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Content tagged with Advanced Threats posted in October 2016
US Should Help Private Sector 'Active Defense,' But Outlaw Hacking Back, Says Task Force
News  |  10/31/2016  | 
Task Force at George Washington University suggests ways for government to clear up legal quagmires, improve tools, keep us all out of trouble.
The 4 Biggest Mistakes Businesses Make Trying To Secure Endpoints
Commentary  |  10/31/2016  | 
Sure, it's tempting to chase whatever collaboration technology is hot at the moment, but this can cause serious data security risks.
Malvertising Trends: Dont Talk Ad Standards Without Ad Security
Commentary  |  10/19/2016  | 
How malvertising marries the strengths and weaknesses of the complex digital advertising ecosystem perfectly and what online publishers and security leaders need to do about it.
US GOP Senate Committee Allegedly Target Of Russian Hackers
Quick Hits  |  10/18/2016  | 
Dutch researcher finds NRSC web store among 5,900 e-commerce sites infected with malware designed to steal payment card details.
Guccifer Sent Back To Romanian Prison
Quick Hits  |  10/17/2016  | 
Hacker, who exposed private email server of Hillary Clinton, will return to US in 2018 to serve 52-month jail term.
Hacking Voting Systems: A Reality Check
Commentary  |  10/17/2016  | 
Can democracy be hacked? Yes, but not in the way you might think.
IoT Default Passwords: Just Don't Do It
Commentary  |  10/13/2016  | 
The rise of the Internet of Things makes the use of default passwords especially perilous. There are better options.
France's TV5Monde Was Victim Of Vicious Cyberattack In 2015
Quick Hits  |  10/11/2016  | 
Hackers, allegedly Russians, targeted encoder systems in an attempt to destroy the network and cause major technical and financial damages.
UN Watchdog: Nuclear Plants Disrupted By Cyberattack
Quick Hits  |  10/11/2016  | 
IAEA director Yukiya Amano says cyber threats to nuclear plants are "not an imaginary risk."
Cyber Hunters, Incident Response & The Changing Nature Of Network Defense
Commentary  |  10/11/2016  | 
Or how I learned that network defense needs to evolve from a game of "stumbled upon" to "search and discover."
US Formally Accuses Russia Of Stealing DNC Emails
Quick Hits  |  10/7/2016  | 
No word on what sanctions, if any, are coming.
IoT DDoS Attack Code Released
News  |  10/3/2016  | 
Mirai malware could signal the beginning of new trend in using Internet of Things devices as bots for DDoS attacks.
Hackers Attacked Voter Registration Systems Of 20 US States, Says Official
Quick Hits  |  10/3/2016  | 
US Homeland Security Department calls for scan of election websites and improve security even as FBI probes Russian involvement.


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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-2021-37625
PUBLISHED: 2021-08-05
Skytable is an open source NoSQL database. In versions prior to 0.6.4 an incorrect check of return value of the accept function in the run-loop for a TCP socket/TLS socket/TCP+TLS multi-socket causes an early exit from the run loop that should continue infinitely unless terminated by a local user, e...
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CVE-2021-37604
PUBLISHED: 2021-08-05
In the Microchip MiWi v6.5 software stack, there is a possibility of frame counters being validated/updated prior to message authentication.
CVE-2021-37605
PUBLISHED: 2021-08-05
In the Microchip MiWi v6.5 software stack, there is a possibility of frame counters being being validated / updated prior to message authentication.
CVE-2021-38138
PUBLISHED: 2021-08-05
OneNav beta 0.9.12 allows XSS via the Add Link feature. NOTE: the vendor's position is that there intentionally is not any XSS protection at present, because the attack risk is largely limited to a compromised account; however, XSS protection is planned for a future release.