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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in October 2018
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SamSam Ransomware Goes on a Tear
Quick Hits  |  10/31/2018  | 
SamSam ransomware hasn't gone away and it's adapting to meet evolving defenses.
Apple Patches Multiple Major Security Flaws
News  |  10/31/2018  | 
New security updates cross all Apple platforms.
Hardware Cyberattacks: How Worried Should You Be?
News  |  10/31/2018  | 
How to fit hardware threats into your security model as hardware becomes smaller, faster, cheaper, and more complex.
Chinese Intel Agents Indicted for 5-Year IP Theft Campaign
News  |  10/31/2018  | 
Intelligence agents aimed for aerospace manufacturing targets, with help of cyberattackers, corporate insiders, and one IT security manager.
How the Power of Quantum Can Be Used Against Us
Commentary  |  10/31/2018  | 
There has been a palpable shift from volumetric attacks to "quantum attacks," and they look to be one of the biggest cybersecurity challenges on the rise today.
9 Traits of A Strong Infosec Resume
Slideshows  |  10/31/2018  | 
Security experts share insights on which skills and experiences are most helpful to job hunters looking for their next gig.
Spooking the C-Suite: The Ephemeral Specter of Third-Party Cyber-Risk
Commentary  |  10/31/2018  | 
Halloween movies are the perfect metaphor for breaking down today's scariest supplier breach tropes.
Kraken Resurfaces From the Deep Web
News  |  10/30/2018  | 
Fallout Exploit Kit releases Kraken Cryptor ransomware, giving the simple threat a much larger target pool.
Companies Fall Short on 2FA
Quick Hits  |  10/30/2018  | 
New research ranks organizations based on whether they offer two-factor authentication.
The Case for MarDevSecOps
Commentary  |  10/30/2018  | 
Why security must lead the integration of marketing into the collaborative security and development model in the cloud.
Girl Scouts Hacked, 2,800 Members Notified
Quick Hits  |  10/30/2018  | 
A Girl Scouts of America branch in California was hacked, putting the data of 2,800 girls and their families at risk.
10 Steps for Creating Strong Customer Authentication
Commentary  |  10/30/2018  | 
Between usability goals and security/regulatory pressures, setting up customer-facing security is difficult. These steps and best practices can help.
Security Implications of IBM-Red Hat Merger Unclear
News  |  10/29/2018  | 
But enterprises and open source community likely have little to be concerned about, industry experts say.
New Report: IoT Now Top Internet Attack Target
Quick Hits  |  10/29/2018  | 
IoT devices are the top targets of cyberattacks -- most of which originate on IoT devices, new report finds.
7 Ways an Old Tool Still Teaches New Lessons About Web AppSec
Slideshows  |  10/29/2018  | 
Are your Web applications secure? WebGoat, a tool old enough to be in high school, continues to instruct.
Windows Defender: First Full Antivirus Tool to Run in a Sandbox
News  |  10/29/2018  | 
Sandboxed version now available to Windows Insiders and anyone else who force-enables it in Windows 10 version 1703 and above.
AppSec Is Dead, but Software Security Is Alive & Well
Commentary  |  10/29/2018  | 
Application security must be re-envisioned to support software security. It's time to shake up your processes.
British Airways: 185K Affected in Second Data Breach
Quick Hits  |  10/26/2018  | 
The carrier discovered another breach while investigating its largest-ever data breach, disclosed in September.
DeepPhish: Simulating Malicious AI to Act Like an Adversary
News  |  10/26/2018  | 
How researchers developed an algorithm to simulate cybercriminals' use of artificial intelligence and explore the future of phishing.
FTC Offers Small Businesses Free Cybersecurity Resources
Quick Hits  |  10/26/2018  | 
Cybersecurity for Small Businesses campaign kicks off.
3 Keys to Reducing the Threat of Ransomware
Commentary  |  10/26/2018  | 
Following these steps could mean the difference between an inconvenience and a multimillion-dollar IT system rebuild -- for the public and private sectors alike.
County Election Websites Can Be Easily Spoofed to Spread Misinformation
News  |  10/25/2018  | 
Majority of county sites in 20 key swing states have non-.gov domains and don't enforce use of SSL, McAfee researchers found.
New Free Decryption Tool for GandCrab
Quick Hits  |  10/25/2018  | 
Tool rescues GandCrab victims from malicious encryption.
Retail Fraud Spikes Ahead of the Holidays
News  |  10/25/2018  | 
Researchers note massive increases in retail goods for sale on the black market, retail phishing sites, and malicious applications and social media profiles.
Cathay Pacific Suffers Largest Airline Breach
Quick Hits  |  10/25/2018  | 
Breach of Hong Kong-based airline compromises personal information of 9.4 million passengers.
Securing Severless: Defend or Attack?
Commentary  |  10/25/2018  | 
The best way to protect your cloud infrastructure is to pay attention to the fundamentals of application security, identity access management roles, and follow configuration best-practices.
