The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes the accidental discovery of a Tesla software vulnerability. Also featured: an analysis of the latest ransomware trends and insights from former federal advisers Richard Clarke and Robert Knake on cyber resilience.
A vulnerability in global airline check-in software used by 500 airlines could have been exploited to download other individuals' valid boarding passes, potentially giving them access to restricted airport spaces, warns security expert David Stubley. The flaw in Amadeus travel software has now been fixed.
Software vulnerabilities sometimes have an uncanny knack of revealing themselves, even when a bug hunter is looking someplace else. Sam Curry's probing eventually revealed a cross-site scripting flaw in a Tesla service, which netted him a $10,000 bounty.
Security researchers have found yet another unsecured database that left personal data exposed to the internet. In this latest case, a MongoDB database containing about 188 million records, mostly culled from websites and search engines, was exposed, researchers say.
Applications have become primary targets for two vastly different, but equally dangerous, types of cyberattacks. Successful application breaches can lead to financial fraud, stolen IP, and business disruption.
Video conferencing vendor Zoom has opted to make major changes to its Mac application after a security researcher found several weaknesses in it. The changes come after the researcher refused a bug bounty and instead went public after 90 days, putting pressure on Zoom.
If you analyze any of the recently published cyber attacks, two patterns emerge:
80-90% of the attacks exploit an unpatched vulnerability or an unhardened, widely open system
70% of the attacks begin at the endpoints
While "cool" new products create a lot of buzz, cyber hygiene is often ignored. But, it must be...
Many types of cyberattacks are undetectable by conventional security technologies, which places applications at risk, says Franklyn Jones of Cequence Security, who shares his company's latest research on this topic.
With attackers continuing to hammer weaknesses in software, organizations must prioritize application security more than ever, says Ian Ashworth of Synopsys. Thankfully, developers and middle management - bolstered by agile methodologies and DevOps - are increasingly leading the charge.
Hackers appear to have accessed a new mobile payment app for 7-Eleven customers in Japan, taking about $500,000 from 900 customers over several days. Poor passwords and authentication designs by the company are likely to blame, according to media reports.
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Did you know that public exploits for business applications have increased 100 percent since 2015?Today, over 77 percent of the world's transactional revenue touches an ERP system, making these applications an attractive target for cyber criminals looking to profit from the highly-sensitive and regulated data that...