Hackers and fraudsters are reaching new levels of effectiveness in locating security glitches. Almost any device that can connect to the internet has been proven to be vulnerable. But this time it’s a 5-year old American kid who has exposed a glaring vulnerability in the popular Xbox Live online gaming platform.
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
Microsoft has announced that all official Windows XP support will be terminated on April 8, 2014. But despite the fact that zero-day is just around the corner, millions of businesses and individuals are still using the legacy platform, making them extremely vulnerable to hacking and malware attacks. The Windows XP platform’s ecosystem is officially going
Passwords have taken on a bad name lately. In countless security breaches and incidents, they’ve been too easy to crack, too difficult to remember, not encrypted enough, the right way, or at all. We each login to so many different sites on a daily basis, with each one supposed to have its own unique password
This week, Kickstarter suffered its’ first major breach with minor consequences, Target’s back in the ring with new reports indicating missed warnings from analysts about the payment systems, the Syrian Electronic Army strikes again, this time hitting Forbes, Internet Explorer suffered critical zero-day exploits and more. Before the next week full of security scares rolls
In a sudden turn of events, Microsoft has released a Security Advisory regarding vulnerability in some of its most common software versions. This security flaw can allow hackers to execute codes remotely by gaining full access to user’s computers.
An interesting post by Don Eijndhoven, CEO of Argent Consulting I recently had a very interesting conversation with Dave Hyman, VP SaaS at Checkmarx, who asked me how I saw the future of cyber security (or information security, take your pick). Now, as I’m sure you´ll agree with me, that’s a fairly abstract question that can go
More than half of all companies experienced a security breach in the past year and a half More than half of all companies in the world experienced some kind of security breach in the past 18 months; worrying statistic, given the level of damage a security breach can do to a company. The statement comes
Microsoft vulnerable to VPN attack Microsoft’s MS-CHAP v2 (Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol version 2) which is used to authenticate users in PPTP-based (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) VPNs has been shown to be vulnerable to hacks according to reports from the recent Defcon conference.