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LarryLoeb
Member Since: May 24, 2017
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DNS Hijacking on the Rise as Warning Is Issued
Larry Loeb  
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.
Wipro Breach Actually a Whole Campaign
Larry Loeb  
6/27/2019   Post a comment
India's third-largest IT outsourcing company, Wipro, was been breached and boarded, and getting to the bottom of the mess wasn't easy.
Zero Trust Doesn't Trust You at All
Larry Loeb  
6/27/2019   Post a comment
Enterprise security practitioners who deal with identity day in and day out come together to find out the current status of the field.
Developers Find Temporary Fix for OpenSSH Remote Access Software Vulnerability
Larry Loeb  
6/26/2019   Post a comment
The latest update from the OpenSSH developers encrypts private keys before storing them into the system memory, which will protect the keys against almost all types of side-channel attacks.
Millions of Dell PCs at Risk Due to Software Flaw
Larry Loeb  
6/24/2019   Post a comment
SafeBreach found that one library of software which was used to construct Dell's SupportAssist can be tricked into loading DLL files that it really shouldn't.
The Cracking of RSA-2048 Encryption Will Come Sooner Than Had Been Thought
Larry Loeb  
6/21/2019   Post a comment
Advances in both QC and QC methods will see to that.
Defense Discovered for Defending Against BGP Hijacking & Off-Path DNS Attacks
Larry Loeb  
6/20/2019   Post a comment
Certificate Authorities are continually getting requests from threat actors who want certificates that they aren't entitled to so that their criminal schemes may be furthered.
New 'IPStorm' Malware Uses Peer-to-Peer Network for Communication
Larry Loeb  
6/19/2019   Post a comment
It's a whole new headache for the security team.
XENOTIME Threat Actor Laying the Groundwork to Disrupt Utilities
Larry Loeb  
6/17/2019   Post a comment
Malware targets Schneider Electric's Triconex safety instrumented system.
Are US & UK Firms Keeping Up With 'Best Practice' Password Management?
Larry Loeb  
6/14/2019   Post a comment
Companies think that they are much safer than their actual password practices would suggest.
Preempt Shows How to Sidestep EPA Authentication
Larry Loeb  
6/13/2019   Post a comment
Security firm Preempt issued an advisory that showed how to conceptually bypass the Enhanced Protection for Authentication that prevents attackers from performing a relay of NT Lan Manager messages to top-level security sessions.
Are Consumers Afraid of Biometrics for E-Commerce?
Larry Loeb  
6/12/2019   Post a comment
Researchers found that 81% of consumers still favor passwords for making payments online due to concerns about the security of new biometric options.
Researchers Discover Way to Hack Hardware Security Module, Gain Access to Cryptographic Keys
Larry Loeb  
6/11/2019   Post a comment
Everyone be cool, this is one heckuva robbery!
NSA Stresses Real Danger in BlueKeep Exploit
Larry Loeb  
6/10/2019   Post a comment
Botnets have been scanning for RDP servers and are using weak and reused passwords to gain access to them.
Study Finds Most Popular iOS Apps Are Not Encrypting Data
Larry Loeb  
6/7/2019   1 comment
Wandera found that two-thirds (67.8%) of apps still disable Apple Transport Security (ATS) globally and don't set any granular exceptions for specific functions.
Researchers Seek 'Best' Vulnerability Remediation Strategy
Larry Loeb  
6/6/2019   Post a comment
Having to find the sweet spot between two competing forces is a delicate balancing act.
Mobile Phone Motion Sensors Found to Leak Tracking Data
Larry Loeb  
6/5/2019   Post a comment
A user's information can be accessed by an attacker in many ways, not just from a device's system software.
Windows Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Requires More Than Just Patching
Larry Loeb  
6/4/2019   Post a comment
But nobody said it was going to be easy...
Researchers Find Open Database at Pyramid Hotel Group With PII Data & Physical Access Keys
Larry Loeb  
6/3/2019   Post a comment
Publicly accessible data includes information regarding Pyramid's operating systems, security policies, internal networks and application logs.
Insider Threat: Research Proves Loyalty Can Be a Rare Commodity
Larry Loeb  
5/31/2019   Post a comment
The UK's Deep Secure has reported this week that the price an employee would accept to break loyalty with an organization may be a lot less than has been previously thought.
'NanshOu' China-Based Attack Uses APT-Like Techniques to Infect Servers Worldwide
Larry Loeb  
5/30/2019   Post a comment
Breached machines include more than 50,000 servers belonging to companies in the healthcare, telecommunications, media and IT sectors.
