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North Korea Ramps Up 'Operation GhostSecret' Cyber Espionage Campaign
News  |  4/26/2018  | 
Critical infrastructure, entertainment, finance, healthcare, telecoms, among recent targets of the Lazarus Group, aka Hidden Cobra.
10 Women in Security You May Not Know But Should
Slideshows  |  3/30/2018  | 
The first in a series of articles shining a spotlight on women who are quietly changing the game in cybersecurity.
Looking Back and Thinking Ahead on Cyberwar, Nation-State Attacks
News  |  3/23/2018  | 
In the domain of cyber warfare, the effective strategies for fighting yesterday's cyberattacks will not work against tomorrow's, experts said.
Hunting Cybercriminals with AWS Honey Tokens
News  |  3/22/2018  | 
Researchers at Black Hat Asia demonstrated how they used AWS honey tokens to detect security breaches at scale.
New 'Mac-A-Mal' Tool Automates Mac Malware Hunting & Analysis
News  |  3/14/2018  | 
Researchers at Black Hat Asia will demonstrate a new framework they created for catching and studying Apple MacOS malware.
Microsoft Remote Access Protocol Flaw Affects All Windows Machines
News  |  3/13/2018  | 
Attackers can exploit newly discovered critical crypto bug in CredSSP via a man-in-the-middle attack and then move laterally within a victim network.
Asia's Security Leaders Feel Underprepared for Future Threats: Report
News  |  3/12/2018  | 
A new study highlights major concerns of cybersecurity leaders in Asia, where most fear critical infrastructure attacks, advanced threats, and social engineering.
Intel SGX Can Be Used to Hide, Execute Malware
News  |  3/7/2018  | 
The microprocessor giant's Software Guard Extensions security feature can be abused to implement virtually undetectable malware, Graz University researchers say.
Researchers Defeat Android OEMs' Security Mitigations
News  |  3/7/2018  | 
At Black Hat Asia, two security experts will bypass security improvements added to Android by equipment manufacturers.
Design Weakness in Microsoft CFG Allows Complete Bypass
News  |  3/6/2018  | 
Researchers from Italy's University of Padua will demo a new technique to evade Control Flow Guard, the widely deployed security mechanism, at Black Hat Asia.
Securing the Web of Wearables, Smartphones & Cloud
News  |  3/1/2018  | 
Why security for the Internet of Things demands that businesses revamp their software development lifecycle.
10 Can't-Miss Talks at Black Hat Asia
Slideshows  |  2/23/2018  | 
With threats featuring everything from nation-states to sleep states, the sessions taking place from March 20-23 in Singapore are relevant to security experts around the world.
Researcher to Release Free Attack Obfuscation Tool
News  |  2/20/2018  | 
Cybercrime gang FIN7, aka Carbanak, spotted hiding behind another Windows function, according to research to be presented at Black Hat Asia next month.
Facebook Launches 'Secure the Internet Grants' Program
Quick Hits  |  1/22/2018  | 
The new initiative encourages universities, non-profits, and NGOs to submit applied research proposals for new security defense technologies that can be used in practice.
The Coolest Hacks of 2017
News  |  12/27/2017  | 
Robots, voting machines, machine learning, and the wind were among the hacks security researchers pulled off this year.
BlueBorne Attack Highlights Flaws in Linux, IoT Security
News  |  12/14/2017  | 
Bluetooth vulnerabilities let attackers control devices running Linux or any OS derived from it, putting much of the Internet of Things at risk, including popular consumer products.
Why Cybersecurity Must Be an International Effort
News  |  12/6/2017  | 
The former head of cyber for the US State Department calls for agreements across countries to improve government cybersecurity.
How the Major Intel ME Firmware Flaw Lets Attackers Get 'God Mode' on a Machine
News  |  12/6/2017  | 
Researchers at Black Hat Europe today revealed how a buffer overflow they discovered in the chip's firmware can be abused to take control of a machine - even when it's turned 'off.'
Hacked IV Pumps and Digital Smart Pens Can Lead to Data Breaches
News  |  12/4/2017  | 
Researcher to reveal IoT medical device dangers at Black Hat Europe this week.
Intel Firmware Flaws Found
News  |  11/22/2017  | 
Another big firmware security issue affecting Intel processors, requires OEM updates.
Samsung Pay Leaks Mobile Device Information
News  |  11/22/2017  | 
Researcher at Black Hat Europe will show how Samsung Pay's security falls short and ways attackers could potentially bypass it.
