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LastPass Hit by Password Stealing and Code Execution Vulnerabilities

LastPass has closed a remote code execution vulnerability on its Chrome extension, but according to Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy, issues remain on its Firefox extension, as well as details on another password-stealing vulnerability to come. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDnet Read More »

Curses! Mobile Banking Malware ‘Swearing Trojan’ Lives on, Despite Police Actions

A foul-mouthed Android banking trojan that once appeared neutralized after its distributors were rounded up in a police raid has shown new signs of life, suggesting the operation was larger than originally thought, researchers at Check Point Software Technologies reported on Tuesday. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: SC Magazine Read More »

Watch Out for These Tax-Themed Phishing and Malware Scams

Criminals sometimes take advantage of big events such as the Olympic Games to lure victims into hacks and cyber attacks. It isn’t as glamorous as a big sporting occasion, but the US tax season, now in full steam ahead of the April 18 filing deadline, is a prime time for cybercriminals to steal financial information and personal data. View full ... Read More »

3,000 Industrial Plants Per Year Infected with Malware

Targeted industrial control systems-themed malware is less prevalent yet persistent, including one variant posing as Siemens PLC firmware that has been in action since 2013, researchers find. A piece of crimeware posing as legitimate Siemens PLC software has been in circulation for four years by an unknown attack group attempting to infect industrial networks mainly in the US. View full story ... Read More »

Spear-phishing Scammer Demanded Sex Show

Six weeks ago, a young woman called Zed (not her real name) was in a meeting at work when a message popped up on Facebook Messenger from a distant friend. “Hey babe,” it began. The friend asked Zed to vote for her in an online modelling competition, which she agreed to do. But then – disaster. Adding her email address ... Read More »

Why collaboration calls for increased security

Lieven Bertier, Head of Product Management,

We’re living in an era where collaboration is king, and the average workplace is adapting to accommodate this trend. The traditional “cube farm” office layout is slowly being replaced by large, open-space environments, and buzzwords like ‘hot-desking’ and ‘huddle room’ continue to dominate the vernacular of office professionals. These changes have come as a result of businesses realising the benefits ... Read More »

Embedded security a high priority for IoT designers

In early January, the FTC sued D-Link, a manufacturer of home wireless routers and webcams, for failing to adequately secure its devices, which led to several hundred thousand devices being compromised by cyberattacks. One of these botnet attacks resulted in a major DDoS attack on the internet service provider DYN and took down thousands of websites, costing businesses millions of ... Read More »

Go Phish: Protecting your enterprise from the weakest link

Dan Panesar, VP EMEA,
Certes Networks

According to a recent report by PhishMe, 91% of cyber attacks begin with a phishing email. The attack method remains one of the most successful available to hackers as it exploits the inherent weakness of individual users. Since the advent of networked computers, human error has almost always been at the heart of failings in cyber security, and despite increasing ... Read More »

New Vulnerability Revealed in WhatsApp and Telegram, Allowed Hackers to Gain Complete Control Over User Accounts

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd researchers have revealed a new vulnerability on WhatsApp & Telegram’s online platforms – WhatsApp Web & Telegram Web – two of the world’s most popular messaging services with over 1 Billion and 100 Million monthly users respectively. By simply sending a photo, an attacker could gain control over user’s accounts, access message history, all photos ... Read More »

TSA Bans Gear Bigger Than Phones From Airplane Cabins

People traveling by air to America from an undisclosed list of countries will no longer be allowed to carry devices larger than a mobile phone in carry-on baggage. Those traveling with such devices will be required to store them in checked baggage. The new travel rule was reportedly issued by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the form of ... Read More »