CryptoWall is another entry in the popular category of malware known as ransomware. This type of malware holds your data hostage by encrypting your files and then charging a ransom to decrypt the files. The malware displays a message informing the victim that their files have been encrypted and that they have a limited time to pay the ransom before the cost of recovery goes up.
Once again, SherlockDroid/Alligator spotted a potentially unwanted application for us. The application is a Chinese flirting social networking application whose security level is distressingly low. We detect it as Riskware/Blued!Android.
Today we announced the availability of the first firewall to cross the 1 Terabit per second threshold. That’s 1 trillion bits, or 1 with 12 zero’s after it (1,000,000,000,000). But why is it needed now and why is it important
Original release date: July 21, 2014 The US-CERT Cyber Security Bulletin provides a summary of new vulnerabilities that have been recorded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD) in the past week. The NVD is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) / United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). For modified or updated entries, please visit the NVD , which contains historical vulnerability information.
Every 60 seconds 47,000 applications are downloaded off the internet! Evidently, most of us don’t think twice about downloading a song, widget, app, image or even malware. Downloading is so second nature to us that a popular phishing scheme thrives on our carefree downloading reflex. Say hello to Torpig
Original release date: July 15, 2014 Oracle has released its Critical Patch Update for July 2014 to address 113 vulnerabilities across multiple products. This update contains the following security fixes: 5 for Oracle Database Server 29 for Oracle Fusion Middleware 7 for Oracle Hyperion 1 for Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 5 for the Oracle E-Business Suite 3 for Oracle Supply Chain Products Suite 5 for Oracle PeopleSoft Products 6 for Oracle Siebel CRM 1 for Oracle Communications Applications 3 for Oracle Retail Applications 20 for Oracle Java SE 3 for Oracle and Sun Systems Products Suite 15 for Oracle Virtualization 10 for Oracle MySQL US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Oracle July 2014 Critical Patch Update and apply the necessary updates.
Welcome to the n-th iteration of “patch now” for Java on Workstations. Oracle today published their quarterly patch bulletin, and Java SE is once again prominently featured. This Critical Patch Update (CPU) contains 20 new security fixes for Oracle Java SE. Most of the vulnerabilities are remotely exploitable without authentication, and CVSS scores of 10 and 9.3 indicate that they can be readily exploited, and lead to full compromise