Report: 99% of ransomware targets Microsoft products

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A new report from Carbon Black analyzed 1,000 ransomware samples to learn how attackers are using it and how threats are evolving. The explosive growth of ransomware is bad news for Windows users. Some 99% of ransomware attacks are targeting Microsoft products, according to a report from security firm Carbon Black, released […]

A clearer picture of the CCleaner backdoor incident

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On Monday, Cisco and Piriform – the Avast-owned company behind the popular CCleaner utility – announced that certain versions of the software have been backdoored by hackers. To read the original article : https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2017/09/19/ccleaner-backdoor-incident/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Alert Regarding Vulnerabilities in Apache Tomcat

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On September 19, 2017 (US time), the Apache Software Foundation released information on vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-12615 and CVE-2017-12616) in Apache Tomcat. In the vulnerability CVE-2017-12615, when running on Windows with HTTP PUTs enabled (e.g. via setting the readonly initialisation parameter of the Default to false), arbitrary code may be executed remotely […]

ADOBE FIXES EIGHT VULNERABILITIES IN FLASH, ROBOHELP, COLDFUSION

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Adobe fixed eight vulnerabilities across three products, including two critical memory corruption bugs and a critical XML parsing flaw, with its regularly scheduled update on Tuesday. RoboHelp for Windows, ColdFusion, and as usual, Flash Player, all received updates as part of the company’s Patch Tuesday security bulletins. Versions 26.0.0.151 and […]

VMWARE PATCHES BUG THAT ALLOWS GUEST TO EXECUTE CODE ON HOST

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Users who run four different types of VMware products, ESXi, vCenter Server, Fusion and Workstation, are being encouraged to update to address a series of vulnerabilities, one critical. The most serious issue, an out-of-bounds write vulnerability, exists in ESXi, and desktop hypervisors Workstation, and Fusion. An attacker could exploit the […]

Google Chrome most resilient against attacks, researchers find

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Researchers have analyzed Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer, and found Chrome to be the most resilient against attacks. “Modern web browsers such as Chrome or Edge improved security in recent years. Exploitation of vulnerabilities is certainly more complex today and requires a higher skill than in the past. […]

Global DDoS mitigation market trends and developments

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Frost & Sullivan found that the DDoS mitigation market generated a revenue of $816 million in 2016 and is expected to register a CAGR of 17.1 percent through 2021. Threat actors’ continuous development of new techniques to overwhelm their target’s defenses and improve effectiveness of their DDoS attacks in terms of scale, […]