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Category: Threats & Malware

Threats and Malware


Cloud security, Vulnerabilities

LenovoEMC Storage Gear Leaks Sensitive Financial Data

July 17, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers are warning of a vulnerability in LenovoEMC storage hardware and legacy Iomega-branded network attached storage (NAS) appliances that could lead to a breach of data stored on the devices. The bug, disclosed Tuesday by Lenovo, is rated high-severity and […]


Malware, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

WhatsApp, Telegram Coding Blunders Can Expose Personal Media Files

July 17, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Though WhatsApp and Telegram tout themselves as secure messaging services, faulty developer coding that allows cyberattackers to intercept media files sent on the Android versions of the services (like photos and videos, documents and voice memos) undercuts that claim. The […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hackers Access Sprint Accounts via Samsung Website

July 17, 2019

Via: Security Week

US telecoms company Sprint has informed some customers that their Sprint accounts have been accessed by hackers via a Samsung website. In a letter sent out to impacted customers, Sprint said it learned of unauthorized access to accounts on June […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

How can attackers abuse artificial intelligence?

July 16, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly finding applications in nearly every walk of life. Self-driving cars, social media networks, cybersecurity companies, and everything in between uses it. But a new report published by the SHERPA consortium – an EU project studying […]


Hacker, Network security, Threats & Malware

To pay or not pay a hacker’s ransomware demand? It comes down to cyber hygiene

July 15, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Baltimore Mayor Jack Young announced last week that the U.S. Conference of Mayors (UCSM) passed a resolution calling on mayors to oppose the payment of ransomware attackers. The resolution states that “at least 170 county, city or state government systems […]


Vulnerabilities

Apple Issues Silent Update Removing Zoom’s Hidden Server

July 11, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Apple has pushed a silent update to Mac users that removes a hidden web server from Zoom users’ machines. The Zoom web- and video-conferencing service has come under scrutiny for its handling of a zero-day bug (CVE-2019–13450) found by researcher […]


Uncategorized, Vulnerabilities

Implementing Bug Bounty Programs: The Right and Wrong Approaches

July 11, 2019

Via: Threat Post

While bug-bounty programs may seem like a cure-all solution for companies looking discover vulnerabilities in their systems more efficiently, the fact remains that a program could overwhelm a firm’s internal security team and cause other major headaches if implemented the […]


Vulnerabilities

Intel Patches High-Severity Flaw in Processor Diagnostic Tool

July 10, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Intel has patched a high-severity vulnerability in its processor diagnostic tool, which could allow local attackers to launch several malicious attacks on affected devices, such as escalation of privilege or denial of service. The Intel Processor Diagnostic tool is a […]


Malware, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Agent Smith Malware Infects 25M Android Phones to Push Rogue Ads

July 10, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers are warning of a new breed of Android malware, dubbed “Agent Smith,” that they claim has infected 25 million handsets in order to replace legitimate apps with doppelgangers that display rogue ads. The malware is tied to a China-based […]


Network security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Most SMB devices run Windows versions that are expired or will expire by January 2020

July 9, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

There is a steady increase in attacks and changes in attack methods that target weaknesses in encryption, workload configuration, limited visibility into vulnerabilities and outdated and unsupported operating systems, according to a research by Alert Logic. The research discovered 66% […]