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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One third of enterprise iOS devices vulnerable to app, data hijacking attacks

Researchers from FireEye found five flaws that can be exploited by rogue apps installed through the iOS enterprise provisioning system

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Cisco plans to buy security-as-a-service provider OpenDNS

OpenDNS provides Web filtering and malware protection services to 65 million users

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Cybercriminals adopt recently patched zero-day exploit in a flash

It only took four days for a recently patched vulnerability in Flash Player to start being used in large-scale attacks

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Software developers are failing to implement crypto correctly, data reveals

Lack of specialized training for developers and crypto libraries that are too complex lead to widespread encryption failures

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Trojan that hides inside images infects healthcare organizations

Over 66 percent of the malware's victims were from the U.S.

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Critical flaw in ESET products shows why spy groups are interested in antivirus programs

The flaw could allow attackers to fully compromise systems via websites, email, USB drives and other methods.

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Adobe patches zero-day Flash Player flaw used in targeted attacks

The vulnerability has been exploited by a China-based cyberespionage group for several weeks, security firm FireEye says.

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The government is falling behind on application security

Three out of four government applications fail the OWASP Top 10 and the government is slacking off on fixing flaws, Veracode found

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Cyberattack grounds planes in Poland

The ground computer systems of LOT Polish Airlines went down because of an IT attack

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Software applications have on average 24 vulnerabilities inherited from buggy components

Developers often unwittingly use components that contain flaws

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Windows 10 will allow apps to actively scan their content for malware

Developers will be able to have their apps talk to the locally installed antivirus programs through a new API

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Duqu spy group also targeted telecommunications companies

Symantec found infections with Duqu 2.0 in the U.S., U.K., Sweden, India and Hong Kong

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VMware patches virtual machine escape issue on Windows

The updates also address denial-of-service issues in multiple products

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The Duqu cyberespionage group compromised venues hosting Iran nuclear negotiations

Kaspersky Lab discovered a new version of the malware that also infected its systems

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European authorities bust cybercrime gang that hijacked business payments

The attackers hacked corporate email accounts and used them to divert payments from customers to their own bank accounts