This Week in Security News: Security Vulnerabilities

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, learn what critical approaches can protect your enterprise business from software vulnerabilities. Also, learn about vulnerabilities in IoT alarms that let hackers hijack cars.

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How to get Ahead of Vulnerabilities and Protect your Enterprise Business

There are several critical approaches today’s businesses and IT teams can take to safeguard their organization from software vulnerabilities.

Researchers Find Critical Backdoor in Swiss Online Voting System

Researchers have found a severe issue in the new Swiss internet voting system that they say would let someone alter votes undetected. They say it should put a halt to Switzerland’s plan to roll out the system in real elections this year.

New SLUB Backdoor Uses GitHub, Communicates via Slack

Trend Micro recently came across a previously unknown malware that piqued interest in finding how the malware was spread via water hole attacks and was connecting to the slack Platform.

Navy, Industry Partners Are ‘Under Cyber Siege’ by Chinese Hackers, Review Asserts

The Navy and its industry partners are “under cyber siege” by Chinese hackers and others who have stolen national security secrets in recent years, exploiting critical weaknesses that threaten the U.S.’s standing as the world’s top military power. 

A Machine Learning Model to Detect Malware Variants

When malware is difficult to discover, Trend Micro proposes a machine learning model that uses adversarial autoencoder and semantic hashing to find what bad actors try to hide. 

Trend Micro: IoT Brings Innovation, But Also Threats

The growth of 5G and the Internet of Things may be helping to bring smarter and more connected experiences and services around the world, but may also be exposing users to more security worries.

Vulnerabilities in Smart Alarms Can Let Hackers Hijack Cars

Vulnerabilities in third-party car alarms managed via their mobile applications were uncovered and seem to affect around 3 million cars that use these “smart” internet-of-things (IoT) devices.

Facebook Sues Ukrainian Hackers Who Stole User Info Via Personality Quizzes

Facebook filed a lawsuit against two Ukrainian nationals who allegedly used personality quizzes to steal user information from 63,000 people between 2016 and 2018, mostly in Russia. 

StackStorm DevOps Software Vulnerability CVE-2019-9580 Allows Remote Code Execution

Popular open-source DevOps automation software StackStorm was reported to have a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to perform arbitrary commands on targeted servers.

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