Highlights and Updates

Obama Lets N.S.A. Exploit Some Internet Flaws, Officials Say

Tuesday, 15th April 2014
President Barack Obama has explicitly decided that when any federal agency discovers a vulnerability in online security, the agency should come forward rather than exploit it for intelligence purposes except for "a clear national security or law enforcement need," officials have said.

Israeli hackers attack Anonymous

Monday, 14th April 2014
Israeli hackers attacked computers belonging to Anonymous and allied hacker groups, taking pictures with exploited webcams and posting the photos online, during the organization's OpIsrael hacking attack last week.

NITDA launches CERRT to tackle cyber threats in Nigeria

Friday, 11th April 2014
Nigeria's National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has inaugurated the National Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team (CERRT), tasked with tackling cyberattacks in Nigeria.

Blackberry issues Update for Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Friday, 11th April 2014
Blackberry issued an advisory warning Blackberry 10 customers that a remote code execution vulnerability (RCE) could threaten phone security.

How to Fix OpenSSL Heart Bleed Bug on Ubuntu

Friday, 11th April 2014
The recently discovered "Heart Bleed" bug in OpenSSL is an extremely critical security issue. Fixing it is relatively simple now that Ubuntu has pushed out changes to their repositories containing a fixed version of OpenSSL.

Heartbleed Bug Found in Cisco Routers and Juniper Gear

Friday, 11th April 2014
Cisco Systems Inc. and Juniper Networks Inc. said yesterday that some of their products contain the Heartbleed bug.

Anonymous Targets 500 Israeli Web Sites over Gaza Conflict

Thursday, 10th April 2014
The Anonymous hacker group announced yesterday that it attacked some 500 Israeli web sites during a coordinated offensive over the Gaza conflict.

Old Vulnerability in JCE (Joomla Content Editor) Currently Being Heavily Exploited

Thursday, 10th April 2014
Although this vulnerability is a few years old, botnet owners are heavily scanning for sites that are vulnerable and attempting to exploit them.
If you run a Joomla site and haven't patched your site lately, please do so as soon as possible. 

China's unsupported XP machines hold the potential to become a massive botnet army

Thursday, 10th April 2014
Expert says that the vast number of XP computers in China represents the potential staging ground for large massive DDoS attacks if they ever become compromised.

Adobe issues Flash security update

Wednesday, 9th April 2014
Adobe has released security updates for Flash Player on Windows, Mac and Linux.
The update addresses four security vulnerabilities that affect all three operating systems.