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Vulnerabilities

Prioritizing Flaws Based on Severity Increasingly Ineffective: Study

November 9, 2018

Via: Security Week

The large number of vulnerabilities found every year has made it increasingly difficult for organizations to effectively prioritize the security holes exposing their applications and networks, according to a new report published on Wednesday by Tenable. The company, which helps […]


Network security, Vulnerabilities

Why You Should Start Leveraging Network Flow Data Before the Next Big Breach

November 9, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Organizations tend to end up in cybersecurity news because they failed to detect and/or contain a breach. Breaches are inevitable, but whether or not an organization ends up in the news depends on how quickly and effectively it can detect […]


Vulnerabilities

IBM Watson will be used by NIST to assign CVSS scores to vulnerabilities

November 6, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is planning to use Artificial Intelligence to assign the CVSS scores to reported vulnerabilities. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) system provides a reference-method for publicly known information security vulnerabilities and exposures. […]


Vulnerabilities

Hackers actively exploiting vulnerabilities in Cisco security appliances

November 5, 2018

Via: Hot for Security

Networking giant Cisco is warning customers that attackers are actively exploiting a vulnerability in the company’s Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) software. CVE-2018-15454 describes a vulnerability in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) inspection engine of ASA […]


Network security, Vulnerabilities

Lack of awareness leaves consumers vulnerable to cyberattacks, study finds

October 24, 2018

Via: Hot for Security

An impressive number of American consumers are concerned about cybercrime and, particularly, the risks smart devices pose to the integrity of their homes. Yet they are still in the dark about how to improve security and reduce risks, a study […]


Network security

Experts say latest Russia case exposes US election vulnerabilities

October 23, 2018

Via: The Hill

The indictment of a Russian national accused of trying to interfere in U.S. elections shows that not enough has been done to stop the country from launching a multimillion-dollar effort to influence American voters, experts say. Both officials and experts […]


Vulnerabilities

On Heels of Criticism, Newly-Released Google Chrome 70 Prioritizes Privacy

October 17, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Google has lifted the curtain on its latest version of Chrome, which the tech giant has pledged touts more data privacy features, as well as fixes for high-priority vulnerabilities. The release comes after Google had promised updates in Chrome 70 […]


Vulnerabilities, Wireless security

MikroTik routers with default credentials can be easily compromised

October 8, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

If you own a MikroTik router and you haven’t updated its RouterOS in the last month, you should do so now: Tenable Research has released details about four vulnerabilities they found in the OS, including an authenticated remote code execution […]


Vulnerabilities, Wireless security

ThreatList: 83% of Routers Contain Vulnerable Code

October 5, 2018

Via: Threat Post

A staggering 83 percent of home and office routers have vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers. Of those vulnerable, over a quarter harbor high-risk and critical vulnerabilities, according to a report released this week by American Consumer Institute on […]


Vulnerabilities

Adobe Patches 47 Critical Flaws in Acrobat and DC

October 2, 2018

Via: Threat Post

The update includes a security bypass bug that enables privilege escalation. Adobe on Monday posted its regularly-scheduled October security update addressing 86 vulnerabilities – more than half of which were critical flaws – in Adobe Acrobat and Reader, its set […]