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How to Prevent Website Caution Alerts & Site Blacklisting

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Griffin, the Victorian-era character H. G. Wells gifted with invisibility, proclaimed himself to be the inventor of the greatest scientific advance of all time. But today, science’s real-life advances make The Invisible Man’s claim a debatable one.

Look at it this way. When we see nothing, there’s nothing we can learn. But when we can see within things, there’s much we can learn. – And be alerted to.

Fact is, the invention of the X-Ray in 1895, radar in 1924 and the Magnetic Resonance Imager (MRI) in 1938, were all important precursors to the current day advance commonly referred to as the Computer Scan. Just consider.

Today, surgeons use computer scans to spot deadly diseases. Airport security forces use computer scans to prevent terrorist threats. And automotive engineers use computer scans to identify perilous structural failures. But the list of professionals who rely on computer scans doesn’t end there. Archeologists, military strategists, aerospace engineers and geologists are only a few more of the computer scan’s devotees.

All this got Comodo R&D thinking about how the advanced computer scan is technology that’s desperately needed by another professional: the e-commerce Website Administrator. Why? Because every IT Admin is engaged in a daily battle with that hidden force of Internet evil, the hacker. An unending struggle to prevent these malicious malware attackers from infusing your e-commerce site with any one of a thousand scams that could trigger the customer caution alerts or site blacklistings that devastate sales. Hence, Comodo’s scientists posited:

“We must develop the first scanning process e-commerce Web sites can rely on totally to uncover malware BEFORE Web site customers ever see the mandatory caution alerts that drive away so many sales, and BEFORE any Web site is ever blacklisted!”

– Comodo R&D

SiteInspector, the most advanced Website scanning tool available, is born.

Every day, SiteInspector goes undercover. Touring your Web site, just like an average customer would. Except SiteInspector isn’t shopping, it’s testing. If a malware attack is launched, SiteInspector WILL spot it. And then report it via email, so a Site Administrator can correct the problem before real customers are ever alerted to it.

Effective, comprehensive scanning.

By dissecting your Web site’s security from a customer’s viewpoint, SiteInspector’s detection is comprehensive. Not one-dimensional, like other monitoring services.

The result? You get the only daily anti-malware inspection service that detects everything from infectious code to drive-by attacks. Plus major Web site blacklisting service checks, instant problem notifications, and configuration that requires neither downloads nor software installation.

Comodo’s R&D scientists are so enthusiastic about SiteInspector that they’ve actually emphasized a list of TEN key advantages:

  1. FREE : SiteInspector is an utterly cost-efficient decision, because there is no cost to you to try it during its Introductory Roll Out.
  2. FOOLPROOF : It’s the most foolproof tool available today for rooting out any malware that could lead to damaging e-commerce site customer alerts or Website blacklisting.
  3. EXTERNAL MONITORING: It’s an external, outsourced, third party monitoring service that beats any internally implemented system because it’s not subject to the same points-of-failure as the site it is overseeing.
  4. FAST, EASY AND RUNNING IN MINUTES: It runs remotely from secure Comodo servers, so it requires neither downloads nor software installation to configure. And it’s up and running in five minutes or less!
  5. DAILY SCANS AND REPORTS: It monitors, scans and reports to you on your Website via email alert daily.
  6. UNCOVERS EVERYTHING: It uncovers ID thieves, credit card poachers, password pilferers, session cookie thieves, malicious code, drive-by download attacks, chronic crash initiations, invisible cross site scripting attacks, zombie PC programs, buffer overflow attacks, registry changes, suspicious file downloads, malicious site diversions, major blacklist site alerts and scores of other malware related site problems.
  7. THE ULTIMATE HACKER ATTACKER: It is technology conceived precisely to defeat the viruses and malware devised by the most adept and advanced hackers.
  8. IMMEDIATE NOTIFICATION: It provides you with instant email alerts whenever malware-on-site has been identified. Frequently, mitigation advice is also offered.
  9. BACKED BY COMODO: SiteInspector is backed by Comodo, the Internet Security industry’s most R&D intensive provider of unique and advanced products and services.
  10. YOU CAN TRY IT WITHOUT COMMITTING TO IT: Because during its Introductory Roll Out period, SiteInspector is yours to try for FREE!

Which is all a LOT better deal than The Invisible Man got, by the end of that H. G. Wells tale!

SiteInspector from Comodo. You won’t regret giving it a try…Because it’s Science Not Hype.

