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Virtual Pen-Testing Competition Tasks College Students With Running a Red Team Operation
News  |  1/13/2021  | 
Aimed at developing offensive cyber talent, last weekend's sixth annual Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition brought out some of the brightest from RIT and Stanford, among other universities.
Microsoft Defender Zero-Day Fixed in First Patch Tuesday of 2021
News  |  1/12/2021  | 
Microsoft patched 83 bugs, including a Microsoft Defender zero-day and one publicly known elevation of privilege flaw.
When It Comes To Security Tools, More Isn't More
Commentary  |  1/11/2021  | 
Organizations that focus on optimizing their tools, cutting down on tool sprawl, and taking a strategic approach to transitioning to the cloud are poised for success.
Top 5 'Need to Know' Coding Defects for DevSecOps
Commentary  |  1/8/2021  | 
Integrating static analysis into the development cycle can prevent coding defects and deliver secure software faster.
6 Open Source Tools for Your Security Team
Slideshows  |  1/6/2021  | 
Open source tools can be great additions to your cloud security arsenal. Here are a half-dozen to get you started.
Netwrix and Stealthbits Merge to Tackle Data Security
Quick Hits  |  1/4/2021  | 
The combined entity will have a portfolio of security tools designed to identify security risk and recover from incidents.
Mobile Endpoint Security: Still the Crack in the Enterprise's Cyber Armor
Commentary  |  12/30/2020  | 
A combination of best practices and best-in-class technology will help keep your enterprise from falling victim to ever-growing threats.
Reducing the Risk of Third-Party SaaS Apps to Your Organization
Commentary  |  12/29/2020  | 
Such apps may try to leak your data, or can contain malicious code. And even legitimate apps may be poorly written, creating security risks.
HelpSystems Acquires Data Security Firm Vera
Quick Hits  |  12/24/2020  | 
The purchase is intended to increase London-based HelpSystems' file collaboration security capabilities.
White Ops Announces Its Acquisition
Quick Hits  |  12/23/2020  | 
A group including Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, ClearSky Security, and NightDragon has purchased the human verification technology company.
Microsoft Ups Security of Azure AD, Identity
News  |  12/22/2020  | 
A roundup of Microsoft's recent security news and updates that focus on protecting identity.
Security as Code: How Repeatable Policy-Driven Deployment Improves Security
Commentary  |  12/22/2020  | 
The SaC approach lets users codify and enforce a secure state of application configuration deployment that limits risk.
NSA, CISA Warn of Attacks on Federated Authentication
News  |  12/21/2020  | 
While incident responders focus on attacks using SolarWinds Orion, government cyber defenders highlight other methods likely being used as well.
Malicious Browser Extensions for Social Media Infect Millions of Systems
News  |  12/17/2020  | 
At least 28 third-party add-ons for top social media sites, including Facebook and Vimeo, redirect users to phishing sites and steal data.
51% of WFH Parents Say Children Have Accessed Work Accounts
Quick Hits  |  12/17/2020  | 
In addition, 14% of surveyed parents who are working from home say their children have access to their work devices, new data shows.
US-CERT Reports 17,447 Vulnerabilities Recorded in 2020
News  |  12/16/2020  | 
This marks the fourth year in a row that a record number of vulnerabilities has been discovered, following 17,306 in 2019.
Corporate Credentials for Sale on the Dark Web: How to Protect Employees and Data
Commentary  |  12/16/2020  | 
It's past time to retire passwords in favor of other methods for authenticating users and securing systems.
Patching Still Poses Problems for Industrial Controllers, Networking Devices
News  |  12/16/2020  | 
More than 90% of devices that run popular embedded operating systems remain vulnerable to critical flaws disclosed more than a year ago.
SSO and MFA Are Only Half Your Identity Governance Strategy
Commentary  |  12/16/2020  | 
We need better ways to manage user identities for accessing applications, especially given the strain it places on overworked IT and security teams.
