Category: Application security

Application security

How the Google and Facebook outages could impact application security

March 20, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

With major outages impacting Gmail, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram recently, consumers are right to be concerned over the security of their private data. While details of these outages haven’t yet been published – a situation I sincerely hope Alphabet and […]

Application security, Network security

G Suite admins can now disable SMS and voice 2FA

March 19, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

G Suite administrators can now prevent enterprise users from using SMS and voice codes as their second authentication/verification factor for accessing their accounts. The ability to disable those two options will be made available in the next two weeks to […]

Application security, Hacker, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Hackers use Slack to hide malware communications

March 11, 2019

Via: CSO Online

A group of hackers is using a previously undocumented backdoor program designed to interact with attackers over Slack. While abusing legitimate services for malware command-and-control purposes is not a new development, this is the first time researchers have seen Slack, […]

Application security

Adapting Application Security to the New World of Bots

March 8, 2019

Via: Radware Blog

In 2018, organizations reported a 10% increase in malware and bot attacks. Considering the pervasiveness (70%) of these types of attacks reported in 2017, this uptick is likely having a big impact on organizations globally. Compounding the issue is the […]

Application security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Social Media Platforms Double as Major Malware Distribution Centers

February 27, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Because many organizations tend to overlook or underestimate the threat, social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, are a huge blind spot in enterprise defenses. Social media platforms present far more than just a productivity drain for organizations. New […]

Application security

Attackers place cryptojacking apps in the Microsoft App Store

February 18, 2019

Via: CSO Online

In January, security researchers from Symantec found cryptomining applications in the Microsoft App Store, but they were published in the store between April and December 2018. It’s not clear how many users downloaded or installed the apps, but they had […]

Application security, Security

Learn New Malware-Fighting Tools & Techniques at Black Hat Asia

February 14, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

There’s no better place to sharpen your cybersecurity skills than Black Hat Asia in Singapore next month, where you’ll have access to a cornucopia of practical, hands-on Trainings, Briefings, and Arsenal tools intended to help you master even the trickiest […]

Application security, Mobile security, Privacy protection

Congress Wants Written Answers from Apple on FaceTime Privacy Glitch

February 7, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Apple is not getting off so easily with the FaceTime privacy violation incident. Two members of the US Congress are “deeply troubled” that the company didn’t immediately address the software glitch end demand further explanations for an issue they think […]

Application security, Cloud security

Moving to the Hybrid Cloud? Make Sure It’s Secure by Design

February 7, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

Many organizations have such a positive first experience with cloud computing that they quickly want to move to a hybrid cloud environment with data and workloads shared between private and public clouds. The flexibility and control that a hybrid cloud […]

Application security, Mobile security

The App Approval Workflow Keeps Enterprise Security in Check Without Disrupting Productivity

January 23, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

Mobile applications have become a part of our everyday lives. We use them to get where we’re going, stay in constant communication with others and get the information we need to be productive. Apps are no longer a novelty for […]