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LastPass Hacked – Leaking Passwords Via Chrome Extension

LastPass Hacked – Leaking Passwords is not new, last week its Firefox extension was picked apart – now this week it’s Chrome extension is giving up its goodies. I’ve always found LastPass a bit suspect, even though they are super easy to use, and have a nice UI they’ve had TOO many serious security issues […]

Topic: Hacking News

Malwarebytes Bug Bounty Program Goes Live

So Malwarebytes bug bounty program is live, the official name is actually Malwarebytes Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure Program – what a mouthful (guidelines here). It’s good to see, bug bounty programs typically tend to have a nett positive effect and end in win-win situations for researchers and software vendors alike. In an effort to encourage researchers […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities

Critical Remote Root Zero-Day In FireEye Appliances

So FireEye doesn’t have a particularly good reputation in the security community, it’s generally not handled responsible disclosure well and it’s even taken a security firm (ERNW) to court over a vulnerability disclosure. And now there’s another critical remote root zero-day in FireEye appliances – which is scary, as these are high end devices protecting […]

Topic: Countermeasures, Exploits/Vulnerabilities

Windows Help Vulnerability Exploited In The Wild

So the other big news this week apart from the AT&T iPad/iPhone 4 screw-up is that a recently announced critical vulnerability in Windows XP is being exploited in the wild. It was disclosed fairly recently and is a vulnerability in the Windows XP help system disclosed by Tavis Ormandy, a Google researcher who has appeared […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Windows Hacking

Oracle Releases Emergency Patch for Java Vulnerability

After informing a researcher just a few days ago that “they do not consider this vulnerability to be of high enough priority to break their quarterly patch cycle” they have made a 180 turn on the issue and pushed out an emergency patch to mitigate against the Serious Java Bug That Exposes Users To Code […]

Topic: Countermeasures, Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Secure Coding

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