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It might sound like a story from the world of science-fiction. But it’s a scenario that has become…
Millions have flocked to video-conferencing solutions and organizations have relied more heavily on various applications (such as G Suite for end users, Azure for developers, or AWS for system admins) amid the COVID-19 crisis. According to Gartner, clo…Read More How to mitigate security risks as cloud services adoption spikes
Microsoft plugged as many as 89 security flaws as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday updates released today, including fixes for an actively exploited zero-day in Internet Explorer that could permit an attacker to run arbitrary code on target machines.
HackerOne released its 2021 Hacker Report that reveals a 63% increase in the number of hackers submitting vulnerabilities in 2020. As organizations’ attack surfaces have shifted due to pandemic led digital transformation, hackers have adapted and zeroe…Read More 2021 Hacker Report: Hackers are not just driven by money
Nations around the world are racing to acquire COVID-19 vaccines and assemble digital infrastructure and web applications to enable appointment booking. As they do this, Imperva Research Labs has monitored a staggering 372% increase in healthcare bot t…Read More 372% increase in healthcare bot traffic could tamper with booking vaccine dates
Now adays most of us have numerous devices in our homes connect to the Internet. From thermostats and gaming consoles to baby monitors, door locks or even your car. Ensure you change the default passwords on these devices and enable automatic updating.Read More Smart Home Devices
Budget cuts, redundancies, delays to cyber resilience projects and increased remote working in the last 12 months could all have increased organizations’ risk of a cyber attack in 2021, according to new research into cybersecurity decision makers from …Read More Most decision makers plan to increase spending on cybersecurity this year
Companies have significantly sped up their digital transformation efforts in the past year, a theme anticipated to persist beyond the pandemic, according to F5. With limited in-person interactions, applications have become synonymous with an organizati…Read More Rapid digital transformation makes an application strategy a business imperative
The purpose of every security team is to provide confidentiality, integrity and availability of the systems in the organization. We call it “CIA Triad” for short. Of those three elements, integrity is a key element for most compliance and regulations. …Read More How FIM Is More Than Just About Maintaining Compliance
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling innovation through open source, today announced the sigstore project, which improves the security of the software supply chain by enabling the easy adoption of cryptographic software signing bac…Read More Free sigstore signing service confirms software origin and authenticity
Lightspin announced the availability of enhanced contextual security for cloud environments. Lightspin provides rapid, in-depth visualization of the cloud stack and sophisticated detection capabilities to proactively protect cloud environments, includi…Read More Lightspin enhances contextual security for cloud environments
Akash Network, a project out of Overclock Labs, confirmed the successful launch of Akash MAINNET 2, the first open-source cloud and the only viable decentralized cloud alternative to centralized cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, a…Read More Akash MAINNET 2 decentralized open-source cloud now available
On the off chance you were looking for more security to-dos from Microsoft today…the company released software updates to plug more than 82 security flaws in Windows and other supported software. Ten of these earned Microsoft’s “critical” rating, meaning they can be exploited by malware or miscreants with little or no help from users.Read More Microsoft Patch Tuesday, March 2021 Edition
Former Google and Twitter security leader, Co-Director of Stanford Online’s Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate Program and best-selling author Neil Daswani is releasing his book, Big Breaches: Cybersecurity Lessons for Everyone, co-authored together wi…Read More Big Breaches: Cybersecurity Lessons for Everyone book released
VMware announced portfolio updates to help customers modernize their applications and infrastructure. The new releases of vSphere 7 and vSAN 7 will help IT teams support new and existing applications with infrastructure that is developer and AI-ready; …Read More VMware unveils portfolio updates to help customers modernize apps and infrastructure
Sontiq announced it has acquired data breach intelligence fintech Breach Clarity. As a result of the acquisition, Sontiq’s products – IdentityForce, Cyberscout, and EZShield – all built on its tech-enabled IIS Platform, will have the proprietary capabi…Read More Sontiq acquires Breach Clarity to lead data breach and financial fraud protection initiatives
