Weekend news review: November 17-21

State Department hack may be tied to White House network breach

State Department hack may be tied to White House network breach

The AP reported on Sunday that the State Department had its unclassified system compromised. The news follows the breach of three other government entities' systems. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1EXlQ8Q" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Microsoft report explores dangers of running expired security software

Microsoft report explores dangers of running expired security software

The dangers of running expired security software is a key takeaway from the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report 17. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/11ooIP7" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Healthcare sector's broad data sets will attract increased attacks in 2015

Healthcare sector's broad data sets will attract increased attacks in 2015

A number of Websense threat predictions point back to the vulnerable healthcare industry as a major target for cybercriminals. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1u8QWnQ" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Mozilla, Cisco and others sponsor certificate provider Let's Encrypt

Mozilla, Cisco and others sponsor certificate provider Let's Encrypt

The Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) plans to launch its Let's Encrypt software in 2015 that will let anyone receive a free trusted certificate. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1v4FnTR" target="_blank">Read more</a>
USA Freedom Act foiled by Senate Republicans

USA Freedom Act foiled by Senate Republicans

The USA Freedom Act, aimed at NSA surveillance reform, failed to pick up enough votes to avoid a Republican filibuster. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1p6UKdy" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Vulnerabilities identified in three Advantech products

Vulnerabilities identified in three Advantech products

Researchers with Core Security have identified vulnerabilities in three products manufactured by Advantech, some of which can be exploited remotely. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1uNewf0" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Android malware 'NotCompatible' evolves, spawns resilient botnet

Android malware 'NotCompatible' evolves, spawns resilient botnet

Mobile security firm Lookout detailed how the malware has grown in complexity to hide its botnet activity. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1z5aFZK" target="_blank">Read more</a>
USPS draws ire of Congress over data breach response

USPS draws ire of Congress over data breach response

Members of the USPS testified before a House subcommittee Wednesday, drawing criticism over the delay in its breach notification to impacted employees. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1ul2WCN" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Critical XSS vulnerability addressed in WordPress

Critical XSS vulnerability addressed in WordPress

A critical cross-site scripting vulnerability was addressed, which could enable an anonymous user to compromise a site. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/11E80eJ" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Study: Third of employees use company devices for social media and online shopping

Study: Third of employees use company devices for social media and online shopping

GFI Software and Opinion Matters found that employees used company devices for activities not related to work and had no qualms about stealing company intellectual property after they leave. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1AuMbxe" target="_blank">Read more</a>

This week, the State Department was hacked, marking the fourth U.S. government entity to suffer a breach in recent months. Also this week, vulnerabilities were identified in three Advantech products. For a closer look at these articles, click here to visit our news section.

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