Top CyberSecurity News For June 24th 2016

  1. Severe flaws in widely used archive library put many projects at riskFrom CSOOnline. In a world where any new software project is built in large part on existing third-party code, finding and patching vulnerabilities in popular open-source libraries is vital to creating reliable and secure applications. For example, three severe flaws in libarchive, recently found by researchers from Cisco Systems’ Talos group, could affect a large number of software products.
  2. 154 million voter records exposed, revealing gun ownership, Facebook profiles, and moreFrom Daily Dot. When we eventually get to look back on 2016, we might be tempted to label it “The Year of Leaking Voter Lists.”  The year began with many people distraught to learn that a database with voter registration records of 191 million voters had been exposed online. Voter registration lists include name, address, political party, telephone number, and whether the voter voted in the last elections and primaries. It appeared that many Americans never knew that these lists were generally considered public records.
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