IT complexity, which grew exponentially following the recent acceleration of digital transformation, has led to a foundational gap in visibility across the underlying hybrid infrastructure. The gap exists because network tools lack visibility into clou…Read More Gigamon Hawk integrates with AWS to simplify and secure cloud adoption
Mastercard is expanding the Engage platform, offering customers easy access to a growing network of qualified technology and fintech partners that can quickly deploy Mastercard Digital First solutions. These solutions will enable customers to provide e…Read More Mastercard expands Engage platform to provide digital payment experiences for consumers
Microsoft Edge Legacy has officially reached the end of life today, and starting tomorrow, the web browser will begin displaying notifications telling users to switch to the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge. […]Read More Microsoft Edge Legacy will now prompt you to install Chromium Edge
An iOS call recording app patched a security vulnerability that gave anyone access to the conversations of thousands of users by simply providing the correct phone numbers. […]Read More iPhone Call Recorder bug gave acess to other people’s conversations
CybelAngel announced its major UK expansion with a five-fold investment increase, a series of new hires to its sales and marketing team as well as a new UK office. This move is part of the company’s global expansion, building strategic partnerships, an…Read More CybelAngel announces new hires and plans for London office
Read Part 3 of Clay Risenhoover’s blog series about Accessing Web APIs with PowerShell.Read More Accessing Web APIs with PowerShell
Ayla Networks announced general availability of its Fast Track program, aimed at simplifying IoT projects to help OEMs launch new connected products in a fraction of time. The Fast Track offering—which combines hardware, software and services—has been …Read More Ayla Fast Track program helps OEMs quick launch of new connected products
Researchers have identified two vulnerabilities in the company’s crowd-sourced Offline Finding technology that could jeopardize its promise of privacy.Read More Apple’s Device Location-Tracking System Could Expose User Identities
SailPoint announced the appointment of Heather Gantt-Evans as the company’s new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In this role, Heather will be responsible for the overall cybersecurity of SailPoint’s products, systems, and data as the company…Read More SailPoint appoints Heather Gantt-Evans as CISO
Microsoft last week upgraded its Edge browser to version 89, delivering vertical tabs to all customers and improving startup times up to 41%. The Redmond, Wash. company also patched at least 33 security vulnerabilities before releasing Edge 89.(Note…Read More What’s in the latest Edge update? Vertical tabs for all, and faster start-ups
Google has released a new password checker for Android. Find out how to enable and use this security feature on your Android device.Read More How to enable Android’s Password Checkup feature
This Attack, With Apparent Ties to China, Distinct From Russian Cyberespionage EffortRussian hackers apparently weren’t the only ones targeting SolarWinds customers. An attack last year by the Spiral hacking group, believed to be based in China, agains…Read More Researchers Describe a Second, Separate SolarWinds Attack
Hackers gained access to live surveillance cameras installed at Tesla, Equinox, healthcare clinics, jails, and banks, including the Bank of Utah. […]Read More Hackers access surveillance cameras at Tesla, Cloudflare, banks, more
Microsoft’s regularly scheduled March Patch Tuesday updates address 89 CVEs overall.Read More Microsoft Patch Tuesday Updates Fix 14 Critical Bugs
Agency Is the Latest Victim of Attacks Exploiting Newly Exposed FlawsA Microsoft Exchange server at the European Banking Authority, a regulatory agency of the European Union, was hacked. But the agency says there are no indications of data exfiltration.Read More European Banking Authority Sustains Exchange Server Hack
The monthly rollout follows last week’s emergency Microsoft Exchange Server patch covering seven CVEs, four of which are under attack.Read More Microsoft Patch Tuesday Fixes 82 CVEs, Internet Explorer Zero-Day
Despite an explosion in the sheer amount of stolen data available on the Dark Web, the value of personal information is holding steady, according to the 2021 Dark Web price index from Privacy Affairs. That leaves these thriving dirty data dealers in a …Read More Dark Web Markets for Stolen Data See Banner Sales
Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s March 2021 Security Updates. VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-933 on Wednesday, March 10th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2021-26855CVE-2021-26857CVE…Read More VERT Threat Alert: March 2021 Patch Tuesday Analysis
The report’s 750 survey respondents estimate 30 per cent of cloud spend is wasted, and for the fifth year in a row, are making cloud cost optimization their number one priority.
