Microsoft has released patches for two zero-day vulnerabilities, along with patches for 84 other flaws in its products, including Microsoft Edge.
Cloud computing and virtualisation software and services company VMware has released fixes for two vulnerabilities in three of its products, which could be chained together and exploited to execute code remotely, a researcher says.
Microsoft has released an additional patch to fix the Zerologon vulnerability that surfaced last year, having first issued a patch for the flaw in August 2020 and then updated it the following month.
A serious vulnerability in SAP Solution Manager would allow an attacker can authenticate to vulnerable systems by simply trying to connect, a local researcher has warned, adding that a proof-of-concept exploit is circulating.
Thirty-five percent of security breaches in 2020 were caused by ransomware attacks, resulting in tremendous financial cost, while between January and October last year, 730 "publicly disclosed events" resulted in over 22 billion records being exposed, according to a report from security vendor Tenable.
A seasoned security professional has slammed Microsoft for the company's decision to remove CVE description information from the monthly listing of patches on the second Tuesday of each month, saying that the new method will give malicious attackers the advantage to reverse engineer patches.
Twitter accounts of many rich and famous Americans — including Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Jeff Bezos — were hijacked on Wednesday and used to advertise cryptocurrency scams, according to a tweet from British security researcher Marcus Hutchins.
A vulnerability in the Salt management framework was exploited by attackers to install cryptocurrency mining software on the popular Ghost blogging platform, the company said in a notice on its website.
Despite a ban on ads for face masks imposed by Facebook on 7 March, people are placing ads for these products and also for other items that are needed during the coronavirus pandemic like hand sanitiser and disinfectants and making a handy profit, a technology professional claims.
Security firm Tenable has warned individuals and businesses who are using Windows 7 to ensure that their systems are patched and up-to-date as support for the operating system expires on Tuesday.
Mail servers running the Exim mail transport agent are being exploited, with the attackers using a vulnerability disclosed a few days ago to run arbitrary commands as root, a security practitioner has warned.
Security specialist Symantec (Norton) has warned of two online dating scams. First, a cornucopia of fake Instagram profiles luring users to adult dating sites. Second, email notifications from Dropbox and Google+ are being used to evade spam filters.
If you see an advertisement for a PC version of Instagram don't be fooled, it's a scam according to Symantec.
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