Flaws In Several Adobe Products Could Let Attackers In 

Two new critical flaws have been discovered in Adobe Acrobat and Reader that require your urgent attention. In fact, the flaws were rated as so severe that the company broke with its tradition of releasing security updates around the middle of the month in coordination with Microsoft's "Patch Tuesday". They released an update sooner this time, in order to make sure that these issues were resolved, and ensure the fixes were in the hands of their users. The first issue, listed as CVE-2018-16011, is an exploit that takes advantage of the software's 'Use-After-Free functionality that allows a hacker to craft a special, poisoned PDF embedded with code that could allow them to take full control of the system targeted by ...
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Adware Continues To Be A Major Issue On Android Devices 

Google has been busy in recent weeks.  They've removed a staggering 85 apps from their Play Store when they discovered that they were pushing highly aggressive adware to the users who downloaded them. The apps the company removed were wearing a number of disguises, passing themselves off as everything from games, to remote control simulators, to streaming video services, and more. On occasion, they actually delivered at least some functionality to the user.  Unfortunately, they also pushed an excessive number of full-screen ads and pop-ups. Although Google has a fairly robust system in place designed to prevent such apps from winding up on the Play Store to begin with, a steady stream of malicious apps continues to make an appearance.  ...
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Wannacry Ransomware Continues To Be A Problem For Some

It's been the better part of two years since the outbreak of the Wannacry ransomware epidemic.  Unfortunately, all this time later, some companies are still dealing with the fallout.  According to the latest research, Wannacry is still infecting hundreds of thousands of computers around the globe. As grim as that sounds, it's not all bad news. After all, the malware has been rendered harmless by the now famous "kill switch" discovered by Kryptos Logic security researcher Marcus Hutchins, who found a glaring flaw in the design of the software. The flaw allowed him to register a domain and encode it with instructions that would keep the ransomware component of Wannacry from activating and actually encrypting files. That, however, did nothing ...
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New Internet Explorer Exploit Currently Being Used By Attackers

Are you still using Internet Explorer?  Now you have a new reason to consider switching to a more up to date browser. As most people know, Microsoft essentially gave up on Explorer after it failed to gain ground against its major competitors in the browser ecosystem.  They started fresh, with Microsoft Edge, designed as a modern replacement. Unfortunately, there are still legions of faithful IE users hanging on, and they are at risk.  The company recently received a notification from Google's Threat Analysis Group alerting them to the presence of the flaw, which centers around the way the software's scripting engine handles objects in memory. Worse, although the company did not provide any details, a separately published advisory on the ...
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New Amazon Order Confirmation Emails Could Be Phishing Attempts

According to Alexa, Amazon is the 4th most visited website in the United States and ranks 8th worldwide.  To say that it gets a lot of traffic every day would be an understatement, which is why a newly discovered phishing campaign pretending to come from Amazon is so disturbing. Although Amazon sees heavy traffic every day of the year, things get especially frenzied during the holidays as shoppers flock to the company's website to buy Christmas presents for friends and family.  Scammers know this and seek to take advantage of unwary shoppers, thus the genesis of their latest campaign.  The security firm EdgeWave has been monitoring the development of the campaign. Scammers are sending out well-crafted, sophisticated emails that appear ...
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