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Weekend news review: September 22-26


  • LEADS Act addresses gov't procedure for requesting data stored abroad

    Senators introduced the legislation last week as a means of amending the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). Read more

  • Mobile device security sacrificed for productivity, study says

    A Ponemon Institute study, sponsored by Raytheon, revealed that employees increasingly use mobile devices for work but cut corners and circumvent security. Read more

  • More exploits, including Silverlight attack, packed in Nuclear kit

    Since the year's start, the number of exploits used by the kit has doubled, Trend Micro found. Read more

  • Researchers discover Tinba variant with 64-bit support, other tricks

    Seculert researchers discovered a variant of the Tinba banker trojan that can infect more systems and better skirt detection. Read more

  • Mozilla plans to phase out support of SHA-1 hash algorithm

    Mozilla announced on Tuesday that it would be phasing out certificates with SHA-1 based signature algorithms. Read more

  • 'Spike' toolkit scales multi-vector DDoS with Windows, Linux hosts

    Akamai's PLXsert researchers analyzed the new DDoS toolkit. Read more

  • 'Bash Bug' affects Linux, OS X, may be worse than Heartbleed

    A researcher at Akamai uncovered a vulnerability in Bash, called ShellShock, that can execute arbitrary commands in affected systems. Read more

  • Report: Malvertising solutions will require coordination

    A new report stresses that ad networks and the web sites that use them need to coordinate to mitigate the malvertising risk. Read more

  • Apple releases iOS 8.0.2 to quell buggy update complaints

    The update comes soon after the company released iOS 8.0.1, which caused issues for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users. Read more

  • Researchers analyze Dyre sample with new features

    Researchers with Proofpoint have analyzed a version of the Dyre banking trojan that has been updated with new features. Read more

A vulnerability bigger than Heartbleed was disclosed this week, and Apple continued to battle its new iOS 8 issues with multiple updates. For a closer look at these articles, click here to visit our news section.