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Free New Scanner Aims to Protect Home Networks
Quick Hits  |  7/19/2018  | 
Free software pinpoints vulnerabilities and offers suggestions for remediation.
Messenger Apps Top Risk Hit Parade
Quick Hits  |  7/18/2018  | 
Whether running on iOS or Android, Facebook's and WhatsApp's messenger apps present a 'winning' combination.
Apple Releases Wave of Security Updates
News  |  7/11/2018  | 
Apple updates software for nearly every hardware platform, though one new feature almost steals the security show.
For Data Thieves, the World Cup Runneth Over
Commentary  |  7/10/2018  | 
Large sporting events are always going to be targets, but the fact that the competition is in Russia adds another layer of concern. Here are three tips to stay safer.
Former NSO Group Employee Steals, Sells Spy Tools
Quick Hits  |  7/6/2018  | 
The Israeli hacking firm says its stolen software is worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Consumers Rank Security High in Payment Decisions
Quick Hits  |  7/3/2018  | 
Security is a top priority when it comes to making decisions on payment methods and technologies.
iOS 12 2FA Feature May Carry Bank Fraud Risk
Quick Hits  |  7/2/2018  | 
Making two-factor authentication faster could also make it less secure.
Botnets Evolving to Mobile Devices
News  |  6/28/2018  | 
Millions of mobile devices are now making requests in what's described as "an attack on the economy."
65% of Resold Memory Cards Still Pack Personal Data
News  |  6/28/2018  | 
Analyzed cards, mainly from smartphones and tablets, contained private personal information, business documentation, audio, video, and photos.
10 Tips for More Secure Mobile Devices
Slideshows  |  6/27/2018  | 
Mobile devices can be more secure than traditional desktop machines - but only if the proper policies and practices are in place and in use.
WPA3 Brings New Authentication and Encryption to Wi-Fi
News  |  6/26/2018  | 
The Wi-Fi Alliance officially launches its latest protocol, which offers new capabilities for personal, enterprise, and IoT wireless networks.
iOS Hack Lets Attackers Brute Force iPhone, iPad Passcodes
Quick Hits  |  6/25/2018  | 
A vulnerability in Apple's iOS lets anyone with a Lightning cable bypass the passcode entry restriction designed to protect the company's devices.
8 Security Tips for a Hassle-Free Summer Vacation
Slideshows  |  6/23/2018  | 
It's easy to let your guard down when you're away. Hackers know that, too.
Email, Social Media Still Security Nightmares
Quick Hits  |  6/15/2018  | 
Phishing and banking trojans continue to be major threats brought into the enterprise.
Hackers Crack iPhone Defense Built to Block Forensic Tools
Quick Hits  |  6/15/2018  | 
Grayshift, the company behind a system to help police break into iPhones, says it found a workaround for USB Restricted Mode.
Mobile App Threats Continue to Grow
News  |  6/14/2018  | 
Criminals looking to profit from corporate resources and information keep going after mobile devices, two new reports confirm.
'Shift Left' & the Connected Car
Commentary  |  6/12/2018  | 
How improving application security in the automotive industry can shorten product development time, reduce costs, and save lives.
5 Tips for Protecting SOHO Routers Against the VPNFilter Malware
Slideshows  |  6/2/2018  | 
Most home office users need to simply power cycle their routers and disable remote access; enterprises with work-at-home employees should move NAS behind the firewall.
Mobile Malware Moves to Mine Monero (and Other Currencies)
Quick Hits  |  5/30/2018  | 
A new report shows that cryptocurrencies tend to be the focus of a growing number of malicious apps.
Android Malware Comes Baked into Some New Tablets, Phones
Quick Hits  |  5/25/2018  | 
Ad-loading malware is being built into the firmware and operating system of some new tablets and phones from three major manufacturers.
Privacy Group: Facebook, Google Policies Break GDPR Laws
News  |  5/25/2018  | 
Nonprofit 'None of Your Business' files complaints against Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, and Instagram.
Windows 10 Adoption Grew 75%, Adobe Flash Plummeted 188% in 2017: Report
News  |  5/23/2018  | 
Authentication data reveals an increase in Apple devices, poor mobile security, and the rapid disappearance of Flash from browsers.
ZipperDown Vulnerability Could Hit 10% of iOS Apps
Quick Hits  |  5/22/2018  | 
A newly discovered vulnerability could affect thousands of iOS apps -- and Android users may not be spared.
'Roaming Mantis' Android Malware Evolves, Expands Targets
Quick Hits  |  5/21/2018  | 
Roaming Mantis has evolved rapidly, adding geographies, platforms, and capabilities to its original scope.
Cracking 2FA: How It's Done and How to Stay Safe
Slideshows  |  5/17/2018  | 
Two-factor authentication is a common best security practice but not ironclad. Here's how it can be bypassed, and how you can improve security.
Phishing Attack Bypasses Two-Factor Authentication
News  |  5/10/2018  | 
Hacker Kevin Mitnick demonstrates a phishing attack designed to abuse multi-factor authentication and take over targets' accounts.
