Software company Adobe released a security bulletin that patches its Flash Player.
The updates apply to Windows, to the Macintosh, and to the Linux operating system.
The security bulletin said that Adobe is aware of an exploit used in attacks against older versions of the Flash player. more»
Database outfit Oracle has pushed out a record number of patches in a security update.
Included in the patch are critical fixes for Java SE and the Oracle Sun Systems Products Suite.
All up this means that the update contains nearly 170 new security vulnerability fixes, including 36 for Oracle Fusion Middleware. more»
A report from networking giant Cisco revealed that only 41 percent of UK companies have good security processes in place.
That places it well below India at 54 percent, and below the US at 44 percent and Germany at 43 percent. more»
SecureWorks, the security arm of Dell, has found malware which it has dubbed “Skeleton Key” which shows up weaknesses in the password system.
The attack consists of installing rogue software within Active Directory, and the malware then allows attackers to login as any user on the domain without the need for further authentication. more»
It seems that there is a large amount of pot calling kettle black when it comes to security.
Last month, Google angered Microsoft by releasing the details of a security vulnerability ahead of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday. Microsoft said that the patch was set to be released two days after Google went live with the details and that they refused to wait an extra 48 hours so that the patch would have been released along with the details of the exploit. more»
Research from IBM said that in 2014 cyber attackers stole 61 million records from retailers.
But that’s just in the USA.
IBM’s survey said that there had been a 50 percent decline in attacks on retail web sites in 2014.
The report said that even though the number of cyber attacks had fallen, the attacks have become much more sophisticated. more»
Scientists at the Griffith University in Queensland claim quantum physics will help protect data on the internet.
The researchers said that so-called “quantum steering” can be used to improve data security over long distances.
Project leader Professor Geoff Pryde boasts that the method his team are engineering promises “absolutely secure information transfer”. more»
Software giant Microsoft has taken legal action against a company it claims is scamming people by representing itself as a Windows support outfit.
The Indian company, C-Cubed Solutions, is alleged to call people up saying people have had problems with their computers and conning them out of money. more»
A South Korean company was hit by what authorities described as a low risk computer worm.
The Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co was hit by a hack earlier this month and data stolen from its system.
But the South Korea energy ministry said today that the control systems for three nuclear reactors were unaffected by the hack, according to a Reuters report. more»
Top British telcos are hijacking their customers’ browsers to make sure that David Cameron’s anti-porn filter rules are enforced.
BT, Sky, and Virgin Media are struggling to get customers to say yes or no to the controversial adult content blocks, because unlike David Cameron, the majority of customers are happy with being able to see what they like. more»
Computer scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) think their invention might make life a lot easier if you’re developing web pages.
They’ve just gone and invented a programming language called Ur/Web that they claim will let developers write web apps as self contained program. more»
A potential security threat has forced Apple to send an automatic update to machines without people saying yeah or nay to its installation.
Apple developed auto updates some time ago but this is the first time it’s taken advantage of the technique. more»
Fears that computer hackers could compromise industrial as well as military and commercial systems have been confrmed.
A report by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) said that a large German steel mill was shut down after hackers stole logins allowing them to compromise the industrial infrastructure. more»
ABI Research believes that by the end of this year processors including embedded security technology will reach the billion mark.
Vendors are building in the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) will reach 366 million as part of that figure.
The shipments are driven by governments, financial service companies and other enterprises largely to ensure secure ID and payments. more»
A request to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under the Freedom of Information Act has revealed that most data breaches are caused by human error.
Egress Software made the FOI request and the ICO revealed that only seven percent of breaches in the first three months of this year were because of technical glitches. more»