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Larry Loeb

Content posted in December 2018
SOP Story: Why Protecting Web Browsers Remains a Security Cornerstone
Larry Loeb  |  12/24/2018  | 
One of the oldest ways to protect content on the web is SOP. However, it's not always implemented in the same way on all browsers. This can complicate one of the main cornerstones of Internet security.
Huawei Routers Vulnerable to Simplified Credential Stuffing Attack
Larry Loeb  |  12/21/2018  | 
Security researchers at NewSky have found a vulnerability in Huawei's HG routers that leave these devices open to a brute force attack. The company has been notified, but it's not clear what, if any fix, has been applied.
Jenkins Flaw Can Allow Attackers to Log In as Admins
Larry Loeb  |  12/19/2018  | 
New research from CyberArk finds a critical flaw in Jenkins servers that can allow an attacker to log in as an administrator, which can lead to any number of compromises and malicious activity.
Russian-Backed Sofacy Group Used New Cannon Trojan in Recent Attacks
Larry Loeb  |  12/17/2018  | 
Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 has documented two months of attacks from the Sofacy group, which also goes by Fancy Bear and APT28. Researchers found the attackers deployed a new Trojan called Cannon.
SQLite Vulnerability Could Put Thousands of Apps at Risk
Larry Loeb  |  12/17/2018  | 
A significant bug in SQLite could allow for remote code execution, leaks of memory and program crashes within thousands of apps, according to new research.
Phishing Emails, Trojans Continued to Proliferate in Q3 Report
Larry Loeb  |  12/14/2018  | 
Researchers at Comodo Cybersecurity found that phishing emails continued to proliferate in the third quarter of this year, with PayPal as a major target. Malware, such as Trojans, also remain a top security issue.
'Novidade' Exploit Changes DNS Settings in Home & Small Business Routers
Larry Loeb  |  12/12/2018  | 
Trend Micro has picked up on a new exploit dubbed 'Novidade,' which targets small business and home routers and changes their DNS settings to redirect the traffic as part of an attack.
ESET Researchers Find 12 New Linux Malware Families
Larry Loeb  |  12/11/2018  | 
A report from ESET finds 12 new Linux backdoor malware families in the wild that had previously been undocumented.
Google Chrome 71: Bugs Squashed & New Ways to Block 'Abusive Experiences'
Larry Loeb  |  12/7/2018  | 
The latest version of the Google Chrome browser squashes numerous bugs and adds in a feature to help block what the company calls 'abusive experiences.'
Kubernetes Vulnerability Can Turn Containers Into Zombies
Larry Loeb  |  12/4/2018  | 
For years, Kubernetes was considered secure. However, a newly published vulnerability can turn enterprise containers into zombies without proper patching.
Marriott's Due Diligence Failure Led to Massive Data Breach
Larry Loeb  |  12/4/2018  | 
After acquiring Starwood, Marriott failed to conduct a proper review of the company's security issues. This lack of due diligence led directly to 500 million records being compromised in a data breach.


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