The increase of distributed denial-of-service attacks during Q4 2014 was driven by the rise of the Internet of Things, and the increasing exploitation of web vulnerabilities and botnet building.
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Adobe patches nine vulnerabilities -- four of which are considered "critical" -- in order to protect against hackers who could exploit the bug to take control of an affected system.
The Windows, Mac and Linux versions of Flash Player all have critical security vulnerabilities patched in a new version.
UPDATED. I ran the numbers and vulnerabilities in browsers are up this year, as is their severity. We know more about this for Internet Explorer because Microsoft provides the most data.
A Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer fixes 37 vulnerabilities, one of which is old and publicly-disclosed, although not especially severe.
Updates released today address a total of 37 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, SharePoint Server 2013, the .NET Framework and SQL Server.
UPDATED. This Patch Tuesday brings six updates but the first, a Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer, fixes 24 of the vulnerabilities.
Today's updates address 66 vulnerabilities, but 59 of them are memory corruption vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer
Australian businesses in the resource and mining, financial services, and telecommunications sector are the latest targets of hackers exploiting Internet Explorer zero day.
A new variant of the Darlloz worm focuses on manipulating home systems to mine for digital currency beyond Bitcoin.
[UPDATE] A new version of Flash fixes two vulnerabilities in the Windows, Mac and Linux versions. They're not super-high priority.
Seven updates fix a total of 32 vulnerabilities, four of them already publicly-disclosed. The Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer fixes a stunning 24 vulnerabilities.
The Linux Foundation will be guiding consumer electronic players to one, universally compatible system of the Internet of Things.
[Correction: ] One of the October Internet Explorer vulnerabilities wasn't patched until November
Critical vulnerabilities in Flash on Windows, Mac and Linux expose users to attack.
All supported versions of Windows, Internet Explorer and Office are affected by various vulnerabilities, one of which is being exploited in the wild. Numerous non-security updates were also released.
The hackers will receive several thousand dollars for fixing security issues in PHP, Perl, OpenSSL, Rails, nginx, Apache httpd, Python, Ruby, and the internet in general.
Security high-hats from Microsoft, Facebook and others have launched HackerOne: an open call for hackers to submit Internet bugs for cash. Hackers can remain anonymous, while all vulns are made public.
25 years ago this Saturday, November 2, 1988, much of the Internet - still very small at the time - crashed. The cause was a selfish experiment, turned Frankenstein monster, instigated by a graduate student at Cornell named Robert Morris.
Microsoft has released 13 security updates for Internet Explorer, Outlook, SharePoint and Windows. 47 vulnerabilities in all are patched, but perhaps the scariest affects Outlook 2007 and 2010.
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