Written by Graham Cluley, ESET We Live Security One of the favourite pieces of software for malicious hackers to target on users’ computers is Adobe Flash Player. Why? Well, there are a few reasons. Firstly, Adobe Flash Player is on an awful lot of computers. Many users may have it installed it long ago in … More Adobe Flash Player users should update their software NOW
Based on ESET’s notice, Google has removed another malicious app from its official Android app store. It had received 100,000-500,000 downloads since November 2016. Unlike typical downloaders, ransomware and similar nasty stuff, this app – named F11 – did not contain any harmful code. Instead, it relied purely on social engineering, tricking users into paying … More Don’t pay for what is for free: Malicious Adobe Flash Player app found on Google Play
Android users have been exposed to a new malicious app imitating Adobe Flash Player that serves as a potential entrance for many types of dangerous malware. The application, detected by ESET security software as Android/TrojanDownloader.Agent.JI, tricks its victims into granting it special permissions in the Android accessibility menu and uses these to download and execute … More New Android trojan mimics user clicks to download dangerous malware
The financial repercussions of a data breach have been highlighted by the $1 million fine handed out to Adobe Systems for a 2013 security incident. Roy Cooper, attorney general of North Carolina, said that businesses and government “must do more” to protect sensitive data from getting into the hands of cybercriminals. The 2013 data breach … More Adobe fined $1 million for 2013 data breach
As I write this, if you’re running Adobe Flash on your Windows, Mac, Linux or Chrome OS computer you’re potentially at risk. Adobe has issued a security advisory, warning of an as-yet unpatched critical security hole in its popular Flash player software that is reported to being actively exploited by criminals in the wild. No … More Adobe warns of Flash zero-day vulnerability, being actively exploited by online criminals
Expert insight into BlackEnergy attacks in Ukraine, thoughts on Microsoft ending support for older versions of Internet Explorer and the implications of the third-party Fitbit hack on the Internet of Things … we’ve got you covered for all the important security stories from the past seven days. Insight into the BlackEnergy attack on Ukrainian energy … More The security review: BlackEnergy, Internet Explorer and Fitbit
By now you should be settled back at work after the holiday break. Are you ready for 2016? I hope you’re sitting comfortably, because from the security point of view it’s bound to be a bumpy ride. Microsoft Yesterday was the second Tuesday of the month and you know what that means – Patch Tuesday … More Security holes found in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Adobe… Start patching now!