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  • 2-Factor Authentication Bypass Flaw Reported in cPanel and WHM Software November 25, 2020
    cPanel, a provider of popular administrative tools to manage web hosting, has patched a security vulnerability that could have allowed remote attackers with access to valid credentials to bypass two-factor authentication (2FA) protection on an account. The issue, tracked as "SEC-575" and discovered by researchers from Digital Defense, has been remedied by the company in versions […]
  • Baidu's Android Apps Caught Collecting and Leaking Sensitive User Data November 25, 2020
    Two popular Android apps from Chinese tech giant Baidu have been removed from the Google Play Store in October after they were caught collecting sensitive user details. The two apps in question—Baidu Maps and Baidu Search Box—were found to collect device identifiers, such as the International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) number or MAC address, without […]
  • Stantinko Botnet Now Targeting Linux Servers to Hide Behind Proxies November 24, 2020
    An adware and coin-miner botnet targeting Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan at least since 2012 has now set its sights on Linux servers to fly under the radar. According to a new analysis published by Intezer today and shared with The Hacker News, the trojan masquerades as HTTPd, a commonly used program on Linux servers, and […]
  • Critical Unpatched VMware Flaw Affects Multiple Corporates Products November 24, 2020
    VMware has released temporary workarounds to address a critical vulnerability in its products that could be exploited by an attacker to take control of an affected system. "A malicious actor with network access to the administrative configurator on port 8443 and a valid password for the configurator admin account can execute commands with unrestricted privileges […]
  • Facebook Messenger Bug Lets Hackers Listen to You Before You Pick Up the Call November 24, 2020
    Facebook has patched a bug in its widely installed Messenger app for Android that could have allowed a remote attacker to call unsuspecting targets and listen to them before even they picked up the audio call. The flaw was discovered and reported to Facebook by Natalie Silvanovich of Google's Project Zero bug-hunting team last month on October […]
  • Evolution of Emotet: From Banking Trojan to Malware Distributor November 23, 2020
    Emotet is one of the most dangerous and widespread malware threats active today. Ever since its discovery in 2014—when Emotet was a standard credential stealer and banking Trojan, the malware has evolved into a modular, polymorphic platform for distributing other kinds of computer viruses. Being constantly under development, Emotet updates itself regularly to improve stealthiness, […]
  • Why Replace Traditional Web Application Firewall (WAF) With New Age WAF? November 23, 2020
    At present, web applications have become the top targets for attackers because of potential monetization opportunities. Security breaches on the web application can cost millions. Strikingly, DNS (Domain Name System) related outage and Distributed denial of service (DDoS) lead a negative impact on businesses. Among the wide range of countermeasures, a web application firewall is […]
  • WARNING: Unpatched Bug in GO SMS Pro App Exposes Millions of Media Messages November 20, 2020
    GO SMS Pro, a popular messaging app for Android with over 100 million installs, has been found to have an unpatched security flaw that publicly exposes media transferred between users, including private voice messages, photos, and videos. "This means any sensitive media shared between users of this messenger app is at risk of being compromised […]
  • Researchers Warn of Critical Flaw Affecting Industrial Automation Systems November 19, 2020
    A critical vulnerability uncovered in Real-Time Automation's (RTA) 499ES EtherNet/IP (ENIP) stack could open up the industrial control systems to remote attacks by adversaries. RTA's ENIP stack is one of the widely used industrial automation devices and is billed as the "standard for factory floor I/O applications in North America." "Successful exploitation of this vulnerability […]
  • Use This Ultimate Template to Plan and Monitor Your Cybersecurity Budgets November 18, 2020
    Sound security budget planning and execution are essential for CIO's/CISO's success. Now, for the first time, the Ultimate Security Budget Plan and Track Excel template (download here) provide security executives a clear and intuitive tool to keep track of planned vs. actual spend, ensuring that security needs are addressed while maintaining the budgetary frame. The […]
