Over 99% Threats Require Human Interaction

Over 99% of threats to organizations require human interaction. This is according to the 2019 Human Factor report by Proofpoint. This reports is based on an 18 month analysis of data collected against Proofpoint's customer base.

More Than 99% of Threats Target Corporate Staff
More Than 99% of Threats Target Corporate Staff. Proofpoint urges organizations to improve human-centric security

Avast Flashlist App Research

Avast has conducted research on 937 Android flashlight apps. It found many requiring permissions such as the ability to record audio, read contact lists and kill background process. These should all raise red flags for a flashlight app.

Avast places flashlight apps’ permission requests in the spotlight | SC Media
An Avast researcher shed some light on the number and invasiveness of the permissions requested by various publishers to download and install their

Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has released it's Patch Tuesday patches for several vulnerabilities including two privilege escalation vulnerabilities (CVE-2019-1214 and CVE-2019-1215) which have been exploited in the wild. A full list of the patches can be found at: https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance.

Microsoft Addresses Two Zero-Days Under Active Attack
September Patch Tuesday leads off with two elevation-of-privilege bugs that have been exploited in the wild.