Website owners interested in enrolling their website for the service can sign up free at Siteinspector.comodo.com/public.

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TEST YOUR EMAIL SECURITY GET YOUR INSTANT SECURITY SCORECARD FOR FREE Source: https://blog.comodo.com/e-commerce/prevent-website-alerts/

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Apple bans Epic Games from App Store

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Apple bans Epic Games from App Store until all litigation is finalized

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney announced the indefinite ban with a series of tweets.

According to a series of emails published on Twitter and a blog post by Epic CEO Tim Sweeney, Apple has blocked Epic Games from returning to the App Store ecosystem indefinitely, despite the games developer claiming it would stop its own payments system.

Epic’s iOS developer account was blocked in August of last year after the company introduced a new payment method designed to bypass Apple’s payment systems and 30 percent commission fees. Epic filed cases against Apple in response to the prohibition, with the US litigation resulting in a mixed court verdict a fortnight ago.

Apple was justified in cancelling Epic’s iOS developer account because it breached App Store criteria, according to the mixed court verdict.

Epic has subsequently challenged the ruling, and the court is currently deciding whether or not to hear the case.

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The games developer’s apps, such as its flagship game Fortnite, would not be permitted to return to the App Store until the US case was resolved, according to one of the disclosed emails reportedly received by Apple’s legal representatives on September 21.

“Apple has exercised its discretion not to reinstate Epic’s developer program account at this time. Furthermore, Apple will not consider any further requests for reinstatement until the district court’s judgment becomes final and non-appealable,” the emails reads.

The letter alluded to the mixed court judgement, which stated that Apple was within its rights to remove any Epic-related accounts from the App Store and that Epic’s developer account could not be reinstated.

Sweeney accused Apple of breaking its promise to enable Epic Games to return to the App Store if it agreed to “play by the same standards” in his tweets.

This was in response to an Apple spokesperson’s emailed remark from a week ago:

“As we’ve said all along, we would welcome Epic’s return to the App Store if they agree to play by the same rules as everyone else. Epic has admitted to breach of contract and as of now, there’s no legitimate basis for the reinstatement of their developer account.”

“Apple lied,” Sweeney tweeted.

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“Apple spent a year telling the world, the court, and the press they’d ‘welcome Epic’s return to the App Store if they agree to play by the same rules as everyone else.’ Epic agreed, and now Apple has reneged in another abuse of its monopoly power over a billion users.”

Other repercussions of the US court judgement include Epic’s attempt to reintroduce Fortnite to the South Korean iOS App Store, which is now in jeopardy due to the company’s lack of an iOS developer account. Despite the fact that South Korea recently passed legislation requiring programme stores like the App Store to accept different payment methods, this is still the case.

Epic Games’ other pending lawsuits around the world, such as two in Australia, accuse Apple and Google of acting anti-competitively through their app store tactics, would be influenced by the court verdict.

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Source: https://cybersguards.com/apple-bans-epic-games-from-app-store/

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Google Update on Memory Safety in Chrome

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Google shared details about its long-term plan for memory safety in Chrome this week. It also announced the first stable release Chrome 94 which addresses a total 19 vulnerabilities.

Google decided to address the issue before it gets worse by identifying memory safety issues as the root cause of over 70% of Chrome’s severe bugs last year.

The Internet search giant chose to concentrate on two solutions out of all the possible options. They introduced runtime checks to verify that pointers are correct and sought a different safe memory programming language.

“Runtime checks have a performance cost. Checking the correctness of a pointer is an infinitesimal cost in memory and CPU time. But with millions of pointers, it adds up,” Google notes.

However, it was considered a viable option and Google is currently experimenting with it.

“[T]he Rust compiler spots mistakes with pointers before the code even gets to your device, and thus there’s no performance penalty,” Google explains.

The company is currently only interested in how it can make C++/Rust work together. However, it has already begun non-user-facing Rust experiments.

Chrome 94.0.4606.54 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It fixes 19 security vulnerabilities, including five high-severity and ten moderate-severity issues, as well as two low-severity ones.

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CVE-2021-37956 is the most serious of the severe issues. This flaw can be used in Offline, and Google paid a $15,000 bounty.

The company also paid $7500 for a WebGPU bug, $3,000 for an inappropriate implementation of Navigation, and $1,000 to resolve a Task Manager issue.

Google claims it also paid high rewards to five vulnerabilities of medium severity: $10,000 each for tab strip flaws and one in Performance Manager; $3,000 each side-channel information leakage and ChromeOS Networking inappropriate implementation, and Background Fetch API inappropriate implementation.