Stealthy New PLC Hack Jumps the Air Gap
News  |  11/9/2017  | 
Researchers at Black Hat Europe next month will demonstrate a data-exfiltration attack on Siemens PLCs that uses combination of code manipulation and Radio Frequency (RF) emissions.
Cognitive Mindhacks: How Attackers Spread Disinformation Campaigns
News  |  11/6/2017  | 
Researchers investigate the tools and techniques behind cyber propaganda and fake news and how it changes public opinion.
Social Engineer Spills Tricks of the Trade
News  |  11/2/2017  | 
A social engineer points out gaping holes in businesses' human security and shares lessons learned from years of phishing research.
Secure Wifi Hijacked by KRACK Vulns in WPA2
News  |  10/16/2017  | 
All modern WiFi access points and devices that have implemented the protocol vulnerable to attacks that allow decryption, traffic hijacking other attacks. Second, unrelated crypto vulnerability also found in RSA code library in TPM chips.
How Security Metrics Fail Us & How We Fail Them
How Security Metrics Fail Us & How We Fail Them
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/26/2017  | 
Joseph Carson of Thycotic discusses how infosec professionals buy security products they don't need and make other bad decisions, because of poor use of metrics.
Attacking Developers Using 'Shadow Containers'
Attacking Developers Using 'Shadow Containers'
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/15/2017  | 
Sagie Dulce describes why developers are such attractive targets and how the Docker API can be exploited to use one of developers' favorite tools against them in sneaky, obfuscated attacks.
A New Model for 'Mathematically Provable Security'
A New Model for 'Mathematically Provable Security'
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/14/2017  | 
Winn Schwartau, CEO of The Security Awareness Company, says we all know the old model of security is broken and it's time for a new one.
Deception: A Convincing New Approach to Cyber Defense
Commentary  |  9/12/2017  | 
How defenders in a US national security agency capture-the-flag exercise used an endless stream of false data across the network to thwart attackers and contain damage.
Tesla Hacks: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Tesla Hacks: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/12/2017  | 
Keen Security Lab found multiple holes in the isolation layer Tesla uses to protect drive systems from infotainment systems, but were impressed by the auto company's security in other ways.
Paul Vixie: How CISOs Can Use DNS to Up Security
Paul Vixie: How CISOs Can Use DNS to Up Security
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/11/2017  | 
FarSight CEO and DNS master Paul Vixie explains how enterprises, not just telecoms and infrastructure providers, can use DNS to improve cybersecurity.
Attacking Data Integrity & Hacking Radiation Monitoring Devices
Attacking Data Integrity & Hacking Radiation Monitoring Devices
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/8/2017  | 
Ruben Santamarta shows radio-based vulnerabilities and investigates how the integrity of critical data can be manipulated to simulate, complicate or exacerbate emergency situations.
How Legendary Carder, Hacker Roman Seleznev Was Caught, Sentenced
How Legendary Carder, Hacker Roman Seleznev Was Caught, Sentenced
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/6/2017  | 
Assistant US Attorney Norman Barbosa visits the Dark Reading News Desk to discuss details of the credit card hacking case that led to an unprecedented 27-year prison sentence.
Activists Beware: The Latest In 3G & 4G Spying
Activists Beware: The Latest In 3G & 4G Spying
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/5/2017  | 
Ravi Borgaonkar describes new 3G & 4G vulnerabilities that enable IMSI catchers to be smarter, stealthier snoopers.
To Improve Diversity, 'Have the Uncomfortable Conversations'
To Improve Diversity, 'Have the Uncomfortable Conversations'
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/5/2017  | 
Jules Okafor of Fortress Information Security explains that diversity efforts cannot shy away from discussions of racism and sexism.
Mikko Hypponen's Vision of the Cybersecurity Future
Mikko Hypponen's Vision of the Cybersecurity Future
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/4/2017  | 
Twenty years from now, will everything be in the Internet of Things, and if so, how does the security industry need to prepare? F-Secure's chief research officer weighs in on this and what else the future promises (and threatens).
Using Market Pressures to Improve Cybersecurity
Using Market Pressures to Improve Cybersecurity
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/31/2017  | 
Post-MedSec, Chris Wysopal discusses what impact the investor community -- if not consumers -- can have on squashing vulnerabilities and improving cybersecurity.
