Four security holes collectively dubbed QuadRooter in Qualcomm chips used widely in Android devices have left as many as 900 million users vulnerable to malicious attacks. Most of the recent Android devices are affected including the BlackBerry Priv, Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, HTC One, HTC M9, HTC 10, LG G4, LG G5, LG V10, OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, OnePlus 3, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
The Asia Pacific region is especially vulnerable with emerging markets most at risk of malware threats, according to Microsoft Asia Pacific’s Malware Infection Index 2016 (MII2016).
There are 10mil ‘comatose’ servers running in enterprises around the world, and they not only suck up resources but are unmonitored and vulnerable, writes Gavin Selkirk of BMC Asia Pacific.
Fortinet has warned users that a critical vulnerability found in the Android operating system could allow hackers to gain access to their mobile devices with a single multimedia message (MMS).
Some unscheduled security maintenance on the DNA website because of a Drupal vulnerability had seemingly left our directory exposed, but no confidential data has been compromised. We will continue investigating the incident.
The cyber-security industry has been on alert over the weekend since the discovery Shellshock, a vulnerability that some are describing as more significant than the Heartbleed vulnerability in April that exposed 66% or more of the Internet to attack.
More than 16% of all PC users who agreed to provide data to the distributed global Kaspersky Security Network were still working on computers running Microsoft Corp’s Windows XP operating system in June 2014.
With the Heartbleed bug being touted as 'the biggest security threat the Internet has ever faced' to date, organisations around the world are racing to patch their systems and secure sensitive information from potential attack. In Malaysia, the situation is being monitored by the relevant government agencies with local companies urged to act fast. Gabey Goh reports.
Finnish software security solutions vendor Codenomicon, has discovered a serious Internet vulnerability dubbed ‘Heartbleed’ which potentially allows attackers to steal private encryption keys, session cookies & passwords.
Kaspersky Lab said its security research team has published a report confirming and demonstrating that the weak implementation of anti-theft software marketed by Absolute Software can turn a useful defensive utility into a powerful utility for cyber-attackers.