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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in March 2020
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Defense Evasion Dominated 2019 Attack Tactics
News  |  3/31/2020  | 
Researchers mapped tactics and techniques to the MITRE ATT&CK framework to determine which were most popular last year.
Why Third-Party Risk Management Has Never Been More Important
Commentary  |  3/31/2020  | 
Given today's coronavirus pandemic, the need for companies to collect cybersecurity data about their business partners is more critical than ever. Here's how to start.
Data from 5.2M Marriott Loyalty Program Members Hit by Breach
Quick Hits  |  3/31/2020  | 
The data was breached through the credentials of two franchisee employees.
Patching Poses Security Problems with Move to More Remote Work
News  |  3/31/2020  | 
Security teams were not ready for the wholesale move to remote work and the sudden expansion of the attack surface area, experts say.
Does the 2020 Online Census Account for Security Risk?
News  |  3/31/2020  | 
Experts discuss the security issues surrounding a census conducted online and explain how COVID-19 could exacerbate the risk.
How Much Downtime Can Your Company Handle?
Commentary  |  3/31/2020  | 
Why every business needs cyber resilience and quick recovery times.
Limited-Time Free Offers to Secure the Enterprise Amid COVID-19
Slideshows  |  3/31/2020  | 
These products and services could be of immediate help to infosec pros now protecting their organizations while working from home.
Researchers Spot Sharp Increase in Zoom-Themed Domain Registrations
News  |  3/30/2020  | 
Attackers are attempting to take advantage of the surge in teleworking prompted by COVID-19, Check Point says.
Microsoft Edge Will Tell You If Credentials Are Compromised
Quick Hits  |  3/30/2020  | 
Password Monitor, InPrivate mode, and ad-tracking prevention are three new additions to Microsoft Edge.
HackerOne Drops Mobile Voting App Vendor Voatz
Quick Hits  |  3/30/2020  | 
Bug bounty platform provider cited "Voatz's pattern of interactions with the research community" in its decision to halt the app vendor's vuln disclosure program on HackerOne.
Securing Your Remote Workforce: A Coronavirus Guide for Businesses
Commentary  |  3/30/2020  | 
Often the hardest part in creating an effective awareness program is deciding what NOT to teach.
Malicious USB Drive Hides Behind Gift Card Lure
Quick Hits  |  3/27/2020  | 
Victims are being enticed to insert an unknown USB drive into their computers.
Virgin Media Could Pay 4.5B for Leak Affecting 900,000 Customers
Quick Hits  |  3/27/2020  | 
A misconfigured database holding personal data was left available online between April 2019 and February 2020.
The Wild, Wild West(world) of Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  3/27/2020  | 
Though set in the future, HBO's "Westworld" works as an allegory for the present moment in cybersecurity.
Insurance Giant Chubb Might Be Ransomware Victim
Quick Hits  |  3/26/2020  | 
A ransomware operator claims to have successfully attacked Chubb Insurance databases.
Security Not a Priority for SAP Projects, Users Report
Quick Hits  |  3/26/2020  | 
Nearly 70% of SAP users surveyed believe organizations lacked focus on IT security during previous SAP implementations.
3 Mobile Security Problems That Most Security Teams Haven't Fixed Yet
Commentary  |  3/26/2020  | 
Mobility must be included in the security operations workflow so that company data is protected regardless of where remote workers are located.
Introducing Zero-Trust Access
Commentary  |  3/26/2020  | 
It's too early to tell whether ZTA will be a VPN killer or not, but major players are ramping up products in this new class of security technology that focuses on the cloud.
Missing Patches, Misconfiguration Top Technical Breach Causes
News  |  3/25/2020  | 
Less than half of businesses surveyed can patch critical vulnerabilities within 72 hours. Why does the process take so long?
Tupperware Hit by Card Skimmer Attack
Quick Hits  |  3/25/2020  | 
Malicious code was found hidden inside graphics files on the storage container maker's e-commerce website.
Do DevOps Teams Need a Company Attorney on Speed Dial?
Commentary  |  3/25/2020  | 
In today's regulatory and legislative environment, companies and individuals are exposed to lawsuits over security breaches, resulting in significant fines and ending careers.
FBI Shutters Russian-Based Hacker Platform, Makes Arrest
Quick Hits  |  3/25/2020  | 
The Deer.io platform let cybercriminals buy access to virtual storefronts where they could sell illicit products and services.
COVID-19: Getting Ready for the Next Business Continuity Challenge
Commentary  |  3/25/2020  | 
What comes after you've empowered your remote workforce in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic? Dealing with a large portion of that workforce getting sick at the same time.
How Attackers Could Use Azure Apps to Sneak into Microsoft 365
News  |  3/24/2020  | 
Researchers warn Microsoft 365 account holders to pay attention to unknown applications that request permissions.
Malware Found Hidden in Android Utility Apps, Children's Games
Quick Hits  |  3/24/2020  | 
The 'Tekya' malware, as researchers call it, is designed to imitate the user's actions to click advertisements.
New APT Targets Middle Eastern Victims
Quick Hits  |  3/24/2020  | 
The new malware, dubbed "Milum," can take control of industrial devices.
How to Secure Your Kubernetes Deployments
Commentary  |  3/24/2020  | 
As more companies shift their software to a microservices-based architecture and orchestrate their containerized applications in Kubernetes, distributed security controls become a must.
