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January 29, 2020
Pwn2Own Miami could help spur more research on and attention to the security of industrial control system products, experts say. Down they dropped like frozen iguanas: SCADA gateways, control servers, human-machine interfaces (HMIs), an engineering workstation, and other industrial control system (ICS) software on stage in the first-ever ICS Pwn2Own contest last week in Miami....
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There’s a seldom-talked about cybersecurity threat that could easily take out ATMs, card networks, exchanges, trading floors and other pieces of financial services infrastructure. It’s in the way we tell time. Digital time clocks obtain the time through signals from Global Positioning System satellites that are subject to vulnerabilities, some malicious and others not. Because...
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Fresh on the heels of a disclosure that Microsoft Corp. leaked internal customer support data to the Internet, mobile provider Sprint has addressed a mix-up in which posts to a private customer support community were exposed to the Web. KrebsOnSecurity recently contacted Sprint to let the company know that an internal customer support forum called “Social...
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Customer data exposed during a malware attack against convenience store chain Wawa have appeared on Joker’s Stash, a marketplace on the so-called dark web for stolen credit card information. Hackers who run Joker’s Stash began advertising the data’s availability on Monday, cybersecurity firm Gemini Advisory said. The ad said Joker’s Stash would offer 30 million...
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Samsung Electronics just released fourth-quarter earnings that told much the same story as the rest of 2019. Revenue was more or less flat year-on-year — up 1 percent to 59.9 trillion won ($50.7 billion) — while operating profit slid 34 percent to 7.1 trillion won ($6 billion). The primary reason for the decline remains the...
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A cyber strategy is a documented approach to handling various aspects of cyberspace. It is mostly developed to address the cybersecurity needs of an entity by focusing on how data, networks, technical systems, and people are protected. An effective cyber strategy is normally on par with the cybersecurity risk exposure of an entity. It covers...
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Servers worldwide that were used to control malware-infected systems jumped more than 71% compared to 2018, Spamhaus says. For the second year in a row, the number of servers used by attackers worldwide to control malware-infected systems increased sharply. The Spamhaus Project, which tracks both the domain names and the IP addresses used by threat...
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The advertisements mostly appear in the ‘personals’ section of the classifieds websites, with sellers using traditional marketing lingo to entice buyers. “High quality shards delivered to you anywhere in Perth,” touts one ad. “Vouched for quality and service you will not be disappointed,” reads another. Sellers include a mobile phone number, an email address, or...
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Law enforcement officials warn of telephone scammers this time of year. LOGAN – As tax day approaches, Cordell Hoth, detective for Logan City Police Department, warns there is an increase in Internal Revenue Service impersonation calls this time of year. The Federal Trade Commission tracks fraud numbers and recently published the numbers for everyone to...
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The NFL logo is seen after being painted on the field at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, … [+] on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, as workers prepare for Super Bowl XLI between the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007. The stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins and the Florida Marlins,...
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Err, isn’t this just ZombieLoad? Doubts have arisen over the significance of a speculative execution vulnerability affecting Intel CPUs that was announced with breathless excitement on Monday. CacheOut – an exploit that was unveiled with a dedicated website and eye-catching logo – was said to trigger data leaks from the OS kernel, co-resident virtual machines...
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The Interior Department has grounded its fleet of more than 800 drones, citing potential cybersecurity risks and the need to support U.S. drone production – suggesting the move is aimed at least in part at China, a leading drone producer. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed an order on Wednesday grounding the drones, formalizing a “pause”...
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Qualys Research Labs discovered a vulnerability in OpenBSD’s OpenSMTPD mail server that allows an attacker to execute arbitrary shell commands with elevated privileges. OpenBSD developers have confirmed the vulnerability and also quickly provided a patch. Proof-of-concept exploits are published in the security advisory. Vulnerability Details This vulnerability exists in OpenBSD’s mail server OpenSMTPD’s “smtp_mailaddr()” function, and...
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Marking yesterday’s 14th anniversary of Europe’s first data protection day reminds us how far we still have to go. Enterprisewide leverage of company data is now a near-universal objective for the modern organization, but this must be balanced with the needs of data protection and privacy compliance. The frequency with which breaches of personally identifiable...
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Home > Security News Cybercriminals have attempted to sell customer payment card data likely pilfered from a Wawa POS breach discovered in December. The Pennsylvania-based convenience store and gas station operator said in a release that it had asked its payment card processor, payment card brands and card issuers to tick up their fraud monitoring...
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The team sheds light on how their organization works and what they’re watching in the threat landscape. CPX 360 – New Orleans, La. – Security research teams across the industry are always on the hunt for new threats and vulnerabilities so organizations can improve their defenses. But how do these experts decide what to research...
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Songs by Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and Post Malone are the most popular places. Criminals looking for ways to disguise malware have turned to Grammy Award-winning songs and artists for camouflage. And according to researchers at Kaspersky Labs, they have wrapped more than 30,000 malicious files in popular song titles. The songs of Ariana Grande,...
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Home > Security News > Vulnerabilities Apple has released security advisories and patches for multiple products, including Safari, iOS and macOS. Two vulnerabilities were associated with Safari 13.0.5, CVE-2020-3833 and CVE-2020-3841, effecting macOS Mojave and High Sierra and included in Catalina. CVE-2020-3833 covers an inconsistent user interface issue that could be exploited if a user...
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I finally managed to publish the update to my paper on pentesting, “Using Penetration Testing and Red Teams to Assess and Improve Security”. It has some small tweaks from the previous version, including some additional guidance around Breach and Attack Simulation tools role. Questions about how to define the scope of penetration tests are very...
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Fresh on the heels of a disclosure that Microsoft Corp. leaked internal customer support data to the Internet, mobile provider Sprint has addressed a mix-up in which posts to a private customer support community were exposed to the Web. KrebsOnSecurity recently contacted Sprint to let the company know that an internal customer support forum called “Social...
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