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LastPass Extensions for Chrome & Opera Can Leak Passwords
Larry Loeb  
9/20/2019   Post a comment
A history of password-stealing potential vulnerabilities has LastPass users worried.
DNSSEC Can Encourage DDoS – Nexusguard
Larry Loeb  
9/18/2019   Post a comment
Report found that DNS Amplification contributed to the largest share, compared to other methods, of attack activities in Q2 2019.
F-Secure's Honeypots Get Hit 3 Billion Times in First Half of 2019
Larry Loeb  
9/17/2019   Post a comment
Global network of honeypots measured more than triple the attack traffic of the previous period, to a total of over 2.9 billion events.
NIST Tackles AI
Larry Loeb  
9/16/2019   Post a comment
But to prepare for something usually means you have an idea about what you are preparing for, no?
An Image Can Poison Just as Well as an Exploit Can
Larry Loeb  
9/13/2019   Post a comment
An emerging and increasingly sophisticated threat campaign is employing obscure file formats.
IoT Can Allow Footholds Where They Are Least Expected
Larry Loeb  
9/11/2019   Post a comment
An IoT device carries with it the implicit threat of being used for nefarious purposes if it has not been created with security foremost in mind.
Only 1% of Malware Attacks Use a Machine's Vulnerability, the Rest Prey on Humans – Proofpoint
Larry Loeb  
9/9/2019   Post a comment
Instead of attacking computer systems and infrastructure, threat actors focus on people, their roles within an organization, the data to which they had access, and their likelihood to 'click here' or perform some other enabling action.
Study Finds Enterprise Network Improvement Initiatives Not Meeting Business Needs
Larry Loeb  
9/6/2019   Post a comment
Accenture conducted a blind survey with 300 senior IT and business executives from companies with annual revenues in excess of US$1 billion to see if enterprise networks were under as much pressure these days as they projected they would be.
Eclypsium Finds 4 Major Attack Paths in Supermicro Servers
Larry Loeb  
9/5/2019   Post a comment
Firmware security player finds vulnerabilities in X9, X10 and X11 platform of servers.
TrickBot Has Evolved to Become More Dangerous
Larry Loeb  
9/4/2019   Post a comment
TrickBot has been an active botnet since around October of 2016. It's well known as part of the threat landscape, and has been operated in the past by GOLD BLACKBURN.
Making Code Harder to Read by Attackers Can Make Injections Less Likely
Larry Loeb  
9/3/2019   Post a comment
It's one of way of stopping formjackers making off with customers' credit card details.
Trend Micro Scopes Out 2019 So Far
Larry Loeb  
9/3/2019   Post a comment
Fileless attacks and exploit kits make a comeback.
Cisco Maxes Out Its CVE Severity
Larry Loeb  
8/30/2019   Post a comment
Cisco had to take itself to the virtual woodshed this week after issuing a security advisory about its IOS XE operating system.
AV Vendor & French Gendarmerie Take Down a Transnational Worm
Larry Loeb  
8/29/2019   Post a comment
The good guys got lucky this time.
NSA to Share Added Security for Firmware Functions
Larry Loeb  
8/26/2019   Post a comment
Most people think of the National Security Agency as the home of operational intelligence gathering. But many people are unaware of the research that it has done and released to the public.
Nuclear Plant Security Compromised by Financially Motivated Insiders
Larry Loeb  
8/23/2019   Post a comment
Equipment at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine was used to mine cryptocurrency.
Newly Registered Domains Mean New Problems – Palo Alto
Larry Loeb  
8/23/2019   Post a comment
Why NRDs should matter to the security community.
Fintech Startups Get Sloppy With Application Security
Larry Loeb  
8/20/2019   Post a comment
Some startups need to shape up or ship out.
New Industry Drives Renewed Interest in Embedded Security
Larry Loeb  
8/20/2019   1 comment
Hardware for security may just get hot.
CTF Protocol Serves as a Low-Level Way to Take Over Windows Machines
Larry Loeb  
8/16/2019   Post a comment
There is a protocol in Windows that has been around since the days of Windows XP, which has been found to be insecure.
A Brace Helps to Balance the Load
Larry Loeb  
8/13/2019   Post a comment
A syntax construct inside the TCL language is allowing injection attacks to occur.
This RAT Doesn't Squeak Much
Larry Loeb  
8/13/2019   Post a comment
Saefko does stuff. Lots of stuff.
State Farm Insurance Notifies Users About a Breach but Doesn't Panic
Larry Loeb  
8/9/2019   Post a comment
State Farm Insurance has filed a notice of data breach that involved customer accounts, seemingly to meet California regulations.
MSFT Walks Back Original Action, Admits RDP Vulnerability Affects Hyper-V
Larry Loeb  
8/9/2019   Post a comment
Check Point Research's Eyal Itkin told the world in February of this year that there were multiple critical vulnerabilities in the widely used RDP protocol.
Wipro Says That Target on the Enterprise's Back Just Got Bigger
Larry Loeb  
8/7/2019   Post a comment
Wipro has presented the third edition of their 'State of Cybersecurity Report,' looking at trends and behaviors that have occurred over the last year.
Has Your Employee Been Compromised by Sextortion?
Larry Loeb  
8/5/2019   Post a comment
Sextortion is one particular kind of extortion that is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as "The practice of forcing someone to do something by threatening to publish sexual information about them."
Bulletproof Proxy Providers Try to Hide Botnet IP Address Needles in Haystacks
Larry Loeb  
8/2/2019   Post a comment
Cequence Security's CQ Prime research team thinks it has spotted a new trend it calls 'bulletproof proxies.'
Who Is Phoning Home on Your Firm's Dime?
Larry Loeb  
8/1/2019   Post a comment
ExtraHop customers in 2018 and the first weeks of 2019 took a look at some third-party supplied enterprise software's behavior and were not pleased when it would, unannounced, call home for its creators.
Capital One Had to Be Told by Outsider That Data Breach Occurred
Larry Loeb  
7/30/2019   Post a comment
Capital One got hacked and didn't even know it.
Kubernetes Won't Get Secure Just Sitting There
Larry Loeb  
7/30/2019   Post a comment
Let's delve into containers.
Not Using DMARC Security Protocol Leaves Businesses Vulnerable to Spoofing
Larry Loeb  
7/29/2019   Post a comment
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   Post a comment
'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   Post a comment
It's professional-grade naughtiness, people.
Comodo Leaves AV Vulnerabilities Unpatched
Larry Loeb  
7/25/2019   Post a comment
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   1 comment
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   Post a comment
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   Post a comment
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   Post a comment
French security researcher Malekal delved into a murky world.
New BitPaymer Ransomware Discovered Hunting Big Game
Larry Loeb  
7/16/2019   Post a comment
New variant shares most of its code with the BitPaymer ransomware operated by INDRIK SPIDER.
DNS Hijacking on the Rise as Warning Is Issued
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7/15/2019   Post a comment
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   Post a comment
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   Post a comment
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   Post a comment
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   Post a comment
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   Post a comment
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   Post a comment
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   Post a comment
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   Post a comment
Phishing attacks are never really dead.
Identity Can't Recognize Itself
Larry Loeb  
7/2/2019   Post a comment
Identity management needs to be 'frictionless' if it is going to gain users.
MSFT Realizes That Some Things Need to Be Changed
Larry Loeb  
6/28/2019   Post a comment
There are lots of directions in which various people think the field of 'identity' is heading. While some of these directions get accepted over a time period (like Zero Trust), someone always gets stuck with having to make the tools that enable a direction's implementation to occur.
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