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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in February 2018
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Man Formerly on FBI Most Wanted List Pleads Guilty in 'Scareware' Hack
Quick Hits  |  2/7/2018  | 
Latvian man ran bulletproof Web hosting service that served cybercriminals.
New Zero-Day Ransomware Evades Microsoft, Google Cloud Malware Detection
News  |  2/7/2018  | 
Shurl0ckr, a form of Gojdue ransomware, was not detected on SharePoint or Google Drive.
Ticking Time Bombs in Your Data Center
Commentary  |  2/7/2018  | 
The biggest security problems inside your company may result from problems it inherited.
Security vs. Speed: The Risk of Rushing to the Cloud
News  |  2/6/2018  | 
Companies overlook critical security steps as they move to adopt the latest cloud applications and services.
Adobe Patches Flash Zero-Day Used in South Korean Attacks
Quick Hits  |  2/6/2018  | 
Critical flaw is one of two critical use-after-free vulnerabilities in Flash fixed today by the software firm.
AutoSploit: Mass Exploitation Just Got a Lot Easier
Commentary  |  2/6/2018  | 
But the response to the new hacking tool, now readily available to the masses of script kiddies, has been a mix of outrage, fear, some applause, and more than a few shrugs.
Microsoft Updates Payment, Criteria for Windows Bug Bounty
News  |  2/6/2018  | 
The Windows Insider Preview Bounty Program will award between $500 and $15,000 for eligible submissions.
Identity Fraud Hits All-Time High in 2017
News  |  2/6/2018  | 
Survey reports that the number of fraud victims topped 16 million consumers last year, and much of that crime has moved online.
Over 12,000 Business Websites Leveraged for Cybercrime
News  |  2/5/2018  | 
Attackers exploit trust in popular websites to launch phishing campaigns and spread malware.
APIs Pose 'Mushrooming' Security Risk
News  |  2/2/2018  | 
As APIs grow in prominence, top security concerns include bots and authentication.
3 Ways Hackers Steal Your Company's Mobile Data
Commentary  |  2/2/2018  | 
The most effective data exfiltration prevention strategies are those that are as rigorous in vetting traffic entering the network as they are traffic leaving it.
Adobe to Patch Flash Zero-Day Discovered in South Korean Attacks
News  |  2/1/2018  | 
Critical use-after-free vulnerability being used in targeted attacks.
Poor Visibility, Weak Passwords Compromise Active Directory
News  |  2/1/2018  | 
Security experts highlight the biggest problems they see putting Microsoft Active Directory at risk.
Securing Cloud-Native Apps
Commentary  |  2/1/2018  | 
A useful approach for securing cloud-native platforms can be adapted for securing apps running on top of the platform as well.
'Ransomware' Added to Oxford English Dictionary
Quick Hits  |  2/1/2018  | 
The term is one of 1,100 new entries added to the Oxford English Dictionary this week.
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