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What It's Like to Be a CISO: Check Point Security Leader Weighs In
News  |  1/31/2020  | 
Jony Fischbein shares the concerns and practices that are top-of-mind in his daily work leading security at Check Point Software.
'George' the Most Popular Password That's a Name
Quick Hits  |  1/31/2020  | 
A new study of stolen passwords reflects the consequences of password overload.
Ashley Madison Breach Returns with Extortion Campaign
Quick Hits  |  1/31/2020  | 
The recent attack messages use new techniques to extort Bitcoin payments from Ashley Madison users hit in massive 2015 data breach.
Embracing a Prevention Mindset to Protect Critical Infrastructure
Commentary  |  1/31/2020  | 
A zero-trust, prevention-first approach is necessary to keep us safe, now and going forward.
Two Vulnerabilities Found in Microsoft Azure Infrastructure
News  |  1/30/2020  | 
Researchers detail the process of finding two flaws in the Azure Stack architecture and Azure App Service, both of which have been patched.
Android Malware for Mobile Ad Fraud Spiked Sharply in 2019
News  |  1/30/2020  | 
Some 93% of all mobile transactions across 20 countries were blocked as fraudulent, Upstream says.
Russian Cybercrime Forum Contests Bring Cash, Visibility to Winners
Quick Hits  |  1/30/2020  | 
Competitions for users are a long-time tradition on underground cybercrime forums for members looking for money - and cred with major criminal syndicates.
How to Secure Your IoT Ecosystem in the Age of 5G
Commentary  |  1/30/2020  | 
For businesses planning to adopt 5G, the sheer number of IoT devices creates a much larger attack surface.
How To Keep Your Privacy and Data Secure While Working With a Remote Team
News  |  1/30/2020  | 
Implementing basic strategies can ensure your remote team's work will be secure, data will be protected, and you'll be far less exposed to security risks.
United Nations Data Breach Started with Microsoft SharePoint Bug
Quick Hits  |  1/30/2020  | 
A remote code execution flaw enabled a breach of UN offices in Geneva and Vienna, as well as the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Enterprise Hardware Still Vulnerable to Memory Lane Attacks
News  |  1/30/2020  | 
Most laptops, workstations, and servers are still vulnerable to physical attacks via direct memory access, despite mitigations often being available, report says.
Election Security 2020: How We Should Allocate $425M in Funding
Commentary  |  1/30/2020  | 
Too many states and municipalities still rely on aging systems; it's time they upped their game and treated election technology like they would any other security project.
Aftermath of a Major ICS Hacking Contest
News  |  1/29/2020  | 
Pwn2Own Miami could help spur more research on and attention to the security of industrial control system products, experts say.
Number of Botnet Command & Control Servers Soared in 2019
News  |  1/29/2020  | 
Servers worldwide that were used to control malware-infected systems jumped more than 71% compared to 2018, Spamhaus says.
Criminals Hide Malware Behind Grammy-Winning Cover
Quick Hits  |  1/29/2020  | 
Songs by Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and Post Malone are the most popular places.
Inside the Check Point Research Team's Investigation Process
News  |  1/29/2020  | 
The team sheds light on how their organization works and what they're watching in the threat landscape.
9 Things Application Security Champions Need to Succeed
Slideshows  |  1/29/2020  | 
Common elements to highly effective security champion programs that take DevSecOps to the next level
Pilfered Wawa Payment Card Data Now for Sale on Dark Web
Quick Hits  |  1/29/2020  | 
The Joker's Stash underground marketplace is offering stolen payment card data from Wawa's recently disclosed data breach.
Securing Containers with Zero Trust
Commentary  |  1/29/2020  | 
A software identity-based approach should become a standard security measure for protecting workloads in all enterprise networks.
Businesses Improve Their Data Security, But Privacy Not So Much
News  |  1/29/2020  | 
While the California Consumer Privacy Act will force companies to provide a modicum of meaningful privacy, World Privacy Day still mainly celebrates data security.
Threat Hunting Is Not for Everyone
Commentary  |  1/29/2020  | 
Threat hunting is a sophisticated, advanced technique that should be reserved for specific instances and be conducted only by trained professionals.
Why Companies Should Care about Data Privacy Day
Commentary  |  1/29/2020  | 
Marking yesterday's 14th anniversary of Europe's first data protection day reminds us how far we still have to go.
NFL, Multiple NFL Teams' Twitter Accounts Hacked and Hijacked
Quick Hits  |  1/28/2020  | 
Hackers claiming to be from the hacktivist group OurMine temporarily took over Twitter accounts of the NFL and several teams in the league.
Emerging Long-Range WAN Networks Vulnerable to Hacking, Compromise
News  |  1/28/2020  | 
The root keys used to protect communication on LoRaWAN infrastructure can be easily obtained, IOActive says.
'Understand What You Believe': Fmr. FBI Agent Unpacks Information Threats
News  |  1/28/2020  | 
In the past few years, social media has transformed from a communications gold mine to a minefield of disinformation campaigns.
Russian Brothers Sentenced to 12 Years for Fraud and Identity Theft
Quick Hits  |  1/28/2020  | 
The pair, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were running a sophisticated credit card fraud factory.
Intel Previews Newest 'Zombieload' Patch
Quick Hits  |  1/28/2020  | 
Intel has promised a third patch to remediate the Zombieload speculative execution vulnerability.
CCPA: Cut From the Same Cloth as PCI DSS
Commentary  |  1/28/2020  | 
Finally, some good news about CCPA: If you've built your security infrastructure to PCI DSS standards, you may be already covered by California's new data protection rules
New Zoom Bug Prompts Security Fix, Platform Changes
News  |  1/28/2020  | 
A newly discovered Zoom vulnerability would have enabled an attacker to join active meetings and access audio, video, and documents shared.
