Current Threats and Exploits · WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities Vulnerable plugins are one of the top methods used by attackers to gain access to WordPress sites. Once again we’ve seen evidence of a malicious WordPress plugin that encrypts user blog posts with AES (Advanced Encryption Standard). AES is a method for encrypting text, often used by the […]
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Turning up with your laptop for a day of pen testing may not seem like everyone’s idea of a good time. Sure – it may not be quite as thrilling as jumping into the UFC ring with Connor McGregor. But when you’re up for a serious adrenaline rush – joining a Hackathon comes a close […]
Current Threats and Exploits · Getting Zoomed A flaw in leading online meeting and video conferencing platform Zoom, forces users onto video and audio calls without their consent. The popular application can be misused to forcibly join people onto calls. It does this by activating microphones and video cameras on Mac computers without user permission. […]
Shearwater spearheads innovation to improve email security It’s the bane of every IT department’s existence: How to weed out dangerous emails without also blocking legitimate ones. DEFINITIONS False Positive: An email that’s been wrongly identified as dangerous, when in fact it is safe. False Negative: An email that’s been wrongly identified as safe, when in […]
Robots are taking over the world! That’s the dystopian vision conjured in the minds of many when talking about Machine Learning. But don’t be swayed by the hysteria. Machine Learning offers enormous potential. The key is to find ways to leverage it so it opens up new insights into patterns that we humans simply can’t […]
Our monthly Security Report highlights some of the recent cybersecurity threats making headlines around the world. Compiled by Shearwater’s experienced cybersecurity professionals, this report identifies new attack vectors used by cybercriminals, and helps you stay one step ahead of the attackers. In this report we feature: · Firefox – critical vulnerability uncovered by targeted attacks […]