Ransomware continues to pose a "significant" threat, and email remains one of the top attack vectors being used by both criminals and nation-states, Australia's Cyber Security Center warns in its latest "Cyber Threat Report," which urges organizations to improve their defenses.
Warning: Hackers are actively attempting to exploit two zero-day flaws in the IOS XR Cisco operating system that runs its carrier-grade routers. Cisco has described ways to partially mitigate the vulnerabilities while it preps patches.
He'd worked at NASA, Visa and Time Warner and stepped in at Home Depot after it was hacked in 2014. But nothing quite prepared Jamil Farshchi for the spotlight he'd face when he took over as CISO at Equifax after its massive 2017 data breach. He discusses how the Equifax security organization has rebounded.
Diebold Nixdorf and NCR have issued patches for ATM software vulnerabilities that could enable a hacker with physical access to the devices to commit deposit forgery, according to the Carnegie Mellon University CERT Coordination Center.
A patching effort has been underway for six months to upgrade Thales wireless communication modules that are embedded in millions of IoT devices, including insulin pumps and smart meters. Left unpatched, a vulnerability in the modules could allow attackers to control devices, IBM warns.
Two critical, zero-day vulnerabilities affecting Internet Explorer and multiple versions of the Windows operating system are being exploited in the wild, Microsoft and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warn, urging prompt patching.
A security researcher says voting equipment in the U.S. is still riddled with security flaws that opportunistic foreign adversaries could use to pose a threat to the November election. Meanwhile, the director of CISA calls Russian ransomware attacks one of the biggest threats to the election.
Twitter rushed out a fix for a flaw in the Android version of its social media platform that could have allowed hackers to access user data, including within the direct message feature. The news comes as more details have emerged about a recent Twitter hacking incident.
Vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Windows print spooler, an aging but important component, will be discussed at the Black Hat security conference on Thursday. The vulnerabilities are rooted in patches that Microsoft created to fix issues exploited by Stuxnet, the malware that hampered Iran's nuclear program.
Adobe Flash Player, which has been patched hundreds of times during its lifetime to address vulnerabilities, will no longer be supported after Dec. 31, leaving an attack vector that can be exploited by malicious actors unless it's removed. That's why eliminating all instances of Flash Player is so urgent.
A vulnerability that can impede the boot-loading process of an operating system could potentially affect billions of Linux and Windows machines, according to Eclypsium. The flaw, called "BootHole," could enable an attacker to gain near total control of an infected device.
CISA is warning that threat actors are actively exploiting a remote code execution vulnerability in F5's BIG-IP network products that can lead to data exfiltration and other security issues. Earlier, researchers and F5 had urged users to patch the flaw.
Trend Micro says it has seen increasing attempts to infect home routers for use as proxies and for DDoS attacks. The battle is primarily being fought by three bot families - Mirai, Qbot and Kaiten - that enable low-level fraudsters to hide their activity.