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Mozilla announces special $10K bug bounty for certificate verification in upcoming Firefox 31

April 24, 2014 |

Mozilla has announced a special $10,000 bug bounty for anyone who breaks its certification verification in upcoming Firefox 31 slated for a July 31 launch.

Mozilla revealed its work on a new certification verification library for its products which it … Read More

Technology giants band together to prevent the next Heartbleed

April 24, 2014 |

Dell, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft and others have joined forces to form a consortium of sorts dubbed the ‘Core Infrastructure Initiative’ (CII) to prevent another security disaster similar to Heartbleed.

Housed at The Linux Foundation and setup with an aim … Read More

Apple rolls out Heartbleed bug fixes for AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule

April 23, 2014 |

Apple on Tuesday pushed out software updates that fix the OpenSSL “Heartbleed” vulnerability in the two latest router models, the AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule.

The firmware update for the AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule that support 802.11ac Wi-Fi, … Read More

Google mulls PGP integration with Gmail

April 23, 2014 |

Google is working on end-to-end encryption for Gmail service, as a part of its initiative for stronger user security, claims a new report.

In the wake of the NSA surveillance revelations by Edward Snowden, Google engineers are reportedly looking into … Read More

Hackers inject JavaScript in Oracle subdomain to deface it

April 23, 2014 |

Hackers calling themselves the I-HOS TEAM (Indian Hackers Online Squad) have managed to deface a sub-domain on Oracle website through JavaScript injection.

The page, which is still defaced carries the logo of I-HOS TEAM, statement about the hack – “YOUR … Read More

Traditional brute force attacks, vulnerability scans found targeting cloud environments

April 23, 2014 |

A research report resulting from a survey of over 2,200 customers of security-as-a-service provider Alert Logic reveals that cyber attacks on cloud environments are increasing at an alarming level as more and more enterprises move their data to the cloud. … Read More

NIST removes Dual_EC_DRBG from random number generator recommendations

April 22, 2014 |

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has removed the much criticized Dual_EC_DRBG aka Dual Elliptic Curve Deterministic Random Bit Generator from its draft guidance on random number generators following a period of public comment period and review.

The revised … Read More

Verizon’s 2014 DBIR highlights shift in data breaches

April 22, 2014 |

Verizon’s latest Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) claims Web application attacks, cyber-espionage and point-of-sale intrusions to be the top IT security threats reported in 2013.

The report outlines that 92 percent of cyber crime incidents analysed in the last 10 … Read More

‘Unflod Baby Panda’ malware affecting jailbroken iOS devices discovered

April 21, 2014 |

Reddit members have uncovered a new malware dubbed ‘Unflod Baby Panda’, which they discovered while trying to help out a user on ‘r/jailbreak’ subreddit whose iPhone was behaving abnormally.

The Reddit users not only managed to isolate the malware, but … Read More

Eugene Kaspersky: Smart TVs could be cyber criminals’ next target

April 21, 2014 |

Internet enabled Televisions are at high risk of being infected by computer viruses, warns Eugene Kaspersky the co-founder and chief executive of the world’s fourth largest computer antivirus company, Kaspersky Lab.

In an interview with the Telegraph, Kaspersky said security … Read More

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