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Amazon has addressed a security hole that enabled attackers to inject malicious code into the company's website and potentially compromise user accounts, according to a researcher.
Security researcher Ahmed Aboul-Ela discovered multiple Insecure Direct Object Reference flaws that could have been leveraged by an attacker to delete the cards associated with Twitter Ads.
In a follow-up to a report earlier this year on the use of visual basic code in malicious documents, researchers at Sophos say the trend is continuing to gain momentum.
The Tinybanker/Tinba Trojan has expanded its target list to attack banks worldwide, according to Avast.
The Android Open Source Platform (AOSP) browser installed on Android 4.2.1 is vulnerable to Same Origin Policy (SOP) bypass.
A security researcher has uncovered several vulnerabilities, including a critical issue that exposed sensitive information, on the website of home automation company Nest Labs.
According to Trend Micro, roughly 74 percent of PoS malware detections between April and June have been in the U.S.
A team of researchers examine the impact of the infamous Heartbleed vulnerability.
Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.152, released on Tuesday, addresses a total of 12 security vulnerabilities, many of which could be exploited for code execution.
In Chrome 39, HTTPS whose certificates use SHA-1 and are valid past January 1, 2017, will no longer appear fully trustworthy in Chrome's user interface.

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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.
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.
Marc Solomon's picture
Many continue to click on links or attachments sent via email without taking any steps to verify the origin of the email or the validity of the link or attachment. It only takes one click to for an attacker to establish a foothold in the target’s systems.