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Six free network vulnerability scanners  13 May 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Vulnerability scanners can help you automate security auditing and can play a crucial part in your IT security. They can scan your network and websites for up to thousands of different security risks, producing a prioritised list of those you should patch, describe the vulnerabilities, and give steps on how to remediate them. Some can even automate the patching process.
 
UltraDNS Dealing with DDoS Attack  05 May 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
UltraDNS said it has mitigated a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack for most of its customers after the service was held down for most of the day. “Currently, only customers utilizing a segment of UltraDNS Name Server addresses are experiencing resolution latency due to intermittent network saturation in the Western US,” said Neustar director of product management, security solutions, Jim Fink in an email to Threatpost.
 
Hacker claim about bug in fixed OpenSSL likely a scam  30 April 2014 
Source: IT World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Security experts have expressed doubts about a hacker claim that there's a new vulnerability in the patched version of OpenSSL, the widely used cryptographic library repaired in early April. A group of five hackers writes in a posting on Pastebin that they worked for two weeks to find the bug and developed code to exploit it. They've offered the code for the price of 2.5 bitcoins, around US$870.
 
Hacker hijacks baby monitor  25 April 2014 
Source: Fox News - Posted by Alex   
Heather Schreck was asleep around midnight in her Hebron home when a voice startled her. "All of a sudden, I heard what sounded like a man's voice but I was asleep so I wasn't sure," Heather said.
 
Even the most secure cloud storage may not be so secure, study finds  22 April 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Some cloud storage providers who hope to be on the leading edge of cloud security adopt a "zero-knowledge" policy in which says it is impossible for customer data to be snooped on. But a recent study by computer scientists at Johns Hopkins University is questioning just how secure those zero knowledge tactics are.
 
Heartbleed: Security experts reality-check the 3 most hysterical fears  18 April 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Heartbleed has dominated tech headlines for a week now. News outlets, citizen bloggers, and even late-night TV hosts have jumped on the story, each amping up the alarm a little more than the last one. But while it's true Heartbleed is a critical flaw with widespread implications, several security experts we've spoken with believe the sky-is-falling tone of the reporting is a bit melodramatic.
 
It may be ILLEGAL to run Heartbleed health checks – IT lawyer  11 April 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Websites and tools that have sprung up to check whether servers are vulnerable to OpenSSL's mega-vulnerability Heartbleed have thrown up anomalies in computer crime law on both sides of the Atlantic.
 
How massive DDoS attacks leverage the Internet’s DNA  03 April 2014 
Source: Last Watchdog - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The bad guys are taking full advantage of the squishy parts of the Internet’s DNA. The result: massive DDoS attacks are disrupting Internet commerce, and slowing down the speed of the web.
 
Google, Level 3 DNS services hijacked by TurkTelekom  31 March 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Google said its free DNS (Domain Name System) service is being intercepted by most Turkish ISPs as the country battles users trying to circumvent censorship efforts by the government.
 
10,000 Linux servers hit by malware serving tsunami of spam and exploits  21 March 2014 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Researchers have documented an ongoing criminal operation infecting more than 10,000 Unix and Linux servers with malware that sends spam and redirects end users to malicious Web pages.
 
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