Category: Vulnerabilities


Cisco Aironet Access Points Plagued By Critical, High-Severity Flaws

October 17, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Cisco Systems has released a security update stomping out critical and high-severity flaws impacting its Aironet access points, which are entry-level wireless access points (APs) used by mid-size enterprises in their offices or small warehouses. It also issued a slew […]


10 Reasons Your Organization Is Potentially at Risk of a Ransomware Attack

October 16, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

Does ransomware respect the holiday season? With ransomware attacks attempted every 14 seconds, it’s not likely attackers take any days off. The threat of ransomware keeps growing, and in Q1 2019, researchers noted a 118 percent rise in malware strains […]

Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Software, Supply-Chain Dangers Top List of 5G Cyber Risks

October 15, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The proliferation of software within 5G networks is one of the top security challenges facing the next generation of mobile networks, according to a report out this week from the European Union. 5G networks are fundamentally different than prior wireless […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Bipartisan senators want federal plan for sharing more info on supply chain threats

October 11, 2019

Via: The Hill

A bipartisan group of senators is calling for all branches of government to share information on threats to technology supply chains, citing potential risks to national security. In a Wednesday letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, […]


Patches for Internet Explorer Zero-Day Causing Problems for Many Users

October 8, 2019

Via: Security Week

Microsoft has released a new set of security patches for a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer that was initially addressed on September 23. The initial updates introduced some printing issues, but the new ones also appear to be buggy. Tracked […]

Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Cisco closes high-impact vulnerabilities in its security offerings

October 7, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Cisco has fixed 18 high-impact vulnerabilities affecting several of its security offerings and is advising administrators to test and implement the offered security updates as soon as possible. “Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to gain unauthorized […]

Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Educational organizations massively vulnerable to cyber attacks

October 4, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The education sector is facing a crisis as schools grapple with high levels of risk exposure – driven in large part by complex IT environments and digitally savvy student populations – that have made them a prime target for cybercriminals […]

Malware, Vulnerabilities

New Reductor Malware Hijacks HTTPS Traffic

October 4, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have discovered a new malware strain, dubbed Reductor, that allows hackers to manipulate Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) traffic by tweaking a browser’s random numbers generator, used to ensure a private connection between the client and server. Once infected, […]

Mobile, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Expert disclosed details of remote code execution flaw in Whatsapp for Android

October 3, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

A security researcher that goes online with the moniker Awakened discovered a double-free vulnerability in WhatsApp for Android and demonstrated how to leverage it to remotely execute arbitrary code on the target device. The expert reported the issue to Facebook […]

Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

How long before quantum computers break encryption?

September 30, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The verdict is in: quantum computing poses an existential threat to asymmetric cryptography algorithms like RSA and ECC that underpin practically all current Internet security. This comes straight from the National Academy of Science’s Committee on Technical Assessment of the […]