Attacks/Breaches
6/12/2012
10:20 AM
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%
Repost This

Attackers Turn Password Recovery Into Backdoor

Assault on CloudFlare shows that companies need to pay attention to how their security services are locked down, and how the credentials for those services can be recovered.

Matthew Prince thought he had done everything right to secure his business e-mail account.

The CEO of CloudFlare, a website protection company, had used a complex and unique password as well as two-factor authentication to lock down access to his account on the company's Google-hosted e-mail service. Yet attackers found a different way to get in: The account recovery process used Prince's personal e-mail address, which--while it had a complex password--did not have other security protections. By social-engineering his mobile phone provider (AT&T) and exploiting Google's process for resetting passwords over the phone, the malicious group gained access to Prince's personal e-mail, and then leveraged that to recover the credentials for CloudFlare's e-mail system.

Read the rest of this article on Dark Reading.

Employees and their browsers might be the weak link in your security plan. The new, all-digital Endpoint Insecurity Dark Reading supplement shows how to strengthen them. (Free registration required.)

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Cartoon
Latest Comment: LOL.
Current Issue
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2013-6212
Published: 2014-04-19
Unspecified vulnerability in HP Database and Middleware Automation 10.0, 10.01, 10.10, and 10.20 before 10.20.100 allows remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive information via unknown vectors.

CVE-2013-6213
Published: 2014-04-19
Unspecified vulnerability in Virtual User Generator in HP LoadRunner before 11.52 Patch 1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors, aka ZDI-CAN-1833.

CVE-2013-6214
Published: 2014-04-19
Unspecified vulnerability in the Integration Service in HP Universal Configuration Management Database 9.05, 10.01, and 10.10 allows remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive information via unknown vectors, aka ZDI-CAN-2042.

CVE-2013-6215
Published: 2014-04-19
Unspecified vulnerability in the Integration Service in HP Universal Configuration Management Database 10.01 and 10.10 allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors, aka ZDI-CAN-1977.

CVE-2013-6218
Published: 2014-04-19
Unspecified vulnerability in HP Network Node Manager i (NNMi) 9.0x, 9.1x, and 9.2x allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors.

Best of the Web