Sat.Mar 23, 2024 - Fri.Mar 29, 2024

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Recent ‘MFA Bombing’ Attacks Targeting Apple Users

Krebs on Security

Several Apple customers recently reported being targeted in elaborate phishing attacks that involve what appears to be a bug in Apple’s password reset feature. In this scenario, a target’s Apple devices are forced to display dozens of system-level prompts that prevent the devices from being used until the recipient responds “Allow” or “Don’t Allow” to each prompt.

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Hardware Vulnerability in Apple’s M-Series Chips

Schneier on Security

It’s yet another hardware side-channel attack: The threat resides in the chips’ data memory-dependent prefetcher, a hardware optimization that predicts the memory addresses of data that running code is likely to access in the near future. By loading the contents into the CPU cache before it’s actually needed, the DMP, as the feature is abbreviated, reduces latency between the main memory and the CPU, a common bottleneck in modern computing.

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Weekly Update 393

Troy Hunt

A serious but not sombre intro this week: I mentioned at the start of the vid that I had the classic visor hat on as I'd had a mole removed from my forehead during the week, along with another on the back of my hand. Here in Australia, we have one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world with apparently about two-thirds of us being diagnosed with it before turning 70.

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GUEST ESSAY: NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework update extends best practices to supply chain, AI

The Last Watchdog

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has updated their widely used Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) — a free respected landmark guidance document for reducing cybersecurity risk. Related: More background on CSF However, it’s important to note that most of the framework core has remained the same. Here are the core components the security community knows: Govern (GV): Sets forth the strategic path and guidelines for managing cybersecurity risks, ensuring harmony with business go

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The Importance of User Roles and Permissions in Cybersecurity Software

How many people would you trust with your house keys? Chances are, you have a handful of trusted friends and family members who have an emergency copy, but you definitely wouldn’t hand those out too freely. You have stuff that’s worth protecting—and the more people that have access to your belongings, the higher the odds that something will go missing.

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New GoFetch Vulnerability in Apple’s M Chips Allows Secret Keys Leak on Compromised Computers

Tech Republic Security

The GoFetch vulnerability, which affects Apple's M series of chips, allows an attacker to steal secret keys from the Mac under certain conditions. Read tips on mitigating the GoFetch security threat.

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Lessons from a Ransomware Attack against the British Library

Schneier on Security

You might think that libraries are kind of boring, but this self-analysis of a 2023 ransomware and extortion attack against the British Library is anything but.

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Urgent: Secret Backdoor Found in XZ Utils Library, Impacts Major Linux Distros

The Hacker News

RedHat on Friday released an "urgent security alert" warning that two versions of a popular data compression library called XZ Utils (previously LZMA Utils) have been backdoored with malicious code designed to allow unauthorized remote access. The software supply chain compromise, tracked as CVE-2024-3094, has a CVSS score of 10.0, indicating maximum severity.

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Microsoft: 87% of UK Businesses Are Unprepared for Cyberattacks

Tech Republic Security

Microsoft has called on UK business leaders to "fight fire with fire" by adopting AI cybersecurity tools to defend themselves from cyberattacks.

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Security Vulnerability in Saflok’s RFID-Based Keycard Locks

Schneier on Security

It’s pretty devastating : Today, Ian Carroll, Lennert Wouters, and a team of other security researchers are revealing a hotel keycard hacking technique they call Unsaflok. The technique is a collection of security vulnerabilities that would allow a hacker to almost instantly open several models of Saflok-brand RFID-based keycard locks sold by the Swiss lock maker Dormakaba.

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All about the xz-utils backdoor

Kali Linux

As of 5:00 pm ET on March 29, 2024 the following information is accurate. Should there be updates to this situation, they will be edited onto this blog post. The xz-utils package , starting from versions 5.6.0 to 5.6.1, was found to contain a backdoor (CVE-2024-3094). This backdoor could potentially allow a malicious actor to compromise sshd authentication, granting unauthorized access to the entire system remotely.

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IDC Analyst Report: The Open Source Blind Spot Putting Businesses at Risk

In a recent study, IDC found that 64% of organizations said they were already using open source in software development with a further 25% planning to in the next year. Most organizations are unaware of just how much open-source code is used and underestimate their dependency on it. As enterprises grow the use of open-source software, they face a new challenge: understanding the scope of open-source software that's being used throughout the organization and the corresponding exposure.

