Vulnerability


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    Businesses boost software supply chain security, but strategies remain fragmented

    A study by the Enterprise Strategy Group shows more than one-third of organizations have been exploited by a known open source vulnerability.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    Twitter vulnerability risk resurfaces, testing the security of pseudonymous users

    A threat actor learned of the vulnerability, which allowed an account identity to be exposed by entering a simple email or phone number.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    Slack resets passwords en masse after invite link vulnerability

    The bug, which went undetected for five years, impacts at least 60,000 users but likely more.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    VMware discloses new authentication bypass vulnerability

    The virtualization giant advised customers to immediately deploy patches and said it’s not aware of any exploitation in the wild.

    By Aug. 2, 2022
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    Most cyberattacks come from ransomware, email compromise

    Attackers are scanning for vulnerabilities in unpatched systems within 15 minutes, stressing the pace and scale of the threat.

    By Aug. 1, 2022
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    Threat actors shifting tactics as Microsoft blocks, unblocks and reblocks macros

    Proofpoint researchers say criminal hackers are turning to container files and Windows shortcuts to distribute malware.

    By July 29, 2022
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    Relentless vulnerabilities and patches induce cybersecurity burnout

    Cybersecurity professionals are confronting a chronic vulnerability-patch cycle and the situation is getting worse.

    By July 26, 2022
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    Google backs federal review board's Log4j, open source security push

    The technology firm said it will continue investments and engage in more secure software practices to help prevent a future crisis similar to Log4j.

    By July 25, 2022
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    Atlassian urges rapid response after Confluence hardcoded password leaked

    The company's customers are confronting the second critical vulnerability on Confluence in as many months.

    By July 22, 2022
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    Network vulnerabilities declined in 2021, but attacks hit all-time high

    Five of the 10 most-exploited vulnerabilities last year were identified before 2020, and No. 3 dates back to 2017.

    By July 22, 2022
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    CISA releases indicators of compromise for hard-hit VMware Horizon

    Federal authorities warn a more complex form of malware is providing advanced persistent threat actors with vast command and control capabilities.

    By July 18, 2022
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    Fake GitHub commits can trick developers into using malicious code

    Threat actors can easily alter the identity and timestamp associated with software updates, putting developers at serious risk, Checkmarx research shows.

    By July 18, 2022
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    Log4j is far from over, cyber review board says

    Exploitation of Log4j occurred at lower levels than experts predicted, yet it remains an "endemic vulnerability," the Cyber Safety Review Board said.

    By July 14, 2022
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    Threat actors favor brute force attacks to hit cloud services

    Google Cloud warned that organizations face their greatest threat due to weak passwords and vulnerable software.

    By July 12, 2022
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    Microsoft rollback on macro blocking in Office sows confusion

    The company said it remains "fully committed" to disabling macros by default, and the temporary measure will make the product more user friendly.

    By July 11, 2022
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    What to watch with 5G network security

    For wireless network carriers, 5G is a model of what’s next. But it also introduces features and services that dramatically expand the threat surface.

    By July 8, 2022
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    Apple's coming security features an answer to government-backed spyware

    While some mobile security experts hail Lockdown Mode as a breakthrough, others warn the features will not extend to third-party apps.

    By July 7, 2022
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    Federal authorities warn MedusaLocker ransomware targeting remote desktop vulnerabilities

    The ransomware as a service group began targeting healthcare and other industries in 2019. In recent months, activity has surged once again.

    By July 1, 2022
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    Organizations lag on confidence and policies to manage open source security

    It's taking longer for companies to find open source vulnerabilities, and shaky policies mean only the most critical vulnerabilities are attended to. 

    By June 24, 2022
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    Attackers keep targeting VMware Horizon, exploiting unpatched Log4Shell

    In one case, CISA found multiple threat actors compromising an organization using Log4Shell, which leveraged access to gain remote command and control.

    By June 24, 2022
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    Dozens of vulnerabilities threaten major OT device makers

    Researchers from Forescout’s Vedere Labs found 56 vulnerabilities across big names like Honeywell and Motorola raising design-level security concerns.

    By June 21, 2022
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    Microsoft releases long sought patch for Office Follina zero day as CISA, customers assess impact

    The fix comes two weeks after the industry was forced to improvise with a workaround solution, while nation-state and criminal actors exploited the vulnerability.

    By June 15, 2022
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    Microsoft resolves critical vulnerability in Azure Synapse after prior patches fall short

    Orca Security warned in January that attackers could gain remote code execution, taking over tenant workspaces.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Tenable CEO calls out Microsoft on lack of transparency on vulnerabilities

    Amit Yoran claims Microsoft failed to acknowledge a critical vulnerability in Azure until Tenable said it would go public.

    By June 13, 2022
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    5 takeaways from the RSA Conference

    The event tried to pick up where it left off 28 months ago. Can defenders keep up with the accelerated pace and scale of the cyber threat?

    By June 13, 2022