Microsoft patches severe Windows flaw after tip‑off from NSA

The US intelligence agency expects attackers to waste no time in developing tools aimed at exploiting the vulnerability Microsoft has shipped out a security patch to address a serious vulnerability in the Windows operating system that, if abused, could enable attackers to make malware appear as though it was code from a legitimate source. The […]

January 2020 Patch Tuesday delivers fixes for 50 bugs

For the first edition of Patch Tuesday for 2020, Microsoft is fixing a total of 50 security vulnerabilities, 8 of them rated “Critical.” None of the vulnerabilities were reported as being exploited in the wild. This month also marks the End-of-Life for Windows 7 support – meaning that, from now on, no security updates will […]

Millions of modems at risk of remote hijacking

Multiple cable modem models from various manufacturers found vulnerable to takeover attacks Hundreds of millions of cable modems from various manufacturers may be susceptible to a critical vulnerability that can enable attackers to intercept people’s private messages or redirect their internet traffic, new research has found. Tracked as CVE-2019-19494 and nicknamed Cable Haunt, the vulnerability […]

Sophos Mobile 9.5 and Intercept X for Mobile have launched!

Sophos Mobile 9.5 is now available in Sophos Central, bringing a host of exciting improvements. Key enhancements include: Sophos Intercept X for Mobile Leveraging deep learning anti-malware technology, Intercept X for Mobile protects users, their devices, and corporate data from known and never-before-seen mobile threats. Device, network and application protection will be delivered in a […]

Fleeceware apps persist on the Play Store

In our initial coverage of the fleeceware phenomenon, published in September, SophosLabs reported on how some app publishers using the Google Play Store had devised a business model where users could be charged excessive amounts of money for apps if they don’t cancel a “subscription” before the short free trial window closes. While the company […]