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Missouri Governor Vows to Prosecute St. Louis Post-Dispatch for Reporting Security Vulnerability

Krebs on Security

On Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran a story about how its staff discovered and reported a security vulnerability in a Missouri state education website that exposed the Social Security numbers of 100,000 elementary and secondary teachers. In a press conference this morning, Missouri Gov.

Security Risks of Client-Side Scanning

Schneier on Security

Even before Apple made its announcement , law enforcement shifted their battle for backdoors to client-side scanning. The idea is that they wouldn’t touch the cryptography, but instead eavesdrop on communications and systems before encryption or after decryption.

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The European Parliament Voted to Ban Remote Biometric Surveillance

Schneier on Security

It’s not actually banned in the EU yet — the legislative process is much more complicated than that — but it’s a step: a total ban on biometric mass surveillance.

Data Breach Numbers, Costs and Impacts All Rise in 2021

Lohrman on Security

By almost any measure, the breadth, depth and impact of data breaches have dramatically increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a roundup of the numbers

How to Avoid the Pain and Cost of PCI Compliance While Optimizing Payments

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security, Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars, and Steve Andrews, President & CEO of the Western Bankers Association 

In this webinar, we have a great set of panelists who will take you through how Zero Data strategies can be used as part of a well-rounded compliance and security approach, and get you to market much sooner by also allowing for payment optimization. They’ll share how to grow your business faster and minimize costs for both security and compliance

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Troy Hunt

A lot of cyber things this week: loads of data breach (or "scrape", In LinkedIn's case) incidents, Windows 11 upgrade experiences and then bricking my house courtesy of a Home Assistant update that fundamentally changed the Tuya integration.

GUEST ESSAY: How SPDX helps reconcile interdependencies of open, proprietary software

The Last Watchdog

Software today is built on a combination of open source and proprietary software packages. Developers can reuse and build on the packages created by others, which results in the rapid creation of new capabilities and technologies. Related: How SBOM factors into DevSecOps. This reuse creates dependencies, all of which don’t necessarily stay updated at the same pace.

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Patch Tuesday, October 2021 Edition

Krebs on Security

Microsoft today issued updates to plug more than 70 security holes in its Windows operating systems and other software, including one vulnerability that is already being exploited. This month’s Patch Tuesday also includes security fixes for the newly released Windows 11 operating system.

AI Driving Foreign Influence, Disinformation and Espionage

Security Boulevard

In early October 2021, director of the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command General Paul Nakasone spoke at the 2021 Mandiant Cyber Defense Summit. In his speech, Nakasone detailed numerous ongoing influence operations and outlined how the entities he commands are tackling nation-state threats.

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Troy Hunt

I had a bunch of false starts with this one. I don't know if it was just OBS or something else, but we got there after several failed attempts and me resorting to reading Gov Parson's nutty tweets until it all started working. "Nutty"

How to combat the most prevalent ransomware threats

Tech Republic Security

Over the second quarter of the year, 73% of ransomware detections were related to the REvil/Sodinokibi family, while Darkside attacks expanded to more industries, McAfee says

Back to the Office: Privacy and Security Solutions to Compliance Issues for 2021 and Beyond

Speaker: Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies

Now that companies are slowly allowing employees to return to work at the office, it's time to re-evaluate your company’s posture towards privacy and security. Join Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies, for a discussion that will focus on compliance and the types of privacy and security measures your company should be aware of, as well as tips and methods for implementing these measures.

How Coinbase Phishers Steal One-Time Passwords

Krebs on Security

A recent phishing campaign targeting Coinbase users shows thieves are getting cleverer about phishing one-time passwords (OTPs) needed to complete the login process.

Edge computing: The architecture of the future

CSO Magazine

To fully digitize the last mile of business, you need to distribute compute power where it's needed most -- right next to IoT devices that collect data from the real world

Microsoft mitigated a record 2.4 Tbps DDoS attack in August

Security Affairs

Microsoft Azure cloud service mitigated a massive DDoS attack of 2.4 terabytes per second (Tbps) at the end of August, it is the largest DDoS attack to date. Microsoft announced that its Azure cloud service mitigated a 2.4

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GUEST ESSAY: A primer on the degrees of privacy tech companies assign to your digital footprints

The Last Watchdog

In recent years, brands have started butting up against the line between convenience and privacy. Shoppers love the convenience of personalized experiences that their data powers, but then horror stories such as the Cambridge Analytica scandal make people skeptical about how much information companies should be collecting and sharing. Related: Apple battles Facebook over consumer privacy.

Recovering Real Faces from Face-Generation ML System

Schneier on Security

New paper: “ This Person (Probably) Exists. Identity Membership Attacks Against GAN Generated Faces. Abstract: Recently, generative adversarial networks (GANs) have achieved stunning realism, fooling even human observers.

