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Larry Loeb

Principal, PBC Enterprises

Larry Loeb has written for many of the last century's major "dead tree" computer magazines, having been, among other things, a consulting editor for BYTE magazine and senior editor for the launch of WebWeek. He wrote for IBM's DeveloperWorks site for seven years and has written a book on the Secure Electronic Transaction Internet protocol. His latest book has the commercially obligatory title of Hack Proofing XML. He's been online since uucp "bang" addressing (where the world existed relative to !decvax), serving as editor of the Macintosh Exchange on BIX and the VARBusiness Exchange.

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Mitigating the Buffer Overflow Flaw in Glibc

The GNU C Library (glibc) is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow issue. Learn more about the problem and how to avoid, patch and mitigate it.

Lockdroid Ransomware Fails Thanks to Google’s Verify Apps

At a recent security conference, Google claimed its Verify Apps feature prevented Android users from becoming infected with the Lockdroid ransomware.

Cybercrime Doesn’t Pay as Much as Previously Thought, Report Shows

A new report from the Ponemon Institute and Palo Alto Networks found that cybercrime isn't as lucrative as it was assumed to be.

Google Announces Plan to Flag Unsecured Emails

Google's Gmail now alerts users when they receive unsecured, unencrypted and unauthenticated emails in an attempt to increase security awareness.

Bitcoin Lending Site LoanBase Hacked Through WordPress Vulnerability

Cybercriminals exploited a WordPress vulnerability to breach LoanBase, a bitcoin lending site, and they may have gained access to user info.

Google Extends Safe Browsing to Fake Buttons

Chrome's safe browsing setting will now warn users about embedded content, such as fake download buttons, that aims to carry out social engineering.

TeslaCrypt Ransomware Targets WordPress Sites

WordPress sites are being affected by a Teslacrypt ransomware attack, which could leave users with out-of-date plugins or browsers exposed.

WirelessHART Networking Technology Products Have Vulnerabilities, Researchers Say

Products with WirelessHART networking technology have vulnerabilities that are not yet patched, which could expose industrial systems to significant risk.

IBM Buys Into Digital Asset Holdings, a Blockchain Tech Company

IBM has made an investment in Digital Asset Holdings, a firm operating distributed ledger systems using blockchain technology.

New Cross-Platform Backdoors Go From Linux to Windows

Kaspersky Lab recently discovered cross-platform backdoors that connect Linux and Windows. Here's what you need to know about this vulnerability.