Weekend news review: September 8-12

Salesforce warns of Dyre malware possibly targeting users

Salesforce warns of Dyre malware possibly targeting users

Salesforce posted a notification that its users are possibly being targeted by Dyre malware and offered some recommendations to avoid the threat. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1srxBSg" target="_blank">Read more</a>
BlackPOS malware that struck Target also linked to Home Depot breach, report says

BlackPOS malware that struck Target also linked to Home Depot breach, report says

The same malware that reportedly struck Target also hit Home Depot's POS systems, a new report from Brian Krebs reveals. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1pXMExB" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Microsoft addresses 42 bugs in four bulletins on Patch Tuesday

Microsoft addresses 42 bugs in four bulletins on Patch Tuesday

One bulletin is deemed critical and addresses 37 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer that enable remote code execution. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1xUKIzX" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Sensys Networks releases updates to address vehicle traffic sensor vulnerabilities

Sensys Networks releases updates to address vehicle traffic sensor vulnerabilities

Sensys Networks addressed two vulnerabilities in its vehicle traffic sensors that were discovered by Cesar Cerrudo, CTO of IOActive Labs. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1wiFxW2" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Report: 31 percent of detected threats in 2014 attributed to Conficker

Report: 31 percent of detected threats in 2014 attributed to Conficker

F-Secure noted in its mid-year report that the Conficker worm continues to impact users and that Gameover Zeus still poses a threat. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1uLK3LC" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Internet Explorer security feature blocks outdated ActiveX controls

Internet Explorer security feature blocks outdated ActiveX controls

Microsoft introduced a security feature in versions of Internet Explorer that blocks out-of-date ActiveX controls. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1AHd2Sr" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Google says Gmail credential dump not result of company breach

Google says Gmail credential dump not result of company breach

Gmail credentials for nearly 5 million accounts leaked Wednesday, but many of the username-password combinations appeared to be incorrect or old. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1wnrwck" target="_blank">Read more</a>
PCI Council updates skimming prevention guidance

PCI Council updates skimming prevention guidance

On Wednesday, PCI SSC updated its card skimming prevention guidance for the first time in five years. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/YE5Zi4" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Mobile app study reveals privacy concerns

Mobile app study reveals privacy concerns

Of the more than 1,200 mobile apps that were assessed in a recent study, 75 percent requested one or more permissions. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1tILytk" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Former CTO of Liberty Reserve pleads guilty in New York

Former CTO of Liberty Reserve pleads guilty in New York

Mark Marmilev pleaded guilty on Thursday for his part in a money laundering conspiracy. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1ByRERM" target="_blank">Read more</a>

This week's news looked at a couple studies, one of which showed that the 6-year-old worm Conficker is still making its rounds. Home Depot's breach details continued to come out and Microsoft issued new patches. For a closer look at these articles, click here to visit our news section.

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