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Threats and Malware


Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

WhatsApp Vulnerability Allows Code Execution Via Malicious MP4 File

November 18, 2019

Via: Security Week

A security vulnerability in WhatsApp that was made public last week could be abused to execute arbitrary code remotely on affected devices. Tracked as CVE-2019-11931, the issue is a stack-based buffer overflow that can be triggered by sending a specially […]


Malware, Vulnerabilities

Magento Warns E-Commerce Sites to Upgrade ASAP to Prevent Attacks

November 13, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The popular e-commerce platform Magento is urging web administrators to install its latest security update in order to defend against malicious attacks in the wild that could exploit a critical remote code-execution vulnerability. While the company didn’t specify what kinds […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Cisco Fixes High-Risk Vulnerabilities in Some Small Business RV Series Routers

November 12, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

A number of Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers series were found to be vulnerable to a couple of attacks, and Cisco was quick to explain what the vulnerabilities were and that the patches were issued. Cisco confirmed that command […]


Malware, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Understanding the Ripple Effect: Large Enterprise Data Breaches Threaten Everyone

November 11, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Big businesses are constantly under attack, and that affects everyone from customers and business partners to parties with national security interests. When successful, the initial compromise is only a means to an end — the real goal is to mount […]


Vulnerabilities

How to Secure Critical Infrastructure When Patching Isn’t Possible

November 7, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Cyberattacks are on the rise and threatening our digital life and our most intimate information — but also our operational realities. Attacks on critical infrastructure such as power plants, water works, airports and the like (transportation ranks among the highest-value […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Boeing’s poor information security posture threatens passenger safety, national security, researcher says

November 5, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Boeing’s poor information security practices threaten aviation safety and national security, security researcher Chris Kubecka told an audience at the Aviation Cyber Security conference in London today. Boeing test development networks are publicly exposed to the internet, Kubecka said, and […]


Vulnerabilities

Solar, Wind Power Utility Disrupted in Rare Cyberattack

November 4, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A cyberattack on the U.S. energy grid has just come to light, so to speak, which disrupted plant visibility at Utah-based sPower back in March. sPower, a Utah-based wind and solar provider, began experiencing a series of lost connections between […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Mueller Documents: Manafort Pushed Ukraine Hack Theory

November 4, 2019

Via: Security Week

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pushed the idea that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee servers, Manafort’s deputy told investigators during the special counsel’s Russia probe. The unsubstantiated theory, […]


Hacker, Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware

China-Linked Hackers Spy on Texts With MessageTap Malware

October 31, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have discovered a new malware used for cyber-espionage efforts by China-linked threat group APT41. The malware intercepts telecom SMS server traffic and sniffs out certain phone numbers and SMS messages – particularly those with keywords relating to Chinese political […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

ICS Attackers Set To Inflict More Damage With Evolving Tactics

October 31, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Future attacks on industrial control system (ICS) networks may inflict even more damage in the long run, according to new research. Analysts expect them to evolve from attacks that have immediate, direct impact to those with multiple stages and attack […]