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Content tagged with Advanced Threats posted in August 2020
Is China the World's Greatest Cyber Power?
News  |  8/27/2020  | 
While the US, Russia, Israel, and several European nations all have sophisticated cyber capabilities, one threat intelligence firm argues that China's aggressive approach to cyber operations has made it "perhaps the world's greatest cyber power."
How CISOs Can Play a New Role in Defining the Future of Work
Commentary  |  8/27/2020  | 
Rather than just reacting to security issues in the COVID-19 era, CISOs are now in a position to be change agents alongside their C-suite peers.
Three Easy Ways to Avoid Meow-like Database Attacks
Commentary  |  8/25/2020  | 
The largest problem facing database security today is the disconnect between security teams and DBAs beginning from the moment of configuration and continuing throughout the database lifecycle.
Large Ad Network Collects Private Activity Data, Reroutes Clicks
News  |  8/24/2020  | 
A Chinese mobile advertising firm has modified code in the software development kit included in more than 1,200 apps, maliciously collecting user activity and performing ad fraud, says Snyk, a software security firm.
Average Cost of a Data Breach in 2020: $3.86M
Commentary  |  8/24/2020  | 
When companies defend themselves against cyberattacks, time is money.
74 Days From the Presidential Election, Security Worries Mount
News  |  8/21/2020  | 
With pandemic measures continuing and political divisions deepening, security experts express concern about the security and integrity of the November election.
'Next-Gen' Supply Chain Attacks Surge 430%
News  |  8/21/2020  | 
Attackers are increasingly seeding open source projects with compromised components.
Post-Pandemic Digitalization: Building a Human-Centric Cybersecurity Strategy
Commentary  |  8/21/2020  | 
COVID-19 won't be the last major disruption of its kind. Instead, it is a glimpse into what may be to come as digitalization continues to affect all aspects of our lives.
Smart-Lock Hacks Point to Larger IoT Problems
News  |  8/20/2020  | 
Two recent reports on smart-locks vulnerabilities show that IoT vendors have a bigger job to do in ensuring their products are safely deployed and configured.
Newly Patched Alexa Flaws a Red Flag for Home Workers
News  |  8/19/2020  | 
Alexa could serve as an entry point to home and corporate networks. Security experts point to the need for manufacturers to work closely with enterprise security teams to spot and shut down IoT device flaws.
The IT Backbone of Cybercrime
Commentary  |  8/17/2020  | 
Like their counterparts who run legitimate businesses, cybercriminals need hosting and cybersecurity protection, too.
7 Ways to Keep Your Remote Workforce Safe
Slideshows  |  8/14/2020  | 
These tips will help you chart a course for a security strategy that just may become part of the normal way organizations will function over the next several years.
Kr00k, KRACK, and the Seams in Wi-Fi, IoT Encryption
News  |  8/12/2020  | 
Black Hat talk expands on research that uncovered more weaknesses in Wi-Fi chips allowing for the unauthorized decryption of traffic.
How to Help Spoil the Cybercrime Economy
Commentary  |  8/11/2020  | 
Cybercrime increasingly is turning into a commodity. Stolen PII data and hijacked cloud accounts especially propel the spread, research shows.
IoT Security During COVID-19: What We've Learned & Where We're Going
Commentary  |  8/7/2020  | 
Vigilance and ongoing training combined with an integrated security framework are key aspects of a successful strategy in the fight against the latest crop of pandemic opportunists.
Dark Reading Video News Desk Returns to Black Hat
News  |  8/6/2020  | 
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Why Satellite Communication Eavesdropping Will Remain A Problem
News  |  8/6/2020  | 
Oxford PhD candidate James Pavur shows that SATCOM security has still made no progress since previous Black Hat disclosures, and discusses the physical and economic limitations that slow make it unlikely to improve anytime soon.
Russian Election Interference: Whats Next?
News  |  8/5/2020  | 
Nate Beach-Westmoreland gives a look back at the past 10 years of Russian election interference and disinformation campaigns. What can we learn from the past and what should we expect as the 2020 US presidential election approaches?
Retooling the SOC for a Post-COVID World
Commentary  |  8/4/2020  | 
Residual work-from-home policies will require changes to security policies, procedures, and technologies.


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Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
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Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
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CVE-2021-40865
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-25
An Unsafe Deserialization vulnerability exists in the worker services of the Apache Storm supervisor server allowing pre-auth Remote Code Execution (RCE). Apache Storm 2.2.x users should upgrade to version 2.2.1 or 2.3.0. Apache Storm 2.1.x users should upgrade to version 2.1.1. Apache Storm 1.x use...
CVE-2021-25977
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-25
In PiranhaCMS, versions 7.0.0 to 9.1.1 are vulnerable to stored XSS due to the page title improperly sanitized. By creating a page with a specially crafted page title, a low privileged user can trigger arbitrary JavaScript execution.
CVE-2021-35231
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-25
As a result of an unquoted service path vulnerability present in the Kiwi Syslog Server Installation Wizard, a local attacker could gain escalated privileges by inserting an executable into the path of the affected service or uninstall entry. Example vulnerable path: "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN...
CVE-2021-38294
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-25
A Command Injection vulnerability exists in the getTopologyHistory service of the Apache Storm 2.x prior to 2.2.1 and Apache Storm 1.x prior to 1.2.4. A specially crafted thrift request to the Nimbus server allows Remote Code Execution (RCE) prior to authentication.
CVE-2021-40526
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-25
Incorrect calculation of buffer size vulnerability in Peleton TTR01 up to and including PTV55G allows a remote attacker to trigger a Denial of Service attack through the GymKit daemon process by exploiting a heap overflow in the network server handling the Apple GymKit communication. This can lead t...