PCI-DSS 3.2 released – Summary of Changes

The new version of PCI-DSS 3.2 has just been released, so having been through it with a fine toothcomb here are the most noteworthy changes, additions and clarifications, in the order in which they appear in the report. This new standard 3.2 is due to become fully operational in October of this year so you’ve […]

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JBoss Ransomware Vulnerability Attacks

In recent weeks there have been multiple reports regarding a ransomware campaign, known as SamSam, targeting vulnerable JBoss (now known as WildFly) application servers. An official report released by Cisco Talos states that there have been approximately 3.2 million machines hosting the vulnerable versions of JBoss. Further investigation found that a large number of K-12 […]

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In the headlines: UK surveillance policies leak; DDoS attacks; Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy; Facebook hack, and more

UK surveillance policies leaked online UK privacy campaigners Privacy International have managed to get their hands on, and subsequently have released a set of UK surveillance policies. What these policies reveal are the extent to which government agencies such as MI5 and GCHQ have access to citizen data from entities such as the NHS, petition […]

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Latest build of Acunetix includes new version of .NET AcuSensor, checks for JSP source code disclosure and improves crawling capabilities

Acunetix v10.5 (build 20160427) has been released. This new build includes a new version of the .NET AcuSensor registers with .NET web applications in a way that supports signed .NET Assemblies. In addition, it includes new and improved vulnerability checks and a number of minor features and bug fixes. Below is the full list of […]

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Mitigating extension vulnerabilities in template-based applications

There are over 43,900 official plugins available for WordPress, another 6,200 for Joomla! and 33,700 for Drupal, not to mention the countless other platforms that are freely and easily accessible. The plugins’ abilities range from adding photos for a personal website to complex development collaboration platforms. It seems there’s almost nothing that can’t be added, […]

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