DevSecOps An Effective Fix for Software Flaws
News  |  10/25/2018  | 
Organizations seeking to fix flaws faster should look to automation and related methodologies for success, says a new report.
Windows 7 End-of-Life: Are You Ready?
News  |  10/24/2018  | 
Microsoft will terminate support for Windows 7 in January 2020, but some there's still some confusion among enterprises about when the OS officially gets retired.
ICS Networks Continue to be Soft Targets For Cyberattacks
News  |  10/24/2018  | 
CyberX study shows that many industrial control system environments are riddled with vulnerabilities.
Tackling Supply Chain Threats
Commentary  |  10/24/2018  | 
Vendor-supplied malware is a threat that has been largely overlooked. That has to change.
Abandoned Websites Haunt Corporations
Quick Hits  |  10/24/2018  | 
Websites that never go away continue to bring security threats to their owners, says a new report.
Twitter User Discloses Second Microsoft Zero-Day
Quick Hits  |  10/24/2018  | 
The vulnerability can be used to elevate privileges and delete files on target systems.
Benefits of DNS Service Locality
Commentary  |  10/24/2018  | 
Operating one's own local DNS resolution servers is one of the simplest and lowest-cost things an IT administrator can do to monitor and protect applications, services, and users from potential risks.
Battling Bots: How to Find Fake Twitter Followers
News  |  10/23/2018  | 
Duo researchers explain the approach they used to detect automated Twitter profiles and uncover a botnet.
The Browser Is the New Endpoint
Commentary  |  10/23/2018  | 
Given the role browsers play in accessing enterprise applications and information, it's time to rethink how we classify, manage, and secure them.
Former HS Teacher Admits to 'Celebgate' Hack
Quick Hits  |  10/23/2018  | 
Christopher Brannan accessed full iCloud backups, photos, and other personal data belonging to more than 200 victims.
IoT Bot Landscape Expands, Attacks Vary by Country
News  |  10/23/2018  | 
New report finds 1,005 new user names and passwords beyond Mirais original default list two years ago.
Good Times in Security Come When You Least Expect Them
Commentary  |  10/23/2018  | 
Not every cybersecurity endeavor can have a huge impact. But a small percentage of your efforts can still produce results that blow you away.
Facebook Rumored to Be Hunting for Major Cybersecurity Acquisition
News  |  10/22/2018  | 
Goal appears both a bid to bolster its own security and its tattered reputation for privacy, according to reporting by The Information.
US Tops Global Malware C2 Distribution
News  |  10/22/2018  | 
The United States hosts 35% of the world's command-and-control infrastructure, driving the frequency of host compromises.
2018 State of Cyber Workforce
Slideshows  |  10/22/2018  | 
Let's start with this eye-opener: The cybersecurity profession is facing a shortfall of 3 million workers worldwide.
Healthcare.gov FFE Breach Compromises 75K Users' Data
Quick Hits  |  10/22/2018  | 
Attackers broke into a sign-up system used by healthcare insurance agents and brokers to help consumers apply for coverage.
Understanding SOCs' 4 Top Deficiencies
Commentary  |  10/22/2018  | 
In most cases, the areas that rankle SANS survey respondents the most about security operations centers can be addressed with the right mix of planning, policies, and procedures.
EU Takes Step Toward Cyberattack Sanctions
Quick Hits  |  10/19/2018  | 
European leaders complete first step toward establishing a sanctions regime.
Google Patch to Block Spectre Slowdown in Windows 10
Quick Hits  |  10/19/2018  | 
Microsoft will incorporate Google's Retpoline patch to prevent Spectre Variant 2 from slowing down its operating system.
WSJ Report: Facebook Breach the Work of Spammers, Not Nation-State Actors
News  |  10/19/2018  | 
A report by the Wall Street Journal points finger at group that is known to Facebook Security.
Risky Business: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  10/19/2018  | 
Phishing, anti-shoulder surfing, Russia and other hysterical identity management puns and comments. And the winners are ...
How to Get Consumers to Forgive You for a Breach
Quick Hits  |  10/18/2018  | 
It starts with already-established trust, a new survey shows.
New Security Woes for Popular IoT Protocols
News  |  10/18/2018  | 
Researchers at Black Hat Europe will detail denial-of-service and other flaws in MQTT, CoAP machine-to-machine communications protocols that imperil industrial and other IoT networks online.
Audits: The Missing Layer in Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  10/18/2018  | 
Involving the audit team ensures that technology solutions are not just sitting on the shelf or being underutilized to strategically address security risks.
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An issue was discovered in the _send_secure_msg() function of Yubico yubihsm-shell through 2.0.3. The function does not correctly validate the embedded length field of an authenticated message received from the device. Out-of-bounds reads performed by aes_remove_padding() can crash the running proce...
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An issue was discovered in Joomla! 3.2.0 through 3.9.24. Usage of the insecure rand() function within the process of generating the 2FA secret.
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