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5 Security Things to Know for the Week of Nov. 12

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1) The TrickBot, a Trojan best known for attempting to steal banking login credentials, received an upgrade that makes it capable of stealing passwords and other information across the web.

2) Attackers amassed a botnet consisting of some 100,000 routers, which were compromised remotely via a vulnerability related to Universal Plug and Play (UPnP).

3) Companies that do business with the U.S. Department of Defense will have to meet new security standards.

4) VMware patched a critical vulnerability that could permit a "guest-to-host escape."

5) Slow-to-patch users of the Adobe ColdFusion web application development platform are at risk due to a recently fixed vulnerability that is being exploited in APT-style attacks.