Warning: Drop everything and patch all the Windows things now. That's the alert being sounded by security researchers in the wake of attackers adopting Equation Group attack tools designed to exploit an SMB flaw and install DoublePulsar backdoor.
Leading the latest version of the ISMG Security Report: A tale of how a dedicated manager spent her weekends monitoring video of ATMs led to the capture of a criminal skimmer. Also, the growing sophistication of cybercriminals.
The recent fix for a zero-day flaw in Microsoft Office appeared more than five months after Microsoft was privately alerted to the flaw, and followed months of it being exploited via in-the-wild attacks. Can Microsoft do better?
WikiLeaks has released a second batch of CIA attack tools, dubbed Dark Matter, which includes malware designed to exploit Mac OS X and iOS devices. But Apple contends the attacks target vulnerabilities in its software that have long been patched, so users are not at risk.
Canadian authorities narrowly escaped a data breach by stopping an intrusion at the country's statistics agency. The cyberattack used a zero-day vulnerability in Apache Struts 2, which has now been patched.
A groundbreaking study from RAND Corporation quantifies the stakes around how zero-day software vulnerabilities get discovered and persist, bringing hard facts to bear on related - and contentious - debates surrounding vulnerability disclosure and public safety.
Confide, an encrypted messaging application, received a surge of attention after White House officials began using it for leaks. But a teardown of the app by two security firms revealed a raft of serious security issues.
CA Technologies has announced plans to snap up application security testing vendor Veracode for $614 million cash, to offer SaaS-based application security testing. The move signals that secure coding - and agile-inflected DevOps - is hot. But will it come in time to secure the internet of things?
The cost upsides of writing code that's as free from bugs as possible has long been known, says Veracode's Chris Wysopal, but bugs continue to plague production code. Thanks to the rise of agile programming, however, there are new opportunities to eradicate flaws during development.
For too long, ensuring that code is securely written - and bug free - has been a business afterthought. But there's been new hope for building security into the development lifecycle, thanks to the rise of DevOps, aka rugged software, says Chris Wysopal, CTO of the application security firm Veracode.
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Data security law continues to evolve. Enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect May 25, 2018, will impose formal, new data security requirements on organizations with business operations in the European Union or handling data of EU citizens. Adoption of the new GDPR is motivating...
Most organizations that enable users to perform online transactions have implemented security measures to address fraud. Currently, one of the most common safeguards used in a wide array of products/services is two-factor authentication (2FA).
In recent years, 2FA has become employed by global tech leaders like...
Behavioral biometrics has been getting a lot of attention recently due to its ability to uniquely address the challenges posed by social engineering, account takeovers and malware. It is already considered the third most popular biometric technology (after finger and face) and tied with iris.
Nonetheless, as an...
As mobile devices eclipse computers and laptops as the preferred method of going online, fraudsters have followed users, porting their modus operandi -account takeover, social engineering, and malware based remote control attacks - to the mobile arena. Thus, hackers have many more opportunities to perpetrate fraud and...