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EngadgetMay 25, 2019
Mac security hole reportedly lets attackers bypass app safeguards
Apple may have another Gatekeeper security flaw on its hands. Researcher Filippo Cavallarin has detailed a macOS vulnerability that he said would let attackers install malware without the usual permission request. As Gatekeeper considers network sh...

EngadgetMay 25, 2019
Ransomware attacks in US cities are using a stolen NSA tool
The ransomware attacks in Baltimore and other US cities appear to have a common thread: they're using NSA tools on the agency's home soil. In-the-know security experts talking to the New York Times said the malware in the cyberattacks is using the NS...

GizmodoMay 24, 2019
885 Million Sensitive Records Leaked Online: Bank Transactions, Social Security Numbers, and More
A major U.S. financial services company has reportedly leaked million of sensitive digitized records that date back more than 16 years, including bank account records, Social Security numbers, and wire transactions.


Network World SecurityMay 08, 2019
Cisco releases a critical security patch for a virtualized automation tool
Cisco has released a  patch for a critical vulnerability in software used to control large virtual environments.

The weakness gets a 10 out of 10 severity score and is found in Cisco's Elastic Services Controller (ESC), which the company describes as offering a single point of control to manage all aspects of Virtual Network Functions and offers capabilities such as VM and service monitoring, auto-recovery and dynamic scaling. With ESC users control the lifecycle all virtualized resources, whether using Cisco or third-party VNFs, Cisco stated.

RELATED: What IT admins love/hate about 8 top network monitoring tools The vulnerability in this case lies in the REST API of ESC and could let  an unauthenticated remote attacker to bypass authentication on the REST API and execute arbitrary actions through with administrative privileges on an affected system. The vulnerability is due to improper validation of API requests, Cisco wrote in its advisory.

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Cisco uncorks 26 security patches for switches, firewalls (Network World Security)
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