Average Ransomware Payments More Than Doubled in Q4 2019
News  |  1/27/2020  | 
Ransomware attackers collected an average of around $84,000 from victim organizations, up from $41,000 in Q3 of 2018, Coveware says.
Greater Focus on Privacy Pays Off for Firms
News  |  1/27/2020  | 
Privacy-mature companies complete sales more quickly, have fewer and less serious breaches, and recover from incidents faster, according to Cisco's annual survey.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Security Metrics
Commentary  |  1/27/2020  | 
There's an art to reporting security metrics so that they speak the language of leadership and connect the data from tools to business objectives.
New Social Engineering Event to Train Business Pros on Human Hacking
Quick Hits  |  1/24/2020  | 
The DEF CON Social Engineering Capture the Flag contest inspired a new event aimed at teaching both security and non-security professionals on the fine art of hacking human behavior.
'CardPlanet' Operator Pleads Guilty in Federal Court
Quick Hits  |  1/24/2020  | 
Russian national faced multiple charges in connection with operating the marketplace for stolen credit-card credentials, and a forum for VIP criminals to offer their services.
5 Resume Basics for a Budding Cybersecurity Career
Commentary  |  1/24/2020  | 
You'll need to add resume tactician to your skill set in order to climb up the next rung on the security job ladder. Here's how.
Online Employment Scams on the Rise, Says FBI
News  |  1/24/2020  | 
Looking to change jobs? Watch out for fraudsters who use legitimate job services, slick websites, and an interview process to convince applicants to part with sensitive personal details.
The Annoying MacOS Threat That Won't Go Away
News  |  1/23/2020  | 
In two years, the adware-dropping Shlayer Trojan has spread to infect one in 10 MacOS systems, Kaspersky says.
DHS Warns of Increasing Emotet Risk
Quick Hits  |  1/23/2020  | 
Emotet is considered one of the most damaging banking Trojans, primarily through its ability to carry other malware into an organization.
NSA Offers Guidance on Mitigating Cloud Flaws
Quick Hits  |  1/23/2020  | 
A new document separates cloud vulnerabilities into four classes and offers mitigations to help businesses protect cloud resources.
Deconstructing Web Cache Deception Attacks: They're Bad; Now What?
Commentary  |  1/23/2020  | 
Expect cache attacks to get worse before they get better. The problem is that we don't yet have a good solution.
Severe Vulnerabilities Discovered in GE Medical Devices
News  |  1/23/2020  | 
CISA has released an advisory for six high-severity CVEs for GE Carescape patient monitors, Apex Pro, and Clinical Information Center systems.
Ryuk Ransomware Hit Multiple Oil & Gas Facilities, ICS Security Expert Says
News  |  1/23/2020  | 
Attackers 'weaponized' Active Directory to spread the ransomware.
Weathering the Privacy Storm from GDPR to CCPA & PDPA
Commentary  |  1/23/2020  | 
A general approach to privacy, no matter the regulation, is the only way companies can avoid a data protection disaster in 2020 and beyond.
To Avoid Disruption, Ransomware Victims Continue to Pay Up
News  |  1/23/2020  | 
For all the cautions against doing so, one-third of organizations in a Proofpoint survey said they paid their attackers after getting infected with ransomware.
For Mismanaged SOCs, The Price Is Not Right
News  |  1/22/2020  | 
New research finds security operations centers suffer high turnover and yield mediocre results for the investment they require.
Eight Flaws in MSP Software Highlight Potential Ransomware Vector
News  |  1/22/2020  | 
An attack chain of vulnerabilities in ConnectWise's software for MSPs has similarities to some of the details of the August attack on Texas local and state agencies.
Configuration Error Reveals 250 Million Microsoft Support Records
Quick Hits  |  1/22/2020  | 
Some the records, found on five identically configured servers, might have contained data in clear text.
Why DPOs and CISOs Must Work Closely Together
Commentary  |  1/22/2020  | 
Recent data protection laws mean that the data protection officer and CISO must work in tandem to make sure users' data is protected.
Startup Privafy Raises $22M with New Approach to Network Security
Quick Hits  |  1/22/2020  | 
The company today disclosed an approach to data security designed to protect against modern threats at a lower cost than complex network tools.
Cybersecurity Lessons Learned from 'The Rise of Skywalker'
Commentary  |  1/22/2020  | 
They're especially relevant regarding several issues we face now, including biometrics, secure data management, and human error with passwords.
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CVE-2020-8860
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-22
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Samsung Galaxy S10 Firmware G973FXXS3ASJA, O(8.x), P(9.0), Q(10.0) devices with Exynos chipsets. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must answer a phone call. ...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-02-22
This vulnerability allows network-adjacent attackers to bypass authentication on affected installations of D-Link DAP-1330 1.10B01 BETA Wi-Fi range extenders. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the handling of HNAP login requests. The issue...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-02-22
This vulnerability allows network-adjacent attackers to bypass authentication on affected installations of D-Link DAP-2610 Firmware v2.01RC067 routers. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the handling of passwords. The issue results from the...
CVE-2020-9330
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-21
Certain Xerox WorkCentre printers before 073.xxx.000.02300 do not require the user to reenter or validate LDAP bind credentials when changing the LDAP connector IP address. A malicious actor who gains access to affected devices (e.g., by using default credentials) can change the LDAP connection IP a...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-02-21
In SQLite 3.31.1, isAuxiliaryVtabOperator allows attackers to trigger a NULL pointer dereference and segmentation fault because of generated column optimizations.