IT Security NewsNov 28, 2016: Google has updated its Safe Browsing service to include a ‘Repeat Offender’ category. If you're susceptible to side-channel attacks with ad networks, there can be major implications. Sep 30, 2016: The Obama administration joins tech companies and internet security advocates in urging Americans to think beyond the password. Sep 29, 2016: Your usernames and passwords are not enough to keep your accounts secure. Sep 23, 2016: Apple is patching dozens of security issues with the macOS Sierra (10.12), the company's rebranded desktop operating system. Sep 23, 2016: Nearly two months after signs of a Yahoo data breach surfaced with leaked user credentials in the cybercrime underground, Yahoo today confirmed that it had suffered a cyberattack in late 2014 by what the company says was likely a nation-state actor. Sep 16, 2016: Microsoft released one of its biggest security updates this year, fixing 50 vulnerabilities in its products and 26 more in Flash Player, which is bundled with its Edge browser. Sep 16, 2016: Adobe and Microsoft on Tuesday each issued updates to fix multiple critical security vulnerabilities in their software. Aug 24, 2016: Mobile app metrics firm Apteligent examined device data for Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC, Motorola, and ZTE to determine which manufacturer pushes out OS updates the soonest. Aug 24, 2016: Sportswear retailer Eddie Bauer has informed customers that point-of-sale systems at its stores were hit by malware, enabling the theft of payment card information. Aug 12, 2016: Apple has released an update for its mobile operating system, iOS 9.3.4, which fixes a memory corruption issue that could be exploited "to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges." The update blocks a jailbreak bug known as IOMobileFrameBuffer.
IT Security Latest AlertsNov 28, 2016:
A new social engineering scam is using phishing emails that appear to be from LinkedIn. The phony email claims there's a security issue with the user's LinkedIn account and requests personal information. It informs recipients that it's a "precautionary measure to defend you", but prompts users to provide the information in 24 hours or their accounts will be terminated.Sep 22, 2016:
Yahoo is poised to confirm a massive data breach of its service, according to several sources close to the situation, hacking that has exposed several hundred million user accounts.Jul 21, 2016:
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Starting in the fall of 2015, Wendy's believes around 300 North American restaurants experienced a malware installation through the use of compromised third-party vendor credentials, which affected parts of the sales system. The malware caused unusual payment card activity. Reports indicated that fraudulent charges may have occurred at other retailers after payment card were legitimately used at Wendy's. To learn more about what Wendy's is doing and for FAQ's, visit: https://www.wendys.com/en-us/about-wendys/the-wendys-company-updates.Apr 29, 2016:
Google has released a new update for Chrome to address several vulnerabilities for Mac, Windows, and Linux users.
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