Topic: check point

Check Point discovers new attack vector through media player subtitles

Malicious hackers will find any way to deliver a cyberattack. This week, Check Point Software researchers discovered a new method for perpetrators, one which is threatening millions of users: Attacking by subtitles. According to Check Point’s research, the new possible attack vector delivers the cyberattack through movie subtitles that are loaded by the user’s media … continue reading

MIT CSAIL’s WiGait, Check Point discovers OSX/Dok malware, and Apple suggests self-driving changes to Calif. DMV — SD Times news digest: May 1, 2017

Researchers from MIT CSAIL have been working on a system called WiGait, which accurately monitors walking speed in a way that is both continuous and unobtrusive. The researchers’ paper presented the device, saying it measures the walking speed of multiple people, with 95 to 99 percent accuracy using wireless signals. Professor Dina Katabi at MIT’s CSAIL says … continue reading

HummingBad malware returns; new variant hides in Google Play apps

The HummingBad malware is back with a new variant, named “HummingWhale,” which has been found in more than 20 apps on Google Play. The malware-infected apps were downloaded several million times by users, and researchers from security company Check Point discovered the malware and notified the Google security team about the apps, which have since … continue reading

Check Point and IBM Security focus on threat prevention

Check Point Software Technologies and IBM Security are announcing a new collaborative initiative designed to defend against cybercrime. The companies are forming the Threat Prevention Alliance. “Today’s business environment is more connected and more innovative than ever before, requiring equally innovative ways to help customers keep a step ahead of possible threats,” said Avi Rembaum, … continue reading

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