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Dyre banking Trojan now uses task scheduling for persistence, and semi-random configuration file names to evade detection.
Apple has patched nine vulnerabilities in QuickTime for Windows. The flaws can be exploited for DoS attacks and arbitrary code execution.
Zero-day vulnerabilities in Dolphin and Mercury browsers for Android expose users to hacker attacks, researcher warns.
BMW has known about the vulnerability that exposes its customers to OwnStar attacks since April, but the flaw is still unfixed.
Spamhaus has accused the ccTLD registries in Germany and Austria of failing to properly deal with abuse.
Hundreds of high-profile organizations in Japan targeted in Blue Termite cyber espionage campaign.
Cross-site scripting (XSS), cross-site request forgery (CSRF), SQL injection, and information disclosure vulnerabilities patched with the release of Drupal 7.39 and Drupal 6.37.
Serious vulnerability in the third-party app sandbox of iOS exposes organizations using MDM to cyberattacks. Apple patched the flaw with the release of iOS 8.4.1.
XXE vulnerability that could lead to information disclosure was found in Adobe LiveCycle Data Services. A patch has been released.
Chinese APT Emissary Panda uses Flash Player exploits from Hacking Team to attack a financial services firm and other organizations.

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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.
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.
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.