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Vulnerabilities

Oracle Fixes Spectre, Meltdown Flaws With Critical Patch Update

January 17, 2018

Via: Security Week

Oracle on Tuesday released its first Critical Patch Update for 2018 to deliver 237 new security fixes across its product portfolio. Over half of the addressed vulnerabilities could be remotely exploited without authentication. As part of the January 2018 Critical […]


Vulnerabilities

DNS Servers Crash Due to BIND Security Flaw

January 17, 2018

Via: Security Week

Updates released by the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) for BIND patch a remotely exploitable security flaw that has caused some DNS servers to crash. The high severity vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2017-3145, is caused by a use-after-free bug that can lead […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Four malicious Chrome extensions affected over half a million users and global businesses

January 16, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Four malicious Chrome extensions may have impacted more than half million users likely to conduct click fraud or black search engine optimization. More than half million users may have been infected by four malicious Chrome extensions that were likely used […]


Network security

Advantages of Adding Security-as-a-Service to Reduce Alert Fatigue and Expand Protection

January 15, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Enterprises today are tasked with developing, implementing, managing and updating their security systems in an increasingly hostile environment. As a result, they are constantly devoting scarce resources to an ever-expanding array of threats. Security-as-a-service (SECaaS) can deliver extended protection to […]


Identity theft

New Year, New Account Fraud: Identity Theft May Be Holding Back Your Customer Experience Resolutions

January 15, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

The beginning of a new year is a great time to resolve to improve your customer experience. One of the best places to start is the new account creation process. Financial institutions can spend hundreds, even thousands of dollars per […]


Email security

Emailed Cyberattack Targets 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

January 9, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

More than 300 organizations associated with the 2018 Olympics have been hit with a targeted email campaign. A fileless malware campaign was discovered targeting organizations associated with the upcoming 2018 winter Olympics being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, report analysts […]


Cloud security, Phishing

Six Major Data Breach Trends From 2017

January 9, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

It seems like the moment the security industry collectively comes to grips with the latest publicly disclosed data breach, another bigger and badder security incident surfaces to shake it up, prompting many enterprises to worry if the same could happen […]


Data loss, Vulnerabilities

Serious Flaws Affect Dell EMC, VMware Data Protection Products

January 8, 2018

Via: Security Week

Data protection products from both Dell EMC and VMware are impacted by three potentially serious vulnerabilities discovered by researchers at Digital Defense. EMC told customers that its Avamar Server, NetWorker Virtual Edition and Integrated Data Protection Appliance products have a […]


Vulnerabilities

Lawsuits Filed Against Intel Over CPU Vulnerabilities

January 8, 2018

Via: Security Week

At least three class action lawsuits have been filed against Intel in the past days over the recently disclosed vulnerabilities that could allow malicious hackers to obtain potentially sensitive information from computers. The Meltdown and Spectre attack methods uncovered by […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Sensor data can be used to guess your PIN, unlock your phone

January 3, 2018

Via: Naked Security

Turns out that those sensors in your smartphone that do all kinds of cool, magical things like give you directions, find your friends, let your Uber or Lyft driver find you, count the steps in your workout, let you know […]