Security Boulevard’s 5 Most Read Stories for the Week, May 14-May 18

A new week, a new crop of security stories. Last week, Chili’s was hit with malware and a Adobe Windows vulnerability was discovered, as well as a phishing scheme against teachers. In addition, Google announced that Chrome will be dropping the “Secure” connection indicator.

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Adobe Patches Zero-Day Vulnerability in Acrobat, Reader

Adobe Systems has released new security patches for critical vulnerabilities in its Acrobat and Reader products, including one zero-day vulnerability found in the wild.The updates fix 47 vulnerabilities, 24 of which are rated critical and can lead to remote code execution. The rest are rated important and can lead to ...
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Making a Big Impact with a Small Security Budget

An excessive security budget isn’t the only way to build strong securityEnterprises invest a lot of money into cybersecurity, yet still they get breached. We need look no further than Yahoo! to see the hard, cold truth that if attackers are persistent enough, they will somehow gain access to the ...
Chili’s hit by malware, payment card data stolen

Chili’s hit by malware, payment card data stolen

Chili’s customers may have fallen victim to a malware attack that affected a number of credit and debit cards used in several restaurants, confirmed parent company Brinker International on Saturday. The malware allegedly collected not only payment card details, but also customers’ names. Because Chili’s does not collect Social Security ...
16-year-old arrested after phishing scheme against teachers to change grades

16-year-old arrested after phishing scheme against teachers to change grades

A 16-year-old high school student from California was arrested on Wednesday on 14 felony counts associated with a phishing scheme he allegedly launched against teachers in his school district. The investigation that led to the arrest was a joint effort by local law enforcement, Contra Costa County task force and ...
Chrome Will Drop the 'Secure' Connection Indicator Later This Year

Chrome Will Drop the ‘Secure’ Connection Indicator Later This Year

Browsers historically have used certain visual indicators in the address bar to mark encrypted connections, such as the green padlock and the word “Secure.” However, as HTTPS is becoming the norm on the web, Google plans to phase out these indicators from Chrome.Starting with Chrome 69, which is scheduled for ...
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Saleem Padani

Saleem Padani

Saleem is a highly accomplished business, marketing and technology leader with track-record of success in startups, mid-size and large technology and professional services organizations, currently the COO at MediaOps, Worldwide Program Director & Technical Evangelist at IBM, Director of Industry Solutions at Neuvis, Co-founder & Vice President of LexiBridge and Senior Software Architect at DataEase International. Saleem has passion for leading and empowering global teams to drive new initiatives, leveraging broad & deep business, strategic, marketing, technical and solution delivery skills. Saleem has an Executive M.B.A, from University of Texas at Dallas, Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering.

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