Lucian ConstantinRomania Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Vulnerability in enterprise-managed iOS devices puts business data at risk

A vulnerability in the iOS sandbox for third party applications, like those installed by companies on their employees' devices, can expose sensitive configuration settings and credentials.

Adobe patches important flaw in LiveCycle Data Services

Adobe Systems released a security patch for LiveCycle Data Services, a development tool used by businesses to synchronize data between back-end servers and rich Internet applications built with Adobe Flex or AIR.

Internet company Web.com hit by credit card breach

Hackers breached the computer systems of Internet services provider Web.com Group and stole credit card information of 93,000 customers.

Attackers increasingly abuse insecure routers and other home devices for DDoS attacks

Attackers are taking advantage of home routers and other devices that respond to UPnP requests over the Internet in order to amplify DDoS attacks.

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Another serious vulnerability found in Android's media processing service

The Android service that processes multimedia files has been the source of several vulnerabilities recently, including a new one that could give rogue applications access to sensitive permissions.

BitTorrent programs can be abused to supercharge denial-of-service attacks

Attackers could launch crippling attacks by reflecting the traffic through millions of computers running BitTorrent programs

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Zero-day flaw in Google Admin app allows malicious apps to read its files

Attackers could obtain credentials used to manage Google for Work accounts

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Cisco warns customers about attacks installing rogue firmware on networking gear

Compromised administrative credentials were used to flash malicious boot firmware on Cisco IOS devices

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Ten scary hacks I saw at Black Hat and DEF CON

While cyber security is increasingly important, researchers show how little of it we actually have.

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Hackers show off long-distance Wi-Fi radio proxy at DEF CON

The device uses the 900MHz band, but hides the data in the background radio noise.

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Internal LTE/3G modems can be hacked to help malware survive OS reinstalls

Researchers found a way to write malicious firmware to a popular LTE/3G modem module built into business laptops and tablets

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Researchers find way to steal Windows Active Directory credentials from the Internet

The technique could enable attackers to attack Windows servers hosted in the cloud

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Design flaw in Intel processors opens door to rootkits, researcher says

The Intel vulnerability was introduced in 1997, but has remained hidden until now.

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Attackers could take over Android devices by exploiting built-in remote support apps

Researchers discovered weaknesses in the remote support tools pre-installed on Android devices by manufacturers and carriers

Attackers could use Internet route hijacking to get fraudulent HTTPS certificates

There's no easy fix, a security researcher said at the Black Hat security conference