Monthly Archives: February 2014

Target hack strips banks and credit unions of $200M

Not only were as many as 110 million Target customers affected by the massive hack on the retailer in December, but banks have also had to deal with the security breach. The hack is said to have cost banks and … Continue reading

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Data breach at University of Maryland exposes 300K records

The sensitive personal information for more than 300,000 faculty, staff, and students at the University of Maryland were stolen in a “sophisticated” cyberattack on the school’s recently bolstered security defenses, the school’s president revealed late Wednesday. The names, Social Security … Continue reading

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For the second time in two weeks, Adobe delivers a quick fix for a Flash flaw. Meanwhile, Microsoft patches Internet Explorer with a stopgap measure.

Adobe Systems and Microsoft on Thursday issued patches with emergency measures for critical vulnerabilities in Flash and Internet Explorer. Microsoft, which usually fixes security problems once a month on Tuesdays, distributed the off-calendar repair for Internet Explorer 9 and 10 … Continue reading

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Crowd-Funding Site Kickstarter Hacked

The crowd-funding site Kickstarter has been Hacked! The company suggested to its users to change their password. The popular crowd funding website Kickstarter is the lastest victim of a data breach. All users are invited to change their passwords to avoid further problems. The news has … Continue reading

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Adobe Flash Player Emergency Patch

Adobe today released an emergency patch for a vulnerability that is currently actively exploited. The patch addresses CVE-2014-0497. [1] The address affects all Windows, OS X and Linux. for Windows/OS X, the current version is now 12.0.0.44 and for Linux … Continue reading

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Nest Security

There was a good article about the Nest family of products on InfoSec Island’s site.  Well, Nest is not much of a family with only 2 products, but there will be more coming. What are the implications to your safety … Continue reading

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Which Android security apps are the most effective?

Looking for a reliable security app for your Android device? AV-Test recently checked out 30 different apps, awarding many of them good grades. The January 2014 report lists all the apps included in AV-Test’s analysis. One column shows how the … Continue reading

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Arts and crafts chain Michaels says credit card data may’ve been nicked

If you plopped down the plastic at arts and crafts store Michaels recently, you might want to check your statement. The company said Saturday that it was investigating a potential payment-card security breach, a la those that affected Target and … Continue reading

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GoDaddy owns up to role in Twitter account hijacking incident

GoDaddy has acknowledged that one of its employees fell victim to a social engineering attack allowing a hacker to take over a customer’s domain names and eventually extort a coveted Twitter user name from him. PayPal, which the victim claimed … Continue reading

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