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32,000+ WiFi Routers Potentially Exposed to New Gafgyt Variant
News  |  10/31/2019  | 
Researchers detect an updated Gafgyt variant that targets flaws in small office and home wireless routers from Zyxel, Huawei, and Realtek.
New Office 365 Phishing Scam Leaves A Voicemail
Quick Hits  |  10/31/2019  | 
A fake voice message lures victims to a fake Microsoft 365 login page that prompts them to enter credentials.
As Phishing Kits Evolve, Their Lifespans Shorten
News  |  10/30/2019  | 
Most phishing kits last less than 20 days, a sign defenders are keeping up in the race against cybercrime.
Security Pros Fear Insider Attacks Stem from Cloud Apps
Quick Hits  |  10/30/2019  | 
More than half of security practitioners surveyed say insider attack detection has grown more difficult since migrating to cloud.
Old RAT, New Moves: Adwind Hides in Java Commands to Target Windows
News  |  10/29/2019  | 
The Adwind remote access Trojan conceals malicious activity in Java commands to slip past threat intelligence tools and steal user data.
Google Cloud Adds New Security Management Tools to G Suite
Quick Hits  |  10/29/2019  | 
Desktop devices that log into G Suite will have device management enabled by default, streamlining processes for IT admins.
Pwn2Own Adds Industrial Control Systems to Hacking Contest
News  |  10/28/2019  | 
The Zero Day Initiative will bring its first ICS Pwn2Own competition to the S4x20 conference in January.
5 Things the Hoodie & the Hard Hat Need to Know About Each Other
Commentary  |  10/28/2019  | 
Traditionally, the worlds of IT (the hoodie) and OT (the hard hat) have been separate. That must change.
Microsoft Office Bug Remains Top Malware Delivery Vector
News  |  10/25/2019  | 
CVE-2017-11882 has been attackers' favorite malware delivery mechanism throughout the second and third quarters of 2019.
Second Ransomware Attack Strikes Johannesburg
Quick Hits  |  10/25/2019  | 
Attackers who broke into the city's network demand four Bitcoins in ransom or threaten to share stolen personal and financial data.
40% of Security Pros Job Hunting as Satisfaction Drops
News  |  10/24/2019  | 
Symptoms of job dissatisfaction creep into an industry already plagued with gaps in diversity and work-life balance.
10% of Small Businesses Breached Shut Down in 2019
Quick Hits  |  10/23/2019  | 
As a result of cybercrime, 69% of small organizations were forced offline for a limited time and 37% experienced financial loss.
FIDO-Based Authentication Arrives for Smartwatches
News  |  10/22/2019  | 
The Nok Nok App SDK for Smart Watch is designed to let businesses implement FIDO-based authentication on smartwatches.
How Much Security Is Enough? Practitioners Weigh In
News  |  10/22/2019  | 
Most IT and security pros surveyed say they could afford some, but not all, of the minimum security needed to protect themselves.
Microsoft Aims to Block Firmware Attacks with New Secured-Core PCs
News  |  10/21/2019  | 
Partnerships with Intel, Qualcomm, and AMD will bring a new layer of device security that alters the boot process to detect firmware compromise.
Trend Micro Buys Cloud Conformity to Fight Cloud Competition
Quick Hits  |  10/21/2019  | 
The cloud security posture management startup was acquired for a reported $70 million.
In a Crowded Endpoint Security Market, Consolidation Is Underway
News  |  10/18/2019  | 
Experts examine the drivers pushing today's endpoint security market to consolidate as its many players compete to meet organizations' changing demands and transition to the cloud.
Federal CIOs Zero In on Zero Trust
Commentary  |  10/16/2019  | 
Here's how federal CIOs can begin utilizing the security concept and avoid predictable obstacles.
Symantec Adds Endpoint Security Tool to Revamp Portfolio
Quick Hits  |  10/15/2019  | 
Symantec Endpoint Security aims to deliver protection, detection, threat hunting, and response in a single tool.
Sophos for Sale: Thoma Bravo Offers $3.9B
News  |  10/14/2019  | 
Sophos' board of directors plans to unanimously recommend the offer to the company's shareholders.
Tamper Protection Arrives for Microsoft Defender ATP
Quick Hits  |  10/14/2019  | 
The feature, designed to block unauthorized changes to security features, is now generally available.
Akamai Snaps Up ChameleonX to Tackle Magecart
Quick Hits  |  10/10/2019  | 
The Israel-based ChameleonX aims to protect websites from cyberattacks targeting payment data.
Magecart Attack on Volusion Highlights Supply Chain Dangers
News  |  10/10/2019  | 
Attackers compromised Volusion's Google Cloud environment to load malicious skimmer code onto more than 6,500 customer sites.
How the Software-Defined Perimeter Is Redefining Access Control
Commentary  |  10/9/2019  | 
In a world where traditional network boundaries no longer exist, VPNs are showing their age.
Microsoft Issues 9 Critical Security Patches
News  |  10/8/2019  | 
None of the total 59 patches were for previously known vulnerabilities nor are any under active attack, Microsoft reports.
Business Email Compromise Attacks Spike 269%
Quick Hits  |  10/8/2019  | 
A new Mimecast report finds a significant uptick in BEC attacks, malware attachments, and spam landing in target inboxes.
8 Ways Businesses Unknowingly Help Hackers
Slideshows  |  10/4/2019  | 
From lengthy email signatures to employees' social media posts, we look at the many ways organizations make it easier for attackers to break in.
Researchers Link Magecart Group 4 to Cobalt Group
News  |  10/3/2019  | 
Their findings demonstrate how Group 4 is likely conducting server-side skimming in addition to client-side activity.
New Silent Starling Attack Group Puts Spin on BEC
News  |  10/2/2019  | 
The West African cybergang has successfully infiltrated more than 500 companies using a tactic dubbed 'vendor email compromise.'


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CVE-2021-21238
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PySAML2 is a pure python implementation of SAML Version 2 Standard. PySAML2 before 6.5.0 has an improper verification of cryptographic signature vulnerability. All users of pysaml2 that need to validate signed SAML documents are impacted. The vulnerability is a variant of XML Signature wrapping bec...
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PUBLISHED: 2021-01-21
PySAML2 is a pure python implementation of SAML Version 2 Standard. PySAML2 before 6.5.0 has an improper verification of cryptographic signature vulnerability. Users of pysaml2 that use the default CryptoBackendXmlSec1 backend and need to verify signed SAML documents are impacted. PySAML2 does not ...
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OnlineVotingSystem is an open source project hosted on GitHub. OnlineVotingSystem before version 1.1.2 hashes user passwords without a salt, which is vulnerable to dictionary attacks. Therefore there is a threat of security breach in the voting system. Without a salt, it is much easier for attacker...
CVE-2020-4966
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-21
IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence 5.2.6 does not set the secure attribute on authorization tokens or session cookies. Attackers may be able to get the cookie values by sending a http:// link to a user or by planting this link in a site the user goes to. The cookie will be sent to the...
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PUBLISHED: 2021-01-21
IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence 5.2.6 uses weaker than expected cryptographic algorithms that could allow an attacker to decrypt highly sensitive information. IBM X-Force ID: 192427.