DailyMotion Hack Leaks Emails, Passwords of 87M Users

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailDailyMotion, a popular video sharing website, said Tuesday it recently suffered an “external security problem” resulting in the compromise of an unspecified number of its users’ data. LeakedSource.com, a repository of breached data, added DailyMotion to its list of “Hacked Sites” on Monday. The site, which operates a subscription service of sorts for leaked data, […]

Blippar smartphone app raises privacy concerns by planning to add facial recognition

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Sony Closes Backdoors in IP-Enabled Cameras

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailSony, in late November, provided a firmware update for a popular IP-enabled camera line used by enterprises and law enforcement alike that closed off remote administration backdoors. The backdoors could be abused to draft these devices into botnets or allow for manipulation of images and advancement into the network. The update for the Sony IPELA […]

Dirty Cow Vulnerability Patched in Android Security Bulletin

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailThe Dirty Cow vulnerability lived in Linux for close to a decade, and while it was patched in October in the kernel and in Linux distributions, Android users had to wait for more than a month for their fix. Today, Google included a patch for CVE-2016-5195 in the monthly Android Security Bulletin, the final one […]

Google Debuts Continuous Fuzzer for Open Source Software

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailA new Google program aimed at continuously fuzzing open source software has already detected over 150 bugs. The program, OSS-Fuzz, currently in beta mode, is designed to help unearth programming errors in open source software via fuzz testing. Fuzz testing, or fuzzing is when bits of randomly generated code is inputted into programs as a […]

Distributed Guessing Attack Reels in Payment Card Data

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailAcademics at Newcastle University have proven that an attacker in possession of a minimal amount of existing information can, in an automated way, guess payment card data by exploiting weaknesses in online payment processes. The issue lies in the fact that the global payment system lacks a centralized mechanism for monitoring invalid payment attempts across […]

New Large-Scale DDoS Attacks Follow Schedule

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailA powerful new botnet is being blamed for massive and sustained DDoS attacks that security researchers at CloudFlare compare to Mirai when it comes to intensity and scope. The attacks began Nov. 23 and ran for eight hours daily, similar to an average workday. The consistent attacks occurred for seven straight days, starting each day at 10 a.m. […]

Global Cybersecurity Confidence Gets a ‘C-‘

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailThe world’s information security practitioners have given global cybersecurity readiness a “C-” average with an overall score of 70 percent. The 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card solicited insights from 700 security practitioners in nine countries and across seven industry verticals to calculate a global index score reflecting overall confidence that the world’s cyber defenses […]

EFF Blasts DEA in Ongoing Secret ‘Super Search Engine’ Lawsuit

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailThe Electronic Frontier Foundation is accusing the Drug Enforcement Agency of improperly withholding documents in a court case that hopes to reveal details about the government’s controversial surveillance program known as Hemisphere. The EFF, which is suing the DEA as part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, is demanding the agency turn over documents […]

EFF Blasts DEA in Ongoing Secret ‘Super Search Engine’ Lawsuit

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemailThe Electronic Frontier Foundation is accusing the Drug Enforcement Agency of improperly withholding documents in a court case that hopes to reveal details about the government’s controversial surveillance program known as Hemisphere. The EFF, which is suing the DEA as part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, is demanding the agency turn over documents […]