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Weekend news review: February 2-6


  • Apple fixes 33 security bugs with iOS 8.1.3 update

    Apple fixed a number of flaws with its latest iOS update and improved stability and performance. Read more

  • Researchers observe new Flash Player zero-day bug being exploited

    Adobe said it is aware of reports that a newly identified Flash Player zero-day vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild. Read more

  • BMW issues security patch for bug allowing attackers physical access into vehicles

    The German automobile maker issued a patch for a security issue that could have affected more than 2 million vehicles and allowed attackers to gain physical access to the cars. Read more

  • Firm warns of Google Play apps spreading adware

    In some instances, it took 30 days for the newly-installed apps to display "abnormal" behavior. Read more

  • AOL advertising network again used to distribute malware

    Anyone who visited the websites of The Huffington Post and LA Weekly - among other websites - on Saturday or Sunday stands to be infected with a Kovter trojan used for advertising click fraud. Read more

  • 'Operation Pawn Storm' espionage campaign infecting iOS devices

    Trend Micro researchers identified two mobile apps for iOS that are being used to eavesdrop on communications among high-profile government, embassy and defense personnel. Read more

  • Anthem breach: what we know so far

    Managed health care company Anthem announced on Wednesday that it was the target of a cyber attack, and that member information was compromised. Read more

  • Exclusive: Mandiant speaks on Anthem attack, custom backdoors used

    Mandiant was brought on site Tuesday, after Anthem started their own internal investigation. Read more

  • Zero-day bug identified in popular FancyBox WordPress plugin

    The developers of FancyBox have issued a patch to address the bug, which was actively being exploited in the wild. Read more

  • Community debates encryption's value in Anthem incident

    Experts argue that encryption is not the key piece in the Anthem breach if the incident involved a targeted attack on admin credentials. Read more

The second largest health insurance provider in the country had its systems breached and BMW patched a vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to physically access a vehicle.For a closer look at these articles, click here to visit our news section.