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Vulnerabilities

Researcher Says NSA’s Ghidra Tool Can Be Used for RCE

March 20, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Ghidra, a free, open-source software reverse-engineering tool that was released by the National Security Agency at RSA, has been found to be a potential conduit to remote code-execution. Ghidra is a disassembler written in Java; software that breaks down executable […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Cardinal RAT Resurrected to Target FinTech Firms

March 20, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A malware family called Cardinal RAT has reappeared, after two years of silence, in a series of attacks that have been targeting Israel-based financial technology firms. After Cardinal RAT was first detected in 2017, the malware disappeared for two years. […]


Network security

Nearly half of organizations lack the necessary talent to maintain security measures

March 20, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Regardless of their size, organizations share a common challenge: IT security teams are understaffed and overextended. The number of security alerts, the challenge of what to prioritize, and the shortage of expertise can be overwhelming and introduce risk. The Trend […]


Application security

How the Google and Facebook outages could impact application security

March 20, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

With major outages impacting Gmail, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram recently, consumers are right to be concerned over the security of their private data. While details of these outages haven’t yet been published – a situation I sincerely hope Alphabet and […]


Application security, Network security

G Suite admins can now disable SMS and voice 2FA

March 19, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

G Suite administrators can now prevent enterprise users from using SMS and voice codes as their second authentication/verification factor for accessing their accounts. The ability to disable those two options will be made available in the next two weeks to […]


Network security

Oracle Java SE 12 brings improvements to developer productivity

March 19, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Oracle announced the general availability of Java SE 12 (JDK 12), continuing the six-month release cadence that provides enterprises and developers faster access to completed enhancements to the popular programming language. The release brings continued improvements to developer productivity, including […]


Network security, Vulnerabilities

Why You Should Integrate IoT Security Into Your Vulnerability Management Program

March 19, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

It’s safe to say that the internet of things (IoT) is mature enough that it’s on everyone’s radar by now. The IoT as we know it has been around for more than a decade, but it wasn’t until about five […]


Network security

EU adopts EU Law Enforcement Emergency Response Protocol for massive cyberattacks

March 19, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Europol announced the adoption of a new protocol for law enforcement bodies in the EU and abroad to respond to major cyber cross-border cyberattacks. The protocol dubbed EU Law Enforcement Emergency Response Protocol aims at handling major attacks such as […]


Mobile security, Privacy protection

Android Q will come with improved privacy protections

March 18, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Android Q, the newest iteration of Google’s popular mobile OS, is scheduled to be made available to end users at the end of August. While we still don’t know what its official release name will be, the first preview build […]


Cloud security, Malware

Cryptojacking of businesses’ cloud resources still going strong

March 18, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

In the past year or so, many cybercriminals have turned to cryptojacking as an easier and more low-key approach for “earning” money. While the value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Monero has been declining for a while now and Coinhive, […]