Monthly Archives: March 2017

Cloud Complexity Leads to Chaotic Security Environments

30th March 2017 By Tara Seals   About one-third of respondents in a survey of RSA attendees describe the state of security monitoring within their organization as “complex and chaotic,” thanks to a lack of visibility into the cloud and … Continue reading

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Fake WordPress Plugin Opens Sites to Criminals

30th March 2017 By Tara Seals   A fake WordPress plugin is trending, targeting one of the world’s largest open-source applications in order to allow back-door access to a host of websites.   Dubbed WP-Base-SEO, the plugin is a forgery … Continue reading

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FedEx Will Give You $5 If You Install Flash

By Catalin Cimpanu March 30, 2017                               In an era of the Internet when most browser vendors are taking steps to migrate away from Flash and all security experts recommend you blast that piece … Continue reading

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Tech support scammers and their banking woes

March 30, 2017 by William Tsing                                                   We all know about tech support scams by this point. We know how they cold call, lie their way into your computer, and steal your money. Unfortunately for the scammers, banks … Continue reading

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About 90% of Smart TVs Vulnerable to Remote Hacking via Rogue TV Signals

By Catalin Cimpanu   March 29, 2017   A new attack on smart TVs allows a malicious actor to take over devices using rogue DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting — Terrestrial) signals, get root access on the smart TV, and use the … Continue reading

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Google’s Android Security 2016 Year In Review

“Google released its Android Security 2016 Year In Review report yesterday and it threw up some very interesting perspectives.   The most interesting one, and also the most controversial is that just 50% of all Android devices received a security … Continue reading

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VMware Patches Pwn2Own VM Escape Vulnerabilities

By Chris Brook March 29, 2017                                       VMware on Tuesday patched a series of vulnerabilities uncovered earlier this month at Pwn2Own. The flaws enabled an attacker to execute code on a workstation and carry out a virtual machine escape to … Continue reading

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This Stealthy Malware Remained Unnoticed for Three Years

By Ionut Arghire on March 29, 2017   Stealthy command and control methods allowed a newly discovered malware family to fly under the radar for more than three years, Palo Alto Networks security researchers reveal.   Dubbed Dimnie, the threat … Continue reading

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What are exploits? (And why you should care)

March 29, 2017 by Wendy Zamora                                            Exploits: they’re not your mama’s cyberthreats. At one point in the not-so-distant past, exploits were responsible for delivering 80 percent of malware to people’s systems. But … Continue reading

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Explained: Sage ransomware

March 29, 2017 by Malwarebytes Labs                                        Sage is yet another ransomware that has become a common threat nowadays. Similarly to Spora, it has capabilities to encrypt files offline. The malware is actively developed and currently, we … Continue reading

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