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“621 U.S. government, schools, and healthcare entities are impacted by ransomware attacks since January’19”,...

A report released by antivirus company Emisoft on October 1 sheds light on the increase in ransomware attacks on government and municipal entities. Per...

How Chaos Engineering can help predict and prevent cyber-attacks preemptively

It's no surprise that cybersecurity has become a major priority for global businesses of all sizes, often employing a dedicated IT team to focus...
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An unpatched vulnerability in NSA’s Ghidra allows a remote attacker to compromise exposed systems

On September 28, the National Security Agency revealed a vulnerability in Ghidra, a free, open-source software reverse-engineering tool. The NSA released the Ghidra toolkit...
Apple iOS 12 beta 2

New iPhone exploit checkm8 is unpatchable and can possibly lead to permanent jailbreak on...

An unnamed iOS researcher that goes by the Twitter handle @axi0mX has released a new iOS exploit, checkm8 that affects all iOS devices running...
The best penetration testing tools for ethical hackers

Researchers release a study into Bug Bounty Programs and Responsible Disclosure for ethical hacking...

On September 26, a few researchers from the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands, released a research paper which highlighted the...

DoorDash data breach leaks personal details of 4.9 million customers, workers, and merchants

Today, DoorDash revealed to its users that their platform suffered a major data breach on May 4, 2019, affecting approximately 4.9 million consumers, dashers,...
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How has ethical hacking benefited the software industry

In an online world infested with hackers, we need more ethical hackers. But all around the world, hackers have long been portrayed by the...
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A zero-day pre-auth vulnerability is currently being exploited in vBulletin, reports an anonymous researcher

Update: Six days after an anonymous researcher had disclosed a zero-day pre-auth remote code execution vulnerability in vBulletin, Cloudflare has deployed a new rule...

Click2Gov software vulnerable for the second time; breach hits 8 US cities

A vulnerable municipality software, Click2Gov, is known to be part of a breach involving eight cities last month, Threatpost reports. The Click2Gov software is...
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MITRE’s 2019 CWE Top 25 most dangerous software errors list released

Two days ago, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced MITRE’s 2019 Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors list....

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Mozilla’s sponsored security audit finds a critical vulnerability in the tmux...

Yesterday, Mozilla announced that a critical security vulnerability is present in the terminal multiplexer (tmux) integration feature in all the versions of iTerm2, the...

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