Category: Application security

Application security, Security

A flaw in Slack could allow hackers to steal, manipulate downloaded files

May 17, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Slack is a cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration tools and services, Security researcher David Wells from Tenable discovered a critical flaw in version 3.3.7 of the Slack desktop app that could be exploited to steal and manipulate a targeted […]

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, […]

Application security, Mobile security

Google May 2019 Patches address 4 RCE flaws in Android

May 9, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Google released May 2019 patches address 8 critical flaws in Google operating system, including 4 remote code execution vulnerabilities. Google is not aware of attacks in the wild exploiting these flaws. According to the advisory released by Google, the most […]

Application security, Mobile, Network security, Privacy protection, Security

Microsoft 365 Updated with New Compliance, Encryption, Privacy Controls

May 1, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

New tools, such as Compliance Manager and Advanced Message Encryption, aim to give businesses more options for data privacy. Microsoft is rolling out a series of new capabilities designed to give businesses greater control over their data privacy practices, help […]

Access control, Application security, Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Network security, Security

A casual approach to workplace communications presents major security risks

April 24, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Workers are comfortable sharing personal, sensitive and confidential information over chat platforms. They practice risky digital habits, and don’t care if their communications are leaked. Symphony Communication Services Workplace Confidential Survey, which polled over 1,500 workers in the U.S. and […]

Application security, Network security, Security

Microsoft Office now the most targeted platform, as browser security improves

April 22, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Microsoft Office has become cybercriminals’ preferred platform when carrying out attacks, and the number of incidents keeps increasing, Kaspersky Lab researchers said during the company’s annual conference, Security Analyst Summit, in Singapore. Boris Larin, Vlad Stolyarov and Alexander Liskin showed […]