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Larry Loeb

Content posted in April 2019
Shadow IT & Unsecured Data Still Rampant Within the Digital Workplace
Larry Loeb  |  4/30/2019  | 
The digital workplace is full of opportunities for improvement.
NIST Offers Improved Software Testing
Larry Loeb  |  4/29/2019  | 
Combinatorial testing is a software testing method that the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) likes a lot.
Enterprise Attacks Increase 235%: Trojans & Ransomware Most Common
Larry Loeb  |  4/26/2019  | 
The Malwarebytes Labs Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques Q1 2019 report found in just one year, threats aimed at corporate targets have increased by 235%. Trojans, such as Emotet, and ransomware were the most likely attacks.
EU Approves Addition of Biometrics to Tracking Database
Larry Loeb  |  4/25/2019  | 
The Common Identity Repository (CIR) will unify a disparate set of records that exist for more than 350 million people.
New Fix for jQuery Vulnerabilities
Larry Loeb  |  4/24/2019  | 
A security patch has been made for jQuery to mitigate 'prototype pollution.'
Networks in Danger as Global BGP Routing Table Reaches Capacity
Larry Loeb  |  4/23/2019  | 
The Internet is going to run out of address space sometime this month.
Over 500 Million Chrome iOS Sessions Hijacked in Massive Malvertising Campaign
Larry Loeb  |  4/22/2019  | 
Confiant has spotted the known threat actor eGobbler back in action.
Russian Hacker Group TA505 Found to Be Attacker of US Financial Firms
Larry Loeb  |  4/19/2019  | 
Israeli-based Cyberint has found evidence of remote access Trojans being used in attacks on financial entities in the United States as well as worldwide.
Wipro Gets Phished to Gain Access to Clients
Larry Loeb  |  4/18/2019  | 
Sources say that the company was being used as the start of 'digital fishing expeditions targeting at least a dozen Wipro customer systems.'
Servers Discovered With Multiple Malware Families, Staged & Ready to Launch
Larry Loeb  |  4/17/2019  | 
Bromium has uncovered US-based web servers that are being used to host and distribute these kinds of malware including banking trojans, information stealers and ransomware.
Warning: VPN Application Vulnerabilities Found
Larry Loeb  |  4/16/2019  | 
That enterprise-grade virtual private network might not be as private as you think.
Who Built the 'Taj Mahal'?
Larry Loeb  |  4/15/2019  | 
While the sophistication of the malware suggests that it is the product of a nation-state, it bears none of the code fingerprints of any known nation-state hacker group.
New Vulnerabilities Found in WP3 WiFi Standard
Larry Loeb  |  4/12/2019  | 
Two researchers have made mincemeat of the new WPA3 certification.
Majority of Enterprise Firms Lack Active Incident Response Plans
Larry Loeb  |  4/11/2019  | 
Report found that 77% of respondents indicated they do not have a cybersecurity incident response plan consistently in force across the enterprise.
Report Finds That Industry 4.0 Will Pose New & Old Risks
Larry Loeb  |  4/10/2019  | 
Trend Micro thinks the fourth industrial revolution is upon us.
WordPress Vulnerable to SQL Injection
Larry Loeb  |  4/9/2019  | 
Security firm Securi has found out that on WordPress versions earlier than 3.4 it will allow an SQL injection vulnerability to occur.
FIN6 Expands Its Range With Ransomware
Larry Loeb  |  4/8/2019  | 
The well-known FIN6 group has been spotted trying its luck at a new game: ransomware.
Attackers Use 'Well-Known' Hidden HTTPS Directory to Spread Ransomware & Phishing Pages
Larry Loeb  |  4/5/2019  | 
Researchers from security firm Zscaler's ThreatLabZ found themselves looking at WordPress and Joomla sites that were serving Shade/Troldesh ransomware (which has been known since 2014), backdoors, redirectors and a variety of phishing pages.
Increased Permissions in Mobile Apps Increases Potential Risk
Larry Loeb  |  4/4/2019  | 
App user permissions should be justified, but many of them aren't.
Vulnerabilities Found in Kubernetes Container System
Larry Loeb  |  4/3/2019  | 
Trouble with tarballs and more.
Cisco Router Still Vulnerable to Remote Attack After Attempted Fix
Larry Loeb  |  4/2/2019  | 
The vendor finally admitted that the security patches it had released in January for the Small Business RV320 and RV325 routers don't work.
Almost 1 Billion Emails With Personal Information Left Unsecured
Larry Loeb  |  4/1/2019  | 
As leaks go, it's a whopper, and a so-called email validation service provider is to blame.


COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 7/31/2020
'BootHole' Vulnerability Exposes Secure Boot Devices to Attack
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  7/29/2020
Out-of-Date and Unsupported Cloud Workloads Continue as a Common Weakness
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/28/2020
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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 "deserialization gadgets" 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 ...