Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Risk

3/3/2010
02:00 PM
Adam Ely
Adam Ely
Commentary
Connect Directly
LinkedIn
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Malware's New Vehicle

Malware has been around for years, but most IT pros think about it only when a family member calls for computer help. Well, one theme of RSA is that we're all going to have to pay closer attention.

Malware has been around for years, but most IT pros think about it only when a family member calls for computer help. Well, one theme of RSA is that we're all going to have to pay closer attention.That's because malware is back in a big, and new, way. Armorize CEO and founder of SPI Dynamics Caleb Sima gave the RSA keynote on Tuesday detailing the malware threat to Web sites and site visitors. Also this week, Qualys announced the launch of its Web site malware scanning service to compete with Armorize and Dasient.

Web malware is the new threat to organizations and their users. Most IT professionals think of malware only at the desktop. We install an anti-malware package and go about our business. So, attackers looking for ways into organizations are now exploiting new attack vectors to infect systems and steal data. They're targeting trusted Web sites with security flaws, loading their malware, and infecting site visitors. No longer must attackers compromise the site database to steal information; just compromise all the users.

That's big a problem for the organization running the Web site, not just visitors and their IT groups. Enter Armorize, Dasient, and Qualys.

These three companies are attempting to solve this problem by scanning Web sites to find malicious content, detect security flaws, and protect clients' brands as well as their site visitors. This has been a hot topic at RSA all week, and all organizations with a Web presence should think about it.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 10/23/2020
7 Tips for Choosing Security Metrics That Matter
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer,  10/19/2020
Russian Military Officers Unmasked, Indicted for High-Profile Cyberattack Campaigns
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  10/19/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Special Report: Computing's New Normal
This special report examines how IT security organizations have adapted to the "new normal" of computing and what the long-term effects will be. Read it and get a unique set of perspectives on issues ranging from new threats & vulnerabilities as a result of remote working to how enterprise security strategy will be affected long term.
Flash Poll
How IT Security Organizations are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
How IT Security Organizations are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
The COVID-19 pandemic turned the world -- and enterprise computing -- on end. Here's a look at how cybersecurity teams are retrenching their defense strategies, rebuilding their teams, and selecting new technologies to stop the oncoming rise of online attacks.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-24847
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability is identified in FruityWifi through 2.4. Due to a lack of CSRF protection in page_config_adv.php, an unauthenticated attacker can lure the victim to visit his website by social engineering or another attack vector. Due to this issue, an unauthenticat...
CVE-2020-24848
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
FruityWifi through 2.4 has an unsafe Sudo configuration [(ALL : ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL]. This allows an attacker to perform a system-level (root) local privilege escalation, allowing an attacker to gain complete persistent access to the local system.
CVE-2020-5990
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in the ShadowPlay component which may lead to local privilege escalation, code execution, denial of service or information disclosure.
CVE-2020-25483
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
An arbitrary command execution vulnerability exists in the fopen() function of file writes of UCMS v1.4.8, where an attacker can gain access to the server.
CVE-2020-5977
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in NVIDIA Web Helper NodeJS Web Server in which an uncontrolled search path is used to load a node module, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, and information disclosure.