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Onapsis has disclosed the details of two vulnerabilities found in SAP HANA. The flaws can be exploited to access restricted information and tamper with log files.
Apache Cordova vulnerability allows attackers to easily modify the behavior of Android applications built with the framework.
A vulnerability (CVE-2015-4050) in the PHP web application framework Symfony exposes apps to unauthorized access.
The worm is being used to commit fraud on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, researchers believe.
Cybercriminals are using an exploit kit to hijack routers and change their DNS settings. At least 55 router models are targeted.
Securify finds multiple vulnerabilities in Synology NAS software. The vendor has released software updates to fix the security bugs.
Research from Distil Networks shows that bad bots represented more than eight percent of mobile web traffic in 2014.
Researchers at FireEye have spotted a spam campaign that is also distributing a new family of point-of-sale malware.
Security researcher who found a way to get unlimited coffee by hacking Starbucks gift cards says he was threatened by the company.
ZyXEL, D-Link, TRENDnet, Netgear and TP-Link are preparing firmware updates to address the recently disclosed NetUSB driver vulnerability.

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David Holmes's picture
Is it possible to apply this maxim to global SSL patch rates? Let’s take a look at the most recent SSL vulnerability: POODLE.
David Holmes's picture
The media was so taken with the idea that Kate Upton nude photos had caused a DDoS attack that they just took the story and ran with it. But what really caused disrupted service across New Zealand’s major ISPs?
Mark Hatton's picture
Without the ability to prioritize in certain situations, you may end up waiting weeks to apply the most important patch. Think of your corporate network like your home. There are probably lots of items on your honey do list, but they can’t all be completed today.
Marc Solomon's picture
Today’s email-based attacks don’t occur at a single point in time and use multiple methods to evade detection. To bolster protection, organizations may turn to a set of disparate products that don’t – and can’t – work together.
Scott Simkin's picture
As more organizations build applications other than Web and corporate email into the course of their business, adversaries are taking note and adjusting their tactics.
Torsten George's picture
It appears that 2014 will be remembered in the IT industry for several severe and wide-reaching server-side vulnerabilities. So what lessons can we learn from these vulnerabilities?
Marc Solomon's picture
Recent high-profile security breaches at major retailers stem from the fact that in-store networks and their components are evolving and spawning a range of attack vectors.
Torsten George's picture
To limit the risk of having drive-by malware attacks planted on their websites, organizations should monitor the payload of their different Internet properties, which for larger organizations can easily become a huge undertaking.
Fahmida Y. Rashid's picture
Opinions vary wildly among experts as to the potential impact of the Shellshock vulnerability. What is known—and agreed upon—at this point, is that Shellshock is a very serious vulnerability because it allows remote code execution and gives the attacker full access to the system.
Jason Polancich's picture
Businesses have more data on hand than they think. They key is crafting a plan to track it and combine it with data from outside their own walls against which the internal data can be analyzed.