Highlights and Updates

Chicago Police Face Civil Lawsuit Over Cell Site Simulator Use

Friday, 20th January 2017
The case involves the use of the devices to snoop on people at a January 2015 public protest. 

Backdoor or Feature in WhatsApp?

Friday, 20th January 2017
On January 13, The Guardian published a story alleging that a vulnerability in the WhasApp encrypted messaging service could allow messages to be intercepted and read.

WordPress Update

Friday, 20th January 2017
An incremental update for WordPress 4.7 fixes 62 bugs and eight security flaws. WordPress 4.7.1 was released on January 11.

Oracle Releases Security Bulletin

Thursday, 19th January 2017
Oracle has released its Critical Patch Update for January 2017 to address 270 vulnerabilities across multiple products. 

Phishing Campaign Uses Embedded VBS to Infect Computers

Thursday, 19th January 2017
A narrowly-targeted phishing attack is using VBS to infect machines with keystroke logging software. 

Samsung SmartCam Flaw

Thursday, 19th January 2017
A critical remote code execution flaw in Samsung SmartCam security cameras could be exploited to gain root control of the devices.

Microsoft Urges Organizations to Migrate to Windows 10

Wednesday, 18th January 2017
Microsoft is urging Windows 7 users to upgrade to Windows 10. 

Microsoft Will Move to Database Instead of Bulletins With February's Update

Wednesday, 18th January 2017
Starting with next month's security update, Microsoft will no longer issue detailed bulletins. 

Malware Hits UK National Health Service Trust Systems

Wednesday, 18th January 2017
The attack may have taken advantage of the Windows XP systems that the trust runs.

wo People Arrested in Italy in Connection with Spear-Phishing Campaign

Tuesday, 17th January 2017
Police in Italy have arrested two people in connection with a spear phishing campaign that used the EyePyramid Trojan horse.