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Wyden asks federal agencies to ditch Adobe Flash

by Sean Lyngaas • 8 months ago

The senator wants agencies charged with issuing federal cybersecurity guidance to get Flash off of government systems before 2020.

White House unveils process behind disclosing software vulnerabilities

by Greg Otto • 1 year ago

The White House released a charter Wednesday that will give more clarity and bring more transparency to how the government disseminates information on software flaws.

$1 million bounty offered for Tor Browser zero-day exploits

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

Zerodium says the bounty is to help "government customers fight crime and make the world a better and safer place for all."

Super-stealthy attackers used NSA exploit weeks before WannaCry

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

A more sophisticated, stealthier attacker used the same NSA-engineered cyberweapon to infiltrate the IT networks of companies across the world, including at least one publicly traded in the U.S., according to new research.

Basic phishing emails are so effective that most hackers don't use exploit kits anymore

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

Hackers overwhelmingly prefer to target email accounts as their entry point into organizations, today, and that’s causing a massive drop in exploit kit usage, according to new research conducted by Symantec. The findings underscore a significant and recent transformation in the way that attackers generally seek to compromise systems; a trend that’s greatly accelerated over the last 12 months, Symantec found.

Leaked NSA hacking tools are a hit on the dark web

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

A shadowy cast of random hackers are now sharing, promoting and working to reverse engineer the tools in the latest Shadow Brokers dump.

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