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Google Fixes 12 Vulnerabilities in Chrome 36  22 August 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Vendors/Products Google patched its Chrome browser this week, fixing 12 vulnerabilities, including both a serious information disclosure bug and a use-after-free vulnerability that could let users obtain potentially sensitive information and execute arbitrary code.
 
Stealthy, Razor Thin ATM Insert Skimmers  21 August 2014 
Source: Krebs on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks An increasing number of ATM skimmers targeting banks and consumers appear to be of the razor-thin insert variety. These card-skimming devices are made to fit snugly and invisibly inside the throat of the card acceptance slot. Here’s a look at a stealthy new model of insert skimmer pulled from a cash machine in southern Europe just this past week.
 
Moving toward smart and secure continuous software delivery  21 August 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Network Security It’s no surprise that security and application development teams often find themselves locking horns. One wants applications and new features to roll out – and swiftly – and the other is often more concerned with keeping systems and data snug. At some organizations, as they embrace more agile development and continuous integration/delivery methods, the tension runs even higher.
 
Hacking cars and traffic lights at Def Con  20 August 2014 
Source: BBC - Posted by Alex   
One of the biggest hacking conferences in the world, Def Con, took place earlier this month. Cybersecurity talks included hacking cars, traffic lights and social engineering - where actors tried to get real companies to reveal compromising information.
 
Linux Kernel Development Gets Two-Factor Authentication  20 August 2014 
Source: eWeek - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Latest News Developers are now encouraged to use an additional layer of security with the introduction of two-factor authentication for code commits.
 
Attackers Can ‘Steal’ Bandwidth From BitTorrent Seeders, Research Finds  20 August 2014 
Source: TorrentFreak - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks New research reveals that BitTorrent swarms can be slowed down significantly by malicious peers. Depending on the number of seeders and the clients they use, download times can be increased by 1000%. The attacks are possible through an exploit of the BitTorrent protocol for which the researchers present a fix.
 
Linux kernel source code repositories get better security  19 August 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Latest News Almost three years ago, crackers broke into the kernel.org, Linux's most important site. While no damage was done, it was still worrisome. So, at the Linux Kernel Summit, the Linux Foundation announced that it was securing Linux's Git source code repositories with two-factor authentication.
 
State-of-the-art spear phishing and defenses  19 August 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Intrusion Detection The number of phishing sites was up 10.7-percent as of Q1 this year (over last year) while at the same time almost 32.7-percent of PCs globally were infected with malware, including adware and spyware, indicating that phishing is an increasing issue for the enterprise, according to a report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
 
I Visited Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde in Prison, Here’s What he Had to Say  17 August 2014 
Source: TorrentFreak - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Latest News This week Julia Reda, Member of the European Parliament for the Pirate Party, visited Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde in prison to show her support. Today she shares a detailed account of the visit on TorrentFreak, with Sunde sharing his thoughts on prison life, the commercialized Pirate Bay, and the future that lies ahead.
 
How Secure is Your Security Badge?  17 August 2014 
Source: Krebs on Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Server Security Security conferences are a great place to learn about the latest hacking tricks, tools and exploits, but they also remind us of important stuff that was shown to be hackable in previous years yet never really got fixed. Perhaps the best example of this at last week’s annual DefCon security conference in Las Vegas came from hackers who built on research first released in 2010 to show just how trivial it still is to read, modify and clone most HID cards — the rectangular white plastic “smart” cards that organizations worldwide distribute to employees for security badges.
 
Paperclip Lock Picking Sets  17 August 2014 
Source: Hack A Day - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security Projects Lockpicking has become a trademark skill of hackers all across the world, and is regularly taught at hackerspaces and maker faires. But a lot of the time, the sets have already been made or bought online somewhere. However, [Sean] has demonstrated how to create a lock picking set with ordinary paperclips in the video embedded at the end of this post.
 
Linux Advisory Watch: August 15th, 2014  15 August 2014 
Source: LinuxSecurity Contributors - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Linux Advisory Watch Thank you for reading the Linux Advisory Watch Security Newsletter. The purpose of this document is to provide our readers with a quick summary of each week's vendor security bulletins and pointers on methods to improve the security posture of your open source system.
 
Google Tweaks Gmail to Help Limit Spam  14 August 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Latest News Google is making a small, but potentially important, change to the way that Gmail handles some special characters in messages as a way to defeat a common tactic used by spammers to confuse recipients and trick them into opening emails.
 
4 small business security lessons from real-life hacks  14 August 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks Recent cases of social engineering, DDoS attacks and domain-name theft have made headlines. Some stories had happy endings, but others didn't. Here are four tips for preventing these types of hacks from ruining your business. It's no longer unusual to see major, massive hacks make news these days. They affect millions of individuals and cost millions of dollars to rectify.
 
    
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