Category: Application security

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 […]

Application security

Critical flaws affect Jira Service Desk and Jira Service Desk Data Center

September 23, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Atlassian released security updates to address critical vulnerabilities in Jira Service Desk and Jira Service Desk Data Center. One of the flaw can lead to information disclosure, while another critical vulnerability addressed by Atlassian could allow server-side template injection leading […]

Application security, Mobile, Privacy protection, Security

Facebook Suspends ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps in Privacy Review

September 20, 2019

Via: Security Week

The review was launched in 2018 after revelations that the political consultancy hijacked personal data on millions of Facebook users and included attorneys, external investigators, data scientists, engineers, policy specialists and others, according to a Facebook statement. The suspensions are […]

Access control, Application security, Security

3 ways to improve PC security

September 20, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Companies continue to struggle with ensuring their PCs are protected from malware attacks, data breaches and miscellaneous “bad actor” attacks (e.g. ransomware, identity theft, data exfiltration). A new revelation of a security breach every day seems to come every day. […]

Application security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Code Execution Vulnerabilities Found in Aspose PDF Processing Product

September 18, 2019

Via: Security Week

Australia-based Aspose provides APIs for manipulating a wide range of file formats, including Word, PDF, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote files. Aspose says on its website that its products are used by over 17,500 customers across 114 countries, including 75 […]

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 […]