Weekend news review: September 22-26

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

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). <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1Cu04dD" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Mobile device security sacrificed for productivity, study says

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. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1mqieZZ" target="_blank">Read more</a>
More exploits, including Silverlight attack, packed in Nuclear kit

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. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1qDPHLA" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Researchers discover Tinba variant with 64-bit support, other tricks

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. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1CeSX8M" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Mozilla plans to phase out support of SHA-1 hash algorithm

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. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1rqEQd1" target="_blank">Read more</a>
'Spike' toolkit scales multi-vector DDoS with Windows, Linux hosts

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

Akamai's PLXsert researchers analyzed the new DDoS toolkit. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1ryUlzT" target="_blank">Read more</a>
'Bash Bug' affects Linux, OS X, may be worse than Heartbleed

'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. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1mziQfL" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Report: Malvertising solutions will require coordination

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. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1olbfx3" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Apple releases iOS 8.0.2 to quell buggy update complaints

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. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1uu2zvj" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Researchers analyze Dyre sample with new features

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. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1vboqXd" target="_blank">Read more</a>

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.

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