It looks like a fairly busy Patch Tuesday in December. There are two open zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows. It's likely there will be a patch for one, but not the other.
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There are many public databases of breached accounts, the largest breach being that of Adobe.com, but no way to search across all of them. Until now.
An international arms control regime is planning to create export controls for some software security tools on the grounds that they might be used for nefarious purposes.
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A new long-term study by malware research group AV-Test shows that Adobe's Reader and Flash and all versions of Java are together responsible for a total of 66 percent of the vulnerabilities in Windows systems exploited by malware.
Researchers have uncovered a database where over two million stolen login credentials are being stored. Facebook, Twitter, Google and Yahoo accounts are in the mix.
Trustwave's SpiderLabs found a Pony Botnet Controller server holding over two million passwords and account credentials for ADP payroll, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and more belonging to victims around the world.
An Iranian news agency says that a new worm more powerful than Stuxnet is being developed to disrupt the country's nuclear program.