Category: Application security

Application security, Security

LinkedIn says it blocked or removed more than 21M fake accounts during first half of 2019

August 22, 2019

Via: The Hill

LinkedIn announced this week that it had blocked or removed 21.6 million fake accounts on its platform between January and June of this year. The professional networking platform, which has about 645 million users, wrote in a Tuesday blog post […]

Application security, Cyber-crime, Mobile, Security

‘Updates for Samsung’, the scam app with 10M+ downloads

July 5, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Over ten million users have installed a fake Samsung app named “Updates for Samsung” that poses as firmware updates. The malicious app redirects users to a website offering and charging for firmware downloads. Technical details of the attack were shared […]

Application security, Email security, Hacker, Security, Threats & Malware

US Cyber Command warns nation-state hackers are exploiting old Microsoft Outlook bug. Make sure you’re patched!

July 3, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

US Cyber Command has issued a warning about an unnamed foreign country’s attempt to spread malware through the exploitation of a vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook. The alert, posted on Twitter, refers to CVE-2017-11774, a vulnerability in Outlook that if exploited […]

Application security, Data loss, Security, Threats & Malware

Facebook Faces Lawsuit Over Massive 2018 Data Breach

June 25, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Facebook lost a key court ruling last week and now must face a lawsuit tied to a data breach of its platform disclosed in 2018, which impacted nearly 30 million of its users. The data breach, first disclosed by Facebook […]

Application security, Security

NVIDIA Patches Command Execution Vulnerability in GeForce Experience

June 4, 2019

Via: Security Week

The NVIDIA GFE is a companion application installed alongside GeForce drivers, which allows users to capture and share videos, screenshots, and live streams, while also providing the means to keep drivers updated and game settings optimized. Tracked as CVE-2019-5678 and […]

Application security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Microsoft worm warning: Windows users urged to patch now

May 15, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Microsoft is urging computer users to patch their systems now against a critical vulnerability that could be exploited by a fast-moving worm. The vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) is in Remote Desktop Services (formerly known as Terminal Services), and although Microsoft says it […]

Application security, Security

WhatsApp flaw used to install spyware by simply calling the target

May 14, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

A security vulnerability in the popular Facebook-owned end-to-end encrypted messaging app WhatsApp allowed attackers to install spyware on smartphones without any user interaction, Financial Times has reported. The exploitation of the flaw could be triggered by making a WhatsApp call […]

Application security, Network security, Security

Only 14% of organizations have completed migration to Windows 10

May 10, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Almost a quarter of organizations will not be ready for Microsoft to terminate public delivery of Windows 7 security updates on January 14, 2020, the official end of support date. They will be increasingly vulnerable to cyberattack until they move […]

Application security, Cloud security

A Brief History of Containerization: Why Container Security Best Practices Need to Evolve Now

May 10, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

Think about a revolutionary invention. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe it’s the advent of the internet, or perhaps your brain skipped all the way back to the steam engine. When asked that question, how many people […]

Application security, Network security, Security

Red Hat unveils Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 to span the breadth of deployments across enterprise IT

May 9, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, the operating system designed to span the breadth of deployments across enterprise IT. For any workload running on any environment, […]