Update VMWare Apps Now For Critical Security Vulnerabilities

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an advisory that serves as a stark warning. If you’re using VMware products that are impacted by recently disclosed critical security flaws, either patch them immediately or remove them from your network. CISA issued the dire warning because the last time critical security flaws were discovered in VMware products, hackers began …

New Phishing Attack Delivers Three Types Of Malware To Victims

Phishing campaigns get more effective the more closely they can imitate a trusted source.  Recently, security researchers at Fortinet discovered evidence of a phishing campaign that specifically targets Microsoft Windows users and installs three different types of malware on the systems it manages to infect. Among other things, this campaign gives the hackers behind it the ability to steal usernames, …

You Might Need This HP Bios Security Update

HP recently released a BIOS update to address a pair of high-severity vulnerabilities that affect a wide range of PC and notebook products offered by the company.  In both cases, the vulnerabilities would allow an attacker to execute code arbitrarily and with Kernel level privileges. The two flaws are being tracked as CVE-2021-3808 and CVE-2021-3809 respectively, and both bear a …

Update Zyxel Products To Fix Possible Security Vulnerability

Do you use a Zyxel firewall?  If so, there’s good news.  The company has fixed an issue you may not have even been aware that you had. The company pushed out the fix in a silent update a little over two weeks ago, but when they implemented the push, they didn’t provide many details about it.  More of those details …

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10 Facts About the Benefits of Security Awareness Training

Are you looking for an affordable, effective way to protect your company from cyberattacks and prevent a data breach? In today’s volatile cyberattack landscape, every business in every industry is at risk of a cyberattack. That means that every business needs to make sure that it’s taking a strong defensive posture with the right solutions in place to reduce risk. …

New Malware Can Infect Linux, Mac, Or Windows Users

There’s a new strain of malware called SysJoker to be mindful of. It’s especially dangerous because it can target Windows, Mac or Linux systems.  That makes it an equal opportunity strain. Researchers at Intezer are credited with discovering the malware in the wild in December of 2021 during an investigation of an attack on a Linux server.  The group was …

Purple Fox Trojan Delivering Malware Via Popular Messaging App

A research team from Minerva Labs are working in conjunction with the MalwareHunterTeam. They have recently been tracking a Trojan called Purple Fox and have published a warning about it. The group behind the Trojan is now distributing their malicious code disguised as a Telegram installation file. If you’re not familiar with that name Telegram is one of several online …

FTC Enforcing That Businesses Patch Log4j Java Security Issue

By now you’re almost certainly aware of the Log4j Java issue. It’s a serious and fixable flaw relating to java logging. Recently the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a chilling warning to anyone who hasn’t yet fixed the flaw and protected against the vulnerability. The FTC’s statement reads in part as follows: “The FTC intends to use …

A New iPhone Bug In HomeKit Could Brick Your Phone

Thank Trevor Spiniolas’ sharp eyes if you own an iPhone.  The independent security researcher recently discovered a critical security flaw in iOS that impacts all version from 14.7 to 15.2. If exploited, this flaw can turn your fancy phone into a very expensive paperweight, so it’s one to take seriously. Trevor discovered that by changing the name of a HomeKit …

New Emotet Malware Found A New Way To Distribute

Emotet is one of the most feared malware strains circulating right now. The team behind it has managed to infect a staggering array of targets all around the globe. To say that it is a major threat would be an understatement. Recently the group behind Emotet just upped the ante even further. Researchers have recently discovered that the malware is …