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If you're running any PHP based website on NGINX server and have PHP-FPM feature enabled for better performance, then beware of a newly disclosed vulnerability that could allow unauthorised attackers to hack your website server remotely. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-11043, affects websites with certain configurations of PHP-FPM that is reportedly not uncommon in the wild and could be exploited easily as a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit...

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CVE-2017-11882 has been attackers' favorite malware delivery mechanism throughout the second and third quarters of 2019. The third quarter of 2019 brought the rise of keylogger Agent Tesla, the decline of phishing-delivered ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS), and attackers' continued preference for exploiting the CVE-2017-11882 Microsoft Office vulnerability to deliver phishing campaigns. Emotet began to surge toward the end of last quarter, according to Cofense's Q3 2019 Malware Trends Report,...

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The Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is investigating a widespread malware campaign known as Emotet.Emotet is a Trojan virus delivered via emails sent with malicious attachments.Cyber criminals use malware for different reasons, most commonly to steal personal or valuable information from which they can profit, hold recipients to ransom or install damaging programs onto devices without your knowledge.Email users should always exercise...

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The security landscape is never static. Smarter cybercriminals, evolving malware, more regulations and higher financial and national security stakes force organizations and their security teams to constantly adjust priorities. The IDG 2019 Security Priorities Study, released at the end of July 2019, helps to define how those priorities are changing for the next 12 months. The study is based on a survey of 528 security professionals...

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A team of German cybersecurity researchers has discovered a new cache poisoning attack against web caching systems that could be used by an attacker to force a targeted website into delivering error pages to most of its visitors instead of legitimate content or resources. The issue affects reverse proxy cache systems like Varnish and some widely-used Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) services, including Amazon CloudFront, Cloudflare, Fastly,...

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