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A look at the MS Exchange zero-days and how to protect your business
Every organisationusing Microsoft Exchange must patch their on-premise servers immediately and scan their networks for signs of malicious activity.
Kaspersky discovers zero-day exploit in Desktop Window Manager
While analysing the CVE-2021-1732 exploit, Kaspersky experts found another such zero-day exploit and reported it to Microsoft.
WatchGuard report tracks rise of network attacks in Q3
WatchGuard’s Q3 2020 Internet Security Report has called to attention the rise in attacks on corporate networks, even as many organisations shifted to remote work.
Evasive malware reaches record levels - WatchGuard report
Evasive malware accounted for two thirds of all detections – a massive jump from the 2019 average of 35%.
Microsoft IE vulnerability to go unpatched until mid-Feb
A blog post from security vendor ESET has outlined the risk of the zero-day for those who are still using the relic browser of internet-past.
Buhtrap group behind targeted zero-day attack - ESET
Buhtrap group is well known for its targeting of financial institutions as well as businesses in Russia.
Acronis and CloudLinux release data security solution
The new solution is fully integrated into the Imunify360 Linux Web server security platform.
$500,000 zero-day prize pool for Mobile Pwn2Own contest in Japan
Trend Micro has put more than US$500,000 towards a prize pool that aims to find security vulnerabilities at the upcoming Mobile Pwn2Own contest.
Foxit acknowledges zero-days in its PDF software, but no patches yet
Foxit will not be issuing a patch for the two vulnerabilities. It instead released a statement that encourages users to use “Safe Reading Mode”.
Windows OS is still full of holes, but Microsoft's making serious efforts to fix it
ESET shows that the Windows operating system is continuing to be a breeding ground for vulnerabilities, but patches are never far behind.
Potential Windows zero-day security exploit worth $90,000 on underground market
A single Windows zero-day vulnerability could be sold amongst the underground cybercrime market, potentially affecting more than 1.5 billion users.
How to prevent security breaches when patching is not an option
Palo Alto Networks is warning businesses that rely too much on software patches, saying they could fall victim to ‘zero day’ vulnerabilities.
Check Point rolls out email protection solution for Office 365 users
“Enterprises are increasingly at risk of falling victim to a targeted email attack, and hackers’ methods are constantly evolving."
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence brings cyber security to NZ
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence is officially bringing its cloud-based cyber security solutions to organisations in New Zealand for the first time.
Security: A concern, and an opportunity
Increasingly fast and precise cyberattacks are cause for concern for customers - but they're also an opportunity for the reseller channel.