Security Watch - Page 8

Keeping Track of patches and hacks in the IT security world.

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WordPress Timthumb Exploit Resurfaces

June 26, 2014 2:28 PM
A new vulnerability in the popular image manipulation technology for the open-source WordPress platform raises old fears.
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Reuters Readers Redirected by Syrian Electronic Army Attack

June 23, 2014 10:58 AM
Once again, a third-party widget is compromised, exposing users to risk.
Bitcoin

Bitcoin, Dogecoin Issues Raise Doubts About Cryptocurrency

June 18, 2014 1:41 PM
While the purpose of cryptocurrency is to provide a more distributed and secure form of currency, recent events seem to prove otherwise.
Target breach

Target Glitch Leads to Long Lines

June 16, 2014 9:24 AM
The retailer claims security is not the root cause for checkout delays.
Twitter logo

TweetDeck Hit by XSS Vulnerability

June 11, 2014 12:44 PM
The widely used Twitter client was temporarily shut down due to a security issue.
disk encryption

TrueCrypt Open-Source Disk-Encryption Project Shuts Down

May 29, 2014 12:30 PM
Although problems have forced the TrueCrypt project to throw in the towel, there are other choices for full-disk encryption.

Apple Fixes Safari 7.0.4 for Old Flaws

May 22, 2014 10:12 AM
Ten months after Google patched Chrome, Safari picks up some older browser security fixes.
Two-Factor Authentication

Bitly Installs Two-Factor Security After Insider Account Compromise

May 14, 2014 8:15 PM
NEWS ANALYSIS: Once again, we see a case in which compromised credentials are to blame for an attack. Bitly decides it's time for two-factor authentication.

Bitly Attacked, Advises Users to Reset Accounts

May 09, 2014 9:50 AM
Bitly advises users of its URL-shortening service to log in to their accounts and reset the OAuth token to connect and enable access from Facebook and Twitter.

OpenSSL Gets Patch for 4-Year-Old Flaw

May 06, 2014 9:39 AM
A second flaw, a denial-of-service attack risk, is also getting a patch. Neither flaw is quite as dramatic as Heartbleed.

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