HawkEye Malware Finds Renewed Life With Financially Motivated Actors
Larry Loeb  
5/29/2019   Post a comment
IBM X-Force researchers have reported an increase in the HawkEye v9 keylogger infection campaigns after they looked at data from the IBM X-Force effort during April and May 2019.
Mobile Fraud Is on the March, Finds New RSA Report
Larry Loeb  
5/28/2019   2 comments
The RSA Quarterly Fraud Report observed several global fraud trends across attack vectors and digital channels, with attacks from rogue mobile applications up 300%.
Zscaler Finds Security Issues Galore in IoT Traffic
Larry Loeb  
5/24/2019   1 comment
The use of plain-text HTTP communication, outdated libraries and weak default credentials all rang alarm bells.
Comment: Re: cut off - LarryLoeb - 5/24/2019
Comment: Re: cut off - LarryLoeb - 5/24/2019
Strategic Security Equals Faster Digital Transformation
Larry Loeb  
5/23/2019   Post a comment
Survey finds that respondents who adopted a more traditional or reactive approach to their data protection and security program did not believe they would reach their digital transformation goals.
Comment: Re: first - LarryLoeb - 5/22/2019
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Suppliers Cut Off Huawei
Larry Loeb  
5/22/2019   8 comments
If Android is to 'fork' following Huawei's isolation, the enterprise needs to begin adjusting the threat models used around employee device use.
Comment: Re: riks/benefit - LarryLoeb - 5/21/2019
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Comment: Re: riks/benefit - LarryLoeb - 5/21/2019
Does 'Client Hints' Leave Fingerprints?
Larry Loeb  
5/21/2019   5 comments
New web standard allows third-party services to obtain in-depth details about another site's visitors.
Monster Breaches Do Monstrous Damage
Larry Loeb  
5/21/2019   Post a comment
Breaches cause massive amounts of money to fix, as a new report from Bitglass shows.
Cisco All at Sea Over Trust Anchor Module Vulnerability
Larry Loeb  
5/15/2019   6 comments
Researchers have found ways to bypass the entire process of secure booting that the hardware was designed to support.
SharePoint Problem Returns. Be Afraid.
Larry Loeb  
5/14/2019   3 comments
Both Canada and Saudi Arabia issued alerts to the security community that they had observed traces of CVE-2019-0604 as part of other cyber attacks.
Study Digs the Dirt on US Cyber Hygiene
Larry Loeb  
5/13/2019   3 comments
Generally it's not good, but there are a few clean-livin' types out there.
LightNeuron Sneaks In Through the Exchange Backdoor
Larry Loeb  
5/9/2019   2 comments
A backdoor developed and disseminated by Turla is targeted at Microsoft Exchange mail servers.
'MegaCortex' Ransomware Hunts 'Big Game' Enterprise
Larry Loeb  
5/8/2019   1 comment
They aren't looking for a lot of little hits. They want treasure.
Enterprise Resilience: It's the Ecosystem, Stupid
Larry Loeb  
5/7/2019   2 comments
Organizations must rethink their approach to security in a way that defends not just themselves, but the entire ecosystem they inhabit, says Accenture report.
Quabot Trojan Evolves to Become Harder to Detect & Remove
Larry Loeb  
5/6/2019   4 comments
Researchers at Cisco Talos were the first to find that Quabot Trojan has been updated and changed.
Cybercrime Study Finds Increasing Costs as Well as Changing Targets & Methods
Larry Loeb  
5/3/2019   10 comments
Accenture and Ponemon Institute say that they are analyzing the latest cost numbers of cybercrime to try and help leaders to better target security investments and resources.
MuddyWater: The Dissection of an APT
Larry Loeb  
5/2/2019   7 comments
Kaspersky Security has taken a deep dive into MuddyWater.
190,000 Accounts in Docker Hub Database May Have Been Exposed
Larry Loeb  
5/1/2019   7 comments
Potentially poisoned images could be distributed without the distributors realizing that this is occurring.
Shadow IT & Unsecured Data Still Rampant Within the Digital Workplace
Larry Loeb  
4/30/2019   10 comments
The digital workplace is full of opportunities for improvement.
Comment: Re: Stress testing - LarryLoeb - 4/30/2019
NIST Offers Improved Software Testing
Larry Loeb  
4/29/2019   11 comments
Combinatorial testing is a software testing method that the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) likes a lot.
Comment: Re: increase - LarryLoeb - 4/28/2019
Enterprise Attacks Increase 235%: Trojans & Ransomware Most Common
Larry Loeb  
4/26/2019   19 comments
The Malwarebytes Labs Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques Q1 2019 report found in just one year, threats aimed at corporate targets have increased by 235%. Trojans, such as Emotet, and ransomware were the most likely attacks.
