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Reducing Identity-related Risks: The Complete Package or a One-Man Show?

When it comes to reducing risk before an issue occurs, do organizations need the unequivocal strength of The Avengers or could they hedge their bets on just Iron Man? While cybersecurity threats like ransomware and botnets are increasingly making headlines, for most organizations, internal employees are their biggest risks. Studies show that internal employees account […]

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Subtitle Hack Leaves 200 Million Vulnerable to Remote Code Execution

A proof of concept attack using malicious video subtitle files reveals how adversaries can execute remote code on PCs, Smart TVs and mobile devices using popular video players and services such as VLC Media Player, Kodi, Stremio and Popcorn Time. “This is a brand new attack vector. We haven’t seen this type of attack yet […]

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Google Elevates Security in Android O

Google last week during its I/O event described security tweaks that are part of its upcoming Android O operating system, which is expected to be released later this year. New features are Project Treble and a new permission standard around the feature called Instant App. Also to be introduced with Android O are important hardening […]

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Hackers can use subtitles to take over millions of devices running VLC, Kodi, Popcorn Time and Stremio

Check Point researchers revealed a new attack vector threatening millions of users of popular media players, including VLC, Kodi (XBMC), Popcorn Time and Stremio. By crafting malicious subtitle files for films and TV programmes, which are then downloaded by viewers, attackers can potentially take complete control of any device running the vulnerable platforms. “The supply […]

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More links between WannaCry and Lazarus group revealed

Symantec researchers have found more links between WannaCry ransomworm and Lazarus, the hacking group believed to be behind the 2014 attack on Sony Pictures and the 2016 Bangladesh Central Bank heist. Earlier WannaCry attacks point to the group As you may or may not know, the May 12 attack was not the first time that […]

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