Company that sells “professional” keylogging software hacked

FinFisher, the company that sells the similarly named professional spying software, has lost about 40GB of data that contains effectiveness reports and other internal documents.

WordPress/Drupal DOS vulnerability

A newly discovered flaw could allow Denial of Service attack vs websites.

AOL’s millions of dial up users

Still a “cash cow” for AOL.

Apple’s patent for Siri as a “third” input

In addition to keyboard and mouse, Siri may also be used for input to a computer.

Google to give search priority to sites using https encryption

Trying to promote the use of https, Google will now use that to influence search results.

The Pwnie Award nominees

The best “security fails” of the year.

Bad guys have 1 billion passwords, probably a record.

A “Russian” gang of “hackers” have gather a record number of Internet usernames and passwords.

Don’t aim lasers at aircraft

a 26-year-old to one year and nine months in prison for firing two different laser pointers at a Kern County Sheriff’s Office helicopter over a six month period in 2013

Another NSA “leaker”

Apparently Edward Snowden is not alone

Critical Vulnerability in Samba 4.x

A flaw has been found in Samba that allows remote access through a flaw in nmbd with root level rights.  Ubuntu has released a patch, but nothing from Redhat yet.  Patch or disable nmbd if you run an newer version of Samba.