Highlights and Updates

Attackers use reflection techniques rather than traditional Botnet infections for larger DDoS attacks, says new report

Tuesday, 29th April 2014
Akamai announced a new global DDoS attack report, which shows that in Quarter one of this year, DDoS attackers relied less upon traditional botnet infections in favor of reflection and amplification techniques.

Adobe Releases Security Updates for Flash Player

Tuesday, 29th April 2014
Adobe is aware of reports of active exploitation of a vulnerability in versions of Flash Player which could potentially allow an attacker to take control of an affected system. Adobe has released security updates to address these vulnerabilities.

Microsoft discloses zero day in all versions of Internet Explorer

Monday, 28th April 2014
Late Saturday Microsoft revealed a vulnerability in all versions of Internet Explorer that is being used in "limited, targeted attacks." 

Microsoft said it is investigating the vulnerability and may issue an out-of-cycle security update to address the issue.

Linux Foundation to Receive Funding for Crucial Open Source Projects to Prevent Bugs Like Heartbleed

Monday, 28th April 2014
Technology industry heavyweights have joined forces to fund open-source software development projects which are critical to core computing, such as OpenSSL, to help prevent future bugs like Heartbleed.

Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome

Monday, 28th April 2014
Google has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Chrome. Some of these vulnerabilities may lead to memory corruption or arbitrary code execution.

Apple Releases Security Updates for OS X and iOS devices

Thursday, 24th April 2014
Apple has released security updates for Mac OS X and iOS devices to address multiple vulnerabilities, some of which could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause application termination, or expose users to covert eavesdropping.

Denial of Service Vulnerability in Linux Kernel "mac80211/sta_info.c"()

Thursday, 24th April 2014
A vulnerability has been reported in Linux kernel which could allow a remote attacker to cause the system kernel to crash leading to denial of service conditions. 

Systems affected are Linux kernels prior to 3.13.7

The Bank of England to employ ethical hacking and penetration testing to strengthen cyber security of banks

Thursday, 24th April 2014
The Bank of England is set to employ ethical hacking and penetration testing in an effort to strengthen the cyber security of banks and other financial institutions.

German Space Research Center Finds Malware on Multiple Machines

Wednesday, 23rd April 2014
According to a report in German news publication Der Spiegel, computers at a space research center in Cologne were breached in what is being called a state-sponsored attack. 

Security Update for Chrome Operating System

Wednesday, 23rd April 2014
Google has released Chrome 34.0.1847.120 for all Chrome OS devices, except HP Chromebook Pavillion, to address multiple bug fixes, security updates, and feature enhancements.