Recent security breaches at mSpy and AdultFriendFinder are a gift for Internet extortionists. mSpy hasn’t helped matters by first denying the problem, and then trying to downplay its impact.
A serious vulnerability called Logjam has been discovered in the Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange software, which is used to secure communications on many web and email servers. Meanwhile, despite its many flaws, it’s still a good thing that the web is moving towards HTTPS encryption everywhere.
In the world of network-attached hardware, malware called Linux/Moose is exploiting vulnerabilities in routers and spreading across the Internet. A security flaw in NetUSB is making many consumer routers vulnerable.
A serious vulnerability in many virtual hardware platforms, including Oracle’s popular VirtualBox, is making life difficult for many service providers.
Those of you who monitor traffic arriving at your home or work network are no doubt aware that your network is being constantly scanned for vulnerabilities. Brian Krebs rightly points out that much of this scanning activity is not malicious.
And finally, before you exchange that Android device, you should know that even if you’ve performed a full reset, your personal data is not being completely erased.