Twitter Fined in Irish GDPR Action
Quick Hits  |  12/15/2020  | 
The $547K fine results from an issue Twitter reported in 2019.
Medical Imaging Leaks Highlight Unhealthy Security Practices
News  |  12/15/2020  | 
More than 45 million unique images, such as X-rays and MRI scans, are accessible to anyone on the Internet, security firm says.
Microsoft Warns of Powerful New Adware
Quick Hits  |  12/11/2020  | 
The new adware, dubbed Adrozek, is being distributed by large, well organized threat actors, according to Microsoft research.
Juvenile Pleads Guilty to 2016 DNS Attack
Quick Hits  |  12/10/2020  | 
Mirai botnet was used to target Sony in an attack that took down DynDNS and a number of its notable customers.
Contact-Tracing Apps Still Expose Users to Security, Privacy Issues
News  |  12/10/2020  | 
Of nearly 100 apps tested, 40% have significant security issues, using either GPS locations or bespoke Bluetooth proximity detection to determine exposure.
'Fingerprint-Jacking' Attack Technique Manipulates Android UI
News  |  12/10/2020  | 
Researchers explore fingerprint-jacking, a user interface-based attack that targets fingerprints scanned into Android apps.
Black Hat Europe: Dark Reading Video News Desk Coverage
News  |  12/10/2020  | 
Coming to you from virtual backgrounds and beautifully curated bookcases around the world, Dark Reading brings you video interviews with the leading researchers speaking at this week's Black Hat Europe.
Ransomware Makes Up Half of All Major Incidents
News  |  12/9/2020  | 
Misconfigurations and lack of visibility allow attackers to compromise networks and monetize their intrusions, according to CrowdStrike's analysis of about 200 incidents.
Navigating the Security Maze in a New Era of Cyberthreats
Commentary  |  12/9/2020  | 
Multiple, dynamic threats have reshaped the cyber-risk landscape; ignore them at your peril.
Open Source Developers Still Not Interested in Secure Coding
News  |  12/8/2020  | 
Security and development are still two different worlds, with open source developers resistant to spending time finding and fixing vulnerabilities.
Microsoft Fixes 58 CVEs for December Patch Tuesday
News  |  12/8/2020  | 
The last Patch Tuesday of 2020 brings fixes for Critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange.
Fortinet Purchases Panopta
Quick Hits  |  12/8/2020  | 
The acquisition is intended to improve the visibility and automated response capabilities of Fortinet's Security Fabri.
Attackers Know Microsoft 365 Better Than You Do
Commentary  |  12/8/2020  | 
Users have taken to Microsoft Office 365's tools, but many are unaware of free features that come with their accounts -- features that would keep them safe.
As DNA Synthesis Evolves, Cyber-Physical Attack Worries Grow
News  |  12/7/2020  | 
Israeli scientists warn that cybersecurity around DNA synthesis devices needs improvement -- or else the industry risks harmful DNA produced through cyber means.
Microsoft Cloud Security Exec Talks New Tech, WFH, Gamification
News  |  12/4/2020  | 
Gunter Ollmann explains the benefits of CSPM technology, how IT security teams have evolved, and how the pandemic has shaped security.
Kmart Hit by Egregor Ransomware
Quick Hits  |  12/4/2020  | 
Egregor is also behind recent attacks on UbiSoft and Barnes & Noble.
Intel Doubles Down on Emerging Technologies for Sharing and Using Data Securely
News  |  12/4/2020  | 
Homomorphic encryption and federated learning could allow groups to share data and analysis while protecting the actual information.
Flash Dies but Warning Signs Persist: A Eulogy for Tech's Terrible Security Precedent
Commentary  |  12/4/2020  | 
Flash will be gone by the end of the year, but the ecosystem that allowed it to become a software security serial killer is ready to let it happen again.
