Despite having paid $125,000 for information about an Address Space Layout Randomisation (ASLR) vulnerability affecting Internet Explorer, Microsoft has decided against patching it because they feel it does not affect the default configuration of IE.
Well-known issues and misconfigurations contributed to the most formidable threats in 2014, according to HP Security Research.
HP has announced to its customers that it will soon revoke a specific private digital certificate that they used to sign some software components that ship with some of its older products, because the certificate has also been used to sign malicious software.
The Black Hat conference is underway at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and the "business" part of the conference is bustling.
Responding to a shortage of cybersecurity professionals across the United States and a dearth of women in the field, Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA) and the Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) announced the winning recipients of the 2014 Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS).
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