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Google is preparing to run an experiment in Chrome 86 as part of its fight against URL spoofing. [Read More]
The Chinese threat actor tracked by Kaspersky as CactusPete is not sophisticated, but its attacks are still relatively successful. [Read More]
Group-IB security researchers have identified a corporate espionage group, named RedCurl, that has launched 26 targeted attacks since 2018. [Read More]
An XSS vulnerability affecting the TinyMCE rich text editor can be exploited, depending on implementation, for privilege escalation, information disclosure or account takeover. [Read More]
FireEye this week announced that its Bugcrowd-powered bug bounty program has become public. [Read More]
Microsoft failed to properly address an elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Windows Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS), the Google Project Zero researcher who discovered the issue says. [Read More]
The Israeli defence ministry said on Wednesday that it had foiled an attempted cyber attack by a foreign group targeting the country's defence manufacturers. [Read More]
Zero-day vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Windows have been chained by a threat actor, presumably DarkHotel, in attacks aimed at South Korea. [Read More]
Google this week announced that an update for Chrome 84 includes 15 security patches, including for a serious vulnerability for which the tech giant awarded $10,000. [Read More]
The SANS Institute has disclosed a security incident which resulted in 28,000 records of personally identifiable information (PII) being forwarded to an unknown email address. [Read More]

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Gunter Ollmann's picture
CISOs are increasingly partnering with DevOps leaders and vigilantly modernizing secure development lifecycle (SDLC) processes to embrace new machine learning (ML) approaches.
Joshua Goldfarb's picture
Performing gap analysis well and remediating findings appropriately can help reduce both the number of weak points within your enterprise and your susceptibility to attack at each of them.
John Maddison's picture
Organizations must adopt a holistic approach to securing their distributed networked environment that enables them to see and manage their entire distributed network, including all attack vectors, through a single pane of glass.
Gunter Ollmann's picture
With years of bug bounty programs now behind us, it is interesting to see how the information security sector transformed – or didn’t.
Marie Hattar's picture
There are good and bad ways to make vulnerabilities known. A premature “full disclosure” of a previously unknown issue can unleash the forces of evil, and the “black hats” often move faster than vendors or enterprise IT teams.
Gunter Ollmann's picture
Any bug hunter, security analyst, software vendor, or device manufacturer should not rely on CVSS as the pointy end of the stick for prioritizing remediation.
Gunter Ollmann's picture
In a world of over-hyped bugs, stunt hacking, and branded vulnerability disclosures, my advice to CISOs is to make security lemonade by finding practical next steps to take.
David Holmes's picture
Architects and IT security teams are looking for technology evolutions to help them manage real problems in endpoint storage and messaging.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
Regardless of which framework you use, it’s crucial to operationalize it in the context of your organization’s unique environment and risk factors.
Devon Kerr's picture
Devon Kerr explains what happened when a municipality inadvertently deployed a brand-new endpoint protection technology across a small part of their production network.