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Larry Loeb

Content posted in July 2019
Capital One Had to Be Told by Outsider That Data Breach Occurred
Larry Loeb  |  7/30/2019  | 
Capital One got hacked and didn't even know it.
Kubernetes Won't Get Secure Just Sitting There
Larry Loeb  |  7/30/2019  | 
Let's delve into containers.
Not Using DMARC Security Protocol Leaves Businesses Vulnerable to Spoofing
Larry Loeb  |  7/29/2019  | 
A global survey found that most business and government domains don't use DMARC, which opens them up to email spoofing.
IT Modernization: Needed & Not Easy
Larry Loeb  |  7/26/2019  | 
'Challenges with architecture modernization' ranks high on IT survey respondents' list of grievances.
Sanctioned Russian Spies Can Own Your Android Device
Larry Loeb  |  7/25/2019  | 
It's professional-grade naughtiness, people.
Comodo Leaves AV Vulnerabilities Unpatched
Larry Loeb  |  7/25/2019  | 
Even though Comodo was notified by Tenable in April of the problems, no patches by have been forthcoming from the antivirus firm.
Palo Alto Networks Does Not Fully Address Vulnerability in GlobalProtect SSL VPN Solution
Larry Loeb  |  7/24/2019  | 
If Palo Alto Networks wants to keep the trust of its customers in the future, it will have to do much better in how it relates to them.
Skylight Says Cylance Can Be Bypassed; Cylance Says, 'Not So Fast, There!'
Larry Loeb  |  7/23/2019  | 
Skylight's findings certainly gained attention, but at what cost to the company's credibility?
Bluetooth Devices Leaking Tracking Data
Larry Loeb  |  7/19/2019  | 
Researchers from Boston University found that the current version of Bluetooth Low Energy, as implemented by Apple iOS and Windows 10, leaked identifiers that allowed tracking of the device that was using BLE.
Malvertising Adds Sophistication to Disruption
Larry Loeb  |  7/17/2019  | 
French security researcher Malekal delved into a murky world.
New BitPaymer Ransomware Discovered Hunting Big Game
Larry Loeb  |  7/16/2019  | 
New variant shares most of its code with the BitPaymer ransomware operated by INDRIK SPIDER.
DNS Hijacking on the Rise as Warning Is Issued
Larry Loeb  |  7/15/2019  | 
The National Cyber Security Centre, a part of the UK's GCHQ, has issued an advisory that deals with Domain Name System (DNS) hijacking by threat actors.
Older Versions of Windows at Risk From New Zero-Day Exploit
Larry Loeb  |  7/12/2019  | 
Cybersecurity firm ESET discovered a Windows zero-day exploit that affects older systems like Windows 7 and Server 2008.
Demand for Certain B2B Security Software Accelerates
Larry Loeb  |  7/11/2019  | 
B2B security software is growing faster than overall B2B software sales, according to new figures.
Research Shows Top Banks Failing in Security, Privacy & Compliance
Larry Loeb  |  7/10/2019  | 
Apart from that, it's all going swimmingly.
An Attack Using Only System Tools Is Not Invisible – You Just Have to Look Harder
Larry Loeb  |  7/9/2019  | 
Microsoft's team behind Windows Defender ATP has identified a new 'fileless' malware campaign that can bypass standard antivirus tools.
TA505 Invades the Middle East
Larry Loeb  |  7/8/2019  | 
The campaign, detected by Trend Micro, has been identified as coming from threat actor TA505.
Cryptominer Delivers New Kind of Malware
Larry Loeb  |  7/5/2019  | 
Malicious actors seem to be beginning to turn to Golang as a malware language since it is not typically picked up by antivirus software.
Survey Finds Enterprise Concerned About Mass Data Fragmentation
Larry Loeb  |  7/5/2019  | 
For many organizations, the public cloud has failed to live up to expectations.
Phishing Campaign Evades Analysis by Hiding URL in QR Code
Larry Loeb  |  7/2/2019  | 
Phishing attacks are never really dead.
Identity Can't Recognize Itself
Larry Loeb  |  7/2/2019  | 
Identity management needs to be 'frictionless' if it is going to gain users.


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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 ...