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Content posted in April 2018
IoT Malware-on-the-Fly Expected to Rise
Dawn Kawamoto  |  4/11/2018  | 
Researchers discover a new Mirai-variant IoT botnet that appears linked to IoTroop or Reaper botnet, allowing attackers to easily update malicious code on the fly.
Massive Data Breaches & Data Leak Hit Retail Industry in 1-2-3 Punch
Dawn Kawamoto  |  4/5/2018  | 
Panera Bread, Hudson Bay and Under Armour all took it on the chin within the last two weeks, falling prey to a round of cyber attacks that have hit the retail industry hard.
YouTube Shooting Ignites Debate Over Merging Physical & IT Security
Dawn Kawamoto  |  4/4/2018  | 
A woman shot and wounded three people at YouTube's headquarters on Tuesday, a tragic event that shines a light on the industry's long-running debate over whether physical and IT security departments should be merged under one roof.
Android Crypto Mining Attacks Go for Monero
Dawn Kawamoto  |  4/3/2018  | 
Attackers hijacking Android devices to mine for cryptocurrencies are likely looking to score Monero, rather than other virtual currencies such as Bitcoin.


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CVE-2020-10287
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-15
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...
CVE-2020-10288
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-15
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.
CVE-2019-17639
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
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-15
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.