Open Source Flaws Take Years to Find But Just a Month to Fix
News  |  12/2/2020  | 
Companies need to embrace automation and dependency tracking to keep software secure, GitHub says in its annual security report.
FBI: BEC Scammers Could Abuse Email Auto-Forwarding
Quick Hits  |  12/2/2020  | 
Private Industry Notification warns of the role email auto-forwarding could be used in business email compromise attacks.
Malicious or Vulnerable Docker Images Widespread, Firm Says
News  |  12/1/2020  | 
A dynamic analysis of the publicly available images on Docker Hub found that 51% had critical vulnerabilities and about 6,500 of the 4 million latest images could be considered malicious.
2020 Cybersecurity Holiday Gift Guide for Kids
Slideshows  |  12/1/2020  | 
Grab some wrapping paper: These STEM toys and games are sure to spark creativity and hone coding and logic skills among a future generation of cybersecurity pros.
Why Vulnerable Code Is Shipped Knowingly
Commentary  |  11/30/2020  | 
The business priority of speed of development and deployment is overshadowing the need for secure code.
Prevention Is Better Than the Cure When Securing Cloud-Native Deployments
Commentary  |  11/25/2020  | 
The "OODA loop" shows us how to secure cloud-native deployments and prevent breaches before they occur.
Why Security Awareness Training Should Be Backed by Security by Design
News  |  11/25/2020  | 
Cybersecurity training needs an overhaul, though the training itself is only one small part of how security teams can influence user behavior.
Baidu Apps Leaked Location Data, Machine Learning Reveals
News  |  11/24/2020  | 
Several apps available on the Google Play Store, including two made by Chinese Internet giant Baidu, leaked information about the phone's hardware and location without the user's knowledge, research finds.
What's in Store for Privacy in 2021
News  |  11/24/2020  | 
Changes are coming to the privacy landscape, including more regulations and technologies.
Facebook Messenger Flaw Enabled Spying on Android Callees
Quick Hits  |  11/20/2020  | 
A critical flaw in Facebook Messenger on Android would let someone start an audio or video call without the victim's knowledge.
Security Pros Push for More Pervasive Threat Modeling
News  |  11/20/2020  | 
With the release of the "Threat Modeling Manifesto," a group of 16 security professionals hope to prompt more companies to consider the threats to software.
Go SMS Pro Messaging App Exposed Users' Private Media Files
Quick Hits  |  11/19/2020  | 
The popular Android app uses easily guessable Web addresses when users send private photos, videos, and voice messages.
Online Shopping Surge Puts Focus on Consumer Security Habits
News  |  11/18/2020  | 
Companies will have to tread a fine line between delivering security and a frictionless shopping experience, security firms say.
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CVE-2020-25533
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-15
An issue was discovered in Malwarebytes before 4.0 on macOS. A malicious application was able to perform a privileged action within the Malwarebytes launch daemon. The privileged service improperly validated XPC connections by relying on the PID instead of the audit token. An attacker can construct ...
CVE-2021-3162
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-15
Docker Desktop Community before 2.5.0.0 on macOS mishandles certificate checking, leading to local privilege escalation.
CVE-2021-21242
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-15
OneDev is an all-in-one devops platform. In OneDev before version 4.0.3, there is a critical vulnerability which can lead to pre-auth remote code execution. AttachmentUploadServlet deserializes untrusted data from the `Attachment-Support` header. This Servlet does not enforce any authentication or a...
CVE-2021-21245
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-15
OneDev is an all-in-one devops platform. In OneDev before version 4.0.3, AttachmentUploadServlet also saves user controlled data (`request.getInputStream()`) to a user specified location (`request.getHeader("File-Name")`). This issue may lead to arbitrary file upload which can be used to u...
CVE-2021-21246
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-15
OneDev is an all-in-one devops platform. In OneDev before version 4.0.3, the REST UserResource endpoint performs a security check to make sure that only administrators can list user details. However for the `/users/` endpoint there are no security checks enforced so it is possible to retrieve ar...