A week in security (December 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019)

A roundup of last week’s security news from December 31, 2018 to January 6, 2019, including fresh breaches in the New Year, mobile malware, GandCrab, and how we remembered 2018.

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A week in security (October 1 – 7)

A roundup of the security news from October 1–7 including National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, LoJack, fileless malware, and BYOS.

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Adobe Reader zero-day discovered alongside Windows vulnerability

A new Adobe Reader zero-day exploit has been discovered, including a full sandbox escape.

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“This PDF version is not supported” Data URI Phish

A document is waiting for you online – but what will you have to hand over in order to obtain it?

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Nuclear EK leverages recently patched Flash vulnerability

A recently patched vulnerability (CVE-2015-0336) for the Flash Player is being exploited in the wild to distribute malware.

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18 Vulnerabilities Fixed: Update your Flash Player

Adobe have fixed 18 vulnerabilities in their Flash Player, and you should update immediately, if you haven’t already done so. However, please ensure you’re installing / updating from the right place. For example: The above site claims: It is recommended that you update Flash to the latest version to view this page. Please update to…

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Prepare to Surf the Wave of Updates

The annual Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest exposed loads of zero-day exploits. Prepare for the floods of updates to fix these security holes.

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Adobe Flash Player Zero-Day: details and mitigation

A new vulnerability in Adobe’s Flash Player found.

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