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GPS Spoof Hits Geneva Motor Show
Quick Hits  |  3/13/2019  | 
Incident leaves GPS units showing a location in England and a date 17 years in the future.
'SimBad': Android Adware Hits 210 Apps with 150M Downloads
Quick Hits  |  3/13/2019  | 
Google has removed infected applications from the Google Play store after a form of adware potentially affected millions of users.
The Case for Transparency in End-User License Agreements
Commentary  |  3/13/2019  | 
Why it behooves technology companies to consider EULAs as an opportunity to accurately inform customers about privacy issues and other important information.
5 Essentials for Securing and Managing Windows 10
Commentary  |  3/12/2019  | 
It's possible to intelligently deploy and utilize Windows 10's many security enhancements while avoiding common and costly migration pitfalls.
Companies Having Trouble Translating Security to Mobile Devices
News  |  3/7/2019  | 
As more enterprise work takes place on mobile devices, more companies are feeling insecure about the security of their mobile fleet, according to a new Verizon report.
CrowdStrike Debuts Mobile Threat Detection System at RSA Conference
News  |  3/4/2019  | 
Falcon for Mobile offers detection and response capabilities for mobile platforms.
Whose Line Is It? When Voice Phishing Attacks Get Sneaky
News  |  2/27/2019  | 
Researchers investigate malicious apps designed to intercept calls to legitimate numbers, making voice phishing attacks harder to detect.
New Arm Certification Aims to Secure IoT Devices
News  |  2/25/2019  | 
A three-tier certification regimen shows adherence to the Platform Security Architecture.
Lessons From the War on Malicious Mobile Apps
News  |  2/22/2019  | 
Despite the openness of the Android platform, Google has managed to keep its Play store mainly free of malware and malicious apps. Outside of the marketplace is a different matter.
6 Tips for Getting the Most from Your VPN
Slideshows  |  2/22/2019  | 
VPNs are critical for information security. But simply having these cozy security tunnels in the toolkit isn't enough to keep an organization's data safe.
70% of Consumers Want Biometrics in the Workplace
News  |  2/13/2019  | 
Speed, simplicity, and security underscore their desire, a new study shows.
New Encryption Mode Brings Sincerity and Discretion to Low-Cost Android Devices
Quick Hits  |  2/11/2019  | 
Adantium, developed by Google, brings communication encryption to bear on storage security.
A Dog's Life: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  2/8/2019  | 
What do a telephony protocol, butt-sniffing, and multifactor authentication have in common? A John Klossner cartoon! And the winners are ...
Apple Patches Group FaceTime Flaw
Quick Hits  |  2/7/2019  | 
Teenaged Fortnite player gets credit for finding the bug.
Attacks on Automotive Systems Feared Likely
Quick Hits  |  2/6/2019  | 
Yet few engineers feel empowered to do anything about them, a survey shows.
The 5 Stages of CISO Success, Past & Future
Commentary  |  1/25/2019  | 
In cybersecurity, as in history, security leaders who forget the lessons of the past will be doomed to repeat them.
How Cybercriminals Clean Their Dirty Money
Commentary  |  1/22/2019  | 
By using a combination of new cryptocurrencies and peer-to-peer marketplaces, cybercriminals are laundering up to an estimated $200 billion in ill-gotten gains a year. And that's just the beginning.
The Security Perimeter Is Dead; Long Live the New Endpoint Perimeter
Commentary  |  1/17/2019  | 
The network no longer provides an air gap against external threats, but access devices can take up the slack.
US Judge: Police Can't Force Biometric Authentication
Quick Hits  |  1/15/2019  | 
Law enforcement cannot order individuals to unlock devices using facial or fingerprint scans, a California judge says.
SCOTUS Says Suit Over Fiat-Chrysler Hack Can Move Forward
Quick Hits  |  1/11/2019  | 
A class-action suit over a 2015 attack demonstration against a Jeep Cherokee can move forward, US Supreme Court rules.
Security Concerns Limit Remote Work Opportunities
Quick Hits  |  1/9/2019  | 
When companies limit the remote work options that they know will benefit the organization, security concerns are often to blame.
Android Malware Hits Victims in 196 Countries
Quick Hits  |  1/3/2019  | 
Malware disguised as games and utilities struck more than 100,000 victims before being taken out of Google Play.
'PowerSnitch' Hacks Androids via Power Banks
News  |  12/8/2018  | 
Researcher demonstrates how attackers could steal data from smartphones while they're charging.
Apple Issues Security Fixes Across Mac, iOS
Quick Hits  |  12/6/2018  | 
Software updates for Mac and iOS bring patches to Safari, iCloud, iTunes on Windows, and tvOS.
BlackBerry Doubles Down on Security in $1.4B Acquisition of Cylance
News  |  11/16/2018  | 
BlackBerry aims to bring Cylance artificial intelligence and security tools into its software portfolio.
More Than 50% of Free Mobile VPN Apps Have Chinese Ties
Quick Hits  |  11/15/2018  | 
In addition, most have "unacceptable" privacy policies and "non-existent user support."
Understanding Evil Twin AP Attacks and How to Prevent Them
Commentary  |  11/14/2018  | 
The attack surface remains largely unprotected from Wi-Fi threats that can result in stolen credentials and sensitive information as well as backdoor/malware payload drops.
