Thou shalt not reverse engineer Oracle's products. That was the stunning diktat issued by Oracle CSO Mary Ann Davidson in a blog post that some are reading as a declaration of war against the security research community.
The APT gang known as Darkhotel quickly tapped a Hacking Team exploit for Flash, Kaspersky Lab reports. But the gang's ongoing trickery shows that organizations must do more than just patch against the latest threats.
Given that hacking is an everyday threat to most organizations, reliable security depends on understanding the exposure, weaknesses and threats that could lead to a breach in the defences, says PWC's Wouter Veugelen.
The Black Hat conference features presentations that have already led to very public warnings about remotely hackable flaws in everything from Jeep Cherokees and Linux-powered rifles to Android mobile devices and Mac OS X.
Attackers could abuse flaws in Android's Stagefright media library to seize control of almost 950 million devices, just by sending a text, a security researcher warns. But will most devices ever see related fixes?
The Ashley Madison dating website hack and threatened data release is a perfect illustration of the perils - and promise - of our Internet-connected, hacktivist age, whether it comes to online dating or the Internet of Things.
"All I see are more targets for hackers - starting with just mischief and curiosity, leading to crime and other malicious intents," says Anthony Lim of (ISC)Â². What can leaders do to improve application security?
India's burgeoning mobile penetration has led to a massive uptake in app usage. Frenetic development to meet demand has found security ignored. Dhananjay Rokde discusses how this ecosystem functions today.
Breached dating website FriendFinder allegedly missed email warnings from security researchers that its site had been breached and customers' data was being sold on a "darknet" site. What can other businesses learn from that apparent mistake?
Wanted: Hackers for hire. Or in British government parlance: "Committed and responsible individuals who have the potential to carry out computer network operations to keep the U.K. safe." Ready to apply?
In the wake of the breaches suffered by JPMorgan Chase, Sony and Anthem, attack attribution and information sharing are playing more prominent roles for banking leaders, and they will be key discussion points at the upcoming RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco.