Category: Security

Two-Thirds of Apps Using Open Source Have Known Software Vulns

That’s according to the second-annual 2017 Open Source Security & Risk Analysis report from Black Duck’s Center for Open Source Research and Innovation (COSRI), which examined findings from more than 1,000 commercial applications audited in 2016. The firm found that financial services, retail and e-commerce companies’ systems had the highest number of vulnerabilities per application. […]

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POS Hacker Seleznev Gets 27 Years

Notorious Russian cyber-criminal Roman Seleznev has been sent down for 27 years for stealing and selling on the darknet the credit card details of millions of mainly American consumers. The 32-year-old from Vladivostok is said to have caused over $169m in damages to credit card companies and small businesses after targeting the latter with POS […]

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LinkedIn Apologizes After Privacy Snafu

LinkedIn has apologized after its latest iOS update prompted some users to OK a new feature designed to connect them to nearby strangers within Bluetooth range. The privacy snafu was spotted by Trend Micro VP of global research, Rik Ferguson, who claimed the update was described by LinkedIn merely as containing “general bug fixes and […]

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