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Displaying items by tag: Heartbleed

A senior security professional says the vulnerability in the Log4j Java-based logging library is comparable to both the Heartbleed and Shellshock flaws that have come to light over the last decade, but the new vulnerability is more devastating.

Published in Security

The open-source OpenSSL project has released an updated version of its software, 1.1.1k, to fix two vulnerabilities, the severity of both of which has been described as "high".

Published in Security

The OpenSSL project is seeking to go ahead with a change of licence to the Apache Licence Version 2.0 but the way it is doing so appears to have riled up some contributors.

Published in Open Source

A 2014 vulnerability in OpenSSL is yet to be patched in about 200,000 Web-facing devices, according to figures from the Shodan search engine.

Published in Security
Friday, 28 October 2016 12:27

DDoS: Firms try to capitalise on others' misery

The worst thing about a distributed denial of service attack is not the attack itself. Rather, it is the slew of bottom-feeders who appear on the horizon after the deed and try to profit from the misery of others.

Published in Open Sauce

Creating backdoors in software so that governments can snoop on users is the worst possible thing to do from a security point of view, according to Jeff Hudson, the head of US security firm Venafi.

Published in Security
Monday, 05 May 2014 15:24

The human factor puts data privacy at risk

Human error has been identified as the key vulnerability of cyber security and a major threat to data privacy, according to the security chief of one global security firm.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 12:10

ACCC says sorry for hack

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued an apology to its email subscribers after it inadvertently published their email addresses and made them publicly available last week.

Published in Security

Heartbleed is potentially one of the biggest threats to the Internet we've seen - a software bug that may compromise secure communications over the Internet via a vulnerability in the OpenSSL protocol. But what is it? And what should you be doing to protect yourself?

Published in Security
Friday, 11 April 2014 16:12

ACCC in damaging security breach

Australia's consumer and competition watchdog the ACCC has been hacked, with personal data, including email addresses, potentially stolen.

Published in Security

A potentially devastating flaw in in OpenSSL, which is used to protect and secure millions of websites, has been uncovered by security researchers.

Published in Security




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