In the headlines: Malwarebytes, eBay vulnerability, NASA hack, Waitrose website holes and more

Malwarebytes found to have four vulnerabilities Malwarebytes, a free anti-malware tool with 250 million users, has been exposed as having four vulnerabilities. The main one described involves the software fetching signature updates via unencrypted HTTP, which could allow an attacker to set up a man-in-the-middle attack. The vulnerabilities are the latest found in a number of […]

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New attacks on SHA-1 and MD5 raise urgency for their obsolescence

A pair of researchers from INRIA, the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation, have published an academic paper titled “Transcript Collision Attacks: Breaking Authentication in TLS, IKE, and SSH” in which they describe a series of transcript collision attacks against the ageing SHA-1 and MD5 hashing algorithms as they’re implemented in widely […]

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WordPress 4.4.1 security release patches XSS vulnerability

A high-severity Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability has been fixed in WordPress’ new 4.4.1 release that is now available for download. In addition to the XSS vulnerability reported by security researcher ‘Crtc4L’, the release includes 51 other non-security bug-fixes. WordPress sites configured to receive automatic updates should be updated within 24 hours automatically, otherwise, ensure that […]

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In the headlines: Juniper backdoor, BBC hack, Steam attack, UK surveillance bill, and more

Juniper backdoor mystery, NSA are at least partly to blame Last week, tech company Juniper Networks who sell corporate networking solutions, disclosed that they had discovered two unauthorised encryption backdoors in their firewalls. Encryption backdoors will immediately grab attention as one of the surveillance methods the NSA had at one point suggested as allowing them […]

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Defence in Depth – Final Part – Update software, Isolate services

Update software and components Whether it’s a server’s operating system, a web server, a database server or even a client-side JavaScript library, an application should not be running software with known vulnerabilities. Updating, removing or replacing software or components with known vulnerabilities sounds obvious, but it’s a significant problem that thousands of organizations struggle to […]

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