Adobe issued a security update April 7 that addresses what the software maker calls “critical vulnerabilities” in its Flash Player that could allow intruders to take control of a victim’s computer.
Mobility is a must for the enterprise, but phones get stolen, hackers hack stuff and, combined, these present a real challenge for the enterprises to simultaneously fulfill business goals while solving security concerns.
Hacking for ransom is on the rise — on pace to beat out last year’s figures — and hits people where it hurts, locking them out of files, photos and critical records until they pay hackers a bounty to restore their access. Hackers bait users to click on infected email links or open infected attachments, or they take advantage of outdated and vulnerable systems.
German researchers have found a serious flaw in the way many popular Android email and messaging apps – including Skype and even secure systems like Telegram and Signal – share documents, images and videos. Dominik Schürmann and Lars Wolf from Braunschweig University of Technology say the bug, dubbed ‘Surreptitious Sharing’, allows attackers to capture data including passwords, private keys and message histories.
“Google dorking.” It sounds goofy, but it could be just the ticket for a hacker looking to stir mayhem. The search technique is one of several methods that bad guys can use to find vulnerable computer systems and trace them to a specific place on the Internet. All they have to do is type in the right search terms, and they’re well on their way.
According to this Facebook post, you can get the names of people who have viewed your Facebook Profile by installing an app called ‘Profile Spy’. The post exhorts you to hurry before the tool is patched and suggests that you won’t believe the people you catch looking at your profile.
Cybercriminals are redoubling efforts to steal payment card details from retailers before new defenses are put in place, according to FireEye. More than a dozen types of malware were found last year that target point-of-sale systems, the electronic cash registers the process payments at many retailers.