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Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:
Web hosts and businesses in the gaming industry vulnerable to new DDoS attack abusing RPC Portmapper warns Level 3   —  Reflection DDoS Attacks Abusing RPC Portmapper  —  A number web hosting providers and businesses in the gaming industry were last month guinea pigs for a new type of amplified DDoS attack.
Aug 20, 2015, 1:50 AMIn context
Dennis Fisher / Threatpost:
EFF, AdBlock and Others Launch New Do Not Track Standard   —  After years of discussions, disagreements, and digressions, the Do Not Track header is supported by all of the major browsers.  But because there's no real requirement for sites or advertisers to respect it, DNT is not as effective as it could be.
Aug 4, 2015, 10:10 AMIn context
Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:
Security experts welcome US Commerce Department's decision to rewrite initial US Wassenaar proposal regarding regulation of cyberweapons   —  Unusual Re-Do of US Wassenaar Rules Applauded  —  In spite of self-congratulatory pats on the back from several corners of the security world …
Aug 2, 2015, 8:10 AMIn context
Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:
Unpatched phones with Android 2.2 Froyo or later can be hacked via a single unopened MMS due to vulnerability in native Stagefright media playback engine   —  Android Stagefright Flaws Put 950 Million Devices at Risk  —  Vulnerabilities discovered in the Stagefright media playback engine …
Jul 27, 2015, 11:40 AMIn context
Dennis Fisher / Threatpost:
Google Calls Proposed U.S. Wassenaar Rules ‘Not Feasible’   —  As the clock winds down on the comment period for the United States government's proposed implementation of the Wassenaar Arrangement export controls for intrusion software, Google officials say that the rules would have a “significant negative impact” on security research.
Jul 20, 2015, 10:15 PMIn context
Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:
Flash Player Update Patches Two Hacking Team Zero Days   —  Adobe has put the two outstanding Hacking Team Flash Player zero-day vulnerabilities in check.  —  Today, Adobe released an updated Flash Player that patches CVE-2015-5122 and CVE-2015-5123, two use-after-free bugs uncovered …
Jul 14, 2015, 6:45 PMIn context
Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:
Hacking Team's CEO promises update to compromised software immediately, completely rebuilt version of Remote Control System this fall   —  Hacking Team Promises to Rebuild Controversial Surveillance  —  The aftermath of the Hacking Team attack raised legitimate questions …
Jul 13, 2015, 3:25 PMIn context
Dennis Fisher / Threatpost:
OpenSSL Patches Five Flaws, Adds Protection Against Logjam Attack   —  The OpenSSL project has patched several moderate- and low-severity security vulnerabilities and also has added protection against the Logjam attack in new releases of the software.  —  Most of the vulnerabilities fixed …
Jun 12, 2015, 8:50 AMIn context
Chris Brook / Threatpost:
St. Louis Federal Reserve confirms DNS hijack of affiliated sites in April, including FRED, its economic database, plus archival and geographic databases   —  St. Louis Federal Reserve Falls Victim To DNS Hijack  —  The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank confirmed this week that it fell victim to a DNS hijack last month.
May 19, 2015, 7:00 PMIn context
Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:
Numerous security holes found in Open Smart Grid networking protocol used by over 4M smart power meters   —  Weak Homegrown Crypto Dooms Open Smart Grid Protocol  —  In the three years since its inception, the Open Smart Grid Protocol has found its way into more than four million smart meters and similar devices worldwide.
May 10, 2015, 9:55 AMIn context

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