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Hackers Could Turn Pre-Installed Antivirus App on Xiaomi Phones Into Malware

What could be worse than this, if the software that's meant to protect your devices leave backdoors open for hackers or turn into malware? Researchers today revealed that a security app that comes pre-installed on more than 150 million devices manufactured by Xiaomi, China's biggest and world's 4th largest smartphone company, was suffering from multiple issues that could have allowed remote…

Datum: 4. 4. 2019

540 Million Facebook User Records Found On Unprotected Amazon Servers

It's been a bad week for Facebook users. First, the social media company was caught asking some of its new users to share passwords for their registered email accounts and now… ...the bad week gets worse with a new privacy breach. More than half a billion records of millions of Facebook users have been found exposed on unprotected Amazon cloud servers. The exposed datasets…

Datum: 3. 4. 2019

WordPress iOS App Bug Leaked Secret Access Tokens to Third-Party Sites

If you have a "private" blog with WordPress.com and are using its official iOS app to create or edit posts and pages, the secret authentication token for your admin account might have accidentally been leaked to third-party websites. WordPress has recently patched a severe vulnerability in its iOS application that apparently leaked secret authorization tokens for users whose blogs were using…

Datum: 3. 4. 2019

Georgia Tech Data Breach Exposes 1.3 Million Users' Personal Data

The Georgia Institute of Technology, well known as Georgia Tech, has confirmed a data breach that has exposed personal information of 1.3 million current and former faculty members, students, staff and student applicants. In a brief note published Tuesday, Georgia Tech says an unknown outside entity gained "unauthorized access" to its web application and accessed the University’s central…

Datum: 3. 4. 2019

Cynet Offers Free Threat Assessment for Mid-Sized and Large Organizations

Visibility into an environment attack surface is the fundamental cornerstone to sound security decision making. However, the standard process of 3rd party threat assessment as practiced today is both time consuming and expensive. Cynet changes the rules of the game with a free threat assessment offering based on more than 72 hours of data collection and enabling organizations to benchmark…

Datum: 3. 4. 2019

In-Depth Analysis of JS Sniffers Uncovers New Families of Credit Card-Skimming Code

In a world that's growing increasingly digital, Magecart attacks have emerged as a key cybersecurity threat to e-commerce sites. Magecart, which is in the news a lot lately, is an umbrella term given to 12 different cyber criminal groups that are specialized in secretly implanting a special piece of code on compromised e-commerce sites with an intent to steal payment card details of their…

Datum: 3. 4. 2019

Facebook Caught Asking Some Users Passwords for Their Email Accounts

Facebook has been caught practicing the worst ever user-verification mechanism that could put the security of its users at risk. Generally, social media or any other online service asks users to confirm a secret code or a unique URL sent to the email address they provided for the account registration. However, Facebook has been found asking some newly-registered users to provide the social…

Datum: 3. 4. 2019

New Apache Web Server Bug Threatens Security of Shared Web Hosts

Mark J Cox, one of the founding members of the Apache Software Foundation and the OpenSSL project, today posted a tweet warning users about a recently discovered important flaw in Apache HTTP Server software. The Apache web server is one of the most popular, widely used open-source web servers in the world that powers almost 40 percent of the whole Internet. The vulnerability, identified as…

Datum: 2. 4. 2019

Thousands of Unprotected Kibana Instances Exposing Elasticsearch Databases

In today’s world, data plays a crucial role in the success of any organization, but if left unprotected, it could be a cybercriminal’s dream come true. Poorly protected MongoDB, CouchDB, and Elasticsearch databases recently got a lot more attention from cybersecurity firms and media lately. More than half of the known cases of massive data breaches over the past year originated from unsecured…

Datum: 1. 4. 2019

How Endpoint Management Can Keep Workplace IT Secure

Workplaces have become highly connected. Even a small business could have dozens of devices in the form of desktops, mobile devices, routers, and even smart appliances as part of its IT infrastructure. Unfortunately, each of these endpoints can now be a weak link that hackers could exploit. Hackers constantly probe networks for vulnerable endpoints to breach. For example, systems and…

Datum: 1. 4. 2019

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