Google paid out more than $56,000 in bounty payments to researchers who reported on the issues, though the actual amount could be much greater, as the company has not yet revealed the rewards for seven of them.

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Source: https://cybersguards.com/google-update-on-memory-safety-in-chrome/

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A New Vulnerability Found in Apple’s macOS Finder Lets Attackers Run Commands Remotely

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New macOS zero-day bug lets attackers run commands remotely

A new vulnerability in Apple’s macOS Finder was revealed today, allowing attackers to run arbitrary instructions on Macs running any macOS version up to the most recent release, Big Sur.

Zero-day vulnerabilities are defects that have been publicly published but have not yet been patched by the vendor and are sometimes actively exploited by attackers or have publicly available proof-of-concept exploits.

The flaw, discovered by independent security researcher Park Minchan, is caused by the way macOS processes inetloc files, which permits it to mistakenly run any commands encoded inside by an attacker without any warnings or prompts.

Internet location files with on macOS.

inetloc extensions are system-wide bookmarks for opening internet resources (news:/, ftp:/, afp:/) or local files (file:/).

“A vulnerability in macOS Finder allows files whose extension is inetloc to execute arbitrary commands,” an SSD Secure Disclosure advisory published today revealed.

“These files can be embedded inside emails which if the user clicks on them will execute the commands embedded inside them without providing a prompt or warning to the user.”

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Apple botches the patch and fails to assign a CVE ID.

As Minchan later revealed, Apple’s patch only partially addressed the weakness, as it can still be exploited by changing the protocol used to execute the embedded commands from file:/ to FiLe:/.

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“Newer versions of macOS (from Big Sur) have blocked the file:// prefix (in the com.apple.generic-internet-location) however they did a case matching causing File:// or fIle:// to bypass the check,” the advisory adds.

“We have notified Apple that FiLe:// (just mangling the value) doesn’t appear to be blocked, but have not received any response from them since the report has been made. As far as we know, at the moment, the vulnerability has not been patched.”

Although the study did not specify how attackers may exploit this flaw, it might be exploited by threat actors to generate malicious email attachments that, when opened by the target, execute a packaged or remote payload.

BleepingComputer further examined the researcher’s proof-of-concept exploit and found that it could be used to perform arbitrary commands on macOS Big Sur without any prompts or warnings by utilising specially designed files received from the Internet.

An.inetloc file containing the PoC code was not recognised by any of the antimalware engines on VirusTotal, implying that macOS users who may be targeted by threat actors employing this attack vector will be unprotected.

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Source: https://cybersguards.com/a-new-vulnerability-found-in-apples-macos-finder-lets-attackers-run-commands-remotely/

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Roku Will Launch an App on Shopify App Store to Offer SMB advertising

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Roku, Shopify partner to offer SMB advertising ahead of holidays

Roku will release an app on the Shopify App Store that will allow small businesses to create and manage ad campaigns.

Through a partnership with Shopify, Roku plans to assist small businesses with local advertising.

The streaming media company has announced the release of an app that would allow Shopify clients to create, buy, and measure TV streaming ad campaigns. Roku will be the first streaming app available in the Shopify App Store as a result of the transition.

About 7,000 apps and integrations are available in Shopify’s App Store. Roku’s app should be out before the holidays.

Roku is aiming for the cable and TV ad industry with the Roku app. Roku stated it would be able to give more exact information throughout the marketing funnel if it partnered with Shopify. At the conclusion of the second quarter, Roku had 55.1 million active accounts.

Here are a few crucial points:

  1. Users of Shopify will be able to specify an audience, budget, timing, and duration for their campaigns.
  2. Creative will be uploaded by the company.
  3. Small businesses will be able to create campaigns in a matter of minutes.
  4. Birthdate Co, Jambys, MoonPod, and OLIPOP are among the first merchants to use the Roku ad app.

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Roku’s platform, which is installed on a variety of televisions, has been gaining popularity as an advertising medium. Roku’s second-quarter revenue increased by 81 percent year over year to $645 million, with average revenue per user up 46 percent to $36.46.

The company does not break out advertising income, but monetized video ad impressions more than doubled in the second quarter compared to the same period a year earlier, according to the firm. In its August 4 shareholder letter, Roku also stated that it was expanding SMBs on its OneView ad platform.

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Source: https://cybersguards.com/roku-will-launch-an-app-on-shopify-app-store-to-offer-smb-advertising/

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