The service claims to tackle a major headache of developers – that of their software being mistakenly marked as ‘malware’, leading to a lot of heartburn, not to mention waste of time & effort.
Security researchers have found an alarming vulnerability in the most common forms of email encryption. They reported it on Monday morning, saying it allowed people to inject malicious code into intercepted emails despite encryption protocols.
Reports: WIRED, Science Daily, Mac Rumors
‘Vega Stealer’ targets Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations & Retail/Manufacturing industries & tries to steal the saved credentials & credit cards.
Another never-before-seen feature is the ability to steal WhatsApp messages. This, it does, by abusing the Android Accessibility Service that’s designed to help users who have disabilities or who may temporarily be unable to fully interact with a device.
Yet another ransomware is hitting global computers. A new wave of ransomware has hit several targets in Russia & Eastern Europe on Tuesday, according to media reports & several security companies.
Reports: TechCrunch, We Live Security, The Independent, Tahawul Tech
Researchers have disclosed a serious weakness in the WPA2 protocol that allows attackers within range of vulnerable device or access point to intercept passwords.
Reports: Telegraph.co.uk, Slashgear, The Verge, CNET
Based on the exploit kit trends we have observed over the last year, it is a realistic possibility that these tools will continue to be used less frequently as part of malware distribution in the long term.
Most people live under the assumption that email is immutable once delivered, like a physical letter. A new email exploit, dubbed ROPEMAKER by Mimecast’s research team, however, turns that assumption on its head.
Security agency chiefs have warned of more attacks this week of ‘WannaCry’ ransomware. New cases were reported over last weekend from Asian countries like Japan & South Korea. The attack is more complicated, say experts, because the code was put together from many places & sources.
Reports: RolllingStone.com, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, NPR
Researchers from security firms McAfee & FireEye warned that the malicious Word documents are being attached to e-mails.
Reports: Ars Technica, SC Magazine, IT News, iTWire
Issued twice per year, the Nokia Threat Intelligence Report examines general trends & statistics for infections in devices connected through mobile & fixed networks around the world.