Arabian tales by ‘Nigerians’

The war in Syria, which began several years ago, has recently become one of the most widely reported events in the media. Along with the growing interest of the international community...

Let’s Encrypt Initiative Enters Public Beta

The Let’s Encrypt initiative reached yet another milestone this week when it entered public beta, a step that it claims will help make it easier for website owners to embrace HTTPS...

OpenSSL Patches Bring Last Update for 0.9.8 and 1.0.0 Branches

The OpenSSL Software Foundation patched four vulnerabilities on Thursday, likely the last time that two older versions of the software library will receive updates. Source: Threadpost

Relentless Sofacy APT Attacks Armed With Zero Days, New Backdoors

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab release an update on the Sofacy gang, also known as APT28, explaining a set of new malware implants, backdoors and zero days at the group's disposal. Source: Threadpost

Sofacy APT hits high profile targets with updated toolset

Sofacy (also known as “Fancy Bear”, “Sednit”, “STRONTIUM” and “APT28”) is an advanced threat group that has been active since around 2008, targeting mostly military and government entities worldwide, with a...

Signal Encrypted Messaging Comes to Desktop

Moxie Marlinspike’s Open Whisper Systems released Signal Desktop, a desktop version of Signal end-to-end encrypted messaging application. Source: Threadpost

Flash’s Farewell Under Way

Adobe’s announcement that it has retooled—and renamed—Flash is a longterm signal that the vulnerable and fatigued platform is on its last legs. Source: Threadpost

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2015. Top security stories

 Download PDF version  Download EPUB Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Targeted attacks are now an established part of the threat landscape, so it’s no surprise to see such attacks feature in our yearly review....

Cisco Patches WebEx App for Android, Warns of Unpatched Flaws

Cisco patched its WebEx mobile app for Android, and published advisories warning of vulnerabilities in three other products. Source: Threadpost

Angler Exploit Kit Spreading Cryptowall 4.0 Ransomware

One of the most popular exploit kits, Angler, has been spotted spreading the ransomware Cryptowall 4.0. Source: Threadpost
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Intel Patches Nine-Year-Old Critical CPU Vulnerability

Intel warns business PC customers of a critical vulnerability found in its Active Management Technology that allows for escalation of privilege attacks. Source: Threadpost