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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on March 18, 2014

March 17, Help Net Security – (International) US announces transition of oversight over Internet’s domain name system. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its intention to transition oversight of Internet domain name functions to global stakeholders. The NTIA requested that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) convene stakeholders and develop a transition proposal as a first step. Source:

March 17, Softpedia – (International) Google’s public DNS hijacked for 22 minutes. Network monitoring and routing security company BGPmon reported that attackers were able to hijack Google’s public DNS service for 22 minutes March 15 via a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) attack. Networks in Brazil and Venezuela were affected.   Source:

March 17, Softpedia – (International) Google addresses Chrome OS vulnerabilities presented at Pwnium 2014. Google released an update to its Chrome OS browser-based operating system, closing seven vulnerabilities that were identified at the Pwnium 2014 competition the week of March 10. Source:

March 16, The Register – (International) iOS 7 has weak random number generator. Researchers at Azimuth Security found that the random number generator used in the iOS 7 mobile operating system is weak to brute force attacks that could allow attackers to exploit vulnerabilities previously unable to be exploited. Source:

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