Another year, another increase in the number of mobile threats, vulnerabilities, and outdated mobile devices. So, what gives? If the headlines have you thinking that mobile security is getting worse, you’re not imagining things. We have just published the quarterly Mobile Threat Intelligence Report to dig into the 2017 numbers a bit.  The report is based on…

A new bill passed by the Georgia State Senate last week deems all forms of unauthorized computer access as illegal, thus potentially criminalizing the finding and reporting of security vulnerabilities. The new bill, which met fierce opposition from the cybersecurity community ever since it first became public, amends the Georgia code that originally considered only…

The threat landscape is getting more dangerous because it’s increasingly easy for malware authors to assemble elements (just in time) and deliver malicious payloads, and the likelihood they’ll get caught is very low.  Moreover, there’s far too much misleading information about cyber threats out there — for example, even though zero day threats receive plenty…

Several popular text editors can be leveraged for privilege escalation and their developers do not plan on taking any action to prevent abuse, according to SafeBreach, a company that specializes in simulating attacks and breaches. Some text editors allow users to run third-party code and extend the application’s functionality through extensions. While this provides some…

Each year, the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) brings together cybersecurity specialists from all over the world to share expertise, discuss new trends, and present their research. For those who can’t attend this year’s event but still want to get acquainted with the latest research, we’ve planned a series of webinars that will cover major SAS findings….

Google researcher Tavis Ormandy discovered several critical vulnerabilities in the classic and web-based versions of BitTorrent’s uTorrent application. Patches have been released, but it appears that not all flaws have been fixed properly. Ormandy found that the uTorrent Classic and the uTorrent Web apps create an HTTP RPC server on ports 10000 and 19575, respectively….

More than 3 million new malware samples targeting the Android operating system were discovered in 2017, marking a slight decrease from the previous year, G Data reports. The security firm counted 3,002,482 new Android malware samples during 2017, at an average of 8,225 per day, or 343 new malware samples every hour. Although the number…