  • Apple Lets Some of its Big Sur macOS Apps Bypass Firewall and VPNs November 18, 2020
    Apple is facing the heat for a new feature in macOS Big Sur that allows many of its own apps to bypass firewalls and VPNs, thereby potentially allowing malware to exploit the same shortcoming to access sensitive data stored on users' systems and transmit them to remote servers. The issue was first spotted last month […]
  • Researcher Discloses Critical RCE Flaws In Cisco Security Manager November 17, 2020
    Cisco has published multiple security advisories concerning critical flaws in Cisco Security Manager (CSM) a week after the networking equipment maker quietly released patches with version 4.22 of the platform. The development comes after Code White researcher Florian Hauser (frycos) yesterday publicly disclosed proof-of-concept (PoC) code for as many as 12 security vulnerabilities affecting the
  • Chinese APT Hackers Target Southeast Asian Government Institutions November 17, 2020
    Cybersecurity researchers today unveiled a complex and targeted espionage attack on potential government sector victims in South East Asia that they believe was carried out by a sophisticated Chinese APT group at least since 2018. "The attack has a complex and complete arsenal of droppers, backdoors and other tools involving Chinoxy backdoor, PcShare RAT and […]
  • Trojanized Security Software Hits South Korea Users in Supply-Chain Attack November 16, 2020
    Cybersecurity researchers took the wraps off a novel supply chain attack in South Korea that abuses legitimate security software and stolen digital certificates to distribute remote administration tools (RATs) on target systems. Attributing the operation to the Lazarus Group, also known as Hidden Cobra, Slovak internet security company ESET said the state-sponsored threat actor leveraged […]
  • Live Webinar: Reducing Complexity by Increasing Consolidation for SMEs November 13, 2020
    Complexity is the bane of effective cybersecurity. The need to maintain an increasing array of cybersecurity tools to protect organizations from an expanding set of cyber threats is leading to runaway costs, staff inefficiencies, and suboptimal threat response. Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with limited budgets and staff are significantly impacted. On average, SMEs manage […]
  • SAD DNS — New Flaws Re-Enable DNS Cache Poisoning Attacks November 13, 2020
    A group of academics from the University of California and Tsinghua University has uncovered a series of critical security flaws that could lead to a revival of DNS cache poisoning attacks. Dubbed "SAD DNS attack" (short for Side-channel AttackeD DNS), the technique makes it possible for a malicious actor to carry out an off-path attack, […]
  • Uncovered: APT 'Hackers For Hire' Target Financial, Entertainment Firms November 12, 2020
    A hackers-for-hire operation has been discovered using a strain of previously undocumented malware to target South Asian financial institutions and global entertainment companies. Dubbed "CostaRicto" by Blackberry researchers, the campaign appears to be the handiwork of APT mercenaries who possess bespoke malware tooling and complex VPN proxy and SSH tunneling capabilities. "CostaRicto targets
  • New ModPipe Point of Sale (POS) Malware Targeting Restaurants, Hotels November 12, 2020
    Cybersecurity researchers today disclosed a new kind of modular backdoor that targets point-of-sale (POS) restaurant management software from Oracle in an attempt to pilfer sensitive payment information stored in the devices. The backdoor — dubbed "ModPipe" — impacts Oracle MICROS Restaurant Enterprise Series (RES) 3700 POS systems, a widely used software suite in restaurants and […]
  • MISSIONS — The Next Level of Interactive Developer Security Training November 12, 2020
    If organizations want to get serious about software security, they need to empower their engineers to play a defensive role against cyberattacks as they craft their code. The problem is, developers haven't had the most inspiring introduction to security training over the years, and anything that can be done to make their experience more engaging, […]
  • Two New Chrome 0-Days Under Active Attacks – Update Your Browser November 12, 2020
    Google has patched two more zero-day flaws in the Chrome web browser for desktop, making it the fourth and fifth actively exploited vulnerabilities addressed by the search giant in recent weeks. The company released 86.0.4240.198 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, which it said will be rolling out over the coming days/weeks to all users. Tracked as CVE-2020-16013 […]