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Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about the Logjam attack, the proposed Wassenaar export rules on exploits, and the letter to the president decrying crypto back doors. They do not talk about the Mad Men finale. Nor will they ever.
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The site had a reflected file download vulnerability that an attacker could use to trick victims into believing that they were downloading a file from a legitimate eBay domain.
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“I think this means [BIS] had trouble understanding fully the scope and understanding potentially negative repercussions for overregulating,” said Collin Anderson, an independent security researcher who has spent many hours studying the Wassenaar controls. “I think it means they’re still trying to figure out what to do with this rule.”
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The Internet knows a lot about you, including your mother’s maiden name, your favorite food, and what street your first pet grew up on. And, according to some new research from the company, attackers have a good chance of figuring those things out pretty easily, too. 
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he Justice Department has issued a 32-count indictment including charges of economic espionage and theft of trade secrets against a pair of Chinese professors along with four other citizens of the People’s Republic of China.
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Podcast: ​Dennis Fisher talks with security pioneer Marcus Ranum about writing an early Internet firewall at DEC, the security gold-rush era of the 1990s and early 2000s, why he never patented most of the ideas he has come up with and how he found peace of mind.
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Email security vendor Sendio has patched a pair of remotely exploitable security bypass vulnerabilities in its Sendio ESP, or Email Security Platform, product.
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The churn of Android devices, whether older smartphones being traded in or sold online, makes device sanitization imperative. The native feature in the OS, however, may not be doing as thorough a job as advertised. 
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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield announced yesterday that attackers gained access to a single company database containing the sensitive and personal information of more than a million of its current and former health insurance customers.
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Professional security researchers concerned about proposed changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) that include stiff penalties for what today is considered legitimate offensive research, are worried about another impending punch to the gut.
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Telstra’s Pacnet, a telecom service provider primarily based in China and Singapore, suffered a breach early last month that may wind up affecting thousands of customers, including Australia’s Federal Police, the continent’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and other entities.
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What happens when you build a watch that is essentially an absurdly powerful computer that also tells time? You have to patch that watch. 
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Threatpost is Kaspersky Lab’s Security News Service. Threatpost is dedicated to helping IT security professionals succeed at their work by delivering the most timely and important security news and analysis on the Web.

Each day, our editors and reporters scour the Internet and cover the day’s most relevant security news. We break important original stories and bring you the best, curated news feed from other sources.

Threatpost’s global editorial activities are driven by industry-leading security journalists Dennis Fisher (@dennisf) and Michael Mimoso (@Mike_Mimoso), who bring over 25 years of reporting experience to their mission of delivering insight into the issues that affect the lives of security professionals every day. Fisher and Mimoso are assisted by junior editors Chris Brook (@Brokenfuses) and Brian Donohue (@TheBrianDonohue).

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