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Google Launches Security Advisory Service, Security to Workspaces

Dark Reading

Internet giant aims to help companies use the cloud securely and adds more security features to its productivity workspaces to better compete with Microsoft

October is high season for cyberattacks, InfoSec Institute study shows

CSO Magazine

There has been an exponential increase in cyberattacks around the globe in the last five years and a major chunk of it happened in October each year, according to a study by InfoSec Institute.

The White House holds an international summit on ransomware: What you should know

Tech Republic Security

This week the White House held a summit with various nations to address the threat of ransomware. Learn some of the takeaways and why certain nations were excluded

NSA explains how to avoid dangers of Wildcard TLS Certificates and ALPACA attacks

Security Affairs

The NSA issued a technical advisory to warn organizations against the use of wildcard TLS certificates and the new ALPACA TLS attack. The National Security Agency (NSA) is warning organizations against the use of wildcard TLS certificates and the new ALPACA TLS attack.

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Schneier on Security

This is a current list of where and when I am scheduled to speak: I’ll be speaking at an Informa event on November 29, 2021. Details to come. The list is maintained on this page

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Experts Say Cyber Attacks Are Getting Worse

Security Boulevard

A new article on WNEP is reporting on experts who claim that cyber attacks are getting worse. Not surprising at the top of the list is ransomware attacks., which have made headlines, crippling healthcare computer systems, 9-1-1 centers, stopping work on gas pipelines, and more.

6 ways the pandemic has triggered long-term security changes

CSO Magazine

Some of the changes to IT environments prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic—primarily work-from-home (WFH) and cloud adoption—are here to stay and will require long-term revisions to enterprise cybersecurity strategies.

What it costs to hire a hacker on the Dark Web

Tech Republic Security

Though the final price for a cybercriminal's services is usually negotiated, personal attacks are the most expensive, says Comparitech

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Security expert published NMAP script for Apache CVE-2021-41773 vulnerability

Security Affairs

Security expert Dhiraj Mishra published an NMAP script for the CVE-2021-41773 Path Traversal vulnerability affecting Apache Web Server version 2.4.49.

Suing Infrastructure Companies for Copyright Violations

Schneier on Security

It’s a matter of going after those with deep pockets.

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Missouri FAIL: Gov. Mike Parson says Viewing Web Source is ‘Hacking’

Security Boulevard

The Missouri Department of Education website was leaking teachers’ social security numbers. A local journalist, Josh Renaud, spotted the PII flaw and reported it to the department, giving them plenty of time to fix the leak. But the state governor accused Renaud of hacking. Specifically, Gov.

Overly Complex IT Infrastructures Pose Security Risk

Dark Reading

Cybersecurity budgets are set to increase in 2022, but companies worry that complex IT networks and data infrastructure are wasting money, new PwC survey finds

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Acer hacked (for the second time this year)

Graham Cluley

Hardware and electronics giant Acer has suffered a data breach, with hackers claiming they have stolen 60GB worth of files from the company's Indian servers. Data loss Acer data breach

Apple released emergency update to fix zero-day actively exploited

Security Affairs

Apple released emergency updates for both iOS and iPadOS to address a zero-day flaw that is actively exploited in the wild. Apple has released iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2 to address a zero-day flaw, tracked as CVE-2021-30883, that is actively exploited in the wild.

6 Takeaways From the Changes in OWASP’s Top 10 Vulnerability Ranking

CyberSecurity Insiders

The last update to the OWASP Top 10 Vulnerability Ranking was in late 2017. Much has changed in the cyber threat landscape since then. A fresh round of updates to reflect the kind of risks and new cyber attacks organizations are dealing with appears to be in order.

Aqua Security Uses eBPF to Extend Security Platform

Security Boulevard

Aqua Security this week at the Kubecon + CloudNativeCon North America conference added a cloud-native detection and response (CNDR) capability to its open source Tracee software-based platform.

Digging Deep Into the Top Security Certifications

Dark Reading

When it comes to technical certifications, which ones pay off so you can get that infosec job or more money for the one you're already doing

How a vishing attack spoofed Microsoft to try to gain remote access

Tech Republic Security

A voice phishing campaign spotted by Armorblox tried to convince people to give the attackers access to their computer

Sky.com servers exposed via misconfiguration

Security Affairs

CyberNews researchers found an exposed configuration file hosted on a Sky.com subdomain containing production data. Original post @ [link].

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These Six Security Capabilities Will Keep Applications, Hybrid Environments Secure

CyberSecurity Insiders

By Shira Sagiv, VP of Product at Radware. As employees increasingly worked remotely during the pandemic, businesses quickened their pace toward the cloud. Already, the need for application agility was driving cloud adoption.