Weekend news review: March 23-27

Legislators set to introduce student privacy bill

Legislators set to introduce student privacy bill

On Monday, Reps. Luke Messer and Jared Polis will reportedly introduce the legislation in the House. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/legislators-set-to-introduce-student-privacy-bill/article/404967/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
'PoSeidon' point-of-sale malware targets payment card information

'PoSeidon' point-of-sale malware targets payment card information

Cisco identified a new point-of-sale malware family that researchers are referring to as 'PoSeidon.' <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/poseidon-point-of-sale-malware-targets-payment-card-information/article/404968/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Android vulnerability leaves apps open to malicious overwriting

Android vulnerability leaves apps open to malicious overwriting

Palo Alto Networks detailed a vulnerability in the way apps are saved on Android in a Tuesday blog post. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/palo-alto-networks-details-android-vulnerability/article/405210/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
One in three of the top million websites are 'risky,' researchers find

One in three of the top million websites are 'risky,' researchers find

Menlo Security defines "risky" as meaning the website is compromised, or is running vulnerable software that puts it at risk of being compromised. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/one-in-three-of-the-top-million-websites-are-risky-researchers-find/article/405215/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Hanjuan Exploit Kit leveraged in malvertising campaign

Hanjuan Exploit Kit leveraged in malvertising campaign

The New York Daily News website and Metacafe website were among the sites serving malvertisements, according to Malwarebytes researchers. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/hanjuan-exploit-kit-leveraged-in-malvertising-campaign/article/405455/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Protecting work info ranks low in mobile privacy survey

Protecting work info ranks low in mobile privacy survey

In the Lookout survey, only five percent of smartphone users said they would take the most steps to protect work-related data. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/protecting-work-info-ranks-low-in-mobile-privacy-survey/article/405454/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Orgs predict $53M risk, on average, from crypto key, digital cert attacks

Orgs predict $53M risk, on average, from crypto key, digital cert attacks

In a Ponemon report, 2,300 security pros provided their two-year outlook on cryptographic key and digital certificate attacks. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/orgs-predict-53m-risk-on-average-from-crypto-key-digital-cert-attacks/article/405715/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Popular adult website XTube compromised, delivers malware

Popular adult website XTube compromised, delivers malware

Visitors to XTube could be redirected to the Neutrino Exploit Kit, which Malwarebytes Labs researchers observed exploiting a Flash vulnerability. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/popular-adult-website-xtube-compromised-delivers-malware/article/405673/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Botnet services attract scammers on Twitch seeking quick viewer boost

Botnet services attract scammers on Twitch seeking quick viewer boost

Symantec observed that the botnet services were being advertised on the underground, but also through public postings. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/botnet-services-attract-scammers-on-twitch-seeking-quick-viewer-boost/article/405959/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Report: More than 15,000 vulnerabilities in nearly 4,000 applications reported in 2014

Report: More than 15,000 vulnerabilities in nearly 4,000 applications reported in 2014

The number of product vulnerabilities reported in 2014 jumped up 18 percent, according to research from Secunia. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/report-more-than-15000-vulnerabilities-in-nearly-4000-applications-reported-in-2014/article/405955/" target="_blank">Read more</a>

Early this week legislators announced that they would be introducing a privacy bill for students, and researchers discovered a vulnerability that, at one time, impacted more than three-fourths of Android users. Later during the week, Twitch attracted the attention of scammers, and adult website XTube had its users' information compromised. For a closer look at these articles, click here to visit our news section.

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