The International Day of love is just around the corner, inviting romantics from all over the world to display their love and…empty their wallets! When browsing for gift ideas for Valentine’s Day to surprise your loved one, stay alert: cyber-thieves are also preparing for the occasion, and will do just about anything to steal your financial details!
No, we’re not talking about your morning coffee! We’re talking about security holes in Java! Okay, sure – you’re not worried because you’re so smart and have got your security settings on “High” or “Very High”. Sorry folks… you are still at risk. Flaws in the Java software mean an attacker could indeed sidestep those security settings, at which point he could go ahead and run malware, ultimately gaining remote control of your Java Web app.
Flawed communication is a common thing among us, humans. But when we talk machinery and software, we expect every process to be flawless. Unfortunately, as recent research data shows, they’re not. Vulnerability management company, Rapid7, released a whitepaper on one of the most pervasive software vulnerabilities discovered recently: a security hole in UPnP (Universal Plug and Play).