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Check Point’s 2018 Security Report

2017 was a pivotal year that surprised many in the IT security industry. From the resurgence of destructive ransomware, IoT botnets, data breaches and mobile...

Uncovering Drupalgeddon 2

By Eyal Shalev, Rotem Reiss and Eran Vaknin Abstract Two weeks ago, a highly critical (25/25 NIST rank) vulnerability, nicknamed Drupalgeddon 2 (SA-CORE-2018-002 / CVE-2018-7600), was disclosed...

Return of the Festi Rootkit

Festi, a once popular rootkit is back in the wild, distributed mainly by the RIG exploit kit. A long known Windows rootkit, Festi dates back...

Necurs is Back, Just in Time for Easter

After a drastic decline in the volume of spam coming from the Necurs spambot observed by Check Point Telemetry in the past month, the...

Tribute to Kris Kaspersky

Just over a year ago one of the greatest minds in the cyber research world sadly passed away. Born in the small Russian village of...

RottenSys: Not a Secure Wi-Fi Service At All

Research By: Feixiang He, Bohdan Melnykov, Elena Root Key Findings: RottenSys, a mobile adware, has infected nearly 5 million devices since 2016. Indications show the...

The GandCrab Ransomware Mindset

Key Points: In 2018 even ransomware is agile. Learn about the mindset of the GandCrab ransomware developers. Take a deep dive into the inner...

Guest Accounts Gain Full Access on Chrome RDP

Researchers: Ofer Caspi, Benjamin Berger Chrome Remote Desktop is an extension to the Chrome browser that allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser...

Check Point Mobile Research Team Looks Back On 2017

The mobile world is extremely dynamic and changes rapidly, so it's always a little hectic to follow its lead. For this reason, we try...

Jenkins Miner: One of the Biggest Mining Operations Ever Discovered

The Check Point research team has discovered what could potentially become one of the biggest malicious mining operations ever seen. As seen in our previous...
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