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malware strikes non jailbroken iOS devices

A reminder that while iOS still seems to be safer from malware threats (as long as you don’t jailbreak your…

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No, you don’t need to close your LastPass account…

Yesterday, at ShmooCon, security researcher Sean Cassidy announced a vulnerability in the popular LastPass password manager.  He demonstrated a way…

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In DPRK, Linux Watches You

A presentation from this past week’s Chaos Computer Congress shows how totalitarian states (like, in this case, North Korea) can…

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quick and dirty malware analysis

There are a number of web based tools that allow you to safely analyze the behavior of potentially malicious files…

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hacking wifi via lightbulbs?

While the “Internet of Things” has great potential, it also opens up new attack surfaces for those with nefarious intent to…

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so… about that hedge fund hacking story…

  An update on the “hedge fund hacking” story from a couple of weeks ago… it appears that this attack…

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ready cash – the hacker’s latest tool

Cybersecurity firm BAE Systems (a large and credible industry player) announced that it had found and remediated an attack on…

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heartbleed attack on ssl vpns

Heartbleed strikes again… according to respected security consulting firm Mandiant, one of its corporate customers’ SSL VPN appliances was compromised…

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surprise heartbleed headache for Google Chrome users

If you are using Google Chrome to surf the series of tubes we professionals cal the Interwebs, you need to…

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not vulnerable to Heartbleed? not so fast…

Think your sites are safe from Heartbleed related sploits?  Not so fast, sunshine… According to one pen tester, many of…