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These are the top ten security vulnerabilities most exploited by hackers

March 19, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Security vulnerabilities in Microsoft software have become an even more popular means of attack by cyber criminals – but an Adobe Flash vulnerability still ranks as the second most used exploit by hacking groups. Analysis by researchers at Recorded Future […]


Mobile Apps, Software Security

Two-thirds of Android antivirus apps are worthless or worse

March 18, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

THE VAST MAJORITY of Android antivirus apps do absolutely nothing other than make ad revenue for their creators, a study of 250 products by AV-Comparatives has found. Yes, you may as well change your wallpaper to say “no viruses allowed:” […]


Software Security

New Mirai malware variant targets signage TVs and presentation systems

March 18, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Security researchers have spotted a new variant of the Mirai IoT malware in the wild targeting two new classes of devices –smart signage TVs and wireless presentation systems. This new strain is being used by a new IoT botnet that […]


Software Security

Lenovo Patches High-Severity Arbitrary Code Execution Flaws

March 15, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Lenovo has patched several high-severity vulnerabilities in its products that could enable escalation of privilege, information disclosure, or even denial of service. Overall the device maker patched flaws tied to 16 high-severity CVEs on Thursday. Those include five related to […]


Mobile Apps, Software Category, Software Security

Samsung will fix Galaxy S10 fingerprint sensor issues in future updates

March 14, 2019

Via: BGR

The Galaxy S10 is already shaping up to be a huge commercial success for Samsung. The phone’s novel design and brand new features make it a significant upgrade compared to last year’s Galaxy S9, a phone that failed to sell […]


Software Security

Two-thirds of all Android antivirus apps are frauds

March 14, 2019

Via: ZDnet

An organization specialized in testing antivirus products concluded in a report published this week that roughly two-thirds of all Android antivirus apps are a sham and don’t work as advertised. The report, published by Austrian antivirus testing outfit AV-Comparatives, was […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

Intel Windows 10 Graphics Drivers Riddled With Flaws

March 13, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Intel has patched 19 vulnerabilities across its popular graphics drivers for Windows 10, including two high-severity flaws. CVE-2018-12216 and CVE-2018-12214 could both allow a privileged user to execute arbitrary code via local access, according to an Intel advisory. “Multiple potential […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

Unpatched Windows Bug Allows Attackers to Spoof Security Dialog Boxes

March 12, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A previously unknown bug in Microsoft Windows would allow an attacker to spoof Windows dialog boxes that surface when making changes to the Windows registry. This would allow an adversary to plant malware or make other nefarious changes in the […]


Mobile Apps, Software Security

Google Patches Critical Bluetooth RCE Bug

March 11, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Eleven critical Android bugs were patched as part of Google’s March Security Update. Three of them were tied to Android’s media framework and core system, while the others were related to faulty Qualcomm chip components. Out of those critical bugs, […]


Development Software, Software Security

Study shows programmers will take the easy way out and not implement proper password security

March 8, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Freelance developers need to be explicitly told to write code that stores passwords in a safe and secure manner, a recent study has revealed. In an experiment that involved 43 programmers hired via the Freelancer.com platform, University of Bonn academics […]