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OS fragmentation poses security headaches: report

28 April, 2023 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A new report from Absolute Software has found that growing operating system and application fragmentation are causing security problems for organisations.

Vulnerabilities found in OT products

02 December, 2022 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Forescout's Vedere Labs has discovered and highlighted critical vulnerabilities in OT products from vendors Festo and CODESYS.

Mandiant confirms rebrand from FireEye to Mandiant, Inc.

12 October, 2021

Cybersecurity solutions provider Mandiant has completed its name change from FireEye, Inc. to Mandiant, Inc. and changed its Nasdaq stock ticker symbol to MNDT.

Orro acquires eSecure to boost cybersecurity skills

21 September, 2021

IT services company Orro has acquired managed security services provider eSecure to bolster its cybersecurity services offerings.

Claroty discovers severe flaw in Siemens PLCs

01 June, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Industrial cybersecurity company Claroty has warned of a severe memory protection bypass vulnerability discovered in Siemens programmable logic controllers.

Report: DDoS attack volumes on the rise in 2021

26 May, 2021

DDoS attack volumes are on the rise, increasing by 31% from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021, according to a report released by Radware.

Linux-wide boot process vulnerability revealed

30 July, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Eclypsium has revealed details of a bootloader vulnerability affecting nearly all installations of Linux and a number of Windows devices.

Microsoft warns of RCE vulnerabilities

31 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has discovered two remote code execution vulnerabilities in unpatched versions of the Adobe Type Manager Library for Windows 7.

Privacy International urges Google to crack down on Android security

15 January, 2020

Privacy International has released a petition, calling on Google to help fight vulnerabilities in pre-installed Android apps.

Microsoft patches two new BlueKeep-like bugs

14 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft patched four critical RCE vulnerabilities in the remote desktop services component of Windows, including two with BlueKeep-like wormable capabilities.

Zombieload flaw affects most modern Intel chips

17 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Researchers have discovered a new architectural flaw in most Intel chips released since 2011 that could allow attackers to steal system-level data.

Microsoft said to withdraw Meltdown fix

15 January, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has reportedly withdrawn patches for Meltdown and Spectre kernel memory vulnerabilities due to incompatibilities with AV products, while Intel has advised some customers not to apply its fixes.

Enterprise iOS malware infections triple in Q1

24 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

As use of iOS in the enterprise grows, Apple devices are becoming increasingly popular targets for cybercriminals, with the number of exploits patched in Q1 exceeding the number discovered in all of last year.

Microsoft patches older versions of Windows again

19 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

For the second time this month, Microsoft has released security fixes for discontinued operating systems such as XP due to fears of another WannaCry-scale attack campaign.

Microsoft issues critical Flash security update

23 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Despite the decision to delay this month's batch of Windows patches, Microsoft has pushed out an update that fixes potential vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash libraries embedded in newer Windows browsers.

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