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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in February 2018
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Man Formerly on FBI Most Wanted List Pleads Guilty in 'Scareware' Hack
Quick Hits  |  2/7/2018  | 
Latvian man ran bulletproof Web hosting service that served cybercriminals.
New Zero-Day Ransomware Evades Microsoft, Google Cloud Malware Detection
News  |  2/7/2018  | 
Shurl0ckr, a form of Gojdue ransomware, was not detected on SharePoint or Google Drive.
Ticking Time Bombs in Your Data Center
Commentary  |  2/7/2018  | 
The biggest security problems inside your company may result from problems it inherited.
Security vs. Speed: The Risk of Rushing to the Cloud
News  |  2/6/2018  | 
Companies overlook critical security steps as they move to adopt the latest cloud applications and services.
Adobe Patches Flash Zero-Day Used in South Korean Attacks
Quick Hits  |  2/6/2018  | 
Critical flaw is one of two critical use-after-free vulnerabilities in Flash fixed today by the software firm.
AutoSploit: Mass Exploitation Just Got a Lot Easier
Commentary  |  2/6/2018  | 
But the response to the new hacking tool, now readily available to the masses of script kiddies, has been a mix of outrage, fear, some applause, and more than a few shrugs.
Microsoft Updates Payment, Criteria for Windows Bug Bounty
News  |  2/6/2018  | 
The Windows Insider Preview Bounty Program will award between $500 and $15,000 for eligible submissions.
Identity Fraud Hits All-Time High in 2017
News  |  2/6/2018  | 
Survey reports that the number of fraud victims topped 16 million consumers last year, and much of that crime has moved online.
Over 12,000 Business Websites Leveraged for Cybercrime
News  |  2/5/2018  | 
Attackers exploit trust in popular websites to launch phishing campaigns and spread malware.
APIs Pose 'Mushrooming' Security Risk
News  |  2/2/2018  | 
As APIs grow in prominence, top security concerns include bots and authentication.
3 Ways Hackers Steal Your Company's Mobile Data
Commentary  |  2/2/2018  | 
The most effective data exfiltration prevention strategies are those that are as rigorous in vetting traffic entering the network as they are traffic leaving it.
Adobe to Patch Flash Zero-Day Discovered in South Korean Attacks
News  |  2/1/2018  | 
Critical use-after-free vulnerability being used in targeted attacks.
Poor Visibility, Weak Passwords Compromise Active Directory
News  |  2/1/2018  | 
Security experts highlight the biggest problems they see putting Microsoft Active Directory at risk.
Securing Cloud-Native Apps
Commentary  |  2/1/2018  | 
A useful approach for securing cloud-native platforms can be adapted for securing apps running on top of the platform as well.
'Ransomware' Added to Oxford English Dictionary
Quick Hits  |  2/1/2018  | 
The term is one of 1,100 new entries added to the Oxford English Dictionary this week.
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SOC 2s & Third-Party Assessments: How to Prevent Them from Being Used in a Data Breach Lawsuit
Beth Burgin Waller, Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLC,  12/5/2019
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CVE-2019-19604
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-11
Arbitrary command execution is possible in Git before 2.20.2, 2.21.x before 2.21.1, 2.22.x before 2.22.2, 2.23.x before 2.23.1, and 2.24.x before 2.24.1 because a &quot;git submodule update&quot; operation can run commands found in the .gitmodules file of a malicious repository.
CVE-2019-14861
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-10
All Samba versions 4.x.x before 4.9.17, 4.10.x before 4.10.11 and 4.11.x before 4.11.3 have an issue, where the (poorly named) dnsserver RPC pipe provides administrative facilities to modify DNS records and zones. Samba, when acting as an AD DC, stores DNS records in LDAP. In AD, the default permiss...
CVE-2019-14870
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-10
All Samba versions 4.x.x before 4.9.17, 4.10.x before 4.10.11 and 4.11.x before 4.11.3 have an issue, where the S4U (MS-SFU) Kerberos delegation model includes a feature allowing for a subset of clients to be opted out of constrained delegation in any way, either S4U2Self or regular Kerberos authent...
CVE-2019-14889
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-10
A flaw was found with the libssh API function ssh_scp_new() in versions before 0.9.3 and before 0.8.8. When the libssh SCP client connects to a server, the scp command, which includes a user-provided path, is executed on the server-side. In case the library is used in a way where users can influence...
CVE-2019-1484
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-10
A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Microsoft Windows OLE fails to properly validate user input, aka 'Windows OLE Remote Code Execution Vulnerability'.