Heartbleed Vulnerability in OpenSSL

A major flaw has been found in the OpenSSL library, compromising a large number of websites that use OpenSSL to encrypt web data. Almost one-third of major websites use OpenSSL to encrypt user information (like credit card numbers and sensitive information) that is being passed to their servers. Unfortunately, this vulnerability allows someone to potentially […]

Malware Targeting Job Search Sites

The malware known as “Gameover” is currently targeting employment websites. This trojan is used to redirect users to a fake login page for Monster.com where it collects the targeted victims data. They do this be injecting a fake login button on Monster.com on infected computers. Other than the fake login button, the Monster page looks […]

Experts Concerned About the Lack of Security Around “The Internet of Things”

More and more people are using devices that connect to the internet to improve their home. It’s nice to be able to control your thermostat from your phone or receive a tweet when your refrigerator detects that your milk has gone bad. Unfortunately, with the rise of internet connected things, or “The Internet of Things”, […]

Android Malware Found in Apps

At least two apps available in the Google Play store have been found to contain an interesting form of malware. The apps Songs and Prized each contain malware, now known as KageCoin, that utilizes the device as a crypto-currency mining device. Crypto-currency mining is when a device uses a part of its processing power to […]

Microsoft Warns of Vulnerability in Microsoft Word

Microsoft recently warned of a particular vulnerability in Microsoft Word, specifically the 2010 version. This vulnerability is a defect when a user opens an RTF file with Word. This includes when a users uses Outlook, as Outlook uses Word as its default email viewer. When exploited, Microsoft Word parses a particular RTF file, and the […]