Cybercriminals' Promises to Pause During Pandemic Amount to Little
News  |  3/24/2020  | 
As pandemic worsens, online profiteering -- from fraudsters to ransomware operators to cybercriminal hacking -- continues unabated, despite some promises from the underground.
Vulnerability Management Isn't Just a Numbers Game
Commentary  |  3/24/2020  | 
Attackers work 24/7, so you have to be vigilant around the clock. Time for some game theory.
Microsoft Publishes Advisory for Windows Zero-Day
News  |  3/23/2020  | 
There is no available patch for the vulnerabilities, which Microsoft says exist in all supported versions of Windows.
538 Million Weibo Users' Info for Sale on Dark Web
Quick Hits  |  3/23/2020  | 
The user data, which does not include passwords, purportedly comes from a mid-2019 breach.
FBI Warns of Fake CDC Emails in COVID-19 Phishing Alert
Quick Hits  |  3/23/2020  | 
Fraudsters exploit concerns by claiming to offer virus-related information or promising stimulus checks.
8 Infosec Page-Turners for Days Spent Indoors
Slideshows  |  3/23/2020  | 
Stuck inside and looking for a new read? Check out these titles written by security practitioners and reporters across the industry.
From Zero to Hero: CISO Edition
Commentary  |  3/23/2020  | 
It's time for organizations to realize that an empowered CISO can effectively manage enterprise risk and even grow the business along the way.
200M Records of US Citizens Leaked in Unprotected Database
News  |  3/20/2020  | 
Researchers have not determined who owns the database, which was one of several large exposed instances disclosed this week.
Proof of Concept Released for kr00k Wi-Fi Vulnerability
Quick Hits  |  3/20/2020  | 
The code demonstrates a relatively simple method to exploit a vulnerability in more than a billion devices.
Security Ratings Are a Dangerous Fantasy
Commentary  |  3/20/2020  | 
They don't predict breaches, and they don't help people make valuable business decisions or make users any safer.
Attack Surface, Vulnerabilities Increase as Orgs Respond to COVID-19 Crisis
News  |  3/20/2020  | 
In typical fashion, attackers are gearing up to take advantage of the surge in teleworking prompted by the pandemic.
Misconfigured Elasticsearch Instance Exposes More Than 5 Billion Records
Quick Hits  |  3/19/2020  | 
The collections contained information collected by a UK research firm on data breaches from the years 2012 to 2019.
DDoS Attack Targets German Food Delivery Service
Quick Hits  |  3/19/2020  | 
Liefrando delivers food from more than 15,000 restaurants in Germany, where people under COVID-19 restrictions depend on the service.
VPN Usage Surges as More Nations Shut Down Offices
News  |  3/19/2020  | 
As social distancing becomes the norm, interest in virtual private networks has rocketed, with some providers already seeing a doubling in users and traffic since the beginning of the year.
New Study Calls Common Risk Figure into Question
News  |  3/19/2020  | 
Many risk models use a commonly quoted number -- $150 per record -- to estimate the cost of an incident. A new study from the Cyentia Institute says misusing that number means that estimates are almost never accurate.
Cyber Resilience Benchmarks 2020
Commentary  |  3/19/2020  | 
Here are four things that separate the leaders from the laggards when fighting cyber threats.
Achieving DevSecOps Requires Cutting Through the Jargon
Commentary  |  3/19/2020  | 
Establishing a culture where security can work easily with developers starts with making sure they can at least speak the same language.
Process Injection Tops Attacker Techniques for 2019
News  |  3/18/2020  | 
Attackers commonly use remote administration and network management tools for lateral movement, a new pool of threat data shows.
500,000 Documents Exposed in Open S3 Bucket Incident
Quick Hits  |  3/18/2020  | 
The open database exposed highly sensitive financial and business documents related to two financial organizations.
Facebook Got Tagged, but Not Hard Enough
Commentary  |  3/18/2020  | 
Ensuring that our valuable biometric information is protected is worth more than a $550 million settlement.
Trend Micro Patches Two Zero-Days Under Attack
Quick Hits  |  3/18/2020  | 
Businesses are urged to update the Apex One and OfficeScan XG enterprise security products as soon as possible.
Attorney General Directs DoJ to Prioritize Coronavirus Crime
Quick Hits  |  3/17/2020  | 
Criminal activity related to the pandemic cannot be tolerated, William Barr states in memo.
This Tax Season, Save the Scorn and Protect Customers from Phishing Scams
Commentary  |  3/17/2020  | 
As security professionals, it's easy to get cynical about the continued proliferation of tax ID theft and blame the consumers themselves. But that doesn't help anyone.
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CVE-2020-15270
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-22
Parse Server (npm package parse-server) broadcasts events to all clients without checking if the session token is valid. This allows clients with expired sessions to still receive subscription objects. It is not possible to create subscription objects with invalid session tokens. The issue is not pa...
CVE-2018-21266
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-22
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: none. Reason: This candidate was withdrawn by its CNA. Notes: none.
CVE-2018-21267
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-22
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: none. Reason: This candidate was withdrawn by its CNA. Notes: none.
CVE-2020-27673
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-22
An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.9.1, as used with Xen through 4.14.x. Guest OS users can cause a denial of service (host OS hang) via a high rate of events to dom0, aka CID-e99502f76271.
CVE-2020-27674
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-22
An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.14.x allowing x86 PV guest OS users to gain guest OS privileges by modifying kernel memory contents, because invalidation of TLB entries is mishandled during use of an INVLPG-like attack technique.