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Site Hacks Continue to Spike, Google Says
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Site Hacks Continue to Spike, Google Says

The number of sites hacked last year increased by nearly one third compared to 2015, Google said in a new report, a trend that the company expects will continue in years to come. Google’s crawlers constantly check sites for a number of different properties, including the presence of certain types […]

Trump Administration Hopes to Have Cybersecurity Strategy Done Soon
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Trump Administration Hopes to Have Cybersecurity Strategy Done Soon

A top Trump administration information security official said the White House hopes to have a national strategy for cybersecurity completed in the next two months, with a view toward having it implemented within two years. The new administration has circulated a draft of an executive order related to cybersecurity, but […]

Critical Cisco Flaw Found Buried in Vault 7 Documents
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Critical Cisco Flaw Found Buried in Vault 7 Documents

Hundreds of models of Cisco switches are vulnerable to a remote-code execution bug in the company’s IOS software that can be exploited with a simple Telnet command. The vulnerability was uncovered by company researchers in the CIA hacking tool dump known as Vault 7. The bug is a critical one […]

US-CERT Warns of Security Impact of SSL Interception
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US-CERT Warns of Security Impact of SSL Interception

The Department of Homeland Security’s US-CERT group has issued an advisory warning enterprises that many security appliances that perform HTTPS inspection through a man-in-the-middle position don’t correctly verify certificate chains before forwarding traffic, weakening the security benefits of TLS in the process. The advisory comes after a recent paper by security […]

On the Wire Podcast: Chris Camacho
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On the Wire Podcast: Chris Camacho

Threat intelligence and business risk intelligence have become key ingredients in enterprise security programs as companies try to make sense out of the ever-changing threat landscape. To help wade through all of the information and figure out what’s important, Dennis Fisher talks with Chris Camacho, chief strategy officer at Flashpoint, […]

Struts Vulnerability Attracting Plenty of Attackers
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Struts Vulnerability Attracting Plenty of Attackers

Attackers are continuing to seek out and exploit vulnerable servers running vulnerable versions of the Apache Struts framework, with hundreds of separate sources trying to take advantage of the bug. The vulnerability lies in the way that some versions of the Struts framework handles some content-type values. An attacker who […]