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ISC Patches Critical DoS Vulnerability in BIND  13 June 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Alex   
A critical, remotely exploitable bug in some BIND domain name system (DNS) servers could cause a denial of service situation and trigger them to crash.
 
Making it easy or hard: Computer forensics expert testimony  12 June 2014 
Source: Inside Counsel - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Every time I am preparing for testimony at deposition or trial, I ask the attorney I am working for whether I should make it “easy” or “hard.” Even very experienced attorneys examining a technical witness often ask the wrong question.
 
Darpa Turns Oculus Into a Weapon for Cyberwar  27 May 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
For the last two years, Darpa has been working to make waging cyberwar as easy as playing a video game. Now, like so many other games, it’s about to get a lot more in-your-face.
 
Over 90 Arrested in Global FBI Crackdown on Blackshades RAT  22 May 2014 
Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A collaborative operation by international law enforcement agencies nabbed authors, staff members, and users of the popular software used for everything from blackmail to financial fraud.
 
Cisco's Chambers tells Obama that surveillance impacts technology sales  19 May 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Cisco Systems' CEO John Chambers has written to U.S. President Barack Obama, asking for his intervention so that U.S. technology sales are not affected by a loss in trust as a result of reports of surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency.
 
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.
 
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