Heartbleed is still a very real issue for IT admins, but it’s far from the only issue. The latest woe comes in the form of a malicious Android app called iBanking that can spy on your communications. The president of the OpenSSL Foundation says more support is needed from companies and governments that use its software so that it can better spot and fix flawed pieces of code such as Heartbleed. The word "Heartbleed" has entered the popular lexicon thanks a gaping hole discovered in a commonly used piece of security software. But where did the name come from? Using malicious software to mine virtual currency on desktop PCs is not new, but now hackers are using Android apps from Google Play and third-party markets to secretly install the mining software. Sophisticated spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the U.S. in one of the most complex cyber espionage programs uncovered to date.
Top Cyberthreats Exposed by Verizon Report Beyond Heartbleed, there are cyberthreats vying to take down enterprise networks, corrupt smartphones, and wreak havoc on businesses. Verizon is exposing these threats in a new report.
Where Do Web Sites Stand, Post-Heartbleed? A security firm says the vast majority of Web sites have patched themselves to protect against the Heartbleed bug, but now there are questions raised on the reliability of open-source programs.