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Content posted in February 2021
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Agent Tesla Upgrades with New Delivery & Evasion Tactics
News  |  2/2/2021  | 
A new version of the remote access Trojan targets Microsoft Anti-Malware Software Interface to bypass endpoint detection.
Average Ransom Payments Declined Last Quarter
News  |  2/2/2021  | 
More victims appear to be realizing that paying a ransom doesn't guarantee stolen data will be purged.
RF Enables Takeover of Hostile Drones
Commentary  |  2/2/2021  | 
Tempting as it may be to blast drones out of the sky, a less aggressive approach may yield better data about attackers and keep bystanders safe.
Attackers Continue to Nibble at Apple's iOS Security
News  |  2/2/2021  | 
For the second time in less than three months, Apple has patched vulnerabilities in the software for iPhone and iPad, warning that the issues are already being targeted by attackers.
SonicWall Confirms Zero-Day Vulnerability
Quick Hits  |  2/2/2021  | 
The confirmation arrives as researchers with NCC Group detect a SonicWall zero-day flaw under active attack.
How Recruiting Women Can Help Solve Security's Biggest Problems
Commentary  |  2/2/2021  | 
We can solve cybersecurity's longstanding talent gap by bringing more women into the field.
Interview With a Russian Cybercriminal
News  |  2/2/2021  | 
A LockBit ransomware operator shared with researchers why he became involved in cybercrime, how he chooses victims, and what's in his toolbox.
Data on 1.4 Million Washington State Residents Breached
Quick Hits  |  2/1/2021  | 
Unemployment data exposed via third-party software attack.
Increase in Physical Security Incidents Adds to IT Security Pressures
News  |  2/1/2021  | 
A new study shows that many organizations have changed their physical security strategies to address new concerns since the COVID-19 outbreak.
US Needs Comprehensive Policy to Combat China on IP Theft
News  |  2/1/2021  | 
The United States cannot lose sight of Chinese cyber operations that target intellectual property, a panel of experts says.
Rapid7 Acquires Alcide, Strengthens Focus on Cloud
Quick Hits  |  2/1/2021  | 
Its $50 million purchase of Alcide, a Kubernetes security provider, follows its 2020 acquisition of cloud security vendor DivvyCloud.
Strengthening Zero-Trust Architecture
Commentary  |  2/1/2021  | 
Organizations that want to stay ahead of cybercriminals will find that going beyond user trust and device trust is critical for outwitting their adversaries.
6 Cybersecurity Start-Up Trends to Track
Slideshows  |  2/1/2021  | 
The pandemic took a bite out of funding deals, but cybersecurity start-up land fared better than many other industries.
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I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
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PUBLISHED: 2021-09-16
There is command injection in the addMeshNode interface of xqnetwork.lua, which leads to command execution under administrator authority on Xiaomi router AX3600 with rom versionrom&lt; 1.1.12
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-16
There is a buffer overflow in librsa.so called by getwifipwdurl interface, resulting in code execution on Xiaomi router AX3600 with ROM version =rom&lt; 1.1.12.
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-16
Multiple Wireless M-Bus devices by Enbra use Hard-coded Credentials in Security mode 5 without an option to change the encryption key. An adversary can learn all information that is available in Enbra EWM.
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-16
Enbra EWM 1.7.29 does not check for or detect replay attacks sent by wireless M-Bus Security mode 5 devices. Instead timestamps of the sensor are replaced by the time of the readout even if the data is a replay of earlier data.
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-16
In Enbra EWM in Version 1.7.29 together with several tested wireless M-Bus Sensors the events backflow and &quot;no flow&quot; are not reconized or misinterpreted. This may lead to wrong values and missing events.