Weekend news review: March 31 - April 4

Banks drop out of the class-action aimed at Target and Trustwave

Banks drop out of the class-action aimed at Target and Trustwave

Trustmark National Bank and Greenbank, N.A. have dropped their claims related to the class-action lawsuit filed recently against the retail giant and the security firm.
Fandango, Credit Karma settle FTC charges of poor app security

Fandango, Credit Karma settle FTC charges of poor app security

The companies were accused of failing to securely transmit credit card data, Social Security numbers, and other sensitive data collected by their mobile apps.
Smartphones at risk of malicious code injection through HTML5-based apps

Smartphones at risk of malicious code injection through HTML5-based apps

Researchers have discovered a new attack, known as Cross-Device Scripting, that can allow an attacker to compromise most smartphones by injecting malicious code through HTML5-based apps.
Tesla cars’ weak password protocol could allow remote unlock

Tesla cars’ weak password protocol could allow remote unlock

At this year’s Black Hat Asia 2014, a security researcher revealed how passwords for Tesla electric car owners can be easily cracked, allowing saboteurs to remotely locate and unlock vehicles.
Judge denies LinkedIn’s motion to dismiss in breach suit

Judge denies LinkedIn’s motion to dismiss in breach suit

A federal judge rules that a class-action lawsuit, stemming from LinkedIn’s 2012 password breach, could move forward based on claims that the company misrepresented its security practices.
Advanced Evasion Techniques still top of mind for pros, study says

Advanced Evasion Techniques still top of mind for pros, study says

Researchers have uncovered an NSA tool, known as “Extended Random,” that enables the government agency to more quickly crack a flawed community-developed encryption algorithm.
Cryptocurrency mining malware discovered on surveillance DVRs

Cryptocurrency mining malware discovered on surveillance DVRs

Cryptocurrency mining malware has been discovered on digital video recorders (DVRs) manufactured for use in the security industry to record footage taken by surveillance cameras.
More than 24M home routers enabling DNS amplification DDoS attacks

More than 24M home routers enabling DNS amplification DDoS attacks

More than 24 million home routers have open DNS proxies that enable DNS-based DDoS attacks, and 5.3 million of the devices were used to generate attack traffic in February, according to Nominum.
Federal agencies fall short on data breaches, GAO report says

Federal agencies fall short on data breaches, GAO report says

The number of data breaches reported by U.S. government agencies more than doubled in a four-year period, jeopardizing PII, a GAO official tells Senate committee.

This week's news review features stories on the recent class-action suit filed against Target and Trustwave, a study on Advanced Evasion Techniques, and news on millions of home routers that enable DNS amplification DDoS attacks. For more deeper look at these news bits, click here to visit our news section.

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