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DinodasRAT Linux Malware Targets Global Entities in Expanded Attack Campaign

Penetration Testing

Security researchers at Kaspersky Labs have uncovered a dangerous new variant of the DinodasRAT malware that targets Linux operating systems. This latest version represents a significant expansion in the threat actor’s capabilities as the... The post DinodasRAT Linux Malware Targets Global Entities in Expanded Attack Campaign appeared first on Penetration Testing.

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6 Best Authenticator Apps for 2024

Tech Republic Security

Authenticator apps provide an extra layer of security. Learn about the best authenticator apps to secure your online accounts and protect your privacy.

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On Secure Voting Systems

Schneier on Security

Andrew Appel shepherded a public comment —signed by twenty election cybersecurity experts, including myself—on best practices for ballot marking devices and vote tabulation. It was written for the Pennsylvania legislature, but it’s general in nature. From the executive summary: We believe that no system is perfect, with each having trade-offs.

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YouTube ordered to reveal the identities of video viewers

Malwarebytes

Federal US authorities have asked Google for the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and user activity of accounts that watched certain YouTube videos, according to unsealed court documents Forbes has seen. Of those users that weren’t logged in when they watched those videos between January 1 and 8, 2023, the authorities asked for the IP addresses.

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Beware of Pixels & Trackers on U.S. Healthcare Websites

The healthcare industry has massively adopted web tracking tools, including pixels and trackers. Tracking tools on user-authenticated and unauthenticated web pages can access personal health information (PHI) such as IP addresses, medical record numbers, home and email addresses, appointment dates, or other info provided by users on pages and thus can violate HIPAA Rules that govern the Use of Online Tracking Technologies by HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates.

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CVE-2023-50969: Critical Flaw in Imperva SecureSphere WAF Could Lead to Devastating Breaches

Penetration Testing

A newly discovered vulnerability in Imperva SecureSphere, a widely used on-premise Web Application Firewall (WAF), has the potential to expose organizations to devastating security breaches. The flaw, designated CVE-2023-50969 with a critical CVSS score... The post CVE-2023-50969: Critical Flaw in Imperva SecureSphere WAF Could Lead to Devastating Breaches appeared first on Penetration Testing.

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Cisco warns of password-spraying attacks targeting VPN services

Bleeping Computer

Cisco has shared a set of recommendations for customers to mitigate password-spraying attacks that have been targeting Remote Access VPN (RAVPN) services configured on Cisco Secure Firewall devices. [.

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Friday Squid Blogging: The Geopolitics of Eating Squid

Schneier on Security

New York Times op-ed on the Chinese dominance of the squid industry: China’s domination in seafood has raised deep concerns among American fishermen, policymakers and human rights activists. They warn that China is expanding its maritime reach in ways that are putting domestic fishermen around the world at a competitive disadvantage, eroding international law governing sea borders and undermining food security, especially in poorer countries that rely heavily on fish for protein.

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Data Security Trends: 2024 Report Analysis

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Data Security Trends: 2024 Report Analysis madhav Mon, 03/25/2024 - 05:08 Amid ongoing economic uncertainty and a progressively complex threat landscape, businesses are trying to navigate increasingly stringent regulatory requirements while bolstering their security posture. The 2024 Thales Global Data Threat Report , conducted by S&P Global Market Intelligence, which surveyed almost 3,000 respondents from 18 countries and 37 industries, revealed how decision-makers navigate new threats while tr

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Software Composition Analysis: The New Armor for Your Cybersecurity

Speaker: Blackberry, OSS Consultants, & Revenera

Software is complex, which makes threats to the software supply chain more real every day. 64% of organizations have been impacted by a software supply chain attack and 60% of data breaches are due to unpatched software vulnerabilities. In the U.S. alone, cyber losses totaled $10.3 billion in 2022. All of these stats beg the question, “Do you know what’s in your software?

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DroneXtract: A digital forensics suite for DJI drones

Penetration Testing

DroneXtract DroneXtract is a comprehensive digital forensics suite for DJI drones made with Golang. It can be used to analyze drone sensor values and telemetry data, visualize drone flight maps, audit for criminal activity,... The post DroneXtract: A digital forensics suite for DJI drones appeared first on Penetration Testing.

