Critical Zero-Day Plugin Vulnerabilities detected in WordPress

Critical Zero-Day Plugin Vulnerabilities detected in WordPress

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 04.10.2017

Critical zero-day vulnerabilities have been detected in the WordPress plugins Appointments, Registration Magic-Custom Registration Forms and Flickr Gallery, following an internal investigation by Wordfence. On the severity scale, the vulnerabilities received 9.8 out of 10. The affected plugins allowed hackers to exploit vulnerable websites and deliver a PHP backdoor without authentication to gain full control [and#8230;] read more

New investigation into Yahoo 2013 data breach reveals that all 3 billion user accounts were compromised

New investigation into Yahoo 2013 data breach reveals that all 3 billion user accounts were compromised

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 04.10.2017

Verizon-owned Yahoo this week revealed to users that the scale of its widely covered 2013 data breach is much bigger than previously estimated. In 2013, a hack targeting Internet giant Yahoo ended up exposing account information of upwards of 1 billion users – a conclusion the company came to after years of investigations – including [and#8230;] read more

Bitdefender presents: Global Digital Transformation

Bitdefender presents: Global Digital Transformation

by Business Insights , on 04.10.2017

Join Bitdefender’s Enterprise team at @ Gitex Technology Week, 8-12 October 2017, Dubai World Trade Center. GITEX is where tech pioneers and futurists, business leaders and IT professionals come to experience the world’s most advanced technology and drive digital transformation. We will be sharing exclusive insights around our suite of advanced cyber-security products as well as industry trends. read more

Duo Labs find thousands of ‘hidden’ vulnerable Macs

Duo Labs find thousands of ‘hidden’ vulnerable Macs

by Business Insights , on 03.10.2017

Thousands of Apple Macs vulnerable to un-patched firmware, regardless of operating system patching levels. The security firm Duo Labs recently set out to study the security of Mac firmware, more specifically the EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) in Macs for the past three years. Think of EFI as the modern BIOS (Basic Input / Output System) manages the boot process of a computer system as well as communications between the operating system and other devices such as video, keyboard, printers, and mice. read more

The Bitdefender BOX Effect: Secures Everything, from Smart Homes to Product Leadership in Smart Home Cyber Security Industry.

The Bitdefender BOX Effect: Secures Everything, from Smart Homes to Product Leadership in Smart Home Cyber Security Industry.

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 02.10.2017

Bitdefender BOX, the breakthrough solution that protects your entire home, just received Frost and#38; Sullivan’s Product Leadership Award in the smart home cybersecurity industry for its world-leading advances in security. The analysts from Frost and#38; Sullivan, a leading provider of growth partnership services that promotes innovation worldwide, recognized the innovation behind the product. “Bitdefender has ... The post The Bitdefender BOX Effect: Secures Everything, from Smart Homes to Product Leadership in Smart Home Cyber Security Industry. appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Fast-food chain Sonic hacked, millions of card numbers for sale on dark web

Fast-food chain Sonic hacked, millions of card numbers for sale on dark web

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 02.10.2017

With 3,500 locations in 45 states across the US, fast-food chain Sonic Drive-In confirmed falling victim to a data breach that exposed customer credit and debit card numbers. The company was informed about a potential data breach by its credit card processor, after detecting a pattern in a number of fraudulent transactions. The company hasn’t [and#8230;] read more

Internet Explorer bug can reveal the contents of your address bar

Internet Explorer bug can reveal the contents of your address bar

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 28.09.2017

If youand#8217;re one of the many people still using Microsoft Internet Explorer to surf the internet, you have just been given another good reason to upgrade to a more modern browser. Independent security researcher Manuel Caballero has revealed an unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer that could allow a malicious attacker to capture sensitive information that [and#8230;] read more

The ABC of Cybersecurity – Android Threats: S is for SMS Sender

The ABC of Cybersecurity – Android Threats: S is for SMS Sender

by Liviu ARSENE, from HotForSecurity , on 27.09.2017

SMS-sending Trojans have been around ever since mobile devices became widely adopted, and they’ve been responsible for a huge number of racked up phone bills and premium number subscriptions, generating significant financial losses around the world. These types of Trojans are built for a single purpose – to generate revenue for cybercriminals by covertly infiltrating [and#8230;] read more

BTCWare decryption tool now available for free

BTCWare decryption tool now available for free

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 26.09.2017

If your computer has been hit by BTCWare, fear not; you now have a free and safe way to recover your data without paying the ransom. The Bitdefender Labs team has released the BTCWare decryption tool, available either as a standalone free tool or as part of the Bitdefender Ransomware Recognition tool, which is available […] read more

Bitdefender Ransomware Recognition Tool

Bitdefender Ransomware Recognition Tool

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 26.09.2017

A tool to help ransomware victims find which family and sub-version of ransomware has encrypted their data and then get the appropriate decryption tool, if it exists. Ransomware has grabbed the headlines ever since 2014. While most ransomware attacks can’t be defeated, Bitdefender constantly creates and updates ransomware decryption tools for families that have either […] read more

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