Palo Alto Networks News of the Week – July 30, 2016

Catch up on all of the top Palo Alto Networks news from the week.

Unit 42 had a busy week! Researchers Robert Falcone and Jen Miller-Osborn observed a 9002 Trojan delivered using a combination of shortened links and a shared file hosted on Google Drive.

Palo Alto Networks researchers Tongbo Luo and Bo Qu were credited with the discovery of a WebKit vulnerability affecting Safari.

Jacob Soo discovered SpyNote, a remote spying Android trojan, leaked on several malware discussion forum.

Unit 42 also observed Afraidgate, a major Exploit Kit campaign that switches CryptXXX ransomware back to Locky.

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Palo Alto Networks Researchers Discover Critical Safari 9.1 Vulnerability

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Palo Alto Networks researchers were recently credited with the discovery of an Apple product vulnerability.

Researchers Tongbo Luo and Bo Qu discovered a WebKit vulnerability (CVE-2016-4589) affecting Safari in Apple iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later, and Apple TV (4th generation).

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Palo Alto Networks Researchers Uncover Critical Apple Product Vulnerabilities

posted by: on June 2, 2016 10:00 AM

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Palo Alto Networks researchers were recently credited with discovery of two new Apple product vulnerabilities.

Researchers Tongbo Luo and Bo Qu discovered a webkit vulnerability (CVE-2016-1855) affecting Safari in OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5 and OS X El Capitan v10.10.5. …Continue reading


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