Threat Round Up for Sept 22 – Sept 29

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between September 22 and September 29. As with previous round-ups, this post isn’t meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we’ve observed by highlighting key behavior….http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2017/09/threat-round-up-170922-170929.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:%20feedburner/Talos%20%28Talos%20Blog%29

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Popular Mobile Trading Apps Riddled With Vulnerabilities, Security Firm Warns

Original Article Here IOActive’s review of 21 of the most used mobile apps for investment trading shows a majority of them exposing users to various security risks. Many of the most popular mobile investment trading applications that people use to buy and sell stocks, monitor positions, and conduct….http://infosechotspot.com/popular-mobile-trading-apps-riddled-with-vulnerabilities-security-firm-warns/

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Taking care of security should be simple

Vulnerabilities, and the exploitation of them by threats, are still the root cause of most information security breaches today. However, too much focus is placed on high-profile exploits and malware, rather than these underlying root causes. Although not all breaches result from a vulnerability being exploited, most do.http://www.technologydecisions.com.au/content/security/article/taking-care-of-security-should-be-simple-452445507

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French companies are still struggling to comply with latest data protection regulations

Nine in ten IT professionals in France are concerned with the security of the public cloud, and almost 20% do not deploy security for sensitive data stored outside the company’s infrastructure, according to a recent Bitdefender survey. Half of those surveyed admit cloud migration has significantly….http://www.globalsecuritymag.com/French-companies-are-still,20170928,74013.html

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New Research Shows Cyber Criminals Focused on Credential Theft

WatchGuard’s latest Internet Security Report reveals rise of Mimikatz, finds that 47 percent of all malware is new or zero day and offers comprehensive analysis of WannaCry28 September 2017 – Criminal tactics used to access user credentials are growing in prevalence and sophistication, according to….https://www.realwire.com/releases/New-Research-Shows-Cyber-Criminals-Focused-on-Credential-Theft

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New evidence emerges that Russia infiltrated Facebook to sow political chaos in the US

A series of developments on Wednesday shed new light on the lengths Russia went to exploit social media, and Facebook in particular, to spread disinformation and generate political division among the American public. Facebook recently came under the microscope after it emerged earlier this month….http://uk.businessinsider.com/russians-facebook-black-lives-matter-muslim-group-disinformation-2017-9?r=UK&IR=T

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