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ATM Security Software Found to Have Serious Vulnerability (InfoRiskToday)

Posted on: 2017-05-05

ATM Fraud , Fraud ATM Security Software Found to Have Serious Vulnerability There's Now a Patch for the Checker ATM Software Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • May 5, 2017     A security application for ATMs that's designed to thwart "jackpotting" attacks, where cash machines are commanded to surrender their holdings, has been found to have a serious vulnerability. See Also: 2017 Predictions on Data Security: Insights on Important Trends in Security for the Banking Industry The software called Checker ATM, developed by the Spanish company GMV, now has a patch. Positive Technologies, a security company, found the vulnerability (CVE-2017-6968),…

The Security Weaknesses of the iOS – The Aisi Helper, Sandjacking, and Image Threats

Posted on: 2017-05-05

Introduction As we have eluded in other articles, the world of Information Technology and all of its related hardware and software applications are growing at a very fast pace. In fact, it is so fast that even the consumer, the business, or even the corporation simply cannot keep with this pace. It seems like that hardly one new technology is being adopted, it is time to change and evolve into another, brand new technological platform. However, with all of this change, there is one common denominator, and it too is evolving at a very rapid pace as well: The mindset…

Foster Swift: Cyber-Security Breach: It’s Not If, It’s When!

Posted on: 2017-05-05

They discuss a seminar Foster Swift Attorneys PC co-hosted with ASK about Cyber-Security Breaches. The segment wraps up with early excerpts from ... Source: Google Alert - security breach @ May 4, 2017 at 05:18PM

That Massive Google Docs Phishing Attack Has Taken A Weird Turn (Forbes)

Posted on: 2017-05-04

Yesterday, a phishing attack that security experts called "incredibly sophisticated" ripped through Gmail accounts at a blistering pace. Google managed to head the threat off at the pass, reportedly stopping it in its tracks after just 0.1% of all Gmail users had ever seen one of the malicious emails. Image: Tom Page/Flickr It was an odd incident, to be sure. This "sophisticated" attack didn't actually manage to do anything all that dangerous. The biggest reason why is that Google reacted swiftly, resolving the issue just an hour after a Google employee spotted news of the attacks on Reddit. The other…

Unpatched WordPress Password Reset Flaw Disclosed (SecurityWeek)

Posted on: 2017-05-04

A researcher has disclosed the details of a WordPress vulnerability that can be exploited by an unauthenticated attacker to reset a targeted user’s password. The flaw was reported to WordPress months ago, but it still has not been patched. Security researcher Dawid Golunski, known for finding serious vulnerabilities in MySQL and some popular email-sending PHP libraries, published an advisory on Wednesday detailing a weakness in the WordPress password reset feature. Successful exploitation of the vulnerability allows an unauthenticated attacker to obtain the password reset link for a targeted WordPress account and change its password. The issue, tracked as CVE-2017-8295, has…

BASIC turns 53 – find out just how cool that is!

Posted on: 2017-05-03

The venerable BASIC programming language is 53 this week. (If you reverse the decimal number 53, you get its hexadecimal equivalent 35 – and there aren’t many two digit numbers [*] with that property!) Strictly speaking, BASIC already existed by the start of 1964, but it was on 01 May 1964 that Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA, made it available interactively via its timesharing terminals. By “interactively”, we mean that you could sit down at a terminal, go into the BASIC environment and start programming as you went along, trying out commands one at a time, adding them into…

Evolution and Escalation: Two Key Cyber Threat Trends (SecurityWeek)

Posted on: 2017-05-02

Existing threats escalated and new threats emerged in a turbulent 2016. Ransomware spiked, IoT-based DDoS threatened the internet, political subversion and sabotage grew, and hackers moved towards non-malware based attacks -- or 'living off the land'. These and more threats are highlighted in Symantec's new Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR). Ransomware continued its rise throughout 2016. "The number of new ransomware families uncovered during 2016 more than tripled to 101 and Symantec logged a 36 percent increase in ransomware infections." The ransom demands also escalated, "with the average ransom demand in 2016 rising to $1,077, up from $294 a year…

Seven Major Hacks That Changed How We View Cyber Security

Posted on: 2017-05-02

Let us visit the hacks that changed the view of cyber security. 1) Locky the worst ransomware ever Attacker: Unknown Loss: Wipe the hard drive or pay ransom Infected entity: End user who opens mail from unknown sources Year: 2014-2016 Description: Locky is the ransomware that is installed on victim’s computer once the user opens and runs the macro from the Word document. It renames the file and adds a .locky extension at the end. It sets the wallpaper which displays an image with a message warning that if the user wants to get the decryption key, then he should…

New quot;Dokquot; Mac OSX Malware Steals Sensitive Data (SecurityWeek)

Posted on: 2017-05-01

New malware able to spy on OSX users' internet traffic, including https traffic, has been found targeting European users. The malware was previously not stopped by Apple's Gatekeeper, and when discovered was not detected by anti-malware signature engines. Called "Dok" (OSX/Dok) by Check Point, the malware combines phishing techniques and a valid developer certificate to effect a MITM attack capable of eavesdropping on all of the victim's internet traffic. The attack starts with a phishing email. In the example given by Check Point, a sample sent to a user in Germany was baited with supposed inconsistencies in the user's tax…

SWIFT Attacks are Evolving – Is Your Segmentation Strategy?

Posted on: 2017-04-28

Not too long ago, very few people had heard of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication or SWIFT. The organization’s standardized message format has been adopted as the global standard for interbank financial transfers, and the associated software and messaging network drives the majority of international banking transfers today, in excess of five billion financial messages a year. However, this is not why most people have heard of SWIFT. In recent years, reports of cyber attacks and fraud utilizing or compromising SWIFT applications have increased significantly. In 2016, the Bangladesh Central Bank and the New York Federal Reserve were…