The post Flexera: Cloud cost optimization organizations’ top priority – again first appeared on IT World Canada.Read More Flexera: Cloud cost optimization organizations’ top priority – again
A ransomware attack hit the Oloron-Sainte-Marie hospital in southwest France, it is the third such attack in the last month. A ransomware attack paralyzed the systems at the Oloron-Sainte-Marie hospital in southwest France. The incident took place on Monday, the ransomware gang is demanding the payment of a ransom of $50,000 worth of Bitcoin. The […]
The post Another French hospital hit by a ransomware attack appeared first on Security Affairs.Read More Another French hospital hit by a ransomware attack
Veracode was recently named the winner of IT Central Station???s 2021 Peer Award for application security testing (AST). Winners were chosen based on reviews from verified customers to help prospective buyers make well-informed, smart business decisio…Read More Veracode Wins IT Central Station’s 2021 Peer Award for AST
Posted by Kim Lewandowski & Dan Lorenc, Google Open Source Security TeamOne of the fundamental security issues with open source is that it’s difficult to know where the software comes from or how it was built, making it susceptible to supply c…Read More Introducing sigstore: Easy Code Signing & Verification for Supply Chain Integrity
Globally, hundreds of thousand of organizations running Exchange email servers from Microsoft just got mass-hacked, including at least 30,000 victims in the United States. Each hacked server has been retrofitted with a “web shell” backdoor that gives the bad guys total, remote control, the ability to read all email, and easy access to the victim’s other computers. Researchers are now racing to identify, alert and help victims, and hopefully prevent further mayhem.Read More Warning the World of a Ticking Time Bomb
Deloitte Canada recently announced the Canadian launch of the Deloitte AI Institute, part of a global initiative with partner AI Institutes in the U.S., UK, Australia, Japan, Singapore, China, and European member firms.
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Proposal Comes as SolarWinds, Microsoft Exchange Hacks Are InvestigatedLegislation introduced in the House would allow U.S. citizens to file lawsuits against foreign governments – and employees and agents of those countries – to hold them liable if a c…Read More Bill Would Allow Americans to Sue Foreign Hackers
The critical flaws exist in Adobe Framemaker, Connect and the Creative Cloud desktop application for Windows.Read More Adobe Critical Code-Execution Flaws Plague Windows Users
Sigstore aims to improve the open source software supply chain by simplifying the process of cryptographic software signing.Read More Linux Foundation Debuts Sigstore Project for Software Signing
The US Department of Justice has seized a fifth domain name used to impersonate the official site of a biotechnology company involved in COVID-19 vaccine development. […]Read More US seizes more domains used in COVID-19 vaccine phishing attacks
Social media sites could be liable for damages if content is removed for “dubious or pretextual” reasonsRead More Arkansas Bill Addresses “Unfair” Social Media Censorship
As system administrators and security teams around the world are working on ascertaining whether they’ve been breached and compromised via vulnerable Microsoft Exchange Server installations, on this March 2021 Patch Tuesday: Microsoft has fixed 8…Read More March 2021 Patch Tuesday: Microsoft fixes yet another actively exploited IE zero-day
Researchers Describe Sophisticated Phishing CampaignA new phishing campaign distributes ZLoader malware using advanced delivery techniques that demonstrate sophisticated understanding of Microsoft Office document formats and techniques, the security fi…Read More ZLoader Malware Hidden in Encrypted Excel File
And the winner of Dark Reading’s February cartoon caption contest is …Read More Dark Reading ‘Name That Toon’ Winner: Gather ‘Round the Campfire
Despite the rising ransomware numbers and the numerous related headlines, many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) still don’t consider themselves at risk from cyberattacks. Nothing could be further from the truth. Smaller organizations are a prime target, and ransomware authors have only upped the ante in their methods to ensure they get paid. For example, […]
The post 3 Ransomware Myths Businesses Need to Stop Believing ASAP appeared first on Webroot Blog.Read More 3 Ransomware Myths Businesses Need to Stop Believing ASAP
One of the reasons why there’s so much cybercrime is because there are so many ways for cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities and circumvent even the best defenses. You may be surprised to find that one of the biggest vulnerabilities is users. Many successful attacks could actually be prevented if users just knew what to look […]Read More Who’s Hacking You?
