Congressional Hearings – Government Healthware website security concerns

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Security researchers are sharing concerns in Congressional testimonies this morning …  http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/hackers-healthcare-gov-still-riddled-potential-security-issues-2D11940198 QUOTE:   Cybersecurity researchers slammed HealthCare.gov’s security during a House hearing on Thursday morning, saying the site is still riddled with problems that could put consumers’ sensitive health details at risk.   “The reason we’re concluding that this is so shockingly bad is that the issues […]

Point-of-Sale RAM scraping malware – Latest developments

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Additional links found in research below (1st link is excellent on inner workings for this class of malware) … While root cause of recent attacks is still unknown, there are truly vulnerabilities in POS software and malicious agents that have advanced in sophistication (moving from hacker having to physically retrieve data, to command-and-control botnet style attacks) http://labs.bromium.com/2014/01/13/understanding-malware-targeting-point-of-sale-systems/ […]

Microsoft Security Updates – January 2014

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During January 2014, a lighter volume of critical security patches were released for Windows and Office.  All corporate and home users should promptly install these updates to ensure best levels of protection. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms14-Jan http://isc.sans.org/forums/diary/Microsoft+Patch+Tuesday+January+2014/17429

Target Data Breach – Point-of-Sale RAM scraping malware

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PC World shares early findings on this massive and well planned data breach. Like Australia and Europe, USA needs to migrate from magnetic stripe card approach that is decades old. A modern smart card system with embedded chip technology, would improve consumer safety. The new card reader technologies are a significant change and expense for […]


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