Tag: vulnerabilities


Record-Breaking Number of Vulnerabilities Disclosed in 2017: Report

February 19, 2018

Via: Security Week

A record-breaking number of vulnerabilities were disclosed in 2017, with a total of 20,832 such security flaws, a new report from Risk Based Security shows. According to the company’s VulnDB QuickView report, last year saw a 31.0% year-on-year increase in […]

Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Researchers Find New Twists In ‘Olympic Destroyer’ Malware

February 15, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have uncovered new wrinkles in the “Olympic Destroyer” malware attack that targeted the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Cisco Talos researchers now believe the malware also wipes files on shared network drives. Originally researchers believed the malware only […]

Network security

Windows 10 Critical Vulnerability Reports Grew 64% in 2017

February 15, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

The launch and growth of new operating systems is mirrored by an increase in reported vulnerabilities. The number of critical vulnerabilities reported for Windows 10 increased 64% between 2016 and 2017. In total, 587 vulnerabilities were reported across Windows Vista, […]

Network security

Google Paid $2.9M for Vulnerabilities in 2017

February 12, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

The Google Vulnerability Reward Program issued a total of 1,230 rewards in 2017. The single largest payout was $112,500. Google issued a total of $2.9 million in 2017 as part of its Google Vulnerability Reward Program, which has so far […]


6 ways hackers will use machine learning to launch attacks

January 22, 2018

Via: CSO Online

Defined as the “ability for (computers) to learn without being explicitly programmed,” machine learning is huge news for the information security industry. It’s a technology that potentially can help security analysts with everything from malware and log analysis to possibly […]

Hacker, Vulnerabilities

Firms More Open to Receiving Vulnerability Reports: Ethical Hackers

January 19, 2018

Via: Security Week

Companies have become more open in the past year to receiving vulnerability reports from security researchers, according to ethical hackers surveyed by bug bounty platform HackerOne. According to HackerOne’s 2018 Hacker Report, which surveyed nearly 2,000 white hat hackers across […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


Decades-Old Vulnerabilities Found in Intel Chips – Billions of Devices At Risk

January 5, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Many Bothans died to bring us this information. Well, not really. No one died. And Bothans aren’t real. But two critical vulnerabilities have been discovered in Intel, AMD, and ARM processors that date back over two decades. On Wednesday, January […]