Doug Olenick

Mozilla patches three critical issues in Thunderbird and Firefox

Mozilla patches three critical issues in Thunderbird and Firefox

Mozilla issued a security update stating that the newly released Thunderbird 52.4 , Firefox 56 and Firefox ESR 52.4 patch 10 vulnerabilities, two rated critical, five high and three moderate found in earlier iterations of the software.
By Doug Olenick Oct 16 2017, 11:02AM
Patch Tuesday Microsoft: 62 vulnerabilities, 28 critical, 1 in the wild

Patch Tuesday Microsoft: 62 vulnerabilities, 28 critical, 1 in the wild

Microsoft's October Patch Tuesday release covered a wide spectrum of problems with the majority possibly resulting in remote code execution (RCE) and CVE-2017-11826 being publicly disclosed and actively exploited.
By Doug Olenick Oct 13 2017, 10:52AM
Apple issues new security update for macOS High Sierra

Apple issues new security update for macOS High Sierra

Apple issued a supplemental security update for macOS High Sierra 10.13 to patch two issues, one of which fixes a keychain password issue discovered last week.
By Doug Olenick Oct 11 2017, 11:17AM
Kaspersky Labs denies report its software was used to hack NSA

Kaspersky Labs denies report its software was used to hack NSA

Russian hackers used a Kaspersky Labs antivirus product to steal hacking tools from the National Security Agency, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, subsequently denied by Eugene Kaspersky.
By Doug Olenick Oct 9 2017, 10:40AM
Evidence of Russian Twitter accounts subverting US election criticised

Evidence of Russian Twitter accounts subverting US election criticised

Twitter's revelation that it had identified about 200 accounts that may have broken its terms of service and were possibly linked to nefarious activity geared toward influencing the 2016 US election criticised in Senate.
By Doug Olenick Oct 3 2017, 1:04PM
Avast narrows down probable location of CCleaner attacker

Avast narrows down probable location of CCleaner attacker

Avast continued to reveal further details surrounding the cyberattack that placed a backdoor in its free computer maintenance app, CCleaner. Attack believed originated from a country located in the UTC + 4 or UTC + 5 time zones.
By Doug Olenick Sep 28 2017, 9:58AM
Remotely locked Apple devices being held for ransom

Remotely locked Apple devices being held for ransom

Some Apple product owners have found themselves on the receiving end of a new ransom attack that has someone locking their device most likely using stolen iCloud credentials.
By Doug Olenick Sep 27 2017, 11:20AM
WordPress patches nine security vulnerabilities

WordPress patches nine security vulnerabilities

WordPress.org released version 4.8.2 of its content management system that fixes nine security issues, five of which involve cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.
By Doug Olenick Sep 22 2017, 9:36AM
Zerodium offers up $1 million bounties for Tor zero-day

Zerodium offers up $1 million bounties for Tor zero-day

Zero-day-acquisition firm Zerodium reported it will pay a total of US$ 1 million for zero-day exploits found for the Tor browser on Tails Linux and Windows.
By Doug Olenick Sep 18 2017, 11:16AM
Microsoft: 21 critical updates listed, one zero day fixed

Microsoft: 21 critical updates listed, one zero day fixed

Patch Tuesday security updates includes a fix for a zero-day flaw found in the wild and used to target Russian speakers along with the details on the BlueBorne vulnerability that potentially impacts five billion Bluetooth devices.
By Doug Olenick Sep 14 2017, 1:17PM
Adobe Patch Tuesday: Flash Player got two critical updates

Adobe Patch Tuesday: Flash Player got two critical updates

Adobe issued a light load of Patch Tuesday security updates today releasing only eight, with five rated critical with two of these affecting Flash Player.
By Doug Olenick Sep 14 2017, 11:33AM
Bitcoin's booming valuation is helping attract more cybercriminals

Bitcoin's booming valuation is helping attract more cybercriminals

The skyrocketing value of bitcoin and Ethereum has certainly has given cyber-criminals one more good reason to focus their efforts in this area.
By Doug Olenick Sep 4 2017, 12:45PM
New Windows flaw could allow a WannaCry-like attack if not patched

New Windows flaw could allow a WannaCry-like attack if not patched

Network administrators and computer owners are once again being implored to make sure that they have updated Windows to block a WannaCry-like vulnerability.
By Doug Olenick Aug 16 2017, 11:01AM
One in every 359 emails are carrying a malicious payload says report

One in every 359 emails are carrying a malicious payload says report

That's a lot of malware.
By Doug Olenick Aug 10 2017, 11:03AM
Svpeng mobile banking trojan now a keylogger

Svpeng mobile banking trojan now a keylogger

Cybercriminals have updated the functionality of the popular Svpeng mobile banking trojan giving it keylogger capabilities and the ability to access the text input from almost all of a devices apps.
By Doug Olenick Aug 3 2017, 10:53AM
Mirai botnet army could have been larger and more destructive

Mirai botnet army could have been larger and more destructive

The massive Mirai distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that took down Dyn DNS last fall knocking out dozens of high-profile websites could have been much worse if the malicious actors had done a bit more research.
By Doug Olenick Jun 21 2017, 10:53AM
WannaCry: A month later

WannaCry: A month later

With one month of hindsight, and a lot of research, under the industry's belt, analysts are still in the process of building a complete picture of the WannaCry ransomware attack that took the world by storm, but some points are firmed up.
By Doug Olenick Jun 14 2017, 12:27PM
Twitter updates privacy policy, including how it handles data sharing

Twitter updates privacy policy, including how it handles data sharing

Twitter has issued an update to its privacy policy making changes in how it handles web data, data sharing and how Twitter uses collected data to personalise content provided across all of a member's devices.
By Doug Olenick May 23 2017, 10:33AM
Pickpockets and hackers, the latest cyber-crime marriage

Pickpockets and hackers, the latest cyber-crime marriage

A Trend Micro researcher may have stumbled across a new alliance in place between petty criminals and their more sophisticated cyber cousins that could prove mutually beneficial.
By Doug Olenick May 9 2017, 10:29AM
New social media site Mastodon potential cyber-security tar pit

New social media site Mastodon potential cyber-security tar pit

This social network takes a decentralised approach.
By Doug Olenick Apr 18 2017, 10:25AM