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WannaCry Ransomware Spreads Across the Globe

On Friday, May 12, 2017, the world was alarmed to discover that cybercrime had achieved a new record. In a widespread ransomware attack that hit organizations in more than 100 countries within the span of 48 hours, the operators of malware known as...


Chrome 58 Resolves Unicode Domain Spoofing

Google released Chrome 58 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux to address 29 vulnerabilities, including an issue that rendered users vulnerable to Unicode domain phishing. Demonstrated by web developer Xudong Zheng, the bug resides in...


Oracle Patches Record Number of Vulnerabilities

Oracle’s Critical Patch Update (CPU) for April 2017 contains 299 fixes, the highest number compared to previous CPUs. More than half of the vulnerabilities could be remotely exploitable without authentication. 40 of the issues were rated Critical,...


BIND Updates Patch Three Vulnerabilities

The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) announced this week that updates released for the DNS software BIND patch several denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerabilities that can be exploited remotely. BIND versions 9.9.9-P8, 9.10.4-P8 and 9.11.0-P5 address...


Adobe Patches Flash, Reader Flaws

Adobe released security updates for several of its products on Tuesday to address a total of 59 vulnerabilities, including flaws disclosed last month at the Pwn2Own 2017 hacking competition. A majority of the security holes, 47 to be precise, have...


Microsoft Patches Office, IE Flaws

Microsoft’s security updates for April 2017 address more than 40 critical, important and moderate severity vulnerabilities, including three zero-day flaws that have been exploited in attacks. According to Microsoft, the updates resolve flaws...


Malware Allows Remote Administration of ATMs

A recently discovered piece of malware allows attackers to remotely control compromised ATMs (automated teller machines), Kaspersky Lab reveals. The threat was discovered after a Russian bank was hit by a targeted attack where cybercriminals gained...

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