The hacker group calling itself “Shadow Brokers” has made public another batch of files allegedly obtained from the NSA-linked threat actor tracked as the Equation Group. Microsoft has assured customers that these new exploits don’t affect up-to-date systems. The Shadow
Users and administrators of Ubuntu Linux desktops are being advised to patch their systems following the disclosure of serious security flaws. Researcher Donncha O’Cearbhaill, who discovered and privately reported the vulnerabilities to the Ubuntu team, said that a successful exploit
A remote code execution bug has been patched in the default installation of Ubuntu Desktop affecting all default installations of Quantal version 12.10 and later. According to researcher Donncha O’Cearbhaill, the bug allows for code injection when a user opens a
As expected, Mozilla released a new version of Firefox on Wednesday to address a zero-day vulnerability that was actively being exploited to de-anonymize Tor Browser users. The vulnerability, disclosed on a public Tor Project mailing list late Tuesday night, forced
The OpenSSL Project announced on Monday that it will soon release updates that patch several vulnerabilities, including one rated as having “high” severity. OpenSSL versions 1.1.0a, 1.0.2i and 1.0.1u will be released on Thursday, September 22, at around 8:00 UTC.
Users of Sophos’s security software were confronted with a black screen on starting up their Windows PC over the weekend as the resulted of a borked antivirus update. The botched update meant that the Windows 7 version of winlogon.exe was
That lack of attention can cost. Recent stats from the Verizon Data Breach report showed that many of the most exploited vulnerabilities in 2014 were nearly a decade old, and some were even more ancient than that. Additional numbers from