Thousands of Java applications are currently at risk, and you'll be surprised to hear what the profile of a fraudster looks like! To hear more, just click play!
IT Rewind Featured Stories:
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Continuum's Must-Read Blog Post This Week
"CryptoWall 4.0 is the latest encrypting ransomware out right now and we've already observed it spreading. With the huge 'success' of CryptoWall 3.0, I anticipate this variant to be the number one threat to watch out for going into 2016.” – Tyler Moffitt - Sr. Threat Research Analyst, Webroot
Yep, it's back. According to researchers at Heimdal Security and Bitdefender, CryptoWall has returned, and version 4.0 - the latest release - is more aggravating than ever. Here's what business owners need to know to educate their clients and technicians. Read more »
What Else Is New in the IT Channel?
Now that you've seen our top picks for this week, here are some more stories that made the headlines. Have a suggestion for a story that we should cover next week? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting @FollowContinuum or @BenDBarker!
Flash top exploit:
Analysis Finds Flash Top Exploit Target as Adobe Fixes Latest Flaws
eWeek, @, Robert Lemos
Stand down... for now:
Ransomware for Mac Is Nothing to Worry About -- for Now
InfoWorld, @, Jeremy Kirk
Revenge is sweet:
HEY THERE AND WELCOME TO THIS SPECIAL ORLANDO, FLORIDA EDITION OF IT-REWIND! WE RECENTLY TRAVELED DOWN TO THE SUNSHINE STATE FOR Q4 HTG MEETINGS AND COULDN’T HAVE HAD A MORE POSITIVE EXPERIENCE, WE EVEN HAD SOME WILDLIFE AT OUR BOOTH. TO CHECK OUT OUR FURRY FRIENDS, HOP ON TWITTER OR INSTAGRAM AND SEARCH #MSPJUNGLE. BUT, WHILE WE WERE CHATTING WITH PARTNERS AND PLAYING WITH BABY KANGAROOS, THE NEWS WAS STILL ROLLING IN, SO LETS SEE WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK!
THOUSANDS OF JAVA APPLICATIONS AND SERVERS ARE CURRENTLY AT RISK OF REMOTE CODE EXECUTION ATTACKS. THE VULNERABILITY, DISCOVERED NINE MONTHS AGO, CONTINUES TO PUT THESE APPLICATIONS IN HARMS WAY. THE FLAW IS LOCATED IN APACHE COMMONS WHICH IS USED IN MULTIPLE JAVA APPLICATION SERVERS AND PRODUCTS INCLUDING ORACLE WEBLOGIC, IBM WEBSPHERE, JBOSS AND OPEN NMS. ACCORDING TO NETWORK WORLD, THE PROBLEM STEMS FROM UNSAFE DESERIALIZATION.
SIFT SCIENCE RECENTLY ANALYZED 1.3 MILLION TRANSACTIONS FROM CUSTOMER SERVERS IN ORDER TO CREATE AN ACCURATE PROFILE OF ONLINE FRAUDSTERS. THE FINDINGS PROVIDED SOME EYE-OPENING TRENDS, LIKE THE FACT THAT USERS IDENTIFYING AS 85 TO 90 YEARS OLD HAVE THE HIGHEST RATES OF FRAUD. IN FACT, THEY’RE TWO AND A HALF TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE FRAUDSTERS THAN AVERAGE USERS! THIS ISN’T TO SAY THAT OLD PEOPLE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF THE CYBERCRIME, BUT RATHER THAT HACKERS BELIEVE THAT USERS WILL BE MORE TRUSTWORTHY OF PROFILES THAT APPEAR TO COME FROM THE ELDERLY.
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