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9 Things You Need To Know About The WhatsApp Zero-Click Spyware Attack

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is urging all of its users worldwide to update the app to the latest version of the software after it discovered that the app’s integrity had been compromised. The warning came after the Financial Times revealed that a vulnerability had been discovered that let attackers install spyware on iPhones and Android phones simply by placing a WhatsApp voice call to the user’s smartphone.

From “Fast Company” Michael Grothaus (5/14/2019)

 

Malware Knocks Out Accounting Software Giant Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer confirmed that it had been attacked, noting that the company's security team had "started seeing technical anomalies in a number of our platforms and applications" …which they quickly discovered was due to malware.

From “Bank Info Security” Mathew J. Schwartz (5/09/2019)

 

Intel’s ‘ZombieLoad’ Fixes May Slow Processors By 9 Percent

Researchers have identified fresh flaws in Intel processors that attackers could exploit to steal private data from PCs and servers, including cloud environments. The vulnerabilities, dubbed "ZombieLoad" by the researchers who discovered them, could be used to steal sensitive data from affected systems.

From “Bank Info Security” Mathew J. Schwartz (5/15/2019)