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Mobile Apps, Software Security

Malicious ‘Blur’ Photo App Campaign Discovered on Google Play

July 24, 2020

Via: Threat Post

A new campaign of malicious photo apps on Google Play floods Android devices with random ads instead of functioning as advertised. They also elude detection by making its icon disappear from the device home screen soon after it’s downloaded. Researchers […]


Mobile Apps, Software Security

Apple Security Research Device Program Draws Mixed Reactions

July 22, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Apple’s long anticipated Security Research Device program has launched, giving select security researchers access to testable iPhones that will make it easier for them to find iOS vulnerabilities. The program offers security researchers specially configured iPhones with shell access, and […]


Software Category, Software Security, System Software

Organizations Leverage Fortinet SaaS Offerings for Advanced Security and Simplified Management

July 22, 2020

Via: CSO Online

As organizations look to enhance their on-premises and cloud security, they need the proper tools in place that don’t introduce risks and complexities. A study from IDG found that 48 percent of respondents believe that increased complexity is a primary […]


Software Security

Malware stashed in China-mandated software is more extensive than thought

July 14, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Three weeks ago, security researchers exposed a sinister piece of malware lurking inside tax software that the Chinese government requires companies to install. Now there’s evidence that the high-stealth spy campaign was preceded by a separate piece of malware that […]


Application Software, Software Category, Software Security

Google bans ads for stalkerware apps—with some exceptions

July 13, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Google is trying to make it a little harder for a determined stalker to spy remotely on their spouse, partner, or ex by prohibiting advertising for stalkerware apps on its services—with one giant loophole. The search giant updated its advertising […]


Software Security

Microsoft’s new KDP tech blocks malware by making parts of the Windows kernel read-only

July 8, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has published today the first technical details about a new security feature that will soon be part of Windows 10. Named Kernel Data Protection (KDP), Microsoft says this feature will block malware or malicious threat actors from modifying (corrupting) […]


Application Software, Software Category, Software Security

DHS Brings Web App to Coronavirus Fight

July 7, 2020

Via: TechNewsWorld

Never, in most of our lifetimes, have all corners of society collaborated to address a single grave threat as they have done in the fight against COVID-19. While epidemiological controls compose the first line of defense, technology is growing into […]


Software Security

Windows 10: Microsoft Defender ATP now rates your security configurations

July 3, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) now gives your devices and network a security score that tells admins the health of their environment based on how it’s configured. A high score means the collective security configuration is in a good […]


Software Security

The more cybersecurity tools an enterprise deploys, the less effective their defense is

June 30, 2020

Via: ZDnet

The enterprise is slowly improving its response to cybersecurity incidents, but in the same breath, it is still investing in too many tools that can actually reduce the effectiveness of defense. On Tuesday, IBM released the results of a global […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

Microsoft Defender ATP now scans Windows 10 PC firmware for hardware rootkit attacks

June 19, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has been building firmware-level defenses into Windows 10 Secured-Core PCs for the enterprise, and now it’s bringing similar capabilities to its enterprise antivirus software, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). Secured-core PCs include a handful of Windows 10 PCs, […]