Comms company asks UK government to slash VAT on cybersecurity productsRead More Vodafone Calls for New Cybersecurity Policies to Help SMEs
Today is Microsoft’s March 2021 Patch Tuesday, and with admins already struggling with Microsoft Exchange updates and hacked servers, please be nice to your IT staff today. […]Read More Microsoft March 2021 Patch Tuesday fixes 82 flaws, 2 zero-days
As part of the March Patch cycle, Microsoft is rolling out a new cumulative update for all supported version of Windows. […]Read More Windows 10 Cumulative Updates KB5000808 & KB5000802 released
Intelligent identity security company Sontiq acquires fintech provider Breach ClarityRead More Breach Clarity Acquired by Sontiq
Some do so anyway, according to new Kaspersky research.Read More 48% of Security Pros Prohibited From Intelligence-Sharing
Azure LoLBins can be used by attackers to bypass network defenses, deploy cryptominers, elevate privileges, and disable real-time protection on a targeted device. […]Read More Microsoft shares detection, mitigation advice for Azure LoLBins
The rapid launch of contract-tracing apps to control COVID-19’s spread opened the door to multiple security and privacy vulnerabilities.Read More COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Apps Signal Broader Mobile App Security Concerns
Whether a seasoned professional or a fresh computer science grad, every developer has his or her stressful moments of trying to dig through scanning results to mitigate or remediate a vulnerability. Since you work at the speed of ???I need this yesterd…Read More Putting the Sec in DevSecOps
The most well-known and popular blogging platform, WordPress, is considering dropping support for Internet Explorer 11 as the browser’s usage dips below 1%. […]Read More WordPress plans to drop support for Internet Explorer 11
Microsoft released ProxyLogon security updates for Microsoft Exchange servers running vulnerable unsupported Cumulative Update versions. On March 2nd, Microsoft has released emergency out-of-band security updates that address four zero-day issues (CVE-2021-26855, CVE-2021-26857, CVE-2021-26858, and CVE-2021-27065) in all supported Microsoft Exchange versions that are actively exploited in the wild. Now Microsoft has released security updates for Microsoft Exchange […]
The post Microsoft releases ProxyLogon patches for unsupported Microsoft Exchange versions appeared first on Security Affairs.Read More Microsoft releases ProxyLogon patches for unsupported Microsoft Exchange versions
Every day, more than 5,000 private keys, database connection strings, certificates, and passwords are leaked to GitHub repositories, putting applications at risk.Read More Leaked Development Secrets a Major Issue for Repositories
Azure Defender for Resource Manager automatically monitors the resource management operations. This blog discusses the threats that are caused by ‘Living off the land Binaries’.
The post Azure LoLBins: Protecting against the dual use of virtual machine extensions appeared first on Microsoft Security.Read More Azure LoLBins: Protecting against the dual use of virtual machine extensions
WhatsApp, Messenger and Telegram are just a few messaging app options to consider. Tom Merritt lists five things you need to know about messaging apps.Read More Top 5 things to know about messaging apps
The SolarWinds Orion supply chain hack has caused several organizations to re-think their future relationships with vendors regardless of whether they used the network monitoring suite, a new survey suggests.
