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Google plans to ramp up security for Gmail by letting users know when messages arrive via unencrypted connections that could be prone to snooping or tampering.
Chinese researcher Guang Gong demonstrated how an Android device can be hijacked by exploiting a JavaScript v8 vulnerability through the Chrome browser.
Vulnerabilities in business applications and industrial processes can expose companies in the oil and gas sector to high-impact cyberattacks
A serious vulnerability in the Spring Social core library can be exploited to hack user accounts via a CSRF-style attack.
SAP Security Patch Day updates for November 2015 resolve many high priority vulnerabilities.
November 2015 security bulletins from Microsoft patch 49 vulnerabilities, more than 30 of which have been rated critical.
Updates released by Adobe for Flash Player patch 17 vulnerabilities, many of which can be exploited for code execution.
An analysis of more than 100 exploit kits shows that 8 of the top 10 vulnerabilities used by exploit kits in 2015 affect Flash Player.
Several popular Java-based products are affected by a serious vulnerability that can be exploited by malicious actors to remotely execute arbitrary code.
Certificate reuse allows hackers to identify Ubiquiti devices that might be exploitable from the Internet. 1.1 million devices found.

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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.
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.