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Content tagged with Advanced Threats posted in May 2019
Focusing on Endpoints: 5 Steps to Fight Cybercrime
Commentary  |  5/31/2019  | 
Follow these best practices to strengthen endpoint management strategies and protect company data.
The Ransomware Dilemma: What if Your Local Government Is Next?
Commentary  |  5/30/2019  | 
Baltimore has so far refused to comply with a ransom demand. It's being forced to make a decision all such victims face: to act morally or practically.
Don't Just Tune Your SIEM, Retune It
Commentary  |  5/29/2019  | 
Your SIEM isn't a set-it-and-forget-it proposition. It's time for a spring cleaning.
FirstAm Leak Highlights Importance of Verifying the Basics
News  |  5/28/2019  | 
The Fortune 500 giant in the real estate industry missed a basic vulnerability in its website, leaving as many as 885 million sensitive records accessible to attackers. The fix: teaching developers the top 10 security issues and frequent testing.
Cybercrime: Looking Beyond the Dark Web
Commentary  |  5/28/2019  | 
Fighting cybercrime requires visibility into much more than just the Dark Web. Here's where to look and a glimpse of what you'll find.
Satan Ransomware Adds More Evil Tricks
News  |  5/21/2019  | 
The latest changes to the Satan ransomware framework demonstrate attackers are changing their operations while targeting victims more carefully.
Old Threats Are New Again
Commentary  |  5/21/2019  | 
They may look familiar to you, and that isn't a coincidence. New threats are often just small twists on old ones.
Financial Sector Under Siege
Commentary  |  5/20/2019  | 
The old take-the-money-and-run approach has been replaced by siege tactics such as DDOS attacks and land-and-expand campaigns with multiple points of persistence and increased dwell time.
A Trustworthy Digital Foundation Is Essential to Digital Government
Commentary  |  5/17/2019  | 
Agencies must take steps to ensure that citizens trust in the security of government's digital channels.
Commercial Spyware Uses WhatsApp Flaw to Infect Phones
News  |  5/14/2019  | 
A single flaw allowed attackers thought to be linked to a government to target human rights workers and install surveillance software by sending a phone request. The victims did not even have to answer.
How We Collectively Can Improve Cyber Resilience
Commentary  |  5/10/2019  | 
Three steps you can take, based on Department of Homeland Security priorities.
How to Close the Critical Cybersecurity Talent Gap
Commentary  |  5/9/2019  | 
If we don't change our ways, the gap will keep getting worse. Outside-the-box thinking and new techniques are required, and here are a few ways to get started.
Fighting Back Against Tech-Savvy Fraudsters
Commentary  |  5/9/2019  | 
Staying a step ahead requires moving beyond the security techniques of the past.
The Big E-Crime Pivot
Commentary  |  5/7/2019  | 
Criminals have begun to recognize that enterprise ransomware offers tremendous financial advantage over the more traditional tactics of wire fraud and account takeover.
Better Behavior, Better Biometrics?
Commentary  |  5/7/2019  | 
Behavioral biometrics is a building block to be used in conjunction with other security measures, but it shows promise.
Attackers Add a New Spin to Old Scams
News  |  5/6/2019  | 
Scammers are figuring out unique ways of abusing cloud services to make their attacks look more genuine, Netskope says.
Password Reuse, Misconfiguration Blamed for Repository Compromises
News  |  5/6/2019  | 
Armed with stolen credentials from another breach or from a misconfigured file, attackers delete developers' repositories on GitHub, Bitbucket, and GitLab, leaving behind ransom notes.
Trust the Stack, Not the People
Commentary  |  5/6/2019  | 
A completely trusted stack lets the enterprise be confident that apps and data are treated and protected wherever they are.
Security Depends on Careful Design
Commentary  |  5/2/2019  | 
Deploying focused edge protection on-site extends security beyond the network level to shield millions of previously exposed devices, apps, and control systems.
Why Are We Still Celebrating World Password Day?
News  |  5/2/2019  | 
Calls to eliminate the password abound on this World Password Day and the technology to change is ready. So why can't we get off our password habit?
Attackers Used Red-Team, Pen-Testing Tools to Hack Wipro
News  |  5/1/2019  | 
Breach of India-based outsourcing giant involved a remote access tool and a post-exploitation tool, according to an analysis by Flashpoint.
Digital Transformation Exposes Operational Technology & Critical Infrastructure
Commentary  |  5/1/2019  | 
The convergence of OT and IP-based IT networks makes society more vulnerable, requiring CISOs to rethink defense.


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CVE-2021-31755
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-07
An issue was discovered on Tenda AC11 devices with firmware through 02.03.01.104_CN. A stack buffer overflow vulnerability in /goform/setmac allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on the system via a crafted post request.
CVE-2021-31756
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-07
An issue was discovered on Tenda AC11 devices with firmware through 02.03.01.104_CN. A stack buffer overflow vulnerability in /gofrom/setwanType allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on the system via a crafted post request. This occurs when input vector controlled by malicious attack get copie...
CVE-2021-31757
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-07
An issue was discovered on Tenda AC11 devices with firmware through 02.03.01.104_CN. A stack buffer overflow vulnerability in /goform/setVLAN allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on the system via a crafted post request.
CVE-2021-31758
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-07
An issue was discovered on Tenda AC11 devices with firmware through 02.03.01.104_CN. A stack buffer overflow vulnerability in /goform/setportList allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on the system via a crafted post request.
CVE-2021-31458
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-07
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Foxit Reader 10.1.1.37576. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file. The specific flaw exists within the handlin...