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A never-before-seen malware-dropper, Clast82, fetches the AlienBot and MRAT malware in a savvy Google Play campaign aimed at Android users.Read More Google Play Harbors Malware-Laced Apps Delivering Spy Trojans
While chats are end-to-end encrypted, their backups are not – this may change soon
The post WhatsApp may soon roll out encrypted chat backups appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
Adobe has released security updates that fix vulnerabilities in Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop, Framemaker, and Connect. […]Read More Adobe fixes critical Creative Cloud, Adobe Connect vulnerabilities
Personal details of supporters of the Premier League side leaked on the official club siteRead More West Ham Supporters’ Personal Details Leaked on Club Website
Twitter’s VP and CISO joined other women on a panel to talk about ways to get young girls into cybersecurity
The post Getting young girls interested in cybersecurity remains hard, says Twitter’s VP and CISO first appeared on IT World Canada.
Earlier this month GitHub received a report of anomalous behavior from an external party, therefore they fixed the bug trying to protect user accounts against a potentially serious security vulnerability. The weird behavior was generated by a race cond…Read More GitHub Fixed a Bug impacting Authenticated Sessions
Apple pushed out security updates for a memory-corruption bug to devices running on iOS, macOS, watchOS and for Safari.Read More Apple Plugs Severe WebKit Remote Code-Execution Hole
Context The US is showing serious concern over a cyberattack on Microsoft’s Exchange email software that the tech company has blamed on China. The attack affected thousands of on-premises email customers, small businesses, enterprises, and govern…Read More European Banking Authority Reveals Microsoft Exchange Hack
Apple developers, watchers, and analysts all need to plan ahead, which is why so many now are asking how Apple will host its all-important Worldwide Developer’s Conference this year.WWDC worked well online
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Additional patches arrive as CISA issues an alert urging all organizations to immediately patch the Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities.Read More Microsoft Pushes Patches for Older Versions of Exchange Server
Flagstar Bank, one of the largest residential mortgage servicers and largest banks in the United States, became the victim of a major data breach in January, exposing customer and employee data. What role has Accellion played in the data breach? Accel…Read More US Bank and Mortgage Lender Flagstar Victim of a major data breach
The term zero day refers to a computer software vulnerability that is unknown to both the organizations using said software as well as the third-party vendors that develop it. Without proper mitigation, hackers can exploit this flaw in the security of …Read More Zero Day Attack 101: What It Is and How to Deal with It
A cryptomining botnet spotted last year is now targeting and attempting to take control of Jenkins and ElasticSearch servers to mine for Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency. […]Read More z0Miner botnet hunts for unpatched ElasticSearch, Jenkins servers
On the 2ndof March, Microsoft rolled out several out-of-band patches for minor and medium Windows vulnerabilities and exposures. Of particular interest are the mitigations for CVE-2021-27065, CVE-2021-26858, CVE-2021-26857, and CVE-2021-26855, discover…Read More Patch Tuesday, March 2021: Microsoft Releases Several Out-of-Band Patches for Windows Exposures, Including Four Documented Zero-Day Server Exchange Vulnerabilities
A suspected GandCrab Ransomware member was arrested in South Korea for using phishing emails to infect victims. […]Read More GandCrab ransomware affiliate arrested for phishing attacks
The first step toward prevention is understanding the six most common CaaS services.Read More Look to Banking as a Model for Stopping Crime-as-a-Service
Apple released out-of-band patches to address a remote code execution, tracked as CVE-2021-1844, that affect iOS, macOS, watchOS, and Safari web browser. Apple has released out-of-band security patches to address a critical iOS, macOS, watchOS, and Safari web browser to address a security flaw tracked as CVE-2021-1844. The vulnerability was discovered by Clément Lecigne of […]
The post Apple fixes CVE-2021-1844 RCE that affects iOS, macOS, watchOS, and Safari appeared first on Security Affairs.Read More Apple fixes CVE-2021-1844 RCE that affects iOS, macOS, watchOS, and Safari
