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WannaCry and Petya, among other high-profile breaches, have sparked new conversations at CA Veracode around the potential value of cybersecurity and data breach disclosure legislation. Certainly, data breach disclosure requirements are popping up in just about every state, not to mention global standards, such as GDPR. Although they all insist on timely disclosures, their requirements, rules a...


Source: Kaspersky (securelist.com)

Oct 24, 2017
It seems just about everyone has written about the dangers of online dating, from psychology magazines to crime chronicles. But there is one less obvious threat not related to hooking up with strangers – and that is the mobile apps used to facilitate the process. We’re talking here about intercepting and stealing personal information and the de-anonymization of a dating service that could cause...

We just published our State of Software Security 2017 (SoSS) report, and, as always, it is chock-full of valuable data and insights about the security of applications. Based on 400,000 application scans across our customer base over a recent 12-month period, this year’s report is a gold-mine of intelligence about how organizations are approaching AppSec, what’s working, and what isn’t. This an...

More than you might think. Just as the reliance on a single species of vulnerable-to-blight potato created widespread devastation in 1800s Ireland, today’s reliance on vulnerable components creates a similar ripple effect. In both cases, compromise of a single vulnerability spread its consequences widely and rapidly. The Potato Famine’s consequences were obviously more devastating, but althoug...

Veracode just published its latest “State of Software Security” report, get it here. Based on Veracode Platform data, these “SoSS” reports have been offering a goldmine of intelligence about how organizations are approaching AppSec since 2011. This year’s report is no different. Evan Schuman recently sat down with Veracode’s Director of Product Management Tim Jarrett to discuss the findings em...

Enlarge / Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos. (credit: Dave Maass) Facebook is Struggling to live up to the responsibility it faces for adequately securing the vast amount of personal information it amasses, the social network's top security executive said in a leaked phone call with company employees. "The threats that we are facing have increased significantly and the quality of t...

In the past year, we’ve seen an unprecedented series of cyber assaults on democratic elections, ransomware attacks that spread around the world affecting hundreds of thousands of systems in more than 150 countries, and record-breaking data breaches. If we’re going to address this growing crisis effectively, we need a probing inspection of root causes, and fearless prescriptions for new ways fo...


Source: Kaspersky (securelist.com)

Oct 17, 2017
Disclaimer and warning ATM systems appear to be very secure, but the money can be accessed fairly easily if you know what you are doing. Criminals are exploiting hardware and software vulnerabilities to interact with ATMs, meaning they need to be made more secure. This can be achieved with the help of additional security software, properly configured to stop the execution of non-whitelisted pro...