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  • CHS hackers exploited the Heartbleed bug

    20.08.2014

    The recent massive Community Health Systems breach, which resulted in the compromise of personal information of some 4.5 million patients, was executed by exploiting the infamous OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability.

  • New Gameover Zeus variant steadily rebuilds downed botnet

    15.08.2014

    It's already widely known that the Gameover Zeus gang, whose activity has been temporarily foiled by a successful multi-national law enforcement takedown in June, is trying to regain lost ground.

  • ZeroLocker ransomware "helps" you get your files back

    15.08.2014

    In early June, the FBI has lead a rather successful multi-national effort to disrupt the GameOver Zeus botnet which was also responsible for delivering Cryptolocker.

  • Android backdoor lurking inside legitimate apps

    13.08.2014

    One of the most important pieces of advice we give Android users is to refrain from downloading applications from dubious sources and to stick to the official Google Play store.

  • A look at advanced targeted attacks through the lens of a human-rights NGO, World Uyghur Congress

    13.08.2014

    In my capacity as an academic researcher at Northeastern University, I collaborated with computer scientists Stevens Le Blond, Adina Uritesc and Cedric Gilbert at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems as well as Zheng Leong Chua and Prateek Saxena at the National University of Singapore to study cyber-attacks against the human-rights Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) representing the Uyghur ethnic minority group living in China and in exile: World Uyghur Congress (WUC).




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Successful strategies to avoid frequent password changes

Posted on 19 August 2014.  |  After a widespread, nonspecific data breach, the conventional wisdom is that people should change all their passwords. But, there’s a better way.


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