Vulnerabilities & Flaws

ICYMI: Morrisons breach; Worldpay card data; power attack losses; Russian EU targets; criminal capability

ICYMI: Morrisons breach; Worldpay card data; power attack losses; Russian EU targets; criminal capability

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at Morrisons lawsuit; Wordpay vulnerabilities; Critical scenario costs; EU Banks targeted; Cyber-crime capabilities.

Emergency patch for critical Adobe Flash zero-day

Emergency patch for critical Adobe Flash zero-day

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Another critical zero day hits Adobe Flash and helps install ransomware - patch released.

Russian police prevented massive banking sector cyber-attack

Russian police prevented massive banking sector cyber-attack

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Russian Interior Ministry cyber-crimes department thwarts Russian banking cyber-crime group.

Malwarebytes says sorry for multiple AV bugs, still unpatched

Malwarebytes says sorry for multiple AV bugs, still unpatched

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Malwarebytes' CEO has apologised, and launched a bug bounty scheme, after Google Project Zero researchers exposed the latest in a long line of anti-virus product flaws.

Facebook ditches Flash videos to boost security

Facebook ditches Flash videos to boost security

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Facebook has ditched insecure Flash in favour of HTML5 for all its videos but will still use Flash in games, and is working with Adobe to secure technology.

Cyber-criminals could launch man-in-the-middle attack on Xbox Live users

Cyber-criminals could launch man-in-the-middle attack on Xbox Live users

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Xbox Live keys "inadvertently disclosed"

Warnings over Node.js flaw that could lead to DoS attacks

Warnings over Node.js flaw that could lead to DoS attacks

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Node.js admits to two critical security flaws but delays patching

Security researcher blasts United Airlines' bug bounty programme

Security researcher blasts United Airlines' bug bounty programme

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Security researcher claims United Airlines sat on serious bug for five months which would have allowed an attacker to access customers' flight details and even cancel flights.

ICYMI: Aviation risk; netgear patch delay; legal threats; android malware variants; SSL weakness

ICYMI: Aviation risk; netgear patch delay; legal threats; android malware variants; SSL weakness

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This week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): Aviation risk warning; netgear patch delay; vulnerability disclosure -legal threats; android SMS malware variants; SSL weakness exploited for phishing.

The three methodologies behind DNS threat detection

The three methodologies behind DNS threat detection

Intelligent and analytical identification of anomalies in DNS activity is key to stopping threats before they become a real problem says Dr Malcolm Murphy, systems engineering manager, Infoblox

Is responsible disclosure responsible enough?

Is responsible disclosure responsible enough?

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We ask industry experts, when life and limb are at risk, is responsible disclosure of vulnerabilities enough? Or should there be mandated disclosure?

Researcher finds new, wirelessly exploitable vulnerability in iOS and OS X

Researcher finds new, wirelessly exploitable vulnerability in iOS and OS X

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A new vulnerability has been discovered in the iOS and OS X supported AirDrop function, allowing attackers to wirelessly infect devices.

Flaw in managed app configuration on iOS devices puts corporate data at risk

Flaw in managed app configuration on iOS devices puts corporate data at risk

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"Quicksand" sandbox vulnerability could enable rogue apps

Cross-site scripting vulnerability uncovered in Salesforce cloud

Cross-site scripting vulnerability uncovered in Salesforce cloud

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Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability within a Salesforce subdomain now patched

Windows Server Update Services open to attack

Windows Server Update Services open to attack

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Hackers could subvert Windows Update to install malware in organisations

VPN gone bad: APT actors enlist Chinese 'Terracotta' provider to hide criminal activity

VPN gone bad: APT actors enlist Chinese 'Terracotta' provider to hide criminal activity

APT actors are using a China-based VPN provider to hide their digital tracks and mask their identities.

UK charity CALM hacked in 'senseless' attack

UK charity CALM hacked in 'senseless' attack

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UK charity CALM says that its website was hacked and defaced on July 24th, in an attack that has been described as 'motiveless' and 'senseless'.

Critical Bind vulnerability could snuff out large parts of internet

Critical Bind vulnerability could snuff out large parts of internet

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A single packet could leave the internet in a bind, warn experts.

Security concerns raised at Windows 10 roll-out

Security concerns raised at Windows 10 roll-out

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Windows 10 launched today, but there were immediately security questions raised within the industry about some aspects and features on the new operating system.

Apple App Store and iTunes buyers hit by zero-day

Apple App Store and iTunes buyers hit by zero-day

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A zero-day flaw in Apple's online AppStore and iTunes store reportedly allows attackers to hijack users' purchasing sessions, buy and download any app or movie they want, then charge it to the original user.

Critical Android bugs can be exploited via MMS, 950M users affected

Critical Android bugs can be exploited via MMS, 950M users affected

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Successfully exploiting the vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to spy on users, or even completely take over the device.

Braking news - 1.4 million Jeep recalls & DAB now attack vector

Braking news - 1.4 million Jeep recalls & DAB now attack vector

After a demo of a Jeep hack in the US 1.4 million of the vehicles have been recalled - and DAB presents another attack vector according to NCC researchers

ICYMI: Visa applications exposed, government backdoors & the Ashley Madison hack

ICYMI: Visa applications exposed, government backdoors & the Ashley Madison hack

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This week's ICYMI column looks at the most-read stories on SC this week, including our investigation on VFS Global, the UK government's attitude towards encryption and the continuing fall-out from the Ashley Madison hack.

OpenSSH flaw opens the door to brute force attackers

OpenSSH flaw opens the door to brute force attackers

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A flaw in OpenSSH could let attackers bypass limits imposed on password login attempts, to launch brute force attacks and steal credentials.

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