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Content posted in March 2018
Atlanta, Baltimore Ransomware Attacks Show Government Agencies' Vulnerabilities
Dawn Kawamoto  |  3/29/2018  | 
With ransomware attacks causing havoc in Atlanta and Baltimore, security experts said government agencies tend to fare worse in a cyber attack than Fortune 500 companies and private industry.
Facebook Privacy Policy Is Under Investigation by FTC
Dawn Kawamoto  |  3/27/2018  | 
Federal Trade Commission reveals it is conducting an open investigation into Facebook's privacy practices, as news reports surface about the social media giant collecting phone call and text message data on its users.
As Ransomware Declines, Atlanta Is Odd Man Out
Dawn Kawamoto  |  3/26/2018  | 
Atlanta took a high-profile hit last week as cyber thieves launched a ransomware attack against the city, a move that comes as the IT industry sees a 70% drop in such attacks.
How to Access the Voter Information Dirt Cambridge Analytica Has on You
Dawn Kawamoto  |  3/20/2018  | 
UK-based Cambridge Analytica and its parent company are embroiled in controversy after amassing Facebook data on 270,000 users to influence election outcomes. Here's how to find out the dirt they have on you.
AI Is Stealing These IT Security Jobs Now
Dawn Kawamoto  |  3/20/2018  | 
Besides the current crop of jobs AI is stealing, other InfoSec roles are also potentially next unless professionals safeguard their careers by repositioning their skills, say IT security and careers experts.
AI: An Emerging Insider Threat?
Dawn Kawamoto  |  3/15/2018  | 
As artificial intelligence increasingly gains a presence in the enterprise, concerns are already being raised of a new insider threat where AI will turn against its operators. How can security experts address this "frenemy"?
Fortnite Players Lob Shots at Epic Games Over Hacked Accounts
Dawn Kawamoto  |  3/14/2018  | 
A number of Fortnite players recently suffered a breach of their Epic Game accounts, costing them hundreds of dollars and leaving them frustrated when they could not immediately reach the company for a refund.
Kaspersky: 3 Mobile Malware Attacks Declined in 2017
Dawn Kawamoto  |  3/8/2018  | 
Overall the number of attempted mobile malware attacks rose in 2017, but these three categories posted declines, according to a new report from Kaspersky Labs.
How Cryptocurrency Cyberthieves Target Your Mobile Device
Dawn Kawamoto  |  3/7/2018  | 
Security researchers say it's unlikely the bad guys will mine for cryptocurrencies on your mobile device, but do expect them to try this other trick.
Majority of Healthcare Companies Suffer a Data Breach
Dawn Kawamoto  |  3/6/2018  | 
As healthcare organizations embrace new forms of digital technology, the percentage of these organizations that have reported a previous security breach is now at a record high, a new report finds.
Why 46% of Companies Keep Security Strategies Status Quo After an Attack
Dawn Kawamoto  |  3/2/2018  | 
Nearly half of organizations surveyed say their security strategy remains unchanged following a cyberattack.


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The IRC5 family with UAS service enabled comes by default with credentials that can be found on publicly available manuals. ABB considers this a well documented functionality that helps customer set up however, out of our research, we found multiple production systems running these exact default cre...
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IRC5 exposes an ftp server (port 21). Upon attempting to gain access you are challenged with a request of username and password, however you can input whatever you like. As long as the field isn't empty it will be accepted.
CVE-2020-15780
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-15
An issue was discovered in drivers/acpi/acpi_configfs.c in the Linux kernel before 5.7.7. Injection of malicious ACPI tables via configfs could be used by attackers to bypass lockdown and secure boot restrictions, aka CID-75b0cea7bf30.
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PUBLISHED: 2020-07-15
In Eclipse OpenJ9 prior to version 0.21 on Power platforms, calling the System.arraycopy method with a length longer than the length of the source or destination array can, in certain specially crafted code patterns, cause the current method to return prematurely with an undefined return value. This...
CVE-2019-20908
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An issue was discovered in drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c in the Linux kernel before 5.4. Incorrect access permissions for the efivar_ssdt ACPI variable could be used by attackers to bypass lockdown or secure boot restrictions, aka CID-1957a85b0032.