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Larry Loeb

Content posted in May 2019
Insider Threat: Research Proves Loyalty Can Be a Rare Commodity
Larry Loeb  |  5/31/2019  | 
The UK's Deep Secure has reported this week that the price an employee would accept to break loyalty with an organization may be a lot less than has been previously thought.
'NanshOu' China-Based Attack Uses APT-Like Techniques to Infect Servers Worldwide
Larry Loeb  |  5/30/2019  | 
Breached machines include more than 50,000 servers belonging to companies in the healthcare, telecommunications, media and IT sectors.
HawkEye Malware Finds Renewed Life With Financially Motivated Actors
Larry Loeb  |  5/29/2019  | 
IBM X-Force researchers have reported an increase in the HawkEye v9 keylogger infection campaigns after they looked at data from the IBM X-Force effort during April and May 2019.
Mobile Fraud Is on the March, Finds New RSA Report
Larry Loeb  |  5/28/2019  | 
The RSA Quarterly Fraud Report observed several global fraud trends across attack vectors and digital channels, with attacks from rogue mobile applications up 300%.
Zscaler Finds Security Issues Galore in IoT Traffic
Larry Loeb  |  5/24/2019  | 
The use of plain-text HTTP communication, outdated libraries and weak default credentials all rang alarm bells.
Strategic Security Equals Faster Digital Transformation
Larry Loeb  |  5/23/2019  | 
Survey finds that respondents who adopted a more traditional or reactive approach to their data protection and security program did not believe they would reach their digital transformation goals.
Suppliers Cut Off Huawei
Larry Loeb  |  5/22/2019  | 
If Android is to 'fork' following Huawei's isolation, the enterprise needs to begin adjusting the threat models used around employee device use.
Does 'Client Hints' Leave Fingerprints?
Larry Loeb  |  5/21/2019  | 
New web standard allows third-party services to obtain in-depth details about another site's visitors.
Monster Breaches Do Monstrous Damage
Larry Loeb  |  5/21/2019  | 
Breaches cause massive amounts of money to fix, as a new report from Bitglass shows.
Cisco All at Sea Over Trust Anchor Module Vulnerability
Larry Loeb  |  5/15/2019  | 
Researchers have found ways to bypass the entire process of secure booting that the hardware was designed to support.
SharePoint Problem Returns. Be Afraid.
Larry Loeb  |  5/14/2019  | 
Both Canada and Saudi Arabia issued alerts to the security community that they had observed traces of CVE-2019-0604 as part of other cyber attacks.
Study Digs the Dirt on US Cyber Hygiene
Larry Loeb  |  5/13/2019  | 
Generally it's not good, but there are a few clean-livin' types out there.
LightNeuron Sneaks In Through the Exchange Backdoor
Larry Loeb  |  5/9/2019  | 
A backdoor developed and disseminated by Turla is targeted at Microsoft Exchange mail servers.
'MegaCortex' Ransomware Hunts 'Big Game' Enterprise
Larry Loeb  |  5/8/2019  | 
They aren't looking for a lot of little hits. They want treasure.
Enterprise Resilience: It's the Ecosystem, Stupid
Larry Loeb  |  5/7/2019  | 
Organizations must rethink their approach to security in a way that defends not just themselves, but the entire ecosystem they inhabit, says Accenture report.
Quabot Trojan Evolves to Become Harder to Detect & Remove
Larry Loeb  |  5/6/2019  | 
Researchers at Cisco Talos were the first to find that Quabot Trojan has been updated and changed.
Cybercrime Study Finds Increasing Costs as Well as Changing Targets & Methods
Larry Loeb  |  5/3/2019  | 
Accenture and Ponemon Institute say that they are analyzing the latest cost numbers of cybercrime to try and help leaders to better target security investments and resources.
MuddyWater: The Dissection of an APT
Larry Loeb  |  5/2/2019  | 
Kaspersky Security has taken a deep dive into MuddyWater.
190,000 Accounts in Docker Hub Database May Have Been Exposed
Larry Loeb  |  5/1/2019  | 
Potentially poisoned images could be distributed without the distributors realizing that this is occurring.


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Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  7/29/2020
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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 ...