A security vulnerability in the GNU Bourne Again Shell (Bash), the command-line shell used in many Linux and Unix operating systems, could leave systems running those operating systems open to exploitation by specially crafted attacks. “This issue is especially dangerous as there are many possible ways Bash can be called by an application,” a Red Hat security advisory warned.
TripAdvisor has suffered a data breach at its Viator tour-booking and review website.
An estimated 1.4 million Viator customers are potentially affected by the compromise, which the firm admits may have exposed payment card data.
The compromise also potentially aired the email address, password and Viator "nickname" associated with accounts. Viator only became aware of the breach after investigators looking into incidents of credit card fraud made the link that victims were also users of its site.
Three weeks ago hundreds of nude celebrity photos were leaked onto the internet. Dubbed The Fappening, the collection included pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Kaley Cuoco, with the majority of the personal images apparently obtained from hacked iCloud accounts.
Home Depot said Thursday that 56 million payment cards were affected by a malware attack that started in April.
In a statement, Home Depot said that it completed its investigation and added enhanced encryption at point of sale terminals in its U.S. stores. Enhanced encryption will be complete in early 2015. Home Depot's encryption technology was provided by Voltage Security and tested by independent firms.
A large text file billed as a list of usernames and passwords for more than 4.9 million Google accounts is likely a collection of credentials from different sources, not from a breach of the company's systems, Google stated on Wednesday.