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Check Point names February’s most disruptive malware
Check Point’s researchers confirm Coinhive holds the top position in February's Top Malware index for fifteenth successive month before it shut down, while GandCrab distribution campaigns increase.
12 Mar 2019
Logitech Harmony Hub vulnerabilities leave devs fuming
Logitech has bowed to public pressure and reinstated a developer firmware version of its popular Harmony Hub, after it was revealed that the Hub had critical security flaws.
05 Mar 2019
GitHub's Bug Bounty program gets bigger
GitHub’s Bug Bounty program is now five years old and to mark the occasion it has revamped the program’s scope, rewards, and new legal rules.
04 Mar 2019
IBM X-Force Red & Qualys introduce automated patching
IBM X-Force Red and Qualys are declaring a war on unpatched systems, and they believe automation is the answer.
19 Feb 2019
Swiss Post asks public to hack its e-voting system
Switzerland’s postal service Swiss Post is inviting keen-eyed security experts and white hats to hack its e-voting system.
18 Feb 2019
Security flaw in Xiaomi electric scooters could have deadly consequences
An attacker could target a rider, and then cause the scooter to suddenly brake or accelerate.
13 Feb 2019
Bug makes Android phones hackable via PNG image files
This means any application handling PNG files that have been carefully crafted by an attacker can end up running the attacker’s code.
08 Feb 2019
APRA Prudential Standard CPS 234: How to communicate with the board
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s standard, CPS 234, is aimed at minimising the threat of cyber attacks for APRA-regulated entities.
05 Dec 2018
Cyber threat spotlight: Kiwis report more, lose less in Q2
CERT NZ’s April-June 2018 Quarterly Report suggests that cyber threats – and the amount of people who are reporting them – are once again on the rise, and fewer people are losing money.
19 Sep 2018
Quick thinking remedies vulnerability in Schneider Electric ICS controller
Radiflow discovered that a serious vulnerability in the devices put the safety and availability of ICS networks in jeopardy.
07 Sep 2018
MikroTik routers in NZ may be at risk of cryptomining - Symantec
These routers are used by many organisations and businesses, including internet service providers.
20 Aug 2018
Flaw discovered in Intel chips, allows attackers to steal cloud data
Foreshadow is the third major flaw found in Intel chips this year after Spectre and Meltdown.
16 Aug 2018
Exclusive interview: Major MFA vulnerability discovered in Microsoft’s ADFS
This exploit gives an actor an incredible advantage to expand compromises significantly.
15 Aug 2018
At-work collaboration apps most vulnerable to cyber attacks
According to a survey of 500 decision makers across several industries, 80% believe that cloud collaboration tools are vulnerable to cyber attacks.
27 Jul 2018
Google Chrome launches new feature to block Spectre attacks
The next update to Google Chrome will bring new protections against web browser attacks such as Spectre.
17 Jul 2018
GitHub rolls out security alerts feature for Python
“Over the coming weeks, we will be adding more historical Python vulnerabilities to our database. "
16 Jul 2018
Use of banking trojans up 50%, cryptomining still dominant malware – report
Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index reveals that Trojan malware families enter Top 10 Most Wanted Ranking; Cryptomining remains top of the list.
10 Jul 2018
BMW awards Chinese security team's work in exposing connected vehicle vulnerabilities
When Chinese security researchers found vulnerabilities in BMW’s connected vehicles, BMW didn’t just fix the vulnerabilities, it awarded the team.
24 May 2018
Singapore IMDA launches GoSecure cybersecurity programme for Singapore ICT firms
According to IMDA, the programme will benefit 200 Singapore-based ICT companies over the two-year period.
23 May 2018
Report: Open source software plagued with vulnerabilities
78% of 1100 examined codebases contained at least one open source vulnerability, with an average of 64 vulnerabilities per codebase.
21 May 2018
OWASP vulnerabilities plague mobile apps: Data leakage a major concern
Across two million applications analysed by Pradeo’s security engine, almost one third of applications contained an OWASP vulnerability.
09 May 2018
Singapore organizations caught in 'patching paradox'
Singapore organizations say they don’t have the resources to keep up with the volume of patches required to remediate software flaws.
08 May 2018
Electronic lock vulnerabilities can lead attackers directly to your hotel room
Next time you stay at a hotel as part of a business or personal trip, you may want to ask if the hotel’s locking systems are up-to-date.
30 Apr 2018
CERT NZ issues security alert about Smart Install-enabled Cisco devices
CERT NZ has issued a bulletin about a cyber attack campaign that is targeting Cisco devices that have enabled Smart Install (SMI).
19 Apr 2018