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MongoDB 4.2 Introduces End-to-End Field Level Encryption for Databases

THN - 3 hours 3 min ago
At its developer conference held earlier this week in New York, the MongoDB team announced the latest version of its database management software that includes a variety of advanced features, including Field Level Encryption, Distributed Transactions, and Wildcard Indexes. The newly introduced Field Level Encryption (FLE), which will be available in the upcoming MongoDB 4.2 release, is an

Tor Browser 8.5.2 Released — Update to Fix Critical Firefox Vulnerability

THN - 8 hours 18 min ago
Following the latest critical update for Firefox, the Tor Project today released an updated version of its anonymity and privacy browser to patch the same Firefox vulnerability in its bundle. Earlier this week, Mozilla released Firefox 67.0.3 and Firefox ESR 60.7.1 versions to patch a critical actively-exploited vulnerability (CVE-2019-11707) that could allow attackers to remotely take full

Gain the Trust of Your Business Customers With SOC 2 Compliance

THN - Wed, 19/06/2019 - 18:00
In today's business environment, data is what matters most. It matters to organizations that monetize it into operational insights and optimisations, and it matters the threat actors that relentlessly seek to achieve similar monetisation by compromising it. In the very common scenario in which organisation A provides services to organization B, it’s imperative for the latter to be absolutely

New Critical Oracle WebLogic Flaw Under Active Attack — Patch Now

THN - Wed, 19/06/2019 - 16:12
Oracle has released an out-of-band emergency software update to patch a newly discovered critical vulnerability in the WebLogic Server. According to Oracle, the vulnerability—which can be identified as CVE-2019-2729 and has a CVSS score of 9.8 out of 10—is already being exploited in the wild by an unnamed group of attackers. Oracle WebLogic is a Java-based multi-tier enterprise application

Firefox Releases Critical Patch Update to Stop Ongoing Zero-Day Attacks

THN - Tue, 18/06/2019 - 23:59
If you use the Firefox web browser, you need to update it right now. Mozilla earlier today released Firefox 67.0.3 and Firefox ESR 60.7.1 versions to patch a critical zero-day vulnerability in the browsing software that hackers have been found exploiting in the wild. Discovered and reported by Samuel Groß, a cybersecurity researcher at Google Project Zero, the vulnerability could allow

5 Keys to Improve Your Cybersecurity

THN - Tue, 18/06/2019 - 09:24
Cybersecurity isn't easy. If there was a product or service you could buy that would just magically solve all of your cybersecurity problems, everyone would buy that thing, and we could all rest easy. However, that is not the way it works. Technology continues to evolve. Cyber attackers adapt and develop new malicious tools and techniques, and cybersecurity vendors design creative new ways to

GandCrab Ransomware Decryption Tool [All Versions] — Recover Files for Free

THN - Tue, 18/06/2019 - 06:04
Cybersecurity researchers have released an updated version of GandCrab ransomware decryption tool that could allow millions of affected users to unlock their encrypted files for free without paying a ransom to the cybercriminals. GandCrab is one of the most prolific families of ransomware to date that has infected over 1.5 million computers since it first emerged in January 2018. Created by

Critical Flaw Reported in Popular Evernote Extension for Chrome Users

THN - Thu, 13/06/2019 - 10:11
Cybersecurity researchers discover a critical flaw in the popular Evernote Chrome extension that could have allowed hackers to hijack your browser and steal sensitive information from any website you accessed. Evernote is a popular service that helps people taking notes and organize their to-do task lists, and over 4,610,000 users have been using its Evernote Web Clipper Extension for Chrome

Telegram Suffers 'Powerful DDoS Attack' From China During Hong Kong Protests

THN - Thu, 13/06/2019 - 07:42
Telegram, one of the most popular encrypted messaging app, briefly went offline yesterday for hundreds of thousands of users worldwide after a powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack hit its servers. Telegram founder Pavel Durov later revealed that the attack was mainly coming from the IP addresses located in China, suggesting the Chinese government could be behind it to sabotage

Cynet Free Visibility Experience – Unmatched Insight into IT Assets and Activities

THN - Wed, 12/06/2019 - 14:52
Real-time visibility into IT assets and activities introduces speed and efficiency to many critical productivity and security tasks organizations are struggling with—from conventional asset inventory reporting to proactive elimination of exposed attack surfaces. However, gaining such visibility is often highly resource consuming and entails manual integration of various feeds. Cynet is now