The Active Directory Botnet
The Active Directory Botnet
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/30/2017  | 
It's a nightmare of an implementation error with no easy fix. Ty Miller and Paul Kalinin explain how and why an attacker could build an entire botnet inside your organization.
Training Courses for Aspiring Cybercriminals Put Security Education To Shame
Training Courses for Aspiring Cybercriminals Put Security Education To Shame
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/29/2017  | 
Reasonably priced, module-based training courses and helpful forums will train a beginner in all the tools and techniques of the successful cybercriminal, Rick Holland of Digital Shadows explains.
IoTCandyJar: A HoneyPot for any IoT Device
IoTCandyJar: A HoneyPot for any IoT Device
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/29/2017  | 
Palo Alto Networks researchers explain how they designed an affordable, behavior-based honeypot to detect attacks on an IoT device -- any kind of IoT device.
Insecure IoT Devices Pose Physical Threat to General Public
Insecure IoT Devices Pose Physical Threat to General Public
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/24/2017  | 
At the car wash, look out for attack robots. Billy Rios discusses how IoT devices could be hacked to physically attack people -- not just on factory floors, but in everyday public settings.
Dino Dai Zovi Dives Into Container Security, SecDevOps
Dino Dai Zovi Dives Into Container Security, SecDevOps
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/23/2017  | 
Dino Dai Zovi discusses the under-explored security aspects of Docker, data center orchestration, and containers.
Why Most Security Awareness Training Fails (And What To Do About It)
Why Most Security Awareness Training Fails (And What To Do About It)
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/22/2017  | 
Arun Vishwanath discusses why awareness training shouldn't apply the same cure to every ailment then blame the patient when the treatment doesn't work.
The Benefits of Exploiting Attackers' Favorite Tools
The Benefits of Exploiting Attackers' Favorite Tools
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/22/2017  | 
Symantec senior threat researcher Waylon Grange explains that attackers write vulnerable code, too.
How To Avoid Legal Trouble When Protecting Client Data
How To Avoid Legal Trouble When Protecting Client Data
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/21/2017  | 
Attorneys discuss how cybersecurity consultants can manage conflicts between e-discovery demands and client agreements.
ShieldFS Hits 'Rewind' on Ransomware
ShieldFS Hits 'Rewind' on Ransomware
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/18/2017  | 
Federico Maggi and Andrea Continella discuss a new tool to protect filesystems by disrupting and undoing ransomware's encryption activities.
How Bad Teachers Ruin Good Machine Learning
How Bad Teachers Ruin Good Machine Learning
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/18/2017  | 
Sophos data scientist Hillary Sanders explains how security suffers when good machine learning models are trained on bad testing data.
The Shadow Brokers: How They Changed 'Cyber Fear'
The Shadow Brokers: How They Changed 'Cyber Fear'
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/17/2017  | 
At Black Hat USA, Matt Suiche, founder of Comae Technologies, describes what we know about the Shadow Brokers and how they have changed the business of cyber fear.
Behind the Briefings: How Black Hat Sessions Get Chosen
Behind the Briefings: How Black Hat Sessions Get Chosen
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/17/2017  | 
Daniel Cuthbert and Stefano Zanero explain what the Black Hat review board is looking for in an abstract submission for the Briefings.
WannaCry Hero Hutchins Pleads Not Guilty
Quick Hits  |  8/14/2017  | 
Lawyers for MalwareTech 'confident he will be fully vindicated.'
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CVE-2018-11505
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-26
The Werewolf Online application 0.8.8 for Android allows attackers to discover the Firebase token by reading logcat output.
CVE-2018-6409
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-26
An issue was discovered in Appnitro MachForm before 4.2.3. The module in charge of serving stored files gets the path from the database. Modifying the name of the file to serve on the corresponding ap_form table leads to a path traversal vulnerability via the download.php q parameter.
CVE-2018-6410
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-26
An issue was discovered in Appnitro MachForm before 4.2.3. There is a download.php SQL injection via the q parameter.
CVE-2018-6411
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-26
An issue was discovered in Appnitro MachForm before 4.2.3. When the form is set to filter a blacklist, it automatically adds dangerous extensions to the filters. If the filter is set to a whitelist, the dangerous extensions can be bypassed through ap_form_elements SQL Injection.
CVE-2018-11500
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-26
An issue was discovered in PublicCMS V4.0.20180210. There is a CSRF vulnerability in "admin/sysUser/save.do?callbackType=closeCurrent&navTabId=sysUser/list" that can add an admin account.