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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on June 6, 2014

June 5, Threatpost – (International) New OpenSSL MitM flaw affects all clients, some server versions. A security researcher identified a remotely exploitable vulnerability in all versions of OpenSSL that could be used in a man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack to decrypt traffic between vulnerable clients and servers. The researcher reported that the vulnerability appears to have existed in OpenSSL’s code since 1998 Source: http://threatpost.com/new-openssl-mitm-flaw-affects-all-clients-some-server-versions

June 5, Softpedia – (International) Skype users face security risk due to unencrypted data. Solutionary researchers reported in the company’s May Threat Report that Skype users’ personal information and chat transcripts could be vulnerable to attackers due to the data being kept in an unencrypted file on the local system in Windows and Linux. The files are hidden by default but could easily be found by an attacker. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Skype-Users-Face-Security-Risk-Due-to-Unencrypted-Data-445414.shtml

June 5, Nextgov – (National) Flaw lets hackers control electronic highway billboards. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security advised transportation operators June 4 of a hard-coded password vulnerability discovered in Daktronics Vanguard highway notification sign configuration software which could allow hackers to gain unauthorized access to the highway signs. The vendor was notified and is working to fix the issue. Source: http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/06/flaw-lets-hackers-control-electronic-highway-billboards/85849/

 

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