Adobe confirms that a zero-day flaw exists in its Flash browser plug-in and promises to soon release Windows, Mac and Linux fixes for affected versions of Flash Player. The vulnerability is reportedly already being targeted by in-the-wild attacks.
The OpenSSL Heartbleed bug hasn't died, with recent scans still finding 250,000 Internet-connected systems that remain vulnerable. Security experts recommend enterprises expand their patching efforts to find devices with embedded firmware that contain the flaw.
Last year, a number of application vulnerabilities led to compromises of many organizations' systems, serving as an important reminder that application security is vital to any breach prevention effort. Here, experts offer four app security tips.
Nobody wants to be a cyber-attacker's first victim. But there are benefits to being second or third, says Akamai's Mike Smith. Then you get to enjoy the true benefits of the oft-discussed information sharing.
Mobile banking is growing out of its infancy and experts predict it will soon be the dominant banking and payments channel. With the vast array of endpoints being utilized, and multiple threat vectors being introduced, how are the threats of rogue mobile apps, mobile malware and SMiShing evolving? What vectors are...
Part 1 - Leveraging Global Threat Intelligence to Secure Mobile Banking
To secure our growing dependence on mobile devices, it is critical that we keep a constant eye on the current threat landscape. Only by continuously monitoring and analyzing malicious activity can an appropriate defense be crafted. There are...
As news of the Shellshock bug continues to spread, CISOs in all sectors are taking steps to mitigate the risks posed by the vulnerability. Likewise, regulators and industry groups have ramped up dissemination of alerts.
Attackers have exploited the Shellshock vulnerability - a.k.a. Bash bug - to infect at least 700 Linux systems with malware that includes the ability to launch DDoS attacks. Users of Unix systems are vulnerable.
To mitigate the newly discovered Bash bug - AKA Shellshock - which may make millions of systems vulnerable to remote takeover, organizations must take several key steps, says security expert Alan Woodward.
As more organizations accommodate employees' demands to use mobile devices, ensuring the security of the applications on those smart phones and tablets has become critical. That's why NIST is developing new apps testing guidance.
For too long, code writers have been measured on the features built into their applications - not the potential security vulnerabilities. It's time to change that perspective, says Maty Siman of Checkmarx.
A hot topic among U.S. federal government security managers and other infosec pros is developing a process to vet mobile applications. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is offering a solution called AppVet.