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Content tagged with Advanced Threats posted in February 2021
Attackers Turn Struggling Software Projects Into Trojan Horses
News  |  2/26/2021  | 
While access to compromised systems has become an increasingly common service, some cybercriminals are going straight to the source: buying code bases and then updating the application with malicious code.
5 Key Steps Schools Can Take to Defend Against Cyber Threats
Commentary  |  2/25/2021  | 
Educational institutions have become prime targets, but there are things they can do to stay safer.
New APT Group Targets Airline Industry & Immigration
News  |  2/24/2021  | 
LazyScript bears similarities to some Middle Eastern groups but appears to be a distinct operation of its own, Malwarebytes says.
3 Security Flaws in Smart Devices & IoT That Need Fixing
Commentary  |  2/24/2021  | 
The scope and danger of unsecured, Internet-connected hardware will only continue to deepen.
SonicWall Releases Second Set of February Firmware Patches
Quick Hits  |  2/23/2021  | 
The latest patches, for its SMA 100 series products, comes less than three weeks after an updates to patch a zero-day vulnerability.
Augmenting SMB Defense Strategies With MITRE ATT&CK: A Primer
Commentary  |  2/23/2021  | 
Any organization can use MITRE ATT&CK as a force multiplier, but it's especially valuable for small ones.
CVSS as a Framework, Not a Score
Commentary  |  2/23/2021  | 
The venerable system has served us well but is now outdated. Not that it's time to throw the system away; use it as a framework to measure risk using modern, context-based methods.
What Can Your Connected Car Reveal About You?
Commentary  |  2/22/2021  | 
App developers must take responsibility for the security of users' data.
How to Fine-Tune Vendor Risk Management in a Virtual World
Commentary  |  2/19/2021  | 
Without on-site audits, many organizations lack their usual visibility to assess risk factors and validate contracts and SLA with providers.
Microsoft Concludes Internal Investigation into Solorigate Breach
News  |  2/18/2021  | 
The software giant found no evidence that attackers gained extensive access to services or customer data.
Hiding in Plain Sight: What the SolarWinds Attack Revealed About Efficacy
Commentary  |  2/18/2021  | 
Multilayered infiltration involved custom malicious tooling, backdoors, and cloaked code, far beyond the skills of script kiddies.
Egregor Arrests a Blow, but Ransomware Will Likely Bounce Back
News  |  2/17/2021  | 
Similar to previous ransomware takedowns, this disruption to the ransomware-as-a-service model will likely be short-lived, security experts say.
Under Attack: Hosting & Internet Service Providers
Commentary  |  2/16/2021  | 
The digital universe depends on always-on IT networks and services, so ISPs and hosting providers have become favorite targets for cyberattacks.
7 Things We Know So Far About the SolarWinds Attacks
Slideshows  |  2/11/2021  | 
Two months after the news first broke, many questions remain about the sophisticated cyber-espionage campaign.
Cloud-Native Apps Make Software Supply Chain Security More Important Than Ever
Commentary  |  2/11/2021  | 
Cloud-native deployments tend to be small, interchangeable, and easier to protect, but their software supply chains require closer attention.
Florida Water Utility Hack Highlights Risks to Critical Infrastructure
News  |  2/9/2021  | 
The intrusion also shows how redundancy and detection can minimize damage and reduce impact to the population.
How Neurodiversity Can Strengthen Cybersecurity Defense
Commentary  |  2/9/2021  | 
Team members from different backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, and neurological abilities are best equipped to tackle today's security challenges.
Iranian Cyber Groups Spying on Dissidents & Others of Interest to Government
News  |  2/9/2021  | 
A new investigation of two known threat groups show cyber actors are spying on mobile devices and PCs belonging to targeted users around the world.
Microsoft Says It's Time to Attack Your Machine-Learning Models
News  |  2/4/2021  | 
With access to some training data, Microsoft's red team recreated a machine-learning system and found sequences of requests that resulted in a denial-of-service.


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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-2021-31923
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-24
Ping Identity PingAccess before 5.3.3 allows HTTP request smuggling via header manipulation.
CVE-2021-41581
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-24
x509_constraints_parse_mailbox in lib/libcrypto/x509/x509_constraints.c in LibreSSL through 3.4.0 has a stack-based buffer over-read. When the input exceeds DOMAIN_PART_MAX_LEN, the buffer lacks '\0' termination.
CVE-2021-41583
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-24
vpn-user-portal (aka eduVPN or Let's Connect!) before 2.3.14, as packaged for Debian 10, Debian 11, and Fedora, allows remote authenticated users to obtain OS filesystem access, because of the interaction of QR codes with an exec that uses the -r option. This can be leveraged to obtain additional VP...
CVE-2021-41584
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-24
Gradle Enterprise before 2021.1.3 can allow unauthorized viewing of a response (information disclosure of possibly sensitive build/configuration details) via a crafted HTTP request with the X-Gradle-Enterprise-Ajax-Request header.
CVE-2020-19949
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-23
A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the /link/add.html component of YzmCMS v5.3 allows attackers to execute arbitrary web scripts or HTML.