The team that develops the Apache Struts framework is alerting users of a critical vulnerability that could allow remote code execution attacks. The Apache Foundation urged developers to update a key component of the framework in order to patch the flaw in an alert posted Monday.
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Microsoft announced today that Windows Defender is the first antivirus to gain the ability to run inside a sandbox environment.
Linux and BSD variants that employ the popular X.Org Server package --almost all do-- are vulnerable to a new vulnerability disclosed on Thursday.
Qualys has disclosed the details of an integer overflow vulnerability in the Linux kernel that can be exploited by a local attacker for privilege escalation. The flaw, dubbed "Mutagen Astronomy," affects certain versions of the Red Hat, CentOS and Debian distributions.
We've seen quite a few articles out there telling you to beware if you use the Safari browser, because attackers can spoof URLs!
The monthly Microsoft security updates --known as the Patch Tuesday updates-- are out, and this month, the OS maker has fixed 62 security flaws, including a recent zero-day vulnerability that was dumped on Twitter last month, and later adopted by a malware campaign.
Olle and his fellow cyber security consultant Pasi Saarinen recently discovered a new way to physically hack into PCs. According to their research, this method will work against nearly all modern computers. This includes laptops from some of the world's biggest vendors like Dell, Lenovo, and even Apple.
A new Spectre-class attack called SpectreRSB has been revealed by researchers.
Police in Detroit are looking for two suspects who allegedly managed to hack a gas pump and steal over 600 gallons of gasoline, valued at about $1,800. The theft took place in the middle of the day and went on for about 90 minutes, with the gas station attendant unable to thwart the hackers.
Microsoft has updated the list of dangerous files it blocks inside Office 365 documents, and has added the ".SettingContent-ms" file format to that list.