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Larry Loeb

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Endpoints Fail Predictably: Absolute
Larry Loeb  |  10/29/2019  | 
A security firm based in Vancouver, Canada, has issued a disturbing 2019 Endpoint Security Trends Report that finds security spending not worth the bucks.
MSFT Floats an ARC
Larry Loeb  |  10/29/2019  | 
As far back as 2015, the group responsible for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance specification realized that one implementation was not going to solve the problem of email spoofing.
Beware the 'Raccoon Stealer' – It Ain't No Furry Friend
Larry Loeb  |  10/24/2019  | 
'Raccoon stealer' is one of the 2019's top ten most-mentioned pieces of malware in the underground economy.
Operational Technology Players Come Out of the Shadows
Larry Loeb  |  10/23/2019  | 
Operational technology (OT) has long been hiding in the factories and sites of industrial installations, but things are changing.
Two Threat Actors, One Targeted Threat
Larry Loeb  |  10/22/2019  | 
By combining, two threat actors leveraged their own specific areas of expertise into one highly efficient and private tool.
Cylance Discovers WAV Files Can Hide Malware
Larry Loeb  |  10/21/2019  | 
BlackBerry Cylance threat researchers Anuj Soni, Jordan Barth and Brian Marks recently discovered obfuscated malware code that was embedded within WAV audio files.
Unit 42 Finds the First Cryptojacking Docker Container
Larry Loeb  |  10/17/2019  | 
Palo Alto Network's Unit 42 has found the first cryptocurrency miner malware that spreads like a worm through the use of Docker containers.
Even RATs Need Marketing
Larry Loeb  |  10/16/2019  | 
Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 researchers have discovered a new and previously undocumented Remote Access Tool (RAT).
Don't Get Burned by Your Sophos Firewall
Larry Loeb  |  10/15/2019  | 
Researcher finds Sophos firewalls can allow net-based RCE without authentication.
CISO No Longer the Last Word on Security – Radware
Larry Loeb  |  10/14/2019  | 
The rise of DevSecOps may be the reason that 70% of respondents to Radware's survey stated that the CISO was not the top influencer in deciding on security software policy.
New 'Reductor' Malware Intercepts Browser Traffic
Larry Loeb  |  10/11/2019  | 
Encrypted traffic from both Chrome and Firefox shown to be vulnerable.
UK Businesses Feel the Heat as Cyber Attacks Rise 243% Over the Summer
Larry Loeb  |  10/9/2019  | 
UK-based business ISP analyzed data from its customers and found that the number of cyber attacks its customers experienced had increased over last year's summer period by 243%.
UK Spy Agency Warns About VPN Hacking
Larry Loeb  |  10/8/2019  | 
Advanced persistent threat actors linked to the Chinese government are attacking enterprise VPN servers from Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks and Pulse Secure.
Cequence Finds Web Conferencing Vulnerability
Larry Loeb  |  10/7/2019  | 
Vulnerability could allow an attacker to list and view active meetings that are not protected.
FakeUpdates Is Back With New Capabilities
Larry Loeb  |  10/4/2019  | 
FireEye has written a blog about what they observed financially motivated threat actors were doing that focused on disrupting business processes by the mass deployment of ransomware throughout a victim's environment.
Masad Stealer Uses Telegram to Send Its Control Messages to Waiting Bots
Larry Loeb  |  10/2/2019  | 
Juniper Threat Labs has discovered a new Trojan-delivered spyware that uses Telegram to exfiltrate stolen information.
Torvalds Gives In, Linux Kernel Gets Locked Down Early
Larry Loeb  |  10/1/2019  | 
After years of efforts and rewrites, Linus Torvalds has signed off on a new optional feature for Linux that locks down the kernel much earlier in the boot process than was previously the case.
MSFT Updates Outlook Ban List for Downloads
Larry Loeb  |  9/30/2019  | 
Microsoft did some Outlook tweaking recently. They realized that the list of the file extensions that the program should refuse to download needed some updating.
