Category: Application security

Application security, Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Security

Twitter Spy Case Highlights Risks for Big Tech Platforms

November 11, 2019

Via: Security Week

The allegations of spying by former Twitter employees for Saudi Arabia underscore the risks for Silicon Valley firms holding sensitive data which make the platforms ripe for espionage. The two Saudis and one US citizen allegedly worked together to unmask […]

Application security, Mobile, Privacy protection, Security

Fingerprint unlock arrives in WhatsApp for Android – here’s how to enable it

October 31, 2019

Via: TechRadar

After testing the feature on beta users for a little while, WhatsApp is now rolling out fingerprint unlock to all Android users. It brings biometric security to Android some 8 months after similar options landed on iPhone. The Fingerprint Lock […]

Application security, Security

US Senators Call for Security Probe of TikTok

October 28, 2019

Via: Security Week

Two senior US senators called for the government to study national security risks possibly posed by Chinese-owned video app TikTok, saying it could leave American users vulnerable to Beijing’s spying. With 500 million users worldwide, TikTok has exploded in popularity […]

Application security, Mobile, Mobile security, Security

Blacklisted apps increase 20%, attackers focus on tax-branded key terms

October 25, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

In 2018, global app spending hit $101 billion and is expected to surpass that this year. Mobile is a significant portion of the overall corporate attack surface where security teams often suffer from a lack of visibility. For the second […]

Application security, Mobile security, Security

Apple Removes 17 Malicious iOS Apps From App Store

October 24, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have uncovered 17 apps on Apple’s official App Store infected with malware. Apple has since removed the apps from the App Store – but a “significant” number of iOS users could have installed them, researchers said. Once downloaded, the […]

Application security

Windows 7 Users to Receive End-of-Life Notification

October 17, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Microsoft is beginning to notify users that the Windows 7 operating system is approaching its Jan. 12 end-of-life date. An update for Windows 7 brings a notification that tells users that support for the operating system is coming to an […]

Application security, Security

Fake mobile app fraud tripled in first half of 2019

October 16, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

In Q2 2019, RSA Security identified 57,406 total fraud attacks worldwide. Of these, phishing attacks were the most prevalent (37%), followed by fake mobile apps (usually apps posing as those of popular brands). But while phishing went up by just […]

Application security, Email security, Security

macOS Catalina: Security and privacy improvements

October 8, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Apple has released macOS Catalina (v10.15), a new major release of its desktop operating system, which comes with many functional and security and privacy improvements. The former include a new game subscription service, a feature that extends Mac desktops with […]

Application security, Network security, Security

64% of IT decision makers have reported a breach in their ERP systems in the past 24 months

October 7, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

ERP applications are ‘critical’ to business operations, according to the IDC survey of 430 IT decision makers. ERP-related breach Sixty-four percent of the 191 decision makers surveyed whose organizations rely on SAP or Oracle E-Business Suite confirmed that their deployments […]

Application security, Network security, Security

Microsoft will continue providing Windows 7 security updates for SMBs

October 3, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

According to the latest Alert Logic’s research, most devices in small and midsize businesses (SMBs) run Windows versions that are expired or are about to expire soon. Luckily for SMBs that don’t want or can’t upgrade from Windows 7, Microsoft […]