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Hacking Team Promises to Rebuild Controversial Surveillance Software

The aftermath of the Hacking Team attack raised legitimate questions about the controversial Italian surveillance software vendor’s long-term viability. With reams of sensitive internal data and intellectual property posted online, how could the company survive?For now, however, the company seems defiant that it will press on. Chief operating officer D
Publish At:2015-07-13 20:40 | Read:1573 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Breaches Government Hacks Malware Vulnerabilities Web S

Adobe To Fix Another Hacking Team Zero-Day

For the second time in a week, Adobe Systems Inc. says it plans fix a zero-day vulnerability in its Flash Player software that came to light after hackers broke into and posted online hundreds of gigabytes of data from Hacking Team, a controversial Italian company that’s long been accused of helping repressive regimes spy on dissident groups. In an advisory
Publish At:2015-07-11 07:45 | Read:1521 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Warnings Time to Patch adobe flash player Angler Expl

APT Group Exploiting Hacking Team Flash Zero Day

The Wekby APT group, implicated in a number of targeted attacks against health care organizations such as Community Health Systems and major pharmaceutical companies, is reportedly making use of the Adobe Flash Player zero-day found in the Hacking Team data dump.According to Virginia-based security company Volexity, spear phishing messages purporting to be f
Publish At:2015-07-10 06:50 | Read:2018 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Breaches Hacks Malware Vulnerabilities Web Security ado

Hacking Team Flash Zero Day Weaponized in Exploit Kits

Handlers for three major exploit kits have managed to utilize in short order a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player uncovered among the 400 Gb of data stolen from Hacking Team.Experts, including French researcher Kafeine and a number of others from security companies, revealed last night that the Angler, Neutrino, and Nuclear kits had incorporated ex
Publish At:2015-07-08 20:30 | Read:1171 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacks Malware Privacy Vulnerabilities Web Security 360Vulcan

Adobe to Patch Hacking Team Zero Day in Flash

Adobe tomorrow is expected to release an updated version of Flash Player that will patch a zero-day vulnerability uncovered among the 400 GB of data stolen from Hacking Team.The controversial Italian intrusion and surveillance software vendor was breached and on Sunday, private documents, including internal emails and customer invoices, were leaked. The publ
Publish At:2015-07-08 03:20 | Read:1073 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacks Malware Vulnerabilities Web Security adobe adobe flash

Unpatched Flash Player Flaw, More POCs Found in Hacking Team Leak

Earlier this week the Italian company Hacking Team was hacked, with more than 400GB of confidential company data made available to the public. The company was known for selling what it described as tools used to lawfully intercept communications that could be used by governments and law enforcement agencies. The company has stated they do not do business wit
Publish At:2015-07-07 15:55 | Read:1098 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits Malware Vulnerabilities Adobe Flash Player Hacking

Magnitude Kit Exploiting Flash Zero Day, Dropping Cryptowall

The urgency to patch Adobe Flash Player installations ramped up over the weekend when exploits for a recently patched zero-day vulnerability were found in the Magnitude Exploit Kit.French researcher Kafeine said on Sunday that a sample he encountered was dropping two instances of Cryptowall ransomware against a Windows 7 computer running Internet Explorer 11
Publish At:2015-06-29 13:15 | Read:1311 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Ransomware Vulnerabilities adobe adobe flash player

A Month Without Adobe Flash Player

I’ve spent the better part of the last month running a little experiment to see how much I would miss Adobe‘s buggy and insecure Flash Player software if I removed it from my systems altogether. Turns out, not so much. Browser plugins are favorite targets for malware and miscreants because they are generally full of unpatched or undocumented secu
Publish At:2015-06-23 10:15 | Read:998 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings The Coming Storm Time to P

Adobe Flash Player Turns 18; Update Stomps Out Security Bugs

Adobe Systems has released Flash Player for Mac and Windows, along with version for Linux. These updates stomp out a total of 13 security bugs discovered in Adobe software.“These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system,” notes Adobe’s security bulletin.Affected so
Publish At:2015-06-09 22:10 | Read:1436 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security News Adobe Adobe Flash Player Flash Player

The Resurrection of CVE-2011-2461

Security researchers Luca Carettoni and Mauro Gentile recently found during their research that even though Adobe has fixed an old vulnerability found in 2011 (CVE-2011-2461), its side effects still linger around the Internet. Your favorite websites might still be affected by this bug. They have shared great details in their blog post. Let’s take a quick loo
Publish At:2015-04-01 06:05 | Read:871 | Comments:0 | Tags:Vulnerabilities adobe flash Adobe Flash Player CVE-2011-2461

Adobe Flash Player Update Patches 11 Critical Vulnerabilities

After the latest Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates that came with important patches for Stuxnet and FREAK encryption-downgrade attack, now its time to update your Adobe Flash Player.Adobe has rolled-out an update for its popular Flash Player software that patches a set of 11 critical security vulnerabilities in its program, most of which potentially allow ha
Publish At:2015-03-13 10:00 | Read:1062 | Comments:0 | Tags:Adobe Flash Player adobe flash player download Adobe Flash P

Adobe Patches 11 Critical Vulnerabilities in Flash Player

Adobe this afternoon pushed out a Flash Player update patching 11 critical security vulnerabilities, most of which lead to remote code execution.None are being publicly exploited, Adobe said. Versions and earlier of the Flash Player Desktop and Flash Player for Google Chrome are affected on Windows and Mac OS X machines, as is Flash Player for
Publish At:2015-03-13 08:55 | Read:1499 | Comments:0 | Tags:Vulnerabilities Web Security adobe Adobe Flash patches adobe

Adobe Flash Update Plugs 11 Security Holes

Adobe has released an update for its Flash Player software that fixes at least 11 separate, critical security vulnerabilities in the program. If you have Flash installed, please take a moment to ensure your systems are updated. Not sure whether your browser has Flash installed or what version it may be running? Browse to this link. The newest, patched versio
Publish At:2015-03-12 23:30 | Read:1189 | Comments:0 | Tags:Time to Patch adobe flash player Flash Player

Apple Updates Safari Adobe Flash Player Web Plug-in, Disables All Flash Player Versions Prior to

Yesterday's Adobe software updates address a recently identified Adobe Flash Player web plug-in vulnerability (CVE-2015-0313) affecting all Flash Player versions prior to In response, Apple has updated the OS X web plug-in blocking mechanism in Safari web browsers, disabling all Adobe Flash Player versions prior to Flash Player and 13.
Publish At:2015-02-06 18:40 | Read:2005 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security News Adobe Flash Player Apple CVE-2015-0313 Flash P

Adobe Begins Patching Third Flash Player Zero Day

Adobe announced today that it will begin distributing a patch for the third and most recent zero-day vulnerability in Flash Player.Version will be distributed to users who have enabled auto-update. Adobe said it expects to have a manual update available tomorrow.“We are working with our distribution partners to make the update available in G
Publish At:2015-02-05 20:20 | Read:1307 | Comments:0 | Tags:Vulnerabilities Web Security adobe adobe flash player Adobe


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