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New MFA-bypassing phishing kit targets Microsoft 365, Gmail accounts

Bleeping Computer

Cybercriminals have been increasingly using a new phishing-as-a-service (PhaaS) platform named 'Tycoon 2FA' to target Microsoft 365 and Gmail accounts and bypass two-factor authentication (2FA) protection. [.

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AI and Trust

Schneier on Security

Watch the Video on YouTube.com A 15-minute talk by Bruce Schneier.

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Revealed: Facebook’s “Incredibly Aggressive” Alleged Theft of Snapchat App Data

Security Boulevard

Meta MITM IAAP SSL bump: Zuck ordered “Project Ghostbusters”—with criminal consequences, says class action lawsuit. The post Revealed: Facebook’s “Incredibly Aggressive” Alleged Theft of Snapchat App Data appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Cybersecurity Predictions for 2024

Within the past few years, ransomware attacks have turned to critical infrastructure, healthcare, and government entities. Attackers have taken advantage of the rapid shift to remote work and new technologies. Add to that hacktivism due to global conflicts and U.S. elections, and an increased focus on AI, and you have the perfect recipe for a knotty and turbulent 2024.

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toolkit: The essential toolkit for reversing, malware analysis, and cracking

Penetration Testing

Indetectables Toolkit This tool compilation is carefully crafted to be useful both for beginners and veterans of the malware analysis world. It has also proven useful for people trying their luck at the cracking... The post toolkit: The essential toolkit for reversing, malware analysis, and cracking appeared first on Penetration Testing.

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Finland confirms APT31 hackers behind 2021 parliament breach

Bleeping Computer

The Finnish Police confirmed on Tuesday that the APT31 hacking group linked to the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) was behind a breach of the country's parliament disclosed in March 2021. [.

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Hiring Kit: Security Analyst

Tech Republic Security

In general, security analysts are tasked with identifying weaknesses in current security systems and developing solutions to close security vulnerabilities. To perform this task well, ideal candidates will have highly advanced technical skills, a proven ability to communicate with all levels of an organization and experience applying both skillsets to solve real problems.

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Google: Zero-Day Attacks Rise, Spyware and China are Dangers

Security Boulevard

The number of zero-day vulnerabilities that are exploited jumped in 2023, with enterprises becoming a larger target and spyware vendors and China-backed cyberespionage groups playing an increasingly bigger role, according to Google cybersecurity experts. In a report this week, researchers with Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) and its Mandiant business said they saw 97 zero-day.

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From Complexity to Clarity: Strategies for Effective Compliance and Security Measures

Speaker: Erika R. Bales, Esq.

When we talk about “compliance and security," most companies want to ensure that steps are being taken to protect what they value most – people, data, real or personal property, intellectual property, digital assets, or any other number of other things - and it’s more important than ever that safeguards are in place. Let’s step back and focus on the idea that no matter how complicated the compliance and security regime, it should be able to be distilled down to a checklist.

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CISA Warns of Active CVE-2023-24955 Exploitation in Microsoft SharePoint Server

Penetration Testing

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has sounded the alarm regarding active attacks targeting a vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint Server (CVE-2023-24955). This flaw has now joined CISA’s Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog, signaling... The post CISA Warns of Active CVE-2023-24955 Exploitation in Microsoft SharePoint Server appeared first on Penetration Testing.

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Google's new AI search results promotes sites pushing malware, scams

Bleeping Computer

Google's new AI-powered 'Search Generative Experience' algorithms recommend scam sites that redirect visitors to unwanted Chrome extensions, fake iPhone giveaways, browser spam subscriptions, and tech support scams. [.

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Microsoft Edge Bug Could Have Allowed Attackers to Silently Install Malicious Extensions

The Hacker News

A now-patched security flaw in the Microsoft Edge web browser could have been abused to install arbitrary extensions on users' systems and carry out malicious actions.

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PyPI Goes Quiet After Huge Malware Attack: 500+ Typosquat Fakes Found

Security Boulevard

Emergency stop button: The Python Package Index was drowning in malicious code again, so they had to shut down registration for cleanup. The post PyPI Goes Quiet After Huge Malware Attack: 500+ Typosquat Fakes Found appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Successful Change Management with Enterprise Risk Management

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of ERM Services

A well-defined change management process is critical to minimizing the impact that change has on your organization. Leveraging the data that your ERM program already contains is an effective way to help create and manage the overall change management process within your organization. Your ERM program generally assesses and maintains detailed information related to strategy, operations, and the remediation plans needed to mitigate the impact on the organization.