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Merchants Advised to Remain Diligent with Software Updates to Sidestep Shellshock Bug

October 20, 2014  Security Suite

Retailers need to pay close attention to their payment card data systems.  The PCI Security Standards Council, which develops technical standards for the payment card industry, is advising merchants to keep up with software updates if they want to pass annual audits and stay in compliance. This warning was issued primarily to prevent retailers from falling victim to the recently discovered Shellshock bug in the BASH (Bourne Again Shell) command-line interpreter. Although there have been no reports of exploits through the Shellshock flaw, it has the potential to pose serious risk to the payments industry.

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Stagefright - probably the most dangerous threat to smartphones right now

August 25, 2015  Security Suite

Can you imagine a single received MMS could allow hackers to access all your data on your phone? Meet Stagegright, the exploit that is a threat for 950 million smartphones with Android. Vulnerability like this is very dangerous because it does not require any action by the victim - all the hacker needs to compromise your smarthphone is your phone number.

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