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CVE-2017-5638 – Apache Struts 2 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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 March 14, 2017

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The well-known open source web application framework Apache Struts 2 is being actively exploited in the wild allowing hackers to launch a remote code execution attack.  To address this issue, Apache has issued a security advisory and CVE-2017-5638 has been assigned to it. The zero-day bug has been rated with...

The 6 Biggest Data Breaches of 2015 So Far

 August 25, 2015

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For those of you who are following the news about the leakage of Ashley Madison’s (an American adult dating site) confidential data, this blog post will highlight some more notable data breaches from the year 2015, so far. We are only 8 months into the year 2015 and there are...

Apple security in the spotlight and other IT Security news

 September 22, 2014

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Apple enjoyed a fine week with the reveal of iOS8 and the new iPhone 6, but in spite of its claims of being at a different level as its rivals, when it comes to security and privacy, it’s not all apples and oranges. Apple faces many of the same issues...

Facebook scam, Snowden interview and other IT security news

 August 23, 2014

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A new Facebook scam has been found doing the rounds recently, and it is something we here at Quick Heal have experienced as well. Apart from this, we have a special interview with Edward Snowden, infamous NSA whistleblower from Wired magazine that anyone interested in cybersecurity and state surveillance should...

eBay faces a major hack and other security news

 May 24, 2014

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In massive security news this last week, eBay was hacked on a large scale. This is the dominant story emanating from IT circles in the week gone by, and all else pales in comparison. During the hack, large databases of user passwords were also stolen and this is a rather...

Alert for users of Instagram, Bitly and Android and other security news

 May 10, 2014

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There is no such thing as a slow news day, as every week is filled with stories of hacked websites, stolen passwords, new variants of Android malware and other security updates. The computer and mobile security industry never sits still, and this week we have yet more reasons for you...

Latest IT Security News and Updates for the Week

 March 8, 2014

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There are several interesting new developments in the security world, and here are some of the news stories from the week gone by that you should be looking at. Facebook Whatsapp deal for $19 billion still not completed due to privacy concerns If you have doubts about your private data...

Latest Security News and Updates from this Week

 August 9, 2013

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Number of Government Websites Hacked so Far – 78 According to Milind Deora, Minister of State for Communications & IT, 78 government websites have been compromised by hackers till June 2013. 16,000 odd cases related to spam, malware infection, and data breach have also come to light. Victims mainly included...