Simone Margaritelli, the VP of Research at Zimperium, has created a Linux port of Little Snitch, a popular macOS firewall application. Named OpenSnitch, the Linux port works on the same principles of the Mac version, being a host-based firewall that notifies users when apps attempt to initiate new outgoing network connections.
Cisco has released software patches that fix a major vulnerability affecting Cisco devices running Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software.
GlassWire 2.0 has been released that comes with some new features such as VirusTotal scanning, Windows Firewall rules synchronization, WiFi evil twin discovery, multi-monitor support, and hi-res monitor support.
It's been a bad week for two of the world's biggest vendors of enterprise hardware and software — Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks. Both companies fixed security issues this week affecting some of their most popular products, with some bugs being quite intrusive and dangerous.
Microsoft's security team has come across a malware family that uses Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) Serial-over-LAN (SOL) interface as a file transfer tool.
Both Java and Python contain similar security flaws that allow an attacker to bypass firewalls by injecting malicious commands inside FTP URLs.
A variant of the Cerber ransomware spotted in the wild in the past month contains a function that searches for locally-installed security products and avoids encrypting their files, so firewalls, antivirus or antispyware products can continue working even after Cerber has locked the computer.
BlackNurse is the name of a recently discovered network attack that can crash firewalls and routers via ICMP packets, known by most of us as "pings."