Apple’s Mac OS is considered to be safer than other leading computing platforms. But this reputation was serious dented back in 2011 when the Flashback Trojan was exposed. More than 500,000 Mac users were affected by the malware within months. The bad news is that the Flashback is still active.
With big name brands like Target and Neiman Marcus getting hit left and right these days, it would be easy to make the assumption that hackers are mostly interested in hacking the big guys, especially with further breached retailers soon to be named. It simply is not the case. Small and medium sized businesses still
If you own a PC running Windows, you are vulnerable to Cryptolocker. This Trojan entered the spotlight in late 2013 and is not showing any signs of slowing down. It’s very important to understand and be aware of this fast-spreading ransomware, which has already earned its operators lots of money. The dreaded Trojan initially spread only via emails.
Between more big-name breaches, iOS mobile banking apps found insecure, Microsoft getting hacked by the SEA (again), and Yahoo’s HTTPS service being deemed ‘too little, too late’, the security industry hasn’t had the best beginning to 2014. Will the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act save the year? Senator Patrick Leahy thinks so. Here’s a look
The Target breach is nowhere near over. During their forensic investigation, Target has now found that at least 70 million customers, much higher than the original 40 million estimate, were affected. The new estimate may be a separate cache from the original number, and this data including a mix of mailing addresses, names, numbers and
Facebook has apparently crossed the line again. Two users have sued the social media giant for allegedly eavesdropping on private chats for commercial purposes. The complaint was filed in a San Jose federal court. Facebook legal representatives have denied the charges and claimed that there is no truth to their allegations. Facebook has been accused of
This past week in AppSec we’ve seen more of the same with some new twists: Snapchat, perhaps unsurprisingly, got hacked after neglecting vital vulnerabilities, Cryptolocker has spawned a new demon, the Syrian Electronic Army went after Skype and the NSA is (also unsurprisingly) trying to build a quantum computer that could decrypt anything. Take a few minutes to
Checkmarx has wrapped up 2013 with another glowing acknowledgement. After being ranked as the second fastest growing Security Company in Deloitte’s 2013 EMEA Fast 500 rankings, comes recognition from StartIsrael. The TheMarker sponsored entrepreneurship giant has placed Checkmarx in the Top-10 list of Israeli startups to look out for in 2014.
Android is enjoying an exponential growth. It’s estimated that Android Smartphone shipments exceeded the 1 billion mark in 2013. But this open-source platform has numerous security issues. Users are advised to step up their security awareness. The Android mobile platform made its entry into the smartphone market in late 2008. Despite lagging behind iOS and