Top

Tag: vulnerabilities


Network security, Security

A Controversial Tool Calls Out Vulnerabilities Across the Web

July 27, 2021

Via: Wired

THE WEB HAS long been a playground for hackers, offering up hundreds of millions of public-facing servers to comb through for basic vulnerabilities to exploit. Now one hacker tool is about to take that practice to its logical, extreme conclusion: […]


Network security, Security

Product showcase: ManageEngine Vulnerability Manager Plus

July 27, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Software and hardware vulnerabilities are an ever-present threat to every enterprise. In response to the tedious and time-consuming processes often associated with traditional vulnerability management, enterprise IT administrators have started looking for better alternatives that can integrate with their existing […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

New Law Will Help Chinese Government Stockpile Zero-Days

July 14, 2021

Via: Security Week

Starting September 1, 2021, the Chinese government will require that any Chinese citizen who finds a zero-day vulnerability must pass the details to the Chinese government and must not sell or give the knowledge to any third-party outside of China […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Microsoft Paid Out $13.6 Million in Bug Bounties in Past Year

July 9, 2021

Via: Security Week

As part of the company’s 17 bug bounty and grant programs, participating security researchers can earn awards as high as $250,000 — the highest rewards are for critical vulnerabilities in Hyper-V. More than 340 security researchers across 58 countries received […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Kaspersky Password Manager Generated Passwords That Could Quickly Be Brute-Forced

July 7, 2021

Via: Security Week

Developed by Russian security firm Kaspersky, the Kaspersky Password Manager (KPM) allows users not only to securely store passwords and documents, but also to generate passwords when needed. All of the sensitive data stored in KPM’s vault is protected by […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Remote dating: How do the apps safeguard our data?

June 29, 2021

Via: Securelist

The pandemic and the restrictions that came with it have led to an increase in the popularity of dating apps. For example, the total number of swipes on Tinder increased by 11% last year, with the daily number of swipes […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

GitHub paid out over $500K through its bug bounty program for 203 flaws in 2020

June 29, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

Code repository hosting service GitHub announced that it has paid $524,250 through its bug bounty program for 203 vulnerabilities affecting its products and services in 2020. The company revealed that it paid more than $1.5 million since 2016. “2020 was […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Flaws in Dell’s over-the-air device recovery and update impacts millions of devices

June 24, 2021

Via: CSO Online

The over-the-internet firmware update and OS recovery feature present in 128 Dell computer models suffers from certificate validation and other flaws that could allow man-in-the-middle (MitM) attackers to compromise the devices at the firmware level and deploy malicious implants. The […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Patch Tor Browser Bug to Prevent Tracking of Your Online Activities

June 23, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Open-source Tor browser has been updated to version 10.0.18 with fixes for multiple issues, including a privacy-defeating bug that could be used to uniquely fingerprint users across different browsers based on the apps installed on a computer. In addition to […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

GitHub Discloses Details of Easy-to-Exploit Linux Vulnerability

June 11, 2021

Via: Security Week

The flaw, classified as high severity and tracked as CVE-2021-3560, impacts polkit, an authorization service that is present by default in many Linux distributions. The security hole was discovered by Kevin Backhouse of the GitHub Security Lab. On Thursday, the […]