Phishing Threats Move to Mobile Devices
News  |  5/9/2018  | 
Mobile devices are emerging as a primary gateway for phishing attacks aimed at stealing data.
APT Attacks on Mobile Rapidly Emerging
News  |  5/8/2018  | 
Mobile devices are becoming a 'primary' enterprise target for attackers.
What Meltdown and Spectre Mean for Mobile Device Security
Commentary  |  4/30/2018  | 
Here are four tips to keep your mobile users safe from similar attacks.
Google Adds Security Features to Gmail Face-lift
News  |  4/25/2018  | 
A redesigned Gmail brings new security measures to improve data protection and applications for artificial intelligence.
Biometrics Are Coming & So Are Security Concerns
Commentary  |  4/20/2018  | 
Could these advanced technologies be putting user data at risk?
Securing Social Media: National Safety, Privacy Concerns
News  |  4/19/2018  | 
It's a critical time for social media platforms and the government agencies and private businesses and individuals using them.
DHS Helps Shop Android IPS Prototype
News  |  4/18/2018  | 
A MITRE-developed intrusion prevention system for mobile technology is showcased here this week at the RSA Conference.
INsecurity Conference Seeks Security Pros to Speak on Best Practices
News  |  4/16/2018  | 
Dark Reading's second annual data defense conference will be held Oct. 23-25 in Chicago; call for speakers is issued.
Pairing Policy & Technology: BYOD That Works for Your Enterprise
Commentary  |  4/10/2018  | 
An intelligent security policy coupled with the right technology can set you up for success with BYOD.
HTTP Injector Steals Mobile Internet Access
News  |  4/10/2018  | 
Users aren't shy about sharing the technique and payload in a new attack.
89% of Android Users Didn't Consent to Facebook Data Collection
Quick Hits  |  4/10/2018  | 
A new survey shows most Android users did not give Facebook permission to collect their call and text data.
Deep Instinct Adds MacOS Support
Quick Hits  |  4/9/2018  | 
Deep Instinct adds support for MacOS, Citrix, and multi-tenancy in its version 2.2 release.
Protect Yourself from Online Fraud This Tax Season
Commentary  |  4/6/2018  | 
Use these tips to stay safe online during everyone's least-favorite time of the year.
Qualys Buys 1Mobility Software Assets
Quick Hits  |  4/2/2018  | 
Qualys has purchased the software assets of 1Mobility for an undisclosed sum.
Under Armour App Breach Exposes 150 Million Records
Quick Hits  |  3/30/2018  | 
A breach in a database for MyFitnessPal exposes information on 150 million users.
New Android Cryptojacker Can Brick Phones
News  |  3/28/2018  | 
Mobile cryptojacking malware mines Monero.
Looking Back to Look Ahead: Cyber Threat Trends to Watch
Commentary  |  3/23/2018  | 
Data from the fourth quarter of last year shows the state of application exploits, malicious software, and botnets.
Phantom Secure 'Uncrackable Phone' Execs Indicted for RICO Crimes
Quick Hits  |  3/16/2018  | 
Executives of Phantom Secure have been indicted on federal RICO charges for encrypting communications among criminals.
Online Ads vs. Security: An Invisible War
Commentary  |  3/15/2018  | 
Why visiting one website is like visiting 50, and how you can fight back against malvertisers.
What's the C-Suite Doing About Mobile Security?
Commentary  |  3/13/2018  | 
While most companies have security infrastructure for on-premises servers, networks, and endpoints, too many are ignoring mobile security. They'd better get moving.
Asia's Security Leaders Feel Underprepared for Future Threats: Report
News  |  3/12/2018  | 
A new study highlights major concerns of cybersecurity leaders in Asia, where most fear critical infrastructure attacks, advanced threats, and social engineering.
IoT Product Safety: If It Appears Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is
Commentary  |  3/12/2018  | 
Proposed new connected-product repair laws will provide hackers with more tools to make our lives less secure.
Researchers Defeat Android OEMs' Security Mitigations
News  |  3/7/2018  | 
At Black Hat Asia, two security experts will bypass security improvements added to Android by equipment manufacturers.
Connected Cars Pose New Security Challenges
Commentary  |  3/6/2018  | 
The auto industry should seize the opportunity and get in front of this issue.
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CVE-2018-3770
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
A path traversal exists in markdown-pdf version <9.0.0 that allows a user to insert a malicious html code that can result in reading the local files.
CVE-2018-3771
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
An XSS in statics-server <= 0.0.9 can be used via injected iframe in the filename when statics-server displays directory index in the browser.
CVE-2018-5065
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
Adobe Acrobat and Reader 2018.011.20040 and earlier, 2017.011.30080 and earlier, and 2015.006.30418 and earlier versions have a Use-after-free vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.
CVE-2018-5066
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
Adobe Acrobat and Reader 2018.011.20040 and earlier, 2017.011.30080 and earlier, and 2015.006.30418 and earlier versions have an Out-of-bounds read vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to information disclosure.
CVE-2018-5067
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
Adobe Acrobat and Reader 2018.011.20040 and earlier, 2017.011.30080 and earlier, and 2015.006.30418 and earlier versions have a Heap Overflow vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.