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Twitter hack highlights dangers of phone spear phishing

August 20th, 2020 by BrightCloud Phone Spear Phishing

Phone spear phishing is a form of social engineering that was used to great effect in the recent high-profile Twitter hack. It’s not a new practice, but the massive rise in remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic has made it far more powerful, and so businesses need to be wary of the threat.



Microsoft DNS Server Vulnerability Highlights Importance of Patching

July 22nd, 2020 by James Talbot Importance of Patching

A remote code execution vulnerability for Microsoft DNS Server has been scored a maximum 10/10 on the CVSS scoring matrix. This poses a massive risk to businesses around the world and highlights the importance of regular and comprehensive patching.


Citrix ADC Vulnerability Creates Unwanted Christmas Present

January 16th, 2020 by Mark Curry Citrix ADC Vulnerability Blog Image

A vulnerability has been identified in Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC), which could allow an unauthenticated party to perform arbitrary code execution. This issue impacts all ADC and ADC Gateway versions 10.5 through 13.0 and could potentially expose the networks of over 80,000 firms.



Spectre & Meltdown Security Update

January 15th, 2018 by BrightCloud Spectre and Meltdown Security Threats

As you may be aware, there have been several publications and reports released during the past week reporting several vulnerabilities that could potentially be exploited with some Intel, AMD and ARM CPUs.


KRACK: Don’t Panic!

October 18th, 2017 by BrightCloud KRACK Attacks Thumb

On Monday a fairly significant flaw in the WPA2 wireless encryption protocol was uncovered and since it’s a flaw in the original design, it affects all modern protected Wi-Fi networks.






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