Glibc is the standard C library that ships with mosts version of Linux. It includes many functions that handle the common tasks programs might need, such as looking up IP addresses associated with domain names
A Hacker (likely Hacktivist) claims to have breached the Department of Justice’s network, and has dumped FBI and DHS employee records to prove it. If you think he used some advanced attack to crack the government’s systems, you’d be wrong
Normally, Oracle only releases patches every three months. However, they broke that cycle to release an emergency Java update. Watch today’s video to learn what it fixes, (Episode Runtime: 1:58 ) Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3OjtxHzZFs EPISODE REFERENCES: Oracle’s out-of-cycle Java advisory – Oracle Story on Oracle’s emergency Java patch – V3.co.uk Old Java installer might install malware – Digital Trends — Corey Nachreiner, CISSP ( @SecAdept )
TaoBao, China’s Ebay, suffered a major account hijack where attackers accessed over 20M user accounts. However, the attack wasn’t the fault of the e-commerce site itself. Watch today’s video to learn how this happened, why it should concern everyone in the world, and what you can do about it. (Episode Runtime: 2:47 ) Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVFmSIz4ITQ EPISODE REFERENCES: Over 20M TaoBao accounts hijacked in China – The Stack — Corey Nachreiner, CISSP ( @SecAdept )
Yesterday, while investigating some Facebook click-bait, I came across a fake Flash update that is targeting OS X users. Fake flash updates have been very common to infect OS X
For the right reasons too: Axelle Lemaire, the Euro nation’s digital affairs minister, shot down the amendment during the committee stage of the forthcoming omnibus digital bill, saying it would be counterproductive and would leave personal data unprotected. “Recent events show how the fact of introducing faults deliberately at the request – sometimes even without knowing – the intelligence agencies has an effect that is harming the whole community,” she said according to Numerama . “Even if the intention [to empower the police] is laudable, it also opens the door to the players who have less laudable intentions, not to mention the potential for economic damage to the credibility of companies planning these flaws
For the right reasons , too: Axelle Lemaire, the Euro nation’s digital affairs minister, shot down the amendment during the committee stage of the forthcoming omnibus digital bill, saying it would be counterproductive and would leave personal data unprotected.
Original release date: January 18, 2016 The US-CERT Cyber Security Bulletin provides a summary of new vulnerabilities that have been recorded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD) in the past week.
Last month, I warned you that Microsoft planned to End-of-Life all version of Internet Explorer (IE) after January 12, except version 11. This means they will only release security updates for IE11 and the new Edge browser, so if you use Microsoft browsers you need to upgrade to stay safe. However, in today’s video I tell you why you need to upgrade to IE11 (or Edge) even if you don’t plan on using Microsoft’s browsers.
Why not start your new year security plan right by staying current with patches? Tuesday was Microsoft and Adobe’s monthly patch day