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A week in security (July 6 – 12)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we took an in-depth look at card skimmers targeting ASP sites, we released another episode of Lock and Code exploring the Internet of Things, and we dug into a Mac mystery. We also examined some pre-installed malware, and put out a threat spotlight on some customized ransomware. Other cybersecurity news Social media went
Publish At:2020-07-13 13:14 | Read:101 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Android awis malware phishing ransomware

Are Smart Locks Really that Smart?

As smart home technology improves, it can be tempting, once you’ve entered the world of home gadgets, to try out the many different ones available. From lights to thermostats, from smoke alarms to doorbells, there’s a wide range of connected devices designed to make your life easier, more efficient, and, in some cases, more secure. It’s pre
Publish At:2020-07-13 12:52 | Read:45 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy HomeKit security

Google updates policies to ban any ads for surveillance solutions and services

Google announced that starting from August it will update its policies to reject ads proposed by organizations offering surveillance software. Google announced the update of its Google Ads Enabling Dishonest Behavior policy to “prohibit the promotion of products or services that are marketed or targeted with the express purpose of tracking or monitoring a
Publish At:2020-07-12 03:59 | Read:172 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security ads Google Hacking hacking news infor

KingComposer fixes a reflected XSS impacting 100,000 WordPress sites

An XSS vulnerability in the KingComposer page builder for WordPress impacts 100,000 websites using the WordPress plugin.  Researchers at Wordfence Threat Intelligence team discovered a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-15299, in the KingComposer WordPress plugin that potentially impacts 100,000 websites.  KingCompo
Publish At:2020-07-10 09:25 | Read:156 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security information security news IT

Good news! Malware attacks decline for the first time ever

Every day there seems to be a new story about a cybersecurity breach or hacking that causes devastation and destruction – we regularly cover them here on the Panda Security blog. So it makes a pleasant change to write about something more positive occasionally – like a significant reduction in malware incidents. According to a recent study published in Infos
Publish At:2020-07-10 07:47 | Read:34 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Security cybersecurity Malware

Save Settings in Safari for Websites You Visit Often

You most likely have a number of websites you visit regularly: sites you use to shop, bank, get the news, and more. If you use Safari on the Mac, you may know that you can change the way you view these websites, changing the font size, using Reader mode, and more. But what you may not know is that you can apply these changes permanently for any site that you
Publish At:2020-07-09 08:29 | Read:51 | Comments:0 | Tags:How To privacy Safari security

Exchange servers are under attack: patch them without delay

Cyber-incidents that stem from security vulnerabilities have always been, and still are, a major cyber-security issue. Notable cyber-attacks that have exploited vulnerabilities include WannaCry, the Equifax data breach, and Stuxnet, among many others. There is a tendency to believe that zero-day vulnerabilities represent the greatest threat, as victims are u
Publish At:2020-07-09 04:45 | Read:75 | Comments:0 | Tags:News Security advanced cybersecurity b2b patches vulnerabili

Huawei faces 5G ban from British’s 5G network within months

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is going to ban the use of equipment from the Chinese tech giant Huawei in Britain’s 5G network, reported The Daily Telegraph. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to begin phasing out the use of network equipment manufactured by the Chinese tech giant Huawei in the UK’s 5G network as little as six months, The D
Publish At:2020-07-05 10:18 | Read:184 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Intelligence Mobile Security 5G

Cisco Talos discloses technicals details of Chrome, Firefox flaws

Cisco’s Talos experts disclosed the details of recently patched vulnerabilities affecting the popular Chrome and Firefox web browsers. Researchers from Cisco Talos disclosed technical details of recently patched vulnerabilities affecting the popular Chrome and Firefox web browsers. The first issue, tracked as CVE-2020-6463, is a memory corruption vulne
Publish At:2020-07-05 09:50 | Read:148 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security Chrome Firefox hacking news i

US Cyber Command urges F5 customers to fix critical flaw in BIG-IP product

F5 Networks has published a security advisory warning customers to patch a critical flaw in BIG-IP product that is very likely to be exploited. F5 Networks has addressed a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-5902, that resides in undisclosed pages of Traffic Management User Interface (TMUI) of the BIG-IP product.
Publish At:2020-07-04 14:32 | Read:192 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security BIG-IP CVE-2020-5902 F5 Netwo

Alleged cyber attacks caused fire and explosions at nuclear and military facilities in Iran

The root cause of a series of explosions at important facilities in Iran may be cyberattacks allegedly launched by Israel. A recent sequence of fires and explosions at important Iranian facilities may have been caused by cyber attacks as part of an operation conducted by Israel. Recently several major Iranian industrial facilities suffered a sequence o
Publish At:2020-07-03 14:55 | Read:205 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence Security cy

New Mac Ransomware-wiper-spyware ThiefQuest discovered – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 142

New malware targeting the Mac was discovered this week; it’s a hybrid ransomware-wiper-spyware, but you don’t need to worry if you don’t download pirated software. We also discuss how a journalist’s iPhone was hacked by him visiting a website, look at issues with the TikTok app on iOS, and look at how Google is now auto-deleting new u
Publish At:2020-07-03 13:30 | Read:175 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast malware podcast ransomware secur

Cisco addresses flaws in Small Business Routers and Switches

Cisco announced that it has patched several vulnerabilities affecting its products, including security issues in Small Business routers and switches. Cisco has addressed eight vulnerabilities affecting its products, including flaws in Small Business routers and switches. The most severe flaw, tracked as CVE-2020-3297, affects Small Business and managed
Publish At:2020-07-02 18:30 | Read:222 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security CISCO Cisco Small Business Ro

Microsoft releases emergency security updates to fix Windows codecs

Microsoft has silently released an emergency security update through the Windows Store app to address two vulnerabilities in Windows codecs. Microsoft has silently released two out-of-band security updates through the Windows Store app to address two vulnerabilities in the Windows Codecs Library. The two issues are remote code execution vulnerabilities
Publish At:2020-07-01 17:02 | Read:252 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security hacking news information secu

The U.S. FCC considers Huawei and ZTE as national security threats

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that Chinese telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE are considered as national security threats. Last week China accused the US government of “oppressing Chinese companies” after U.S. regulators declared Huawei and ZTE to be national security threats. The Federal Communications Commission blo
Publish At:2020-07-01 17:02 | Read:226 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Intelligence Security Cyberespionage FCC Feder

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