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Forcepoint VPN Client is Vulnerable to Privilege Escalation Attacks
Forcepoint has fixed a privilege escalation vulnerability in its VPN Client for Windows.
News Wrap: Emotet’s Return, U.S. Vs. Snowden, Physical Pen Testers Arrested
Threatpost editors discuss the return of Emotet, a new lawsuit against Edward Snowden and more.
Mattress Company Leaks Data Records of 387K Customers
A database lacking password protection exposed sensitive data of customers of Milwaukee-based mattress company Verlo Mattress.
Payment Card Breach Hits 8 Cities Using Vulnerable Bill Portal
Eight cities have been hit by a data breach targeting payment cards.
Microsoft Silent Update Torpedoes Windows Defender
Microsoft broke its built-in antivirus utility, thanks to a patch for a different issue.
These Hacks Require Literally Sneaking in the Backdoor
An on premise hacker can cripple even the best cybersecurity defenses.
Smart TVs, Subscription Services Leak Data to Facebook, Google
Researchers discovered that smart TVs from Samsung, LG and others are sending sensitive user data to partner tech firms even when devices are idle.
Marc Rogers: Success of Anonymous Bug Submission Program ‘Takes A Village’
Marc Rogers discusses the logistics behind a recently-proposed anonymous bug submission program, meant to encourage ethical hackers to submit high-level bugs anonymously.
IRS Emails Promise a Refund But Deliver Botnet Recruitment
The fake emails direct victims to log into a bogus IRS site.
Rethinking Responsibilities and Remedies in Social-Engineering Attacks
The idea that humans are the weakest link shouldn't guide the thinking on social-engineering defense.