Zero-day XML External Entity (XXE) Injection Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Can Let Attackers Steal Files, System Info

By: Ranga Duraisamy and Kassiane Westell (Vulnerability Researchers) A zero-day extensible markup language (XML) external entity (XXE) injection vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) was recently disclosed by security researcher John Page. An attacker can reportedly exploit this vulnerability to steal confidential information or exfiltrate local files from the victim’s machine. Page tested the vulnerability […] more…

Facebook: we logged 100x more Instagram plaintext passwords than we thought

Facebook has updated ‘tens of thousands of plaintext Instagram passwords ended up in logfile’ to say it was more like a million. more…

Google to Block Logins From Embedded Browsers to Prevent Phishing

Google on Thursday announced that it will soon block login attempts from embedded browser frameworks in an effort to prevent man-in-the-middle (MitM) phishing attacks. read more more…

Facebook Collected Email Contacts of 1.5 Million Users Without Consent

Facebook has admitted to uploading the email contacts of up to 1.5 million users over a period of three years without gaining either the user or the contacts’ prior consent. read more more…

Operator of Codeshop Cybercrime Marketplace Sentenced to Prison

Macedonian national Djevair Ametovski was sentenced this week to 90 months in prison by United States authorities for operating an international cybercrime marketplace named Codeshop. read more more…

Best Platforms For Parasite SEO In 2019

Parasite SEO is a great way for beginners as well as pro-marketers to drive the profitable search engine traffic. You create some content and post it on an authoritative website, then build a lot of links and share the content across various social media platforms. If done properly, you can easily rank on the top […] more…

Save Money on Insurance, Why Work With An Independent Insurance Agent?

Oftentimes consumers seek out more affordable rates for their car insurance, home insurance, life insurance, and more. Here are some common questions, “Where is the best place to find better insurance rates? Should you call a 1-800 number? Should you call a “big box” agency? Or should you call a local independent insurance broker?” Of […] more…

5 Reasons to Green Your Cosmetic Packaging – Why Being Eco-friendly is a Must in 2019

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. But when it comes to beauty packaging, the eyes of the customer can be easily lured into buying a product with an attractive design, the more instagrammable, the better. But that doesn’t come without other consequences, and the legacy that beauty packaging leaves behind is far from […] more…

Cisco warns WLAN controller, 9000 series router and IOS/XE users to patch urgent security holes

Cisco this week issued 31 security advisories but direct customer attention to “critical” patches for its  IOS and IOS XE Software Cluster Management and IOS software for Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers. A number of vulnerabilities also need attention if customers are running Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers. The first critical patch has to do with […] more…

State-Sponsored Hackers Use Sophisticated DNS Hijacking in Ongoing Attacks

With growing concern over DNS manipulation attacks, details on a new elite state-sponsored DNS hijacking campaign have been released. Called operation Sea Turtle, researchers believe that at least 40 different organizations across 13 countries have been compromised. read more more…

Serious Security: Ransomware you’ll never find – and how to stop it

What if you got hit by ransomware – but the malware program itself was on the other side of the world where you’d never find it? more…

Facebook user data used as bargaining chip, according to leaked docs

Leaked internal docs used to claim “privacy was an afterthought” at Facebook more…

Google plays Whack-A-Mole with naughty Android developers

Android developers without a track record are going to be submitted to more checks in order to stamp out those of “bad faith.” more…

Chrome flaw on iOS leads to 500 million unwanted pop-up ads

If you own an iOS device and use the Chrome browser, you may have encountered some strange-looking pop-up ads in the past week. more…

Oracle issues nearly 300 patches in quarterly update

Oracle’s latest security update covers 297 vulnerabilities, many of which come with a “patch now” warning. more…

Notre Dame Donations – How Much Has Been Donated So Far?

It has only been a few days since a large fire destroyed much of the world famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, but already donations are flooding in from around the world to help pay for repairs to the 850-year-old French landmark. It is thought that upwards of $1 billion has been donated so far […] more…

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