EU Approves Addition of Biometrics to Tracking Database
Larry Loeb  
4/25/2019   4 comments
The Common Identity Repository (CIR) will unify a disparate set of records that exist for more than 350 million people.
New Fix for jQuery Vulnerabilities
Larry Loeb  
4/24/2019   5 comments
A security patch has been made for jQuery to mitigate 'prototype pollution.'
Networks in Danger as Global BGP Routing Table Reaches Capacity
Larry Loeb  
4/23/2019   4 comments
The Internet is going to run out of address space sometime this month.
Over 500 Million Chrome iOS Sessions Hijacked in Massive Malvertising Campaign
Larry Loeb  
4/22/2019   18 comments
Confiant has spotted the known threat actor eGobbler back in action.
Comment: Re: patches - LarryLoeb - 4/22/2019
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Russian Hacker Group TA505 Found to Be Attacker of US Financial Firms
Larry Loeb  
4/19/2019   4 comments
Israeli-based Cyberint has found evidence of remote access Trojans being used in attacks on financial entities in the United States as well as worldwide.
Wipro Gets Phished to Gain Access to Clients
Larry Loeb  
4/18/2019   2 comments
Sources say that the company was being used as the start of 'digital fishing expeditions targeting at least a dozen Wipro customer systems.'
Servers Discovered With Multiple Malware Families, Staged & Ready to Launch
Larry Loeb  
4/17/2019   1 comment
Bromium has uncovered US-based web servers that are being used to host and distribute these kinds of malware including banking trojans, information stealers and ransomware.
Warning: VPN Application Vulnerabilities Found
Larry Loeb  
4/16/2019   6 comments
That enterprise-grade virtual private network might not be as private as you think.
Who Built the 'Taj Mahal'?
Larry Loeb  
4/15/2019   3 comments
While the sophistication of the malware suggests that it is the product of a nation-state, it bears none of the code fingerprints of any known nation-state hacker group.
Majority of Enterprise Firms Lack Active Incident Response Plans
Larry Loeb  
4/11/2019   1 comment
Report found that 77% of respondents indicated they do not have a cybersecurity incident response plan consistently in force across the enterprise.
Report Finds That Industry 4.0 Will Pose New & Old Risks
Larry Loeb  
4/10/2019   Post a comment
Trend Micro thinks the fourth industrial revolution is upon us.
WordPress Vulnerable to SQL Injection
Larry Loeb  
4/9/2019   Post a comment
Security firm Securi has found out that on WordPress versions earlier than 3.4 it will allow an SQL injection vulnerability to occur.
FIN6 Expands Its Range With Ransomware
Larry Loeb  
4/8/2019   Post a comment
The well-known FIN6 group has been spotted trying its luck at a new game: ransomware.
Attackers Use 'Well-Known' Hidden HTTPS Directory to Spread Ransomware & Phishing Pages
Larry Loeb  
4/5/2019   1 comment
Researchers from security firm Zscaler's ThreatLabZ found themselves looking at WordPress and Joomla sites that were serving Shade/Troldesh ransomware (which has been known since 2014), backdoors, redirectors and a variety of phishing pages.
Increased Permissions in Mobile Apps Increases Potential Risk
Larry Loeb  
4/4/2019   27 comments
App user permissions should be justified, but many of them aren't.
Vulnerabilities Found in Kubernetes Container System
Larry Loeb  
4/3/2019   2 comments
Trouble with tarballs and more.
Comment: Re: new reality - LarryLoeb - 4/2/2019
Comment: Re: never easy fix - LarryLoeb - 4/2/2019
Cisco Router Still Vulnerable to Remote Attack After Attempted Fix
Larry Loeb  
4/2/2019   7 comments
The vendor finally admitted that the security patches it had released in January for the Small Business RV320 and RV325 routers don't work.
Almost 1 Billion Emails With Personal Information Left Unsecured
Larry Loeb  
4/1/2019   40 comments
As leaks go, it's a whopper, and a so-called email validation service provider is to blame.
Comment: Re: Windows Tasks - LarryLoeb - 4/1/2019
Comment: Re: destruct always - LarryLoeb - 3/31/2019
Android Banking Trojan 'Gustuff' Becomes More Dangerous
Larry Loeb  
3/29/2019   35 comments
New report puts Gustuff into the same threat tier as Anubis, Red Alert, Exobot, LokiBot and BankBot.
Comment: Re: destruct always - LarryLoeb - 3/29/2019


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