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Rare NSA Advisory About Russia-Based Cyberattacks Unlikely to Stop Them
News  |  6/1/2020  | 
The Sandworm group -- behind disinformation and election-hacking campaigns and responsible for a 2016 power outage in the Ukraine -- is now targeting e-mail servers.
Valak Malware Retasked to Steal Data from US, German Firms
News  |  5/28/2020  | 
Once considered a loader for other malware, Valak regularly conducts reconnaissance and steals information and credentials, new analysis shows.
Data Loss Spikes Under COVID-19 Lockdowns
News  |  5/28/2020  | 
Two new reports suggest a massive gap between how organizations have prepared their cybersecurity defenses and the reality of their efficacy.
6 Steps Consumers Should Take Following a Hack
Slideshows  |  5/27/2020  | 
Without the luxury of an IT security team to help them after a breach or credit card compromise, consumers will want to keep these tips in mind.
6 Free Cybersecurity Training and Awareness Courses
Slideshows  |  5/12/2020  | 
Most are designed to help organizations address teleworking risks related to COVID-19 scams.
Rule of Thumb: USB Killers Pose Real Threat
Commentary  |  5/11/2020  | 
They look just like a USB thumb drive, but instead of storing data, they can be used to destroy it and the device the data is saved on.
The Price of Fame? Celebrities Face Unique Hacking Threats
News  |  5/6/2020  | 
Hackers are hitting the sports industry hard on social media and luring quarantined consumers with offers of free streaming services, a new report shows.
Is CVSS the Right Standard for Prioritization?
Commentary  |  5/6/2020  | 
More than 55% of open source vulnerabilities are rated high or critical. To truly understand a vulnerability and how it might affect an organization or product, we need much more than a number.
It Was 20 Years Ago Today: Remembering the ILoveYou Virus
News  |  5/5/2020  | 
The worm infected some 50 million systems worldwide, often rendering them unusable, and cost more than $15 billion to repair.
Best Practices for Managing a Remote SOC
News  |  5/1/2020  | 
Experts share what it takes to get your security analysts effectively countering threats from their home offices.
The Rise of Deepfakes and What That Means for Identity Fraud
Commentary  |  4/30/2020  | 
Convincing deepfakes are a real concern, but there are ways of fighting back.
7 Fraud Predictions in the Wake of the Coronavirus
Commentary  |  4/29/2020  | 
It's theme and variations in the fraud world, and fraudsters love -- and thrive -- during chaos and confusion
Phishers Start to Exploit Oil Industry Amid COVID-19 Woes
News  |  4/29/2020  | 
While a massive flood of attacks has yet to materialize, cybersecurity experts say this could be the calm before the storm.
4 Ways to Get to Defensive When Faced by an Advanced Attack
Commentary  |  4/29/2020  | 
To hold your own against nation-state-grade attacks, you must think and act differently.
Continued Use of Python 2 Will Heighten Security Risks
News  |  4/28/2020  | 
With support for the programming language no longer available, organizations should port to Python 3, security researches say.
Attackers Target Sophos Firewalls with Zero-Day
News  |  4/27/2020  | 
Remote exploit compromises specific configurations of XG firewalls with the intent of stealing data from the devices.
Cybercrime Group Steals $1.3M from Banks
News  |  4/24/2020  | 
A look at how the so-called Florentine Banker Group lurked for two months in a sophisticated business email compromise attack on Israeli and UK financial companies.
11 Tips for Protecting Active Directory While Working from Home
Commentary  |  4/22/2020  | 
To improve the security of your corporate's network, protect the remote use of AD credentials.
Attackers Aim at Software Supply Chain with Package Typosquatting
News  |  4/21/2020  | 
Attackers seed Ruby Gems repository with more than 760 malicious packages using names just a bit different than the standard code libraries.
7 Steps to Avoid the Top Cloud Access Risks
Commentary  |  4/21/2020  | 
Securing identities and data in the cloud is challenging, but a least-privilege access approach helps.
5 Things Ransomware Taught Me About Responding in a Crisis
Commentary  |  4/16/2020  | 
What happened in Atlanta is worth studying because it was one of the earliest cases of a major city ransomware attacks and because it came out the other side stronger and more resilient.
DHS Issues Alert for New North Korean Cybercrime
Quick Hits  |  4/15/2020  | 
Cyber actors from North Korea's intelligence agencies are launching new attacks on financial targets, including hacks for hire on the open market.
Man-in-the-Middle Attacks: A Growing but Preventable Mobile Threat
Commentary  |  4/15/2020  | 
Hackers are upping their game, especially as they target mobile devices.
You're One Misconfiguration Away from a Cloud-Based Data Breach
Commentary  |  4/14/2020  | 
Don't assume that cyberattacks are all you have to worry about. Misconfigurations should also be a top cause of concern.
7 Ways COVID-19 Has Changed Our Online Lives
Slideshows  |  4/14/2020  | 
The pandemic has driven more of our personal and work lives online and for the bad guys, business is booming. Here's how you can protect yourself.
Cybercrime May Be the World's Third-Largest Economy by 2021
Commentary  |  4/13/2020  | 
The underground economy is undergoing an industrialization wave and booming like never before.
Medical Devices on the IoT Put Lives at Risk
Commentary  |  4/9/2020  | 
Device security must become as important a product design feature as safety and efficacy.
Active Directory Attacks Hit the Mainstream
Commentary  |  4/1/2020  | 
Understanding the limitations of authentication protocols, especially as enterprises link authentication to cloud services to Active Directory, is essential for security teams in the modern federated enterprise.