Guilty Plea Made in Massive International Cell Phone Fraud Case
Quick Hits  |  11/9/2018  | 
A former West Palm Beach resident is the fifth defendant to plead guilty in a case involving thousands of victims.
Symantec Acquires Appthority And Javelin Networks
Quick Hits  |  11/5/2018  | 
Both buys bolster the cybersecurity company's endpoint security business.
Apple Patches Multiple Major Security Flaws
News  |  10/31/2018  | 
New security updates cross all Apple platforms.
AppSec Is Dead, but Software Security Is Alive & Well
Commentary  |  10/29/2018  | 
Application security must be re-envisioned to support software security. It's time to shake up your processes.
Tackling Supply Chain Threats
Commentary  |  10/24/2018  | 
Vendor-supplied malware is a threat that has been largely overlooked. That has to change.
The Browser Is the New Endpoint
Commentary  |  10/23/2018  | 
Given the role browsers play in accessing enterprise applications and information, it's time to rethink how we classify, manage, and secure them.
Spies Among Us: Tracking, IoT & the Truly Inside Threat
Commentary  |  10/16/2018  | 
In today's ultra-connected world, it's important for users to understand how to safeguard security while browsing the web and using electronic devices.
Not All Multifactor Authentication Is Created Equal
Commentary  |  10/11/2018  | 
Users should be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the various MFA methods.
An Intro to Intra, the Android App for DNS Encryption
News  |  10/3/2018  | 
Alphabet's Jigsaw has released Intra, a free security app that aims to prevent government censorship.
California Enacts First-in-Nation IoT Security Law
Quick Hits  |  10/1/2018  | 
The new law requires some form of authentication for most connected devices.
Exclusive: Cisco, Duo Execs Share Plans for the Future
News  |  10/1/2018  | 
Cisco's Gee Rittenhouse and Duo's Dug Song offer ideas and goals for the merged companies as Duo folds under the Cisco umbrella.
Facebook Hacked, 50 Million Users Affected
News  |  9/28/2018  | 
A vulnerability in Facebook's "View As" feature let attackers steal security tokens linked to 50 million accounts, the company confirms.
Security Flaw Found in Apple Mobile Device Enrollment Program
News  |  9/27/2018  | 
Authentication weakness in Apple's DEP could open a window of opportunity for attackers.
Cryptomining Malware Continues Rapid Growth: Report
Quick Hits  |  9/25/2018  | 
Cryptomining malware is the fastest-growing category of malicious software, according to a new report.
As Tech Drives the Business, So Do CISOs
News  |  9/19/2018  | 
Security leaders are evolving from technicians to business executives as tech drives enterprise projects, applications, and goals.
Mobile Attack Rates Up 24% Globally, 44% in US
Quick Hits  |  9/12/2018  | 
One-third of all fraud targets are mobile, a growing source of all digital transactions.
Google Issues Chrome Updates for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android
Quick Hits  |  9/5/2018  | 
Chrome 69 for the desktop platforms, as well as Chrome for Android 69, will be available over the next few weeks.
Authentication Grows Up
News  |  9/4/2018  | 
Which forms of multi-factor authentication (MFA) are working, which are not, and where industry watchers think the market is headed.
Investor Sues AT&T for Cryptocurrency Theft Losses
Quick Hits  |  9/4/2018  | 
The victim of cybercurrency theft blames the carrier for failing its security obligations.
Instagram Debuts New Security Tools
Quick Hits  |  8/29/2018  | 
Updates include a new feature to verify the authenticity of popular accounts and a means of integrating two-factor authentication.
WhatsApp: Mobile Phishing's Newest Attack Target
Commentary  |  8/28/2018  | 
In 2018, mobile communication platforms such as WhatsApp, Skype, and SMS have far less protection against app-based phishing than email.
A False Sense of Security
Commentary  |  8/24/2018  | 
Emerging threats over the next two years stem from biometrics, regulations, and insiders.
Researchers Find New Fast-Acting Side-Channel Vulnerability
News  |  8/17/2018  | 
A group of researchers from Georgia Tech have discovered a method for pulling encryption keys from mobile devices without ever touching the phones, themselves.
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CVE-2019-6149
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-18
An unquoted search path vulnerability was identified in Lenovo Dynamic Power Reduction Utility prior to version 2.2.2.0 that could allow a malicious user with local access to execute code with administrative privileges.
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PUBLISHED: 2019-03-18
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PUBLISHED: 2019-03-17
Phamm (aka PHP LDAP Virtual Hosting Manager) 0.6.8 allows XSS via the login page (the /public/main.php action parameter).
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PUBLISHED: 2019-03-15
CircuitWerkes Sicon-8, a hardware device used for managing electrical devices, ships with a web-based front-end controller and implements an authentication mechanism in JavaScript that is run in the context of a user's web browser.
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PUBLISHED: 2019-03-15
An Integer overflow vulnerability exists in the batchTransfer function of a smart contract implementation for CryptoBotsBattle (CBTB), an Ethereum token. This vulnerability could be used by an attacker to create an arbitrary amount of tokens for any user.