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A researcher has identified a flaw that can be exploited to trick certain ASUS wireless routers into updating their firmware to old or potentially malicious versions.
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.
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.
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).
An exploit for a Flash Player vulnerability that was patched just over one week ago by Adobe has already been added by cybercriminals to an exploit kit.
Microsoft has become aware of targeted cyberattacks leveraging a new vulnerability (CVE-2014-6352) that affects most supported Windows releases.
Poor configurations can lead to credential exposure, according to Palo Alto Networks.
Apple has released a new version of its mobile operating system and, in addition to some interesting new features, the latest version includes fixes for several security issues.
The Chinese government has started launching cyberattacks against Apple customers just as the company announced the availability of the latest iPhone in the country, an anti-censorship organization reported on Monday.

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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.
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.
Mark Hatton's picture
The fact that you aren’t seeing or hearing about potential threats to the organization, or alarms aren’t being raised by the security team, shouldn’t make you feel better as an executive.
Torsten George's picture
A threat is the agent that takes advantage of a vulnerability. This relationship must be a key factor in the risk assessment process and can no longer be treated as risk’s neglected step child.