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Adobe has suffered its second targeted attack in a year, investigating the illegal access of source code for Adobe Acrobat, ColdFusion, ColdFusion Builder and other Adobe products by an unauthorised third party. After a discovery by security blogger Brian Krebs of 40GB of source code, which appeared to be uncompiled and complied code for ColdFusion and Adobe Acrobat, Adobe confirmed that it has been working on an investigation into a potentially broad-ranging breach into its networks since 17th September....

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Microsoft will patch the zero-day in Internet Explorer next week among a batch of eight bulletins. On its next Patch Tuesday, the zero-day will be covered along with three other critical issues in Windows and the .Net framework. Also, four important patches will be released for Office, Silverlight and Server Software. Wolfgang Kandek, CTO of Qualys, said: “Microsoft has had a turbulent two weeks since their security advisory KB2887507, which detailed CVE-2013-3893, a zero-day vulnerability in Internet...

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Further questions have been raised about the viability of the iPhone 5S’s fingerprint scanner, after research found that it was possible to photograph a fingerprint on a iPhone 4S, print it onto film and use it to access the new device. According to research by Germany’s Security Research Labs (SRL), it is possible to photo an iPhone 4s, and use the spoofed fingerprint to unlock a Thinkpad laptop, a Fujitsu smartphone and an iPhone 5s. In a video...

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Organisations could face fines running into millions if the EU's proposed cyber risk directive is passed. Proposed in early 2012 with amendments made this year, it would permit each European Union member state to fine up to two per cent of a company's global revenue for data loss incidents.Dwayne Melancon, chief technology officer at Tripwire, said: “The new EU Directive has the potential to have a huge global impact because it applies to any organisation...

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