Category: Application security

Application security, Security

Video Conferencing Security Tips You May Have Overlooked

July 8, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

Video conferencing applications grew substantially following the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. According to Research and Markets article “Video Conferencing Demand Rises due to Social-Distancing,” video conferencing software experienced 62 million downloads in March 2020. This increase in […]

Application security, Cloud security, Security

How do you secure the cloud? New data points a way

June 26, 2020

Via: CSO Online

The march toward the cloud for data and services has many companies rethinking their approach to cybersecurity. Do they need a new cloud security strategy? Recent surveys have shed light on how security strategies are changing, and more important, how […]

Application security, Security

Microsoft is giving Linux a significant security update

June 24, 2020

Via: TechRadar

Microsoft is hoping to boost its security protection for Android and Linux systems with a new release of its Defender Adavanced Threat Protection (ATP) app. A public preview, or first version of Defender ATP for Linux and Android devices can […]

Application security, Network security, Security

How to apply zero-trust models to container security

June 23, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Organisations are increasingly replacing archaic software development approaches with containers, which allow them to develop, deploy and scale applications much more quickly than traditional methods. But despite these benefits, containers are not perfect. Their adoption has also resulted in new […]

Application security, Security

Most COVID-19 contact-tracing apps are not adequately secured

June 18, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Security researchers have analyzed contact-tracing mobile apps from around the globe and found that their developers have generally failed to implement suitable security and privacy protections. The results of the analysis In an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19, […]

Application security, Mobile, Mobile security, Security

FBI Warns Of Increasing Use of Trojans in Banking Apps

June 11, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

The FBI is warning that cybercriminals and fraudsters are increasingly targeting mobile banking apps with malware in order to steal credentials and conduct account takeover attacks. In a public alert published Wednesday, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center warns that […]

Application security, Security

Skipped patch from 2012 makes old Microsoft Office systems a favored target

June 3, 2020

Via: CSO Online

In addition to protecting the desktop, you should also pay close attention to the Office suite–in particular, Microsoft’s Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) platform. OLE allows you to make linked connections between applications and other documents, but it also provides […]

Application security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Most Apps Use Vulnerable Open-Source Libraries, Veracode Research Shows

May 29, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

New research from Veracode found that most applications use open-source libraries that also present vulnerabilities, but the distribution of such libraries depends on the programming languages used. Open-source libraries are ubiquitous, but they are not limited to integration into open-source […]

Application security, Security

Windows 10 adds new security and privacy features in May update

May 29, 2020

Via: Naked Security

Windows 10 release 2004 is out, with a slew of new features. They include several updates to its security and privacy. Here’s what you get when you download it, as outlined in the company’s blog post. Microsoft has updated its […]

Application security, Security

Google Chrome Is Getting a Bunch of New Privacy Features

May 27, 2020

Via: Wired

GOOGLE’S CHROME WEB browser is the world’s most popular way for people to navigate the web. But it’s far from perfect. Google’s dominance in online advertising means it slurps up plenty of your browsing data, which is used to show […]