ATMs Raided With Ploutus as Windows XP Zero Day Approaches

Windows XP will be officially discontinued on 8 April, but the legend platform is far from becoming extinct. 95% of the world’s ATMs are still powered by the 12-year old operating system, opening the door for Ploutus attacks. More and more hackers are using SMS messages to steal money. As informed in our previous Windows

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Top 5 in Security: Weekly Update

From snooping drones and leaky apps to more hijack-able connected devices, these are your week’s top 5 security stories.  6 Months Later, Angry Birds Still Spilling Personal Info Rovio, the gaming company behind the mobile hit Angry Birds, has apparently continued its relationship with the ad platform believed to have been hacked into repeatedly by

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Mobile Friday: Google Waze Hacked By Technion Students

Waze has come a long way since its launch back in 2008. Winner of the Best Overall Mobile App award at the 2013 Mobile World Congress, the Israeli based startup was sold to Google last year for a whopping $1.3 Billion. Unfortunately, two students from the Technion have revealed a huge security issue in the

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Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370: First Ever Cyber-Hijack?

The Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 probably crashed into the Indian Ocean, but what really went on inside the plane is yet to be revealed by investigators. Is it possible that the MH370 was actually cyber-hijacked by a seasoned hacker? Interestingly, relevant proof-of-concepts have already been demonstrated by InfoSec experts.  

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Mobile Friday: Ten Commandments of Android Safety

The Android mobile platform has come a long way since its introduction in 2008. Almost 80% of smartphones activated last year (2013) were powered by the “green robot”. But the customizable interface and other open source advantages come at a price. Android is ridden with vulnerabilities. Android’s biggest convenience is also its biggest security issue.

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Bitcoin Crashing Due To Steep Rise in Cybercrime

The Bitcoin bandwagon has stalled. The value of the Cryptocurrency skyrocketed in 2013, but a downward trend is being witnessed this year. Investors and traders wishing to see Bitcoins in the mainstream e-commerce scene will probably have to wait a little longer. Besides the glaring lack of regulation and worrying price volatility, cybercriminal activity has

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3 Key Benefits of Automating Your Source Code Review

Automation has taken the business world by storm. We automate everything, from marketing to manufacturing and everything in between, and it often pays off: greater ROIs, higher productivity, less overworked employees. In application security, the same can be true. As web applications have become the essence of business in almost every industry, the risks have

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The Worrying Security State of CMS Platforms

The use of Content Management Systems (CMS) is on the rise. Over 20% of the top 10,000 websites today rely on CMS platforms, namely WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. But the quick setup and customizable functionality come at a price. Security issues are being exposed and exploited by cybercriminals. Checkmarx’s Research Lab studied the vulnerabilities in

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