Security

July 13, 2017

SECURITY

Are You The Lucky One? Sometimes Luck Can Bring You Malware

For more than two decades, malicious actors have been evolving their Phishing techniques to effectively achieve their goals. From poorly crafted scams to extremely well crafted documents, Phishing attacks keep being a very effective...

July 12, 2017

SECURITY

Cisco Firepower NGFW Delivers Unparalleled Threat Defense in NSS Labs Testing

Real-World Testing to Inform Your NGFW Buying Decision We’re excited to share with you the latest NSS Labs NGFW test results. In the most rigorous independent NGFW testing to date, Cisco outperformed eight competitors in security effectiveness, blocking 100% of evasions and surpassing four vendors by over 50 points. You can download the reports to […]

July 11, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Microsoft Patch Tuesday – July 2017

Today, Microsoft has release their monthly set of security updates designed to address vulnerabilities. This month’s release addresses 54 vulnerabilities with 19 of them rated critical, 32 rated important, and 3 rated moderate. Impacted products include Edge, .NET Framework,  Internet Explorer, Office,  and Windows. Read More

July 11, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Vulnerability Spotlight: Iceni Infix PDF Editor Memory Corruption

Today, Talos is disclosing a vulnerability that has been identified in Iceni Infix PDF Editor that could lead to arbitrary code execution on affected hosts. This vulnerability manifests in a way that could be exploited if a user opens a specifically crafted PDF file that triggers this flaw. Talos has coordinated with Iceni to ensure […]

July 10, 2017

SECURITY

#CiscoChat Podcast: Exploring Encrypted Traffic Analytics

Recorded live from the Cisco Live Las Vegas floor, this episode focuses on security. More specifically, we look at recent developments in encryption and Cisco’s latest security solution, Encrypted Traffic Analytics.

July 10, 2017

SECURITY

Customers Seek Threat Protection Across WAN, Access and Data Center

With WannaCry barely in the rearview mirror, a new generation of threats are proliferating on a global scale at even faster rates.

July 7, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Attack on Critical Infrastructure Leverages Template Injection

Talos has identified an email-based attack targeting the energy sector, including nuclear power, that puts a new spin on the classic word document attachment phish.

July 7, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Threat Round-up for June 30 – July 7

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between June 30 and July 07. As with previous round-ups, this post isn’t meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we’ve observed by highlighting key behavior characteristics, indicators of compromise, and how our customers are automatically […]

July 7, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Vulnerability Spotlight: TALOS-2017-0311,0319,0321 – Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Poppler PDF l …

Vulnerability discovered by Marcin Noga, Lilith Wyatt and Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos. Overview Talos has discovered multiple vulnerabilities in the freedesktop.org Poppler PDF library. Exploiting these vulnerabilities can allow an attacker to gain full control over the victim’s machine. If an attacker builds a specially crafted PDF document and the victim opens it, the […]

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