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Content tagged with Cloud posted in June 2021
Attackers Already Unleashing Malware for Apple macOS M1 Chip
News  |  6/30/2021  | 
Apple security expert Patrick Wardle found that some macOS malware written for the new M1 processor can bypass anti-malware tools.
Storms & Silver Linings: Avoiding the Dangers of Cloud Migration
Commentary  |  6/24/2021  | 
We hear a lot about the sunlit uplands of cloud-powered business, but what about the risks of making information available across the organization?
New DNS Name Server Hijack Attack Exposes Businesses, Government Agencies
News  |  6/23/2021  | 
Researchers found a "novel" class of DNS vulnerabilities in AWS Route53 and other DNS-as-a-service offerings that leak sensitive information on corporate and government customers, with one simple registration step.
Identity Eclipses Malware Detection at RSAC Startup Competition
Commentary  |  6/22/2021  | 
All 10 finalists in the Innovation Sandbox were focused on identity, rather than security's mainstay for the last 20 years: Malware detection.
Software-Container Supply Chain Sees Spike in Attacks
News  |  6/21/2021  | 
Attackers target companies' container supply chain, driving a sixfold increase in a year, aiming to steal processing time for cryptomining and compromise cloud infrastructure.
This Week in Database Leaks: Cognyte, CVS, Wegmans
News  |  6/18/2021  | 
Billions of records were found exposed this week due to unprotected databases owned by major corporations and third-party providers.
Biden Tells Putin Critical Infrastructure Sectors 'Off Limits' to Russian Hacking
Quick Hits  |  6/16/2021  | 
President Joe Biden said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to discuss boundaries in cyber activity.
Microsoft Disrupts Large-Scale BEC Campaign Across Web Services
News  |  6/15/2021  | 
Attackers had used the cloud-based infrastructure to target mailboxes and add forwarding rules to learn about financial transactions.
Google Workspace Adds Client-Side Encryption
Quick Hits  |  6/14/2021  | 
Users given control over encryption keys, Google says.
Name That Toon: Sight Unseen
Commentary  |  6/14/2021  | 
Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
Required MFA Is Not Sufficient for Strong Security: Report
News  |  6/9/2021  | 
Attackers and red teams find multiple ways to bypass poorly deployed MFA in enterprise environments, underscoring how redundancy and good design are still required.
New Security Event @Hack to Take Place in Saudi Arabia
Quick Hits  |  6/9/2021  | 
The Saudi Federation of Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP) and Informa Tech will launch a multi-day event in Riyadh this November.
With Cloud, CDO and CISO Concerns Are Equally Important
Commentary  |  6/9/2021  | 
Navigated properly, a melding of these complementary perspectives can help keep an organization more secure.
Colonial Pipeline CEO: Ransomware Attack Started via Pilfered 'Legacy' VPN Account
Quick Hits  |  6/8/2021  | 
No multifactor authentication was attached to the stolen VPN password used by the attackers, Colonial Pipeline president & CEO Joseph Blount told a Senate committee today.
First Known Malware Surfaces Targeting Windows Containers
News  |  6/7/2021  | 
Siloscape is designed to create a backdoor in Kubernetes clusters to run malicious containers.
CISA Warns Criminals Seek to Exploit Critical VMware Bug
Quick Hits  |  6/7/2021  | 
Organizations running vCenter Server and VMware Cloud Foundation are urged to apply fixes deployed on May 25.
Cartoon Caption Winner: Road Trip
Commentary  |  6/7/2021  | 
And the winner of Dark Reading's cartoon caption contest is ...
Organizations Shift Further Left in App Development
Quick Hits  |  6/4/2021  | 
Most IT and security professionals surveyed think security is a critical enough reason to pause app development.
What the FedEx Logo Taught Me About Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  6/4/2021  | 
Cyber threats are staring you in the face, but you can't see them.
FireEye Sells Products Business to Symphony Group for $1.2B
Quick Hits  |  6/2/2021  | 
The transaction will include the FireEye brand name; the business that remains will be called Mandiant Solutions.
Return to Basics: Email Security in the Post-COVID Workplace
Commentary  |  6/1/2021  | 
As we reimagine the post-pandemic workplace, we must also reevaluate post-pandemic email security practices.


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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
News
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
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CVE-2021-34650
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-20
The eID Easy WordPress plugin is vulnerable to Reflected Cross-Site Scripting via the error parameter found in the ~/admin.php file which allows attackers to inject arbitrary web scripts, in versions up to and including 4.6.
CVE-2021-41082
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-20
Discourse is a platform for community discussion. In affected versions any private message that includes a group had its title and participating user exposed to users that do not have access to the private messages. However, access control for the private messages was not compromised as users were n...
CVE-2020-16630
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-20
TI’s BLE stack caches and reuses the LTK’s property for a bonded mobile. A LTK can be an unauthenticated-and-no-MITM-protection key created by Just Works or an authenticated-and-MITM-protection key created by Passkey Entry, Numeric Comparison or OOB. Assume that...
CVE-2020-26301
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-20
ssh2 is client and server modules written in pure JavaScript for node.js. In ssh2 before version 1.4.0 there is a command injection vulnerability. The issue only exists on Windows. This issue may lead to remote code execution if a client of the library calls the vulnerable method with untrusted inpu...
CVE-2021-39325
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-20
The OptinMonster WordPress plugin is vulnerable to Reflected Cross-Site Scripting due to insufficient input validation in the load_previews function found in the ~/OMAPI/Output.php file which allows attackers to inject arbitrary web scripts, in versions up to and including 2.6.0.