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A recently observed campaign is attempting to infect the iPhones of users in Hong Kong with an iOS backdoor that allows attackers to take control of devices. [Read More]
A vulnerability that OpenWrt addressed in its opkg fork could have been exploited for the remote execution of arbitrary code. [Read More]
Security patches released this week by Apple for many of its products address a variety of vulnerabilities, including multiple issues that could lead to arbitrary code execution on the affected devices. [Read More]
A Chinese threat actor tracked as APT41 has targeted organizations worldwide by exploiting vulnerabilities in Citrix, Cisco and Zoho ManageEngine products. [Read More]
Vulnerabilities that Videolabs addressed recently in its libmicrodns library could lead to denial of service (DoS) and arbitrary code execution. [Read More]
VMware has made a second attempt at fixing a privilege escalation vulnerability in Fusion for Mac, but this patch is incomplete as well. [Read More]
A critical vulnerability patched by Adobe in its Creative Cloud desktop application can be exploited by hackers to delete arbitrary files. [Read More]
A vulnerability addressed recently in the WPvivid Backup Plugin could be exploited to obtain all files of a WordPress website. [Read More]
Microsoft is working on patches for two actively exploited remote code execution vulnerabilities affecting the Windows Adobe Type Manager library, which is exclusively supported by Microsoft. [Read More]
Hackers could have caused the central touchscreen on the Tesla Model 3 to crash by getting the targeted user to visit a malicious website. [Read More]

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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.
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.
Marc Solomon's picture
Recalculating and reevaluating priorities based on a continuous flow of new data, learnings and your risk profile, helps to ensure you’re staying focused on what matters in a highly dynamic environment.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
Proper evaluation of business risk requires insight into the likelihood that a vulnerability will be exploited, and if exploited, how that vulnerability could impact the company on a macro level.
Torsten George's picture
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) provide hackers with multiple venues to access an organization’s data and can even be used to cause massive business disruptions.