Report Predicts DevSecOps Boom Over Next 2 Years
Larry Loeb  |  9/27/2019  | 
Sixty-eight percent of companies say they will be securing three quarters or more of their cloud-native applications with DevSecOps within two years.
OWASP's Common Web Program Security Problems: Part 2
Larry Loeb  |  9/26/2019  | 
We continue the countdown of OWASP's Top Ten nasties.
Enterprise Ransomware & Consumer Ransomware: They're Not That Different
Larry Loeb  |  9/26/2019  | 
RiskSense researchers identified 57 vulnerabilities that are heavily tied to ransomware threats in enterprises and government organizations as opposed to individuals.
OWASP Lists the Most Common Security Stings
Larry Loeb  |  9/24/2019  | 
OWASP's Top 10 is made up of high-risk, common weaknesses and flaws that are seen over and over again.
LastPass Extensions for Chrome & Opera Can Leak Passwords
Larry Loeb  |  9/20/2019  | 
A history of password-stealing potential vulnerabilities has LastPass users worried.
DNSSEC Can Encourage DDoS – Nexusguard
Larry Loeb  |  9/18/2019  | 
Report found that DNS Amplification contributed to the largest share, compared to other methods, of attack activities in Q2 2019.
F-Secure's Honeypots Get Hit 3 Billion Times in First Half of 2019
Larry Loeb  |  9/17/2019  | 
Global network of honeypots measured more than triple the attack traffic of the previous period, to a total of over 2.9 billion events.
NIST Tackles AI
Larry Loeb  |  9/16/2019  | 
But to prepare for something usually means you have an idea about what you are preparing for, no?
An Image Can Poison Just as Well as an Exploit Can
Larry Loeb  |  9/13/2019  | 
An emerging and increasingly sophisticated threat campaign is employing obscure file formats.
IoT Can Allow Footholds Where They Are Least Expected
Larry Loeb  |  9/11/2019  | 
An IoT device carries with it the implicit threat of being used for nefarious purposes if it has not been created with security foremost in mind.
Only 1% of Malware Attacks Use a Machine's Vulnerability, the Rest Prey on Humans – Proofpoint
Larry Loeb  |  9/9/2019  | 
Instead of attacking computer systems and infrastructure, threat actors focus on people, their roles within an organization, the data to which they had access, and their likelihood to 'click here' or perform some other enabling action.
Study Finds Enterprise Network Improvement Initiatives Not Meeting Business Needs
Larry Loeb  |  9/6/2019  | 
Accenture conducted a blind survey with 300 senior IT and business executives from companies with annual revenues in excess of US$1 billion to see if enterprise networks were under as much pressure these days as they projected they would be.
Eclypsium Finds 4 Major Attack Paths in Supermicro Servers
Larry Loeb  |  9/5/2019  | 
Firmware security player finds vulnerabilities in X9, X10 and X11 platform of servers.
TrickBot Has Evolved to Become More Dangerous
Larry Loeb  |  9/4/2019  | 
TrickBot has been an active botnet since around October of 2016. It's well known as part of the threat landscape, and has been operated in the past by GOLD BLACKBURN.
Making Code Harder to Read by Attackers Can Make Injections Less Likely
Larry Loeb  |  9/3/2019  | 
It's one of way of stopping formjackers making off with customers' credit card details.
Trend Micro Scopes Out 2019 So Far
Larry Loeb  |  9/3/2019  | 
Fileless attacks and exploit kits make a comeback.
Cisco Maxes Out Its CVE Severity
Larry Loeb  |  8/30/2019  | 
Cisco had to take itself to the virtual woodshed this week after issuing a security advisory about its IOS XE operating system.
AV Vendor & French Gendarmerie Take Down a Transnational Worm
Larry Loeb  |  8/29/2019  | 
The good guys got lucky this time.
NSA to Share Added Security for Firmware Functions
Larry Loeb  |  8/26/2019  | 
Most people think of the National Security Agency as the home of operational intelligence gathering. But many people are unaware of the research that it has done and released to the public.
Nuclear Plant Security Compromised by Financially Motivated Insiders
Larry Loeb  |  8/23/2019  | 
Equipment at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine was used to mine cryptocurrency.
