Highlights and Updates

Kaspersky spots spike in targeted ransomware attack on large orgs

Tuesday, 25th April 2017
Kaspersky researchers have spotted a growth in targeted ransomware attacks on large companies.

Leaked NSA backdoor spreads throughout the world

Tuesday, 25th April 2017
Malicious code leaked by the Shadow Brokers that is believed to come from a hacking group linked to the NSA has been found in tens of thousands of systems worldwide.

Linksys Router Vulnerabilities

Monday, 24th April 2017
At least 20 different Linksys Smart Wi-Fi router models contain flaws that could be exploited.

Location Tracking Spyware Hid in App in Google Play Store

Monday, 24th April 2017
The Google Play Store has removed an app called System Update that was harboring spyware. 

Facebook Releases SDKs for Delegated Account Recovery Protocol

Monday, 24th April 2017
Facebook is sharing the code for a beta version of its Delegated Account Recovery protocol. 

Microsoft Blocks Updates for Older Versions of Windows on New Processors

Friday, 21st April 2017
Microsoft has blocked computers running Windows 7 and 8.1 with new processors from receiving updates. 

Patched Word Flaw Used by Governments and Criminals

Friday, 21st April 2017
One of the vulnerabilities fixed in Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for April has been used by both governments and criminals.

SWIFT's New Fraud Prevention Tool

Friday, 21st April 2017
The service will also provide real-time alerts about messages that appear suspicious. 

Drupal Releases Security Updates

Thursday, 20th April 2017
Drupal has released an advisory to address a vulnerability in Drupal core 8.x versions prior to 8.2.8 and 8.3.1.

Cisco Releases Security Updates

Thursday, 20th April 2017
Cisco has released updates to address several high-impact vulnerabilities affecting multiple products.