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Mobile Security, Security News

Millions of Android phones vulnerable to phishing attacks

More than half of the Android mobile phones in use are susceptible to an advanced text-based phishing attack that only requires a cybercriminal make a $10 investment. Check Point researchers found malicious actors using a remote agent to trick phone owners into accepting new phone settings that hand over various levels of control to the…
Cybercrime, Security News

Credential stuffing: Bigger and badder than ever

Credential stuffing has been around since 2014 enticing cybercriminals with a hefty return on investment and usage has increased of late as even more payment account credentials are stolen and sold on the dark web. Recorded Future just issued a report that looks at the economic environment surrounding credential stuffing and some of the tools…
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Asus issues patch, but questions still remain about ShadowHammer

Asus released a patch in the wake of the ShadowHammer malware attack, but despite fix researchers are still left wondering how the attack was carried out in the first place. The company said its customer service has been reaching out the affected users and providing assistance to ensure that the security risks are being removed,…
Product Review

Cisco Tetration

The key characteristics and intent of Cisco Tetration are workload protection and functionality. Hybrid cloud workload protection collects telemetry information about communication across infrastructures and baselines it to identify deviations. Cisco provides a dynamic mechanism that uses machine learning to generate and maintain policies allotted by the applications. Once policies are enforced, they will continuously…
Network Security, Secondary Featured, Security News

Fake Cisco switches provoked network failures

Counterfeit Cisco devices were behind the failure of an IT company’s network switches last fall after a software upgrade, an investigation has found. Underscoring the security challenges posed by counterfeit hardware, the real-life anecdote prompted the victimized purchaser to commission F-Secure’s hardware security team to perform a thorough analysis of the components. The company discovered that…
Product Review

FireMon Security Manager 8.26

  FireMon Security Manager uses intelligent policy automation so analysts have the ability to leverage comprehensive rule analysis and automated workflows for a streamlined change management process and to initiate proactive stance against risk. It works by ingesting security policies and configurations across an entire network. By leveraging APIs, FireMon discovers, maps and offers alerts…
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Facebook photo API bug exposes photos of 6.8M, underscores API development issues

A bug in a Facebook photo API, another scandal in a string of privacy violations for the social media company, exposed photos of as many as 6.8 million users who had granted permission to third-party apps to access their photos, including those that they hadn’t yet shared to Facebook. Noting the issue had been fixed,…
Several vulnerabilities identified in TheCartPress WordPress plugin
Security News, Vulnerabilities

WordPress removes vulnerable Yuzo Related Posts plugin

Sometimes when an organization dutifully shuts down a plugin due to cybersecurity concerns it merely acts as a signal flare to attract malicious actors to a possible attack vector and that seems to be what happened with the WordPress plugin Yuzo Related Posts. WordPress shut down Yuzo Related Posts, which has 60,000 installs, on March…
Phishing, Security News

Wipro clients hit after firm falls for phishing attack

The Indian information technology consultancy firm Wipro has confirmed to the Economic Times that it is investigating a phishing attack that may have allowed its systems to be used to attack many of its clients. Wipro believes it was targeted, possibly by a nation-state attacker, who then used the company’s own systems to deliver follow…
Cryptocurrency, Cybercrime, Malware, Security News

BlackSquid malware wants to wrap its tentacles around web servers and drives

Researchers have discovered a new malware family that uses a set of eight exploits to compromise web servers, network drives and removable drives. Dubbed BlackSquid, the malware has been observed dropping XMRig cryptominer programs, but attackers could easily use it to deliver other nasty payloads to infected devices, as well as obtain unauthorized access, escalate…
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