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A serious vulnerability has been discovered in a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client used by many Unix-like (*NIX) operating systems, representatives of the NetBSD Project reported.
A reconnaissance framework documented by researchers earlier this year has been used by multiple threat groups in watering hole attacks targeting organizations in various sectors.
The phishing campaign was first spotted in mid-October, and leverages vulnerabilities in unpatched versions of Adobe Reader.
Network security firm Fortinet today announced that its sandboxing solution, FortiSandbox, is now available as a virtual appliance.
A researcher has identified an exit node on the Tor anonymity network which is set up to maliciously modify the files that go through it.
Over the weekend, numerous users noticed that Google was blocking them from accessing websites behind Bit.ly shortened links because they presumably contained malware.
In response to accusations that it's spying on users of the e-book reader application Adobe Digital Editions, Adobe Systems has released a new version of the software that addresses some of the reported issues.
Cisco has released software updates to address a three-year-old vulnerability in the Telnet code of Cisco AsyncOS, the operating systems used in some of the company's security appliances.
Proofpoint researchers say the attackers behind the campaign may have pulled in $25,000 a day.
Researchers have found that a large number of networking devices are vulnerable to cyberattacks because of poor implementation or configuration of the Network Address Translation - Port Mapping Protocol (NAT-PMP).

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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.
Marc Solomon's picture
Malvertising underscores the need for an approach to security that addresses the full attack continuum. With ongoing visibility and control, and intelligent and continuous updates, security professionals can take action to stop the inevitable outbreak.
Torsten George's picture
When an organization is solely focused on strengthening its compliance posture to pass an audit, they primarily look at control failures and gaps and try to mitigate them.
Mark Hatton's picture
You need to identify your security shortcomings before someone else does. Simulate attacks and tests to associate known vulnerabilities, previous attack patterns, and security/network data to identify potential attack paths to your company’s most important data.
Scott Simkin's picture
While SSL decryption is necessary for maintaining network security, security admins need to establish strict rules about how they handle decrypted data.
Ryan Naraine's picture
John Hultquist, Manager of Cyber Espionage Threat Intelligence at ISIGHT Partners, joins the podcast to talk about "NEWSCASTER," a cyber espionage operation that uses fictitious social media accounts to launch attacks.
Danelle Au's picture
The protection of connected ( Internet of Things) devices is likely better performed at a network level rather than an endpoint level due to the variety of devices that may exist and the limited endpoint security functions that can be supported.