Android's Built-in Security Key Now Works With iOS Devices For Secure Login

THN - Wed, 12/06/2019 - 14:31
In April this year, a software update from Google overnight turned all Android phones, running Android 7.0 Nougat and up, into a FIDO-certified hardware security key as part of a push to encourage two-step verification. The feature made it possible for users to confirm their identity when logging into a Google account more effortless and secure, without separately managing and plugging-in a

When Time is of the Essence – Testing Controls Against the Latest Threats Faster

THN - Wed, 12/06/2019 - 13:55
A new threat has hit head the headlines (Robinhood anyone?), and you need to know if you're protected right now. What do you do? Traditionally, you would have to go with one of the options below. Option 1 – Manually check that IoCs have been updated across your security controls. This would require checking that security controls such as your email gateway, web gateway, and endpoint

RAMBleed Attack – Flip Bits to Steal Sensitive Data from Computer Memory

THN - Wed, 12/06/2019 - 07:16
A team of cybersecurity researchers yesterday revealed details of a new side-channel attack on dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) that could allow malicious programs installed on a modern system to read sensitive memory data from other processes running on the same hardware. Dubbed RAMBleed and identified as CVE-2019-0174, the new attack is based on a well-known class of DRAM side channel

Microsoft Releases June 2019 Security Updates to Patch 88 Vulnerabilities

THN - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 15:49
After Adobe, the technology giant Microsoft today—on June 2019 Patch Tuesday—also released its monthly batch of software security updates for various supported versions of Windows operating systems and other Microsoft products. This month's security updates include patches for a total of 88 vulnerabilities, 21 are rated Critical, 66 are Important, and one is rated Moderate in severity. The

Adobe Issues Critical Patches for ColdFusion, Flash Player, Campaign Software

THN - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 12:09
It's Patch Tuesday week! Adobe has just released the latest June 2019 software updates to address a total 11 security vulnerabilities in its three widely-used products Adobe ColdFusion, Flash Player, and Adobe Campaign. Out of these, three vulnerabilities affect Adobe ColdFusion, a commercial rapid web application development platform—all critical in severity—that could lead to arbitrary

New Flaw in WordPress Live Chat Plugin Lets Hackers Steal and Hijack Sessions

THN - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 07:41
Security researchers have been warning about a critical vulnerability they discovered in one of a popular WordPress Live Chat plugin, which, if exploited, could allow unauthorized remote attackers to steal chat logs or manipulate chat sessions. The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2019-12498, resides in the "WP Live Chat Support" that is currently being used by over 50,000 businesses to

Your Linux Can Get Hacked Just by Opening a File in Vim or Neovim Editor

THN - Mon, 10/06/2019 - 15:26
Linux users, beware! If you haven't recently updated your Linux operating system, especially the command-line text editor utility, do not even try to view the content of a file using Vim or Neovim. Security researcher Armin Razmjou recently discovered a high-severity arbitrary OS command execution vulnerability (CVE-2019-12735) in Vim and Neovim—two most popular and powerful command-line

Hacker Discloses Second Zero-Day to Bypass Patch for Windows EoP Flaw

THN - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 07:52
An anonymous security researcher going by the name of SandboxEscaper today publicly shared a second zero-day exploit that can be used to bypass a recently patched elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows operating system. SandboxEscaper is known for publicly dropping zero-day exploits for unpatched Windows vulnerabilities. In the past year, the hacker has disclosed over half

New Brute-Force Botnet Targeting Over 1.5 Million RDP Servers Worldwide

THN - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 06:22
Security researchers have discovered an ongoing sophisticated botnet campaign that is currently brute-forcing more than 1.5 million publicly accessible Windows RDP servers on the Internet. Dubbed GoldBrute, the botnet scheme has been designed in a way to escalate gradually by adding every new cracked system to its network, forcing them to further find new available RDP servers and then brute

Cryptocurrency Firm Itself Hacked Its Customers to Protect Their Funds From Hackers

THN - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:14
Are you using Komodo's Agama Wallet to store your KMD and BTC cryptocurrencies? Were your funds also unauthorisedly transferred overnight to a new address? If yes, don't worry, it's probably safe, and if you are lucky, you will get your funds back. Here's what exactly happened… Komodo, a cryptocurrency project and developer of Agama wallet, adopted a surprisingly unique way to protect its

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