Security

Why Endpoint Protection is Vital

Endpoint defense is a critical part of every robust security programme. Often known as protection for endpoints. However, both words apply to the same protection solution that protects network endpoints from: Attacks Zero-day exploits Human error Data leaks Why is the endpoint security critical It is a common misconception that anti-virus programs can avoid targeted…

Ermetic Emerges From Stealth Mode Cloud Protection Business

Cloud security company Ermetic emerged from secrecy this week with a framework that automates the identification and remediation of identity and access-based threats. The business, based in Israel, was founded by Shai Morag (CEO), Sivan Krigsman (Chief Product Officer), Arick Goomanovsky (Chief Business Officer) and Michael Dolinsky (CTO). The founders were previously involved in the…

Samsung Essential Patches 0-Click on Device Vulnerability

Samsung launched its May 2020 security update kit for Android smartphones this week, which includes a crucial vulnerability fix that has affected all of its devices since 2014. In addition to the patches in the Android Security Bulletin – May 2020, the handset maker’s patch updates 19 vulnerabilities unique to Samsung smartphones. The most prominent…

SDLC Addressing With Machine Learning

Businesses’ digital transitions continue to demonstrate that being relative and competitive is directly related to the ability to build and leverage apps. As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella frequently states, “every organization is now a software business.” Computer vulnerabilities that lead to unintended data leakage, theft, or threaten public safety or the environment are not only…

In most countries, Twitter kills SMS-based tweeting

Twitter has revealed today that it has shut down Twitter via SMS because of security concerns, a service that has enabled users of the social network to tweet text messages since its inception. “We want to keep your account secure,” the company’s support account tweeted earlier today. “We’ve seen problems with SMS, so we’ve switched…

Wormable Windows SMBv3 RCE Vulnerability Patches Issued by Microsoft-More than 48000 hosts are vulnerable

Microsoft has patched a crucial Windows SMBv3 Client / Server remote code execution vulnerability that allows an attacker to remotely execute code. The bug can be monitored as CVE-2020-0796 and only Windows 10 and Windows Server 1903 are affected. This was mistakenly leaked as part of the March 2020 Patch update on Tuesday. SMBv3 RCE…

Remote desktop contact manager Microsoft deprecates

This week Microsoft confirmed that the Remote Desktop Link Manager (RDCMan) has been deprecated due to security issues. The app has been around for decades and enables users to handle multiple remote desktop connections, but Microsoft has long invested in other solutions to provide remote desktop access to users. The technology giant urged users instead…

Google Block USB Keystroke Injection Releases Tool

Google has released a new software tool to detect possible USB keystroke intrusion attacks and block apps. With keystroke injection devices that are readily accessible, they can send keystrokes incredibly quickly while essentially remaining invisible to the victim. Keystroke attacks performed via USB require a Human Interface System Driver. In Linux systems, this week’s tool…

Microsoft Improves PUA Edge Defense

This week Microsoft announced new functionality in its Edge browser to prevent potential unwanted applications (PUA) from being downloaded. PUAs may apply to apps that create additional ads, cryptocurrency mine or show deals for other software parts that have a poor reputation. This program can harm user experience, reduce efficiency and system performance and degrade…

Intel’s Devices in 2019 Patched over 230 Vulnerabilities

According to the 2019 Software Security Study, Intel fixed more than 230 vulnerabilities in its products last year but under a dozen have affected its processors. Intel said in 2019, it learned about 236 vulnerabilities, 144 of which were internally found by its employees. Internally found problems included 61 percent of high-gravity weaknesses and 75…