Continue reading

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Drones infected with malware can drop from the sky or be hijacked for surveillance

You’re minding your own business, when something in the sky snags your attention. Is it a bird or a plane? Nope, it’s a drone falling out of the sky because it’s infected with malware. Yeppers, “you read that right,” wrote … Continue reading

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Facebook Said to Block Pages Critical of Muhammad to Avoid Shutdown in Turkey

To avoid being banned throughout Turkey, Facebookhas blocked Turkish users’ access to a number of pages containing content that the authorities had deemed insulting to the Prophet Muhammad, according to a company employee with direct knowledge of the matter and … Continue reading

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Why Russia Hacks

The Russian Federation holds an interesting, albeit a dubious position in the ranks of nation state cyber-actors. While ranked third among countries in terms of volume of cyber activity (behind the U.S. and China, according to Deutsche Telekom’s honeypot network … Continue reading

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Barrett Brown Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Connection to Stratfor Hack

Barrett Brown, who became a cause célèbre after he was charged with crimes related to the 2011 Stratfor hack, will not go free as his supporters hoped. He was sentenced today in Texas to five years and three months in … Continue reading

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GoDaddy fixes domain-hijacking vulnerability

Security engineer Dylan Saccomanni has discovered a critical CSRF vulnerability that can be exploited to take over domains registered with Go Daddy, and has forced the popular internet domain registrar and web hosting company to issue a fix sooner rather … Continue reading

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Report: Companies Still Not Patching Security Vulnerabilities

The Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report is out and the findings are troubling as always: for every positive finding in the report, it seems, there is a negative finding, neutralizing any gains in the network security struggle. Chief information security … Continue reading

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