Update Adobe Media Encoder Immediately With Current Patch

Adobe took the unusual step of releasing an out of band patch to address a trio of serious security issues in Adobe Media Encoder. The program is used by tens of thousands of people around the world to encode audio and video in a variety of formats. The three issues addressed by this patch are being tracked as: CVE-2020-9739 CVE-2020-9744 …

New Malware Maker Got Past Apple Security

Apple has been historically very good at keeping malware out of their app store, and they’re constantly improving their security protocols on that front. In fact, since February of this year (2020), all Mac software distributed outside of its Mac App Store must be notarized by Apple. The developers must demonstrate that their products are capable of running on macOS …

Microsoft Takes Another Step Against Malware

Ever since Microsoft released Windows Vista, the Redmond giant has made it possible for users to disable Microsoft Defender by way of the Registry. Unfortunately, by granting that ability, it gave well-designed malware strains the ability to do the same. That is now changing. As the company explains in a recent blog post: “DisableAntiSpyware is intended to be used by …

Trickbot Adds New Trick Linux Malware

Trickbot is about as bad as they come in the world of malware. Originally a malware strain from the Windows ecosystem, security professionals have recently found samples of the code in the wild that prove that Trickbot has made the jump to the Linux world as well. One of the things that makes this such a nasty little threat is …

Cisco Data Center Manager Software Users Should Patch Immediately

Do you use Cisco’s Data Center Manager Software? If so, be advised that the company recently issued an advisory concerning a serious security flaw. The advisory reads, in part, as follows: “The vulnerability exists because different installations share a static encryption key. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by using the static key to craft a valid session token. A …

Trickbot Malware Went Into Hiding And Now It’s Back

For more than five months, the internet breathed a collective sigh of relief as one of the most notorious strains of malware, Emotet, went dark and ceased all activity. It was as though the hackers in control of the code had simply pulled the plug. All good things, however, inevitably end. On July 17th, 2020, Emotet came roaring back to …

Android Users Beware Of BlackRock Malware Credential Stealer

Do you have an Android phone? If so, be advised that there’s a new threat to be on the lookout for. The threat takes the form of a malware strain that’s being called BlackRock. It is a banking trojan that specializes in pilfering login and credit card information, which means that if you get infected, it’s likely to hit you …

Some High-Profile Twitter Accounts Were Recently Hacked

An as-yet unidentified hacker pulled off quite a heist on Twitter recently. He (or she) gained access to a Twitter Admin account, and used that access to rapidly take control of a number of high profile Twitter accounts. Once the hackers gained control of these accounts they began using them to lure unsuspecting victims to sending them small amounts of …

Trickbot Malware Has A New Trick Up Its Sleeves

Malware Lab’s researcher Maciej Kotowicz has made an intriguing discovery that makes the Trickbot banking trojan even more of a threat. The most recent strain of the malware he looked at is sporting a new feature that allows the code to check the resolution of the screen on the machine it’s running on. If it finds the resolution to be …

VMware Patches Many Security Issues To Fix Certain Vulnerabilities

Does your company make use of VMware products? If so, be advised that a pair of researchers from Synacktiv recently reported a series of critical security flaws in VMware’s ESXi, Workstation and Fusion products. The recent discovery prompted the company to issue an emergency security patch to address those issues. The most serious of the bunch, which earned a 9.3 …