Multiple WordPress Plugins SQL Injection Vulnerabilities

Introduction In July 2019, Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs discovered and reported nine SQL injection vulnerabilities in nine different popular WordPress plugins across a variety of categories, including advertisement, donation, gallery, forms, newsletter, and video player. These plugins are being actively used by hundreds of thousands of WordPress websites, with some of Continue Reading

Threat Report: The Necessity of Cyber Hygiene

This is a summary of an article written for Canadian Security by Fortinet’s Global Security Strategist, Derek Manky. The entire article can be accessed here. Fortinet regularly releases global Threat Landscape Reports, which take stock of billions of live threat events, collected from millions of devices and analyzed by our FortiGuard Continue Reading

Leveraging AI to Win the Cybercrime Arms Race

This is a summary of an article written for SC Magazine by Fortinet’s Global Security Strategist, Derek Manky. The entire article can be accessed here. Cybercriminals and cybersecurity professionals are caught in a perpetual game of one-upmanship when it comes to developing and deploying tools to either defend digital resources Continue Reading

LiveZilla Live Chat Technical Advisory

Breaking Threat Research from FortiGuard Labs Introduction In June 2019, Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs discovered and reported 7 vulnerabilities in Live Chat, the Next Generation Live Help and Live Support System from LiveZilla that connects organizations to their website visitors. LiveZilla is a software company trusted by Fortune 500 companies and Continue Reading

Securing the Expanding Network Edge

This is a summary of an article written for Network Computing by Fortinet’s John Maddison, EVP of Products & Solutions. The entire article can be accessed here. The network perimeter is being replaced with new edge networks, such as SaaS applications, user-owned mobile devices, or directly connected systems that no Continue Reading

Cyber Threats And Financial Services

This is a summary of an article written for Global Banking and Finance Review by Fortinet’s Senior Security Strategist/Researcher and CTI Lead, Tony Giandomenico. The entire article can be accessed here. Cyber criminals continue to target the financial services industry to steal payment card data, online banking accounts, and to compromise Continue Reading

Leveraging Cloud APIs for Comprehensive Security

This is a summary of an article written for CloudTech by Fortinet’s Lior Cohen. The entire article can be accessed here. According to research published by the IBM Institute for Business Value, 85% of enterprises currently operate a multi-cloud environment, and 98% of companies plan to use multiple clouds by Continue Reading

Attack Patterns Uncover Defensive Strategies

This is a summary of an article written for ThreatPost by Fortinet’s Global Security Strategist, Derek Manky. The entire article can be accessed here. In Fortinet’s Q1 2019 Threat Landscape Report, threat analysts at FortiGuard Labs chose to dig into data from the company’s web filtering service. Here is what they Continue Reading

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