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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on April 14, 2014


April 11, SC Magazine – (International) Cyber attacks are targeting Heartbleed flaw, says US CERT. The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) issued a warning April 10 stating that attackers have begun exploiting the Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL and advised affected entities to report any incidents involving the vulnerability. Source:

April 11, Softpedia – (International) Expert shows that hackers can abuse Chrome speech recognition API flaw. A security researcher identified a vulnerability in an older version of Chrome’s speech recognition API that could be leveraged to obtain the transcript generated by the browser. The API was introduced in Chrome 11 but may still be used by some Web sites. Source:

April 11, Threatpost – (International) BlackBerry, Cisco products vulnerable to OpenSSL bug. BlackBerry reported that several of its software products are vulnerable to the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability, though its phones were unaffected. Cisco also reported that many of its products, including video communications and phone systems, were also vulnerable. Source:

April 10, Seattle Times – (Washington) Audit: State sold computers with Social Security numbers, tax info still on them. Washington officials quarantined computers, stopped sales, and established new guidelines after an audit released April 10 determined several State agencies likely gave away or sold roughly 1,800 computers out of 20,000 over the last 2 years containing confidential information, including Social Security numbers, medical records, and tax reforms. The auditors noted about 9 percent of all computers given away or sold held confidential information. Source:

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