Category: Application security

Application security, Security

Facebook users will be notified when their credentials are used for third-party app logins

January 16, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Facebook will (finally!) explicitly tell users who use Facebook Login to log into third-party apps what information those apps are harvesting from their FB account. At the same time, users will be able to react quickly if someone managed to […]

Application security, Security

Windows 7: Microsoft Ceases Free Security Updates

January 14, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

Microsoft on Tuesday will offer its final, free updates and security fixes for its Windows 7 operating system as well as Office 2010. The same goes for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, which also saw free support and security […]

Application security, Security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Clop ransomware looks to target Windows 10 apps

January 9, 2020

Via: TechRadar

A new variant of the Clop ransomware which targets Windows 10 apps such as text editors and office applications as well as other processes has been discovered in the wild. When the Clop ransomware first appeared in February of 2019, […]

Application security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Mozilla patches actively exploited Firefox zero-day

January 9, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Mozilla has patched a Firefox zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2019-17026) that is being exploited in attacks in the wild and is urging Firefox and Firefox ESR users to update their installations as soon as possible. About CVE-2019-17026 A day after Mozilla released […]

Application security, Security

Facebook Fixes WhatsApp Group Chat Security Issue

December 18, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Facebook has fixed a bug in its WhatsApp chat platform that gave attackers a way to send a malicious group-chat message capable of repeatedly crashing the entire application for all members of a targeted chat group. To regain access to […]

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 […]