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Source: Kaspersky (securelist.com)

Apr 19, 2018
Looking at Instagram one morning, I spotted several posts from some fairly well-known people (in certain circles) who had invested in an ICO held by Telegram. Interesting, I thought to myself. I fancy a piece of that. Only I was pretty sure that if Telegram was indeed holding an ICO, it would be a private affair — off limits to cash-strapped social media-based “investors.” That’s when I decided...


Source: Kaspersky (securelist.com)

Apr 18, 2018
When we use popular apps with good ratings from official app stores we assume they are safe. This is partially true – usually these apps have been developed with security in mind and have been reviewed by the app store’s security team. However, we found that because of third-party SDKs many popular apps are exposing user data to the internet, with advertising SDKs usually to blame. They collect...

RSAC 2018 kicked off today with DevOps Connect: DevSecOps Day @ RSAC 2018. This full day event featured speakers security vendors, security practitioners and development teams.  It was interesting to compare the perspectives of the security and development teams when it comes to software security. What was even more interesting was how similar their perspectives are, and to see them presenting...


Source: Ars Technica Security RSS

Apr 18, 2018
Enlarge (credit: Chrome's unsafe content warning.) Chrome already provides effective protection against malicious sites: go somewhere with a poor reputation and you'll get a big, scary red screen telling you that you're about to do something unwise. But Microsoft believes it can do a better job than Google, and it has released a Chrome plugin, Windows Defender Browser Protection, that brings...


Source: Ars Technica Security RSS

Apr 17, 2018
Intel Skylake die shot. (credit: Intel) Since the news of the Meltdown and Spectre attacks earlier this year, Intel has been working to reassure the computer industry that it takes security issues very seriously and that, in spite of the Meltdown issue, the Intel platform is a sound choice for the security conscious. To that end, the company is announcing some new initiatives that use featu...


Source: Kaspersky (securelist.com)

Apr 16, 2018
In March 2018, Japanese media reported the hijacking of DNS settings on routers located in Japan, redirecting users to malicious IP addresses. The redirection led to the installation of Trojanized applications named facebook.apk and chrome.apk that contained Android Trojan-Banker. According to our telemetry data, this malware was detected more than 6,000 times, though the reports came from just...


Source: Veracode.com

Apr 13, 2018
RSA 2018 is fast approaching, and all of us at CA Veracode are gearing up and getting ready. I’m excited to return this year, and looking forward to both sharing what’s new with us, and learning more about what others have been working on this year. Although the size of this conference can be overwhelming, bringing so many security professionals together creates a truly unique source of knowle...


Source: Kaspersky (securelist.com)

Apr 12, 2018
Summary Kaspersky Lab has been tracking a series of attacks utilizing unknown malware since early 2017. The attacks appear to be geopolitically motivated and target high profile organizations. The objective of the attacks is clearly espionage – they involve gaining access to top legislative, executive and judicial bodies around the world. The attackers have targeted a large number of organizat...