Lucian ConstantinRomania Correspondent, IDG News Service

Lucian Constantin writes about information security, privacy, and data protection for the IDG News Service.

Security

HP adds protection against firmware attacks to enterprise printers

Hewlett-Packard has started building defenses against hackers directly into its printers' firmware.

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$1 million bounty dangled for Apple iOS 9 jailbreak exploits

Zerodium, an exploit acquisition company, promises to pay $1 million to researchers who provide it with an exclusive, browser-based and untethered jailbreak for the latest Apple iOS 9 operating system.

Critical Flash Player updates patch 23 flaws

Adobe Systems released new updates for Flash Player to patch critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to install malware on computers.

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Researchers discover many more Cisco routers infected with malicious firmware

Attackers have installed malicious firmware on nearly 200 Cisco routers used by businesses from over 30 countries.

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Attackers slip rogue, backdoored firmware onto Cisco routers

Researchers have detected an attack that has installed rogue firmware on business routers in four countries.

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Website hackers hijack Google webmaster tools to prolong infections

Some hackers verify themselves as owners for the websites they compromise in the Google Search Console.

Victim of identity theft

Cyberattack exposes 10 million records at US health insurer Excellus

Hackers gained access to over 10 million customer records from U.S. health insurer Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

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Ashley Madison coding blunder made over 11 million passwords easy to crack

A team of password cracking experts found flaws in the Ashley Madison code that allowed them to recover 11.2 million passwords from data leaked by hackers.

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Turla cyberespionage group exploits satellite Internet links for anonymity

The Turla cyberespionage group is hijacking satellite-based Internet connections in order to hide servers from security researchers and law enforcement agencies.

Victim of identity theft

Microsoft patches yet another Hacking Team zero-day exploit

Microsoft fixed a previously unreported vulnerability discovered in the cache of files leaked from Italian surveillance company Hacking Team in July.

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Blurred lines: Cyberespionage group caught borrowing banking malware code

A group of hackers that have been targeting military and government organizations from NATO countries have borrowed code from a leaked online banking Trojan.

Digital Key

Credentials stored in Ashley Madison's source code might have helped attackers

The Ashley Madison developers stored sensitive credentials like database passwords, AWS API secrets, authentication tokens and SSL private keys in their source code repositories.

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Kaspersky Lab pushes emergency patch for critical vulnerability

Kaspersky Lab has released an emergency patch for some of its antivirus products after a security researcher found a critical vulnerability that could allow hackers to compromise computers.

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LinkedIn-based intelligence gathering campaign targets the security industry

A LinkedIn-based intelligence gathering campaign has been using fake LinkedIn profiles to map out the professional networks of IT security experts.

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Shopperz adware takes local DNS hijacking to the next level

The Shopperz adware program uses a cunning technique to make DNS (Domain Name System) hijacking harder to detect and fix.