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US Justice Department Reorganizes Division to Focus on Cyber Crime (October 21, 2014)

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced the reorganization of its National Security Division to devote more resources to fighting cyber crime, particularly "state-sponsored economic espionage and theft of corporate secrets.......

Koler Android Ransomware Now Spreading Through SMS (October 22, 2014)

A variant of Android ransomware known as Koler is now spreading through SMS.......

Facebook and Yahoo Develop Mechanism to Protect Recycled eMail Addresses from Abuse (October 23, 2014)

Facebook and Yahoo are taking steps to prevent users of recycled email addresses from taking control of other accounts.......

FTDI Admits Releasing Update That Bricks Cloned Chips (October 22 & 23, 2014)

Chip maker FTDI has acknowledged releasing a silent update that rendered cloned versions of its products useless.......

DHS ICS-CERT Investigating Medical Device Vulnerabilities (October 22 & 23, 2014)

An unnamed official at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said that the agency's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) is investigating approximately two dozen cases of vulnerabilities in medical devices.......

Apple to Stop Using SSL 3.0 for Push Notifications (October 22 & 23, 2014)

Apple plans to stop using the Secure Sockets Layer 3.......

Microsoft Warns of Attacks That Use PowerPoint Documents (October 22, 2014)

Microsoft has issued an advisory warning of attacks that use maliciously crafted PowerPoint documents to exploit an unpatched vulnerability in all currently supported versions of Windows except for Windows Server 2003.......

Apple Issues iCloud Security Advisory (October 22, 2014)

Apple has issued a security warning about attacks attempting to steal information from iCloud users with fraudulent certificates.......

Virginia Police Departments Sharing Suspects' Phone Metadata (October 22, 2014)

For nearly two years, several law enforcement agencies in Virginia have been sharing suspects' phone metadata with each other.......

Government Encourages Cooperation in Cyber Security Incidents (October 20, 2014)

At a recent conference hosted by the Financial Services Roundtable in Washington, DC, law enforcement officials urged organizations to cooperate with federal officials early on during cyber incidents.......