Oracle security chief: Please comply with your license agreement and stop reverse engineering our code
Oracle's chief security officer is tired of customers performing their own security tests on Oracle software, and she's not going to take it anymore. That was the message of a post she made to her corporate blog on August 10—a post that has since been taken down.
When Der Spiegel and Jacob Appelbaum published leaked pages of the National Security Agency's ANT Catalog—the collection of tools and software created for NSA's Tailored Access Operations (TAO) division—it triggered shock, awe, and a range of other emotions around the world. Among some hardware hackers and security researchers, it triggered something else, too—a desire to replicate the capabilities of TAO's toolbox to conduct research on how the same approaches might be used by other adversaries.
Adobe has fixed a series of security vulnerabilities in Flash Player
The company said in an advisory Tuesday that the updates will address security flaws that "could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system." The patches aim to fix flaws that could lead to code execution -- in other words, allowing an attacker to run malicious code.
Sometimes, the simplest plans are the smartest. And the most illegal.
That’s certainly the case with a group of accused criminals, including six American stock traders and two Ukrainian hackers, along with 23 other defendants—who stand accused of running a very, very lucrative scheme for almost five years, according to the AP.
Alleged ISIS leak compromises hundreds of U.S. military & intelligence emails — Dept of Defense is ‘looking into it’
A Twitter account claiming to be the “IS Hacking Division” has published what appears to be an extensive directory of government emails, passwords, credit cards, phone numbers, and addresses spanning U.S. military departments and divisions, the FBI, U.S. embassies, the Library of Congress, U.S. city officials, the British Embassy, the FTC, and NASA, as well as possible personnel at Wells Fargo.