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  • NotPetya aftermath: Companies lost hundreds of millions

    The infamous NotPetya ransomware attack, which started in Ukraine on June 27 but later spread to many international businesses, has resulted in huge monetary losses for the victims. Even those who paid the ransom couldn’t recover swiftly, as it was discovered that the NotPetya attackers weren’t capable of providing decryption keys. In fact, it is now largely accepted that the attack was not performed to acquire money, but to disrupt operations worldwide. Now that the … More

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  • How to spot malicious mobile apps

    The pervasiveness of smartphones has resulted in an onslaught of mobile apps, and it’s pretty safe to say that, by now, there is an app for every imaginable purpose. Unfortunately, among the many helpful ones are also many malicious apps – no app market is safe from them. Fortunately, there are ways to spot such apps. RiskIQ researchers have been monitoring over 120 mobile app stores around the world, and based on their findings, they … More

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  • The human point: Gaining visibility into the context behind user actions

    In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2017, Dr. Richard Ford, Chief Scientist at Forcepoint, talks about the security industry’s need of a paradigm shift toward examining user behavior and intent. Here’s a transcript of the podcast for your convenience. Hello, my name is Dr. Richard Ford, I’m the Chief Scientist over at Forcepoint. In that job, I’m responsible for a variety of different things, but one of the things I’m most excited about … More

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  • DevOps skills gap: Do you have the necessary skills to succeed?

    New research shows that software developers are not receiving the training they need to be successful as DevOps becomes the prevalent approach to building and operating digital products and services. In today’s application-centric economy that gap could have real impact on the productivity of businesses in every industry, as well as on the security and quality of the software that underpins the digital economy. Education and DevOps The 2017 DevSecOps Global Skills Survey by DevOps.com … More

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  • Google Chrome remote code execution flaw detailed, PoC released

    Vulnerability broker Beyond Security has released details about and Proof of Concept code for a remote code execution bug affecting Google Chrome. “The [type confusion] vulnerability results from incorrect optimization by the turbofan compiler, which causes confusion between access to an object array and a value array, and therefore allows to access objects as if they were values by reading them as if they were values (thus receiving their in memory address) or vice-versa to … More

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  • Three megatrends that will drive digital business into the next decade

    Gartner revealed three distinct megatrends that will enable businesses to survive and thrive in the digital economy over the next five to 10 years. Artificial intelligence (AI) everywhere, transparently immersive experiences and digital platforms are the trends that will provide intelligence, create new experiences and offer platforms that allow organizations to connect with new business ecosystems. Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017. Note: PaaS = platform as a service; UAVs = unmanned aerial vehicles Hype … More

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  • EV ransomware is targeting WordPress sites

    WordPress security outfit Wordfence has flagged several attempts by attackers to upload ransomware that provides them with the ability to encrypt a WordPress website’s files. They dubbed the malware “EV ransomware”, due to the .ev extension that is added to the encrypted files. About EV ransomware The ransomware is uploaded once the attacker manages to compromise a WordPress website. The attacker starts the encryption process from an interface, after choosing a complex key and pressing … More

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  • DOJ wants to know who visited anti-Trump website

    The US Department of Justice wants DreamHost to hand over IP addresses of some 1.3 million visitors to disruptj20.org, a website that helped organize political protests during President Trump’s inauguration. The company has decided to challenge the request in court. According to a blog post by the LA-based web hosting provider, the DOJ first requested information about the website and its owner, but is now asking DreamHost to provide a glut of data, including the … More

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  • Uber to get privacy audit every two years

    Uber has agreed to implement a comprehensive privacy program and obtain regular, independent audits to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers by failing to monitor employee access to consumer personal information and by failing to reasonably secure sensitive consumer data stored in the cloud. The complaint In the wake of news reports alleging Uber employees were improperly accessing consumer data, the company issued a statement in November 2014 that it had a … More

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  • US, China and the UK are top regions affected by IoT security threats

    In the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem today, cyberattacks are becoming more diverse and sophisticated with cybercriminals taking over home network routers to launch attacks on smart home devices. Trend Micro’s recent report shows more than 1.8 million cyberattacks have been conducted through home network routers in the past six months. Eight percent of these attacks were outbound attacks where hackers were able to access a home device, then remotely execute malware to obtain confidential … More

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| Date published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:09:40 +0200
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»CVE-2006-3635 (linux_kernel)
The ia64 subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.26 allows local users to cause a denial of service ...
»CVE-2009-5145 (zope)
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in ZMI pages that use the manage_tabs_message in Zope 2.11. ...
»CVE-2010-2245 (wink)
XML External Entity (XXE) vulnerability in Apache Wink 1.1.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to ...
»CVE-2011-4343 (myfaces)
Information disclosure vulnerability in Apache MyFaces Core 2.0.1 through 2.0.10 and 2.1.0 through 2 ...
»CVE-2011-5325 (busybox)
Directory traversal vulnerability in the BusyBox implementation of tar before 1.22.0 v5 allows remot ...
»CVE-2012-2771 (ffmpeg)
Unspecified vulnerability in FFmpeg before 0.10.3 has unknown impact and attack vectors, a different ...
»CVE-2012-2773 (ffmpeg)
Unspecified vulnerability in FFmpeg before 0.10.3 has unknown impact and attack vectors, a different ...
»CVE-2012-2778 (ffmpeg)
Unspecified vulnerability in FFmpeg before 0.10.3 has unknown impact and attack vectors, a different ...
»CVE-2012-2780 (ffmpeg)
Unspecified vulnerability in FFmpeg before 0.10.3 has unknown impact and attack vectors, a different ...
»CVE-2012-2781 (ffmpeg)
Unspecified vulnerability in FFmpeg before 0.10.3 has unknown impact and attack vectors, a different ...
»CVE-2014-8903 (curam_social_program_management)
IBM Curam Social Program Management 6.0 SP2 before EP26, 6.0.4 before 6.0.4.5iFix10 and 6.0.5 before ...
»CVE-2014-9260 (download_manager)
The basic_settings function in the download manager plugin for WordPress before 2.7.3 allows remote ...
»CVE-2014-9262 (duplicator)
The Duplicator plugin in Wordpress before 0.5.10 allows remote authenticated users to create and dow ...
»CVE-2015-0194 (sterling_b2b_integrator, sterling_file_gateway)
XML External Entity (XXE) vulnerability in IBM Sterling B2B Integrator 5.1 and 5.2 and IBM Sterling ...
»CVE-2015-1378 (grml-debootstrap)
cmdlineopts.clp in grml-debootstrap in Debian 0.54, 0.68.x before 0.68.1, 0.7x before 0.78 is source ...


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»Drupal Releases Security Updates
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»Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome OS
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»Throwback Thursday: Ten memorable Virus Bulletin conference presentations - part 2
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»VB2017 Small Talks and reserve papers announced
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»NoMoreRansom's first birthday demonstrates importance of collaboration
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