Zack Whittaker

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Jennifer Leggio

Jennifer Leggio has been in the security industry for 17 years as a marketer, advisor, and writer. Her focus is on security culture, including disclosure, community issues, equality in security, disruptive trends, and even marketing best practices. PGP Key: 3A708289 | She prefers other contact on Twitter via @mediaphyter.

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Mozilla shuts online store after security breach

Mozilla shuts online store after security breach

The Mozilla Foundation has shuttered its e-commerce store after confirming a security breach at GatewayCDI, the third-party vendor that handles the store's backend operations.The open-source groups said it has asked Gateway CDI to quickly notify individuals who had their sensitive data compromised.

August 5, 2009 by in Security

Plugins compromised in SquirrelMail's web server hack

Plugins compromised in SquirrelMail's web server hack

According to a recently posted update by SquirrelMail's Jonathan Angliss, the source code of three plugins was backdoored during the web server compromise of the popular web-based email application which took place last month.The compromised plugins were embedded with code that was forwarding accounting data to a server maintained by the people behind the hack, something SquirrelMail didn't acknowledge prior to announcing the web server compromise.

August 4, 2009 by in Servers

Fake 'Blue Screen of Death' pushing scareware

Fake 'Blue Screen of Death' pushing scareware

Hackers are using the infamous Windows Blue Screen of Death to trick computer users into downloading fake security software (scareware).According to a discovery by Sunbelt Software, a Windows users are being shown the recognizable blue screen that signifies an operating system crash with a bright red "Security Alert" notice.

August 4, 2009 by in Security

Does Twitter's malware link filter really work?

Does Twitter's malware link filter really work?

Today, researchers from F-Secure stumbled upon a long-anticipated feature in Twitter's fight against malicious abuse of its service - a malware URL filter preventing automatically registered or compromised legitimate accounts from tweeting known malicious links.Whenever a Twitter user is attempting to post a link to a known malware/phishing URL, a "Oops!

August 3, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

Dead-finger tech: 3G USB Modem, Prestigio Powerbank 501

Dead-finger tech: 3G USB Modem, Prestigio Powerbank 501

Connectivity is addictive, and in my line of work it's a prerequisite for timely assessing the latest cybercrime incidents as they emerge in order to properly respond to them. Next to connectivity, I put mobility as the second most important success factor, in particular my ability to increase the average working time for my power-hungry laptop.

August 3, 2009 by in Mobility

Mozilla patches 'critical' Firefox flaws

Mozilla patches 'critical' Firefox flaws

Mozilla has released two advisories to patch serious security flaws in its flagship Firefox Web browser.The vulnerabilities are rated "critical," meaning they can be exploited by malicious hackers to run harmful code and install software, requiring no user interaction beyond normal browsing.

August 3, 2009 by in Security

Hacker demos persistent Mac keyboard attack

Hacker demos persistent Mac keyboard attack

Apple's sleek $49 Mac keyboards can be hacked and infected with keystroke loggers and impossible-to-detect rootkits, according to a security researcher presenting at this year's Black Hat/DEFCON conferences.The researcher, known only as "K.

August 3, 2009 by in Apple

Fake ATM, skimmers found in Las Vegas hotels

Fake ATM, skimmers found in Las Vegas hotels

A Google security researcher attending the Black Hat/DEFCON conferences in Las Vegas was victimized by a skimming device placed in an ATM at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.Chris Paget, an RFID security expert who now works on Google's security team, said he lost $200 to a rigged ATM that also claimed several other victims.

August 2, 2009 by in Security

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