Google fixes actively exploited Chrome zero‑day

The latest Chrome update patches a bumper crop of security flaws across the browser’s desktop versions. Google has rolled out an update for its Chrome web browser to fix a bunch of security flaws, including a zero-day vulnerability that is known to be actively exploited by threat actors. The bugs affect the Windows, macOS, and … More Google fixes actively exploited Chrome zero‑day

Prime targets: Governments shouldn’t go it alone on cybersecurity

A year into the pandemic, ESET reveals new research into activities of the LuckyMouse APT group and considers how governments can rise to the cybersecurity challenges of the accelerated shift to digital. Earlier this year, a well-known APT group dubbed LuckyMouse (aka Emissary Panda, APT27) began exploiting several zero-day Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities. Its end goal? … More Prime targets: Governments shouldn’t go it alone on cybersecurity

Record‑breaking number of vulnerabilities reported in 2020

High-severity and critical bugs disclosed in 2020 outnumber the sum total of vulnerabilities reported 10 years prior. An analysis of data collected by the United States’ National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) about common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) has found that 2020 saw more reports of security loopholes than any other year to date. … More Record‑breaking number of vulnerabilities reported in 2020

Wormable Android malware spreads via WhatsApp messages

“Download This application and Win Mobile Phone”, reads the message attempting to trick users into downloading a fake Huawei app. Android users should watch out for new wormable malware that spreads through WhatsApp and lures the prospective victims into downloading an app from a website masquerading as Google Play. ESET malware researcher Lukas Stefanko looked under the … More Wormable Android malware spreads via WhatsApp messages

ESET predicts: Ransomware and fileless malware to present increased threat in 2021

After a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic upended the way we live, work and socialize, we are likely to see an increased threat from ransomware and fileless malware in 2021, according to the latest trends report from ESET. Cybersecurity Trends 2021: Staying secure in uncertain times explores the predictions of experts from the global cybersecurity firm, revealing … More ESET predicts: Ransomware and fileless malware to present increased threat in 2021