Oracle has issued an alert regarding multiple security vulnerabilities discovered across a wide range of its products.
The most severe vulnerabilities give hackers the opportunity to execute any command they please, according to the alert issued by the Redwood Shores, Calif.-based software vendor.
Businesses are placing themselves at risk because they are failing to secure their internal voicemail systems from hackers.
Criminal gangs are exploiting poor security on company voicemail systems to snoop on confidential information or to make long-distance phone calls at the company’s expense, according to security experts.
In some cases groups have profited by selling phonecards programmed to dial into company voicemail systems to make "free" international calls, said Andy Zmolek, senior manager
for information security at network specialist Avaya.
Incheon International Airport is highly vulnerable to online attacks from hackers and viruses because its computer network is shared by private airlines and tourist agencies located in the airport, according to the state intelligence agency on Friday.
In a report submitted to Rep. Jung Jang-seon, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) said that 7,345 computer viruses were detected May 3-4 in 116 firms operating within the international airport, including travel agencies and airline companies.
Philippine authorities have arrested Indian citizen Pooja Khemlani on charges of leading a criminal organization to hack into the telephone systems of 369 government and private organizations--including some foreign embassies--to make unauthorized long distance phone calls. The calls allegedly cost the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company $35 million in lost revenue. Police also arrested two other Indians and a Bangladeshi in connection with the case. Ms.
Windows clients running the popular WinZip application are at risk from a number of critical security flaws, according to WinZip Computing Inc. and security researchers. The compression/decompression tool is one of the most widely used piece of software on the Windows platform. WinZip versions 3.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x and 9.x contain vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to execute malicious code on a Windows PC, the vendor warned. In an advisory on Thursday, Danish security firm Secunia gave the bugs a "highly critical" rating, the fourth-highest out of its five severity levels.