The drive-by download attack targeted users of Internet Explorer and Firefox. The zero-day vulnerability could allow an infected machine to be taken over by an attacker.
Staying on top of the latest in software/hardware security research, vulnerabilities, threats and computer attacks.
Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years. He was most recently Editorial Director of BYTE, Dark Reading and Network Computing at UBM Tech. Prior to that he spent over a decade consulting and writing on technology subjects, primarily in the area of security. He is the author of three books and thousands of published articles and many more unpublished, private reports. Larry has been Technical Director at several test laboratories where he both directed and ran product testing, with a special interest in test automation. Larry began his career as a Software Engineer at the now-defunct Desktop Software Corporation in Princeton, NJ, on the team that wrote the NPL 4GL query language. He also worked on corporate IT and software development at Chase Econometrics. Larry is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Public Policy.
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The worst part? Microsoft will take (and store) your email account credentials in its cloud if you use the app, released this week.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending January 30, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
The US military hopes recording human behavior can replace the traditional password.
It wasn't just law enforcement which was willing to take down Silk Road, it seems.
The notorious ZeroAccess botnet operation is back in full swing, infecting PCs, stealing data and diverting advertiser revenue.
Online privacy company Abine today announced its new Private Search anti-tracking tool for those who want to use Google Search in Firefox without being tracked by Google.
Security firm Kaspersky claims Regin is strikingly similar to QWERTY malware documented in Snowden files.
No device is 100 percent secure, and one researcher has demonstrated this concept by exposing a vulnerability in the Blackphone, an Android device for the security conscious.
A backdoor has been discovered in popular consumer drones which can hijack your favorite new flying toy.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending January 23, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
Google's security team has disclosed three separate zero-day vulnerabilities on Apple's OS X platform. It seems annoying Microsoft wasn't enough.
A senior European official wants to force internet and phone companies operating in Europe to share encryption keys, under the guise of preventing terrorism.
FireEye's latest report suggests that a number of businesses face over 10,000 cybersecurity alerts per month. What is being done to combat potential attacks?
Oracle's latest CPU includes a vast number of security fixes, with Oracle Database and Middleware issues at the top of the list.