Safeguards need to be established in the National Data StrategyRead More Protection and Privacy Pivotal to the UK’s National Data Strategy
An overview of the hacking activity on the HackerOne vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platform shows that misconfiguration of cloud resources is quickly becoming a hot target for ethical hackers. […]Read More Security bug hunters focus on misconfigured services, earn big rewards
QNAP’s unpatched network-attached-storage (NAS) devices are the most recent targets in ongoing attacks, which are aimed at taking them over for use in a cryptocurrency mining campaign, writes security analyst Pierluigi Paganini. The malware, discovered…Read More Unpatched QNAP NAS Devices Targeted by UnityMiner in Cryptocurrency Mining Campaign
HackerOne reports a 63% rise in hackers submitting vulnerabilities in 2020Read More Huge Rise in Hackers Submitting Vulnerabilities During #COVID19
The SolarWinds incident was a wake-up call for most of the security professionals surveyed by DomainTools.Read More How the SolarWinds attack may affect your organization’s cybersecurity
Microsoft has released security updates for Microsoft Exchange servers running unsupported Cumulative Update versions vulnerable to ProxyLogon attacks. […]Read More Microsoft releases ProxyLogon updates for unsupported Exchange Servers
‘The Most Widely Successful Wormable Malware Becomes Almost a Permanent Hangover’Nearly four years after the WannaCry ransomware hit the world, targeting the EternalBlue vulnerability in Microsoft SMB version 1, security firms say the malware continues…Read More Why Does EternalBlue-Targeting WannaCry Remain at Large?
Webshells explained, with some (safe) examples you can try at home if you want to learn more.Read More Serious Security: Webshells explained in the aftermath of HAFNIUM attacks
Steblyna will lead the product team at identity verification firmRead More Veriff Appoints Duncan Steblyna as New VP of Product
How is this even possible?
…26% of companies Positive Technologies tested were vulnerable to WannaCry, which was a threat years ago, and some even vulnerable to Heartbleed. “The most frequent vulnerabilities detected during automated assessment date back to 2013-2017, which indicates a lack of recent software updates,” the reported stated.
26%!? One in four networks?
Even if we assume that the report is self-serving to the company that wrote it, and that the statistic is not generally representative, this is still a disaster. The number should be 0%…Read More On Not Fixing Old Vulnerabilities
I’ve been closely monitoring how different Android device-makers do with post-sales software support for something like 97 years now, I think — and every year around this time, I brace myself for a brutal discovery.Here’s the thing: Six months after…Read More Android 11 Upgrade Report Card: Well, this is awkward
Malicious dropper also loaded RAT onto victim devicesRead More 10 Google Play Apps Found Containing Banking Malware
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new malware dropper contained in as many as 9 Android apps distributed via Google Play Store that deploys a second stage malware capable of gaining intrusive access to the financial accounts of victims as wel…Read More 9 Android Apps On Google Play Caught Distributing AlienBot Banker and MRAT Malware
In case you’ve missed the news – hundreds of thousands of Microsoft Exchange Server systems worldwide are thought to have been compromised by hackers, who exploited zero-day vulnerabilities to steal emails.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Sec…Read More The Microsoft Exchange Server mega-hack – what you need to know
The SolarWinds Sunburst attack has been in the headlines since it was first discovered in December 2020.
As the so-called layers of the onion are peeled back, additional information regarding how the vulnerability was exploited, who was behind the att…
Research teams will try to make FHE calculations as fast as plaintextRead More DARPA Ramps-Up FHE Encryption Project with Intel
LinkedIn’s Workforce Confidence Index breaks down the challenges and strategies that Canadians are applying to the job hunt by gender, Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax Media gets the green light, and some temperature scanning devices pro…Read More Hashtag Trending, March 9, 2021 – Job hunt differences between men and women; Microsoft’s Bethesda acquisition is official; Fever scanner mishap
A malicious web shell deployed on Windows systems by leveraging a previously undisclosed zero-day in SolarWinds’ Orion network monitoring software may have been the work of a possible Chinese threat group.
In a report published by Secureworks on Monday…