The Wild, Wild West(world) of Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  3/27/2020  | 
Though set in the future, HBO's "Westworld" works as an allegory for the present moment in cybersecurity.
Vulnerability Management Isn't Just a Numbers Game
Commentary  |  3/24/2020  | 
Attackers work 24/7, so you have to be vigilant around the clock. Time for some game theory.
Security Ratings Are a Dangerous Fantasy
Commentary  |  3/20/2020  | 
They don't predict breaches, and they don't help people make valuable business decisions or make users any safer.
TrickBot Module Takes Aim at Remote Desktops
News  |  3/18/2020  | 
The module, still in development, focuses on compromising Windows systems by brute-forcing accounts via the Remote Desktop Protocol.
This Tax Season, Save the Scorn and Protect Customers from Phishing Scams
Commentary  |  3/17/2020  | 
As security professionals, it's easy to get cynical about the continued proliferation of tax ID theft and blame the consumers themselves. But that doesn't help anyone.
Texas Chose to Fight Ransomware and Not Pay. What About the Rest of Us?
Commentary  |  3/13/2020  | 
Law-abiding folks like us applauded Texas for its bravery but would we have the steel will to stand on the side of justice if it happened to us? Probably not.
How the Rise of IoT Is Changing the CISO Role
Commentary  |  3/11/2020  | 
Prepare for the future by adopting a risk-based approach. Following these five steps can help.
How Network Metadata Can Transform Compromise Assessment
Commentary  |  3/10/2020  | 
Listen more closely and your network's metadata will surrender insights the bad guys counted on keeping secret
Threat Awareness: A Critical First Step in Detecting Adversaries
Commentary  |  3/9/2020  | 
One thing seems certain: Attackers are only getting more devious and lethal. Expect to see more advanced attacks.
3 Ways to Strengthen Your Cyber Defenses
Commentary  |  3/4/2020  | 
By taking proactive action, organizations can face down threats with greater agility and earned confidence.
6 Truths About Disinformation Campaigns
Slideshows  |  2/28/2020  | 
Disinformation goes far beyond just influencing election outcomes. Here's what security pros need to know.
How We Enabled Ransomware to Become a Multibillion-Dollar Industry
Commentary  |  2/27/2020  | 
As an industry, we must move beyond one-dimensional approaches to assessing ransomware exposures. Asking these four questions will help.
What Your Company Needs to Know About Hardware Supply Chain Security
Commentary  |  2/27/2020  | 
By establishing a process and framework, you can ensure you're not giving more advanced attackers carte blanche to your environment.
Ensure Your Cloud Security Is as Modern as Your Business
Commentary  |  2/25/2020  | 
Take a comprehensive approach to better protect your organization. Security hygiene is a must, but also look at your risk posture through a data protection lens.
Solving the Cloud Data Security Conundrum
Commentary  |  2/24/2020  | 
Trusting the cloud involves a change in mindset. You must be ready to use runtime encryption in the cloud.
Zero-Factor Authentication: Owning Our Data
Commentary  |  2/19/2020  | 
Are you asking the right questions to determine how well your vendors will protect your data? Probably not.
Don't Let Iowa Bring Our Elections Back to the Stone Age
Commentary  |  2/19/2020  | 
The voting experience should be the same whether the vote is in person, by mail, or over the Internet. Let's not allow one bad incident stop us from finding new ways to achieve this.
Cyber Fitness Takes More Than a Gym Membership & a Crash Diet
Commentary  |  2/18/2020  | 
Make cybersecurity your top priority, moving away from addressing individual problems with Band-Aids and toward attaining a long-term cyber-fitness plan.
5 Common Errors That Allow Attackers to Go Undetected
Commentary  |  2/12/2020  | 
Make these mistakes and invaders might linger in your systems for years.
Why Ransomware Will Soon Target the Cloud
Commentary  |  2/11/2020  | 
As businesses' daily operations become more dependent on cloud services, ransomware authors will follow to maximize profits. The good news: Many of the best practices for physical servers also apply to the cloud.
China's Military Behind 2017 Equifax Breach: DoJ
News  |  2/10/2020  | 
Four members of China's People Liberation Army hacked the information broker, leading to the theft of sensitive data on approximately 145 million citizens.
6 Factors That Raise the Stakes for IoT Security
Slideshows  |  2/10/2020  | 
Developments that exacerbate the risk and complicate making Internet of Things devices more secure.
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CVE-2020-13757
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
Python-RSA 4.0 ignores leading '\0' bytes during decryption of ciphertext. This could conceivably have a security-relevant impact, e.g., by helping an attacker to infer that an application uses Python-RSA, or if the length of accepted ciphertext affects application behavior (such as by causing exces...
CVE-2020-13758
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
modules/security/classes/general.post_filter.php/post_filter.php in the Web Application Firewall in Bitrix24 through 20.0.950 allows XSS by placing %00 before the payload.
CVE-2020-9291
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
An Insecure Temporary File vulnerability in FortiClient for Windows 6.2.1 and below may allow a local user to gain elevated privileges via exhausting the pool of temporary file names combined with a symbolic link attack.
CVE-2019-15709
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
An improper input validation in FortiAP-S/W2 6.2.0 to 6.2.2, 6.0.5 and below, FortiAP-U 6.0.1 and below CLI admin console may allow unauthorized administrators to overwrite system files via specially crafted tcpdump commands in the CLI.
CVE-2020-13695
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
In QuickBox Community Edition through 2.5.5 and Pro Edition through 2.1.8, the local www-data user has sudo privileges to execute grep as root without a password, which allows an attacker to obtain sensitive information via a grep of a /root/*.db or /etc/shadow file.