AppCheck news & events

8 Tips to Improve IT Security for SMEs

When we think of cyber-attacks our minds often flash to larger corporations and massive data leaks for millions of customers, but these are just the ones we see reported in the news. In fact the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Report found that 43% of breaches involved small business victims.

Cyber-attacks are on the rise and for most SMEs trying to get your head around them and protect your business can be a daunting and difficult task. We have complied a list of 8 steps to help prevent breaches including practical advice on what to do should a breach occur.

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Scan & Secure WordPress with AppCheck

WordPress is the worlds leading Content Management System (CMS) accounting for approximately 27% of all websites on the Internet. As such, WordPress is a common target for malicious attackers and malware authors aiming to propagate malicious software by compromising websites.

Almost all studies into the most commonly compromised CMS based websites list WordPress as the biggest offender, with one study citing 78% of CMS hacks attributed to WordPress.

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The Importance of Regular Vulnerability Scanning

As we probably all know, information security is a broad subject and for many of us understanding the different layers that can help within this spectrum can be at times difficult. In this blog we will look at the risk and what you as a business could do about it!

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Advisory: Remote Code Execution Traccar Server <=4.0 (AC-2018-10-8-1)

Our security team discovered a Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability in the GPS vehicle tracking system Traccar (version <= 4.0). This allows an attacker to compromise the server’s host via a self-registered user account.

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BlackHat & Defcon 2018 updates

Each year at the beginning of August the world’s best security researchers and hackers get together for two annual security conferences; BlackHat and Defcon. Each conference takes place over three days where the latest and greatest new hacking techniques are presented.

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AppCheck & The GDPR

There is no doubt that the GDPR is serious business. AppCheck has noticed a significant shift in focus by company executives, taking a much more active interest in security matters since the GDPR, and specifically the fines were introduced. Naturally, with that comes a never-ending list of vendors claiming to solve the GDPR problem. In truth, no one product or service can achieve compliance, rather the GDPR requires a strategy that includes a thorough understanding of your responsibilities, exposure and requirements to demonstrate compliance with the six principals of the GDPR.

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Detect Rogue JavaScript Crypto-Miners with AppCheck

Browser based Crypto-Mining malware has made a dramatic resurgence in 2018 hitting the headlines on several occasions over the past month. Most recently, two major campaigns affecting thousands were reported by The Register with those affected ranging from YouTube to the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office.

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Hacks, Trends and That GDPR Thing with AppCheck

With the door closed on another year within the ever-expanding cyber security industry, we can look back on some significant moments in 2017 and look forward to a very exciting year for AppCheck in 2018.

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AppCheck Discovers Vulnerability in Auth0 Library (CVE-2017-17068)

AppCheck discovered a security flaw within the auth0.js JavaScript library that could be exploited by a malicious website to read sensitive access tokens cross-domain.

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New WordPress SQLi Vulnerability Uncovered

A new WordPress SQLi vulnerability has been discovered by security researchers in a WordPress core, it’s strongly recommended to update to version 4.8.3, the latest at the time of writing, if you haven’t done so already.

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Apache Struts (CVE-2017-9805)

Security researchers announced on 05 September 2017, a critical remote code execution vulnerability in Apache Struts.

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