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Google this week released Chrome 83 to the stable channel with patches for a total of 38 vulnerabilities, with improved Safe Browsing protection, and updated privacy and security controls. [Read More]
Three vulnerabilities identified in QNAP Photo Station last year could be chained to achieve pre-authentication remote code execution on affected QNAP NAS devices. [Read More]
VMware has patched a high-severity remote code execution vulnerability in its Cloud Director product. [Read More]
A researcher from Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative has identified memory corruption vulnerabilities, including one that allows code execution, in several Adobe products. [Read More]
Two recently addressed vulnerabilities in the Nitro Pro PDF editor could be exploited by malicious actors to execute code remotely on affected hosts. [Read More]
Security researchers have published information on five unpatched vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, including four considered high risk. [Read More]
Several major providers of DNS services and software have been working to address a serious vulnerability dubbed NXNSAttack that could allow big DDoS attacks. [Read More]
A vulnerability related to pairing in Bluetooth Basic Rate / Enhanced Data Rate (BR/EDR) connections could be exploited to impersonate a previously paired device. [Read More]
New variants of the Mirai and Hoaxcalls botnets have been targeting an old remote code execution vulnerability in legacy Symantec Secure Web Gateway versions. [Read More]
The price of some iOS exploits has dropped recently and experts believe this is a result of researchers’ increased focus on iOS hacking. [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.
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.