Newly Registered Domains Mean New Problems – Palo Alto
Larry Loeb  |  8/23/2019  | 
Why NRDs should matter to the security community.
Fintech Startups Get Sloppy With Application Security
Larry Loeb  |  8/20/2019  | 
Some startups need to shape up or ship out.
New Industry Drives Renewed Interest in Embedded Security
Larry Loeb  |  8/20/2019  | 
Hardware for security may just get hot.
CTF Protocol Serves as a Low-Level Way to Take Over Windows Machines
Larry Loeb  |  8/16/2019  | 
There is a protocol in Windows that has been around since the days of Windows XP, which has been found to be insecure.
A Brace Helps to Balance the Load
Larry Loeb  |  8/13/2019  | 
A syntax construct inside the TCL language is allowing injection attacks to occur.
This RAT Doesn't Squeak Much
Larry Loeb  |  8/13/2019  | 
Saefko does stuff. Lots of stuff.
State Farm Insurance Notifies Users About a Breach but Doesn't Panic
Larry Loeb  |  8/9/2019  | 
State Farm Insurance has filed a notice of data breach that involved customer accounts, seemingly to meet California regulations.
MSFT Walks Back Original Action, Admits RDP Vulnerability Affects Hyper-V
Larry Loeb  |  8/9/2019  | 
Check Point Research's Eyal Itkin told the world in February of this year that there were multiple critical vulnerabilities in the widely used RDP protocol.
Wipro Says That Target on the Enterprise's Back Just Got Bigger
Larry Loeb  |  8/7/2019  | 
Wipro has presented the third edition of their 'State of Cybersecurity Report,' looking at trends and behaviors that have occurred over the last year.
Has Your Employee Been Compromised by Sextortion?
Larry Loeb  |  8/5/2019  | 
Sextortion is one particular kind of extortion that is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as "The practice of forcing someone to do something by threatening to publish sexual information about them."
Bulletproof Proxy Providers Try to Hide Botnet IP Address Needles in Haystacks
Larry Loeb  |  8/2/2019  | 
Cequence Security's CQ Prime research team thinks it has spotted a new trend it calls 'bulletproof proxies.'
Who Is Phoning Home on Your Firm's Dime?
Larry Loeb  |  8/1/2019  | 
ExtraHop customers in 2018 and the first weeks of 2019 took a look at some third-party supplied enterprise software's behavior and were not pleased when it would, unannounced, call home for its creators.
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CVE-2020-14310
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-31
There is an issue on grub2 before version 2.06 at function read_section_as_string(). It expects a font name to be at max UINT32_MAX - 1 length in bytes but it doesn't verify it before proceed with buffer allocation to read the value from the font value. An attacker may leverage that by crafting a ma...
CVE-2020-14311
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-31
There is an issue with grub2 before version 2.06 while handling symlink on ext filesystems. A filesystem containing a symbolic link with an inode size of UINT32_MAX causes an arithmetic overflow leading to a zero-sized memory allocation with subsequent heap-based buffer overflow.
CVE-2020-5413
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-31
Spring Integration framework provides Kryo Codec implementations as an alternative for Java (de)serialization. When Kryo is configured with default options, all unregistered classes are resolved on demand. This leads to the &quot;deserialization gadgets&quot; exploit when provided data contains mali...
CVE-2020-5414
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-31
VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (2.7.x versions prior to 2.7.19, 2.8.x versions prior to 2.8.13, and 2.9.x versions prior to 2.9.7) contains an App Autoscaler that logs the UAA admin password. This credential is redacted on VMware Tanzu Operations Manager; however, the unredacted logs are a...
CVE-2019-11286
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-31
VMware GemFire versions prior to 9.10.0, 9.9.1, 9.8.5, and 9.7.5, and VMware Tanzu GemFire for VMs versions prior to 1.11.0, 1.10.1, 1.9.2, and 1.8.2, contain a JMX service available to the network which does not properly restrict input. A remote authenticated malicious user may request against the ...