Weekend news review: February 9-13

Car hacking report explores lack of real-time response capabilities

Car hacking report explores lack of real-time response capabilities

Among 16 major automakers, only two said they could diagnose or meaningfully respond to intrusions in real-time. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1Dpaf4R" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Simplocker Android ransomware variant identified, tougher to decrypt files

Simplocker Android ransomware variant identified, tougher to decrypt files

This latest variant of Simplocker generates a unique key for each device that it infects, making it more difficult to decrypt the files on each device. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1uQbFE7" target="_blank">Read more</a>
On Patch Tuesday, Microsoft unveils fix for critical Windows flaw 'JASBUG'

On Patch Tuesday, Microsoft unveils fix for critical Windows flaw 'JASBUG'

It took Microsoft a year to patch the critical Windows bug allowing remote code execution (RCE). <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1zd3vCc" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Samsung updates Smart TV privacy policy to clarify collection of user data

Samsung updates Smart TV privacy policy to clarify collection of user data

After device owners and media outlets began questioning Samsung's vague privacy policy related to its Smart TVs, the company revised the policy to further clarify. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1E0LVou" target="_blank">Read more</a>
U.S. IT security professionals face range of attacks from abroad, report finds

U.S. IT security professionals face range of attacks from abroad, report finds

CrowdStrike's Global Threat Intel Report details some of the attacks IT security professionals have seen in 2014 and can expect to see more of this year. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1vns8ur" target="_blank">Read more</a>
NIST requests final comments on ICS security guide

NIST requests final comments on ICS security guide

The updated guide will offer insight on reducing risks to industrial control systems, such as malware, equipment failures, and other threats. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1A49NH3" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Forbes.com attackers exploited zero-days in Flash, IE

Forbes.com attackers exploited zero-days in Flash, IE

Security researchers said the attack was likely the work of a Chinese espionage group aiming to penetrate the systems of financial services and defense contracting firms. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1D4QKQC" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Microsoft phishing emails target corporate users, deliver malware that evades sandboxes

Microsoft phishing emails target corporate users, deliver malware that evades sandboxes

Cisco researchers identified a campaign involving phishing emails that purport to come from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/19eLa1J" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Ransomware delivered via fake Chrome and Facebook emails

Ransomware delivered via fake Chrome and Facebook emails

Trend Micro researchers observed upgraded CTB-Locker ransomware being distributed via fake Google Chrome and Facebook emails. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1CozvGZ" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Breach index: Mega breaches, rise in identity theft mark 2014

Breach index: Mega breaches, rise in identity theft mark 2014

Last year, more than one billion records were breached worldwide, Gemalto found.<a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1AwY7hE" target="_blank">Read more</a>

This week's top news items include a new report on car hacking, new updates to Samsung Smart TV's privacy policies, Patch Tuesday security releases and more. For a closer look at these articles, click here to visit our news section.

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