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Heartbleed Issue Likely To Linger For Quite Some Time

Heartbleed Issue Likely To Linger For Quite Some Time

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sixteen years ago it was almost impossible to escape Celine Dion's catchy – but to many annoying – song “My Heart Will Go On” – and today it is the Heartbleed that will likely go on....

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Pwn2Own competition results
2014-03-15 06:19:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online All four of the major Internet browsers were among the programs that fell victim to zero-day exploits during the HP-sponsored Pwn2Own hacking competition, various media outlets reported earlier this week. According to CNET’s Seth Rosenblatt, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Adobe’s Flash and Reader browser plug-ins were programs cracked by eight research teams participating in the...

Attack On US Veterans Website May Have Targeted Military Personnel
2014-02-14 10:34:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Tuesday security researchers identified a zero-day exploit (CVE-2014-0322) that had been served up from the US Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) website. This attack reportedly targeted American military personnel during this week’s paralyzing snowstorm at the United States Capitol. Researchers at FireEye believe that those behind this attack, which may have also been coordinated to take place in advance of the Presidents' Day...

Internet Explorer Vulnerability May Lead To Attacks
2013-10-02 09:20:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A vulnerability found in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer could lead to widespread attacks against PCs running the browser. The exploit was first discovered in August and has since been acknowledged by Microsoft and included in a vulnerability testing tool, the latter of which has made it widely available to both security experts and attackers. Microsoft delivered a “Fix It” tool to protect users from this vulnerability last...

2013-09-04 08:22:35

Vulnerability and exploit research company Exodus Intelligence and Icelandic information security think-tank Syndis have joined forces for a new zero-day service offering called LiveFire. AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- LiveFire is the world's first attack technology service to realistically replicate the threat facing todays leading organizations through a unique partnership between Exodus' Exploit Pack (EXP) service, and Syndis' goal oriented attack methodology. (Photo:...

US Nuclear Researchers Targeted Via Zero-Day Flaw In Internet Explorer 8
2013-05-06 11:32:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A zero-day flaw has been found in Microsoft´s Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), a four year old version of their popular web browser. Security experts and Microsoft alike have pointed out this flaw which has been found to be used by Chinese hackers to target US nuclear researchers in watering-hole attacks. According to security experts at Invincea, the Department of Labor (DoL) was compromised on May 1 to redirect visitors to a...

Another Day, Another Java Exploit
2013-03-01 20:52:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Almost as if on schedule, it´s been discovered yet another Java zero-day exploit is being used to attack computers. This exploit not only follows an extensive line of exploits just like it, it also follows a month riddled with a number of high-profile attacks against Twitter accounts and popular tech companies. If you haven't yet done so, this new attack should act as another reminder to completely disable Java from your...

$5000 Buys New Java Zero-Day Exploit
2013-01-16 19:08:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Not even 24 hours after Oracle released a fix for the latest in a string of Java exploits, cyber criminals are already reportedly selling a completely different zero-day Java exploit. The most recent fix for Java 7 was meant to patch a security hole that had become so well known, exploits were being packaged and sold in cybercrime “toolkits.” According to Krebs on Security, one cyber criminal in the...

Oracle Says Java Fix Coming Soon
2013-01-13 08:53:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universse Online A vulnerability in Java that hackers have been exploiting to infect computers with malware will be patched in the near future, the company that developed the software has announced. According to Jim Finkle of Reuters, Redwood City, California-based Oracle Corporation released a statement late Friday night that said a fix for the exploit would be “available shortly.” That announcement came one day after the US...

Hackers Can Get Into Your Smart TV
2012-12-13 06:46:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Samsung Smart TVs connected to the Internet are vulnerable to exploits by remote hackers, security researchers said on Wednesday. Luigi Auriemma, a researcher with Malta-based security firm ReVuln, uncovered the vulnerability, which exists in most Samsung models but particularly the Samsung TV LED 3D. The flaw makes it easy for hackers to locate the television´s IP address on the Internet, which can then be used to...

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2012-09-08 07:26:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online The group which unleashed the Hydraq or Aurora Trojan horse against Google and 34 other companies in 2009 has also been linked to attacks that have compromised systems at defense contractors, human rights organizations, and other groups, according to one computer security firm. In a report released on Friday, Symantec officials revealed that they had been monitoring the group's activities and discovered that they had used "a...