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New Intel Chip Security Vulnerability
May 15, 2019

On May 14, Intel announced a series of security vulnerabilities in its central processing unit (CPU) chips. The vulnerabilities are collectively labeled Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS).

Surveillance Attack Discovered in WhatsApp
May 14, 2019

On May 13, Facebook announced a vulnerability in its popular WhatsApp messaging service. The vulnerability allows attackers to install spyware on smartphones by simply placing a voice call to WhatsApp on the device.

Critical Vulnerability Discovered in Internet Explorer
April 18, 2019

On April 10, researchers published information on a critical vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer® (IE) browser.

Vulnerabilities Discovered in VPN Applications
April 12, 2019

On April 11, researchers from the Carnegie Mellon Software Institute announced security vulnerabilities in multiple virtual private network (VPN) applications.

Vulnerabilities Discovered in Verizon Fios Routers Affecting Millions
April 10, 2019

On April 9, researchers discovered three serious vulnerabilities in the Verizon Fios Quantum™ Gateway (G1100) router.

March 22, 2019

On March 21, Facebook announced that they had discovered an internal security flaw, in which hundreds of millions of user passwords had been stored in their systems in an unencrypted, plain text, readable

March 8, 2019

This alert contains information about a recent rise in criminal access to retirement and health savings accounts, as well as information about a security vulnerability in the Google Chrome Internet browser.

March 1, 2019

Anonymous posts regarding a virus named “Beyond the Grave” have been circulating in various cybersecurity forums. This virus is purported to specifically target U.S.

February 13, 2019

On February 12, Microsoft issued a series of software fixes that address over 70 security issues, several of which are critical vulnerabilities.

January 29, 2019

On January 28, the computer emergency response team (CERT) coordination center (CC) for the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University reported a new zero-day vulnerability affecting Microsoft® Exchange

December 20, 2018

On December 19, Microsoft announced the release of a security patch to combat a security hole in its Internet Explorer browser.