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February 12, 2020
One of the highest moments in Grateful Dead history came on September 16, 1978, in front of the Great Pyramid of Gizeh, when a rhythm and percussion choir led by Mickey Hart’s friend Hamza El Din opened for the band’s second set  by playing his song “Ollin Arageed.” As they sang and percussed, the moon...
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In the wake of the serious Jenkins vulnerability impacting at least 12,000 Jenkins servers, we dedicate February’s Nexus Intelligence Insights to helping you solve it. This vulnerability is clever; it opens up two potential lines of attack. One is through amplification and reflection; the other kickstarts an infinity loop. Both malicious possibilities are described below....
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Google Online Security Blog: How we fought bad apps and malicious developers in 2019 Posted by Andrew Ahn, Product Manager, Google Play + Android App Safety [Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog] Google Play connects users with great digital experiences to help them be more productive and entertained, as well as providing app developers with...
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Cyberinsurance is not new to the scene, and an increasing number of organizations are accepting its critical role in safeguarding them against costly cybersecurity incidents. Yet recently, we’ve seen ongoing discussion of its overall value to organizations, as well its net impact to the state of cybersecurity. As pundits discuss, debate, and ponder, crippling cyber...
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Threat Research Report: The State of Cryptomining Technology outpaces security; throughout the history of human invention we’ve traditionally leveraged technology before fully exploring its potential risks, and certainly long before developing appropriate security measures to safeguard users against potential attacks. In this blog, we’ll discuss how cryptomining started, what targets are being mined, and exactly...
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Welcome to Hillicon Valley, The Hill’s newsletter detailing all you need to know about the tech and cyber news from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley. If you don’t already, be sure to sign up for our newsletter with this LINK. Welcome! Follow the cyber team, Maggie Miller (@magmill95), and the tech team, Emily Birnbaum (@birnbaum_e)...
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Adrienne Brodeur’s head jerked off the pillow as she was shaken awake. Still half asleep, the 14-year-old struggled to understand the words coming out of her mother Malabar’s mouth. “Ben just kissed me,” she said. “I’m going to need your help sweetie. I need to figure this out. How to make this possible.” Ben was...
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By Andy Barratt, managing director at international cybersecurity consultancy Coalfire, explains how the financial services sector can improve when it comes to managing cybersecurity.  The mishaps of multi-national banks and businesses seem to have dominated headlines in recent years. And, in the wake of another 12 months of IT malfunctions and cybersecurity incidents, it’s clear...
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Each breach exposed an average of 13 million records, Risk Based Security found. Third-party risks are quickly mounting for enterprise organizations if the number of data breaches and total number of records exposed as a result are any indication. In a recent analysis of data pertaining to security breaches in 2019, Risk Based Security uncovered a...
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By Kayla Coco-Stotts Posted February 12, 2020 On-prem single sign-on (SSO) to Windows-based applications/systems and Group Policy Objects (GPOs) are both features included in the Windows® Server’s Active Directory role that admins have employed to manage IT resources and users for decades. GPOs are used to execute policies and tasks on the Windows platform. Additionally,...
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Enterprise VulnerabilitiesFrom DHS/US-CERT’s National Vulnerability Database CVE-2020-8950PUBLISHED: 2020-02-12 The AUEPLauncher service in Radeon AMD User Experience Program Launcher through 1.0.0.1 on Windows allows elevation of privilege by placing a crafted file in %PROGRAMDATA%AMDPPCupload and then creating a symbolic link in %PROGRAMDATA%AMDPPCtemp that points to an arbitrary folder with an arbitr… CVE-2020-6185PUBLISHED: 2020-02-12 Under certain...
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Sometime this March, the Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Edge browsers will start throwing up warnings when users visit websites that only support Transport Layer Security (TLS) versions 1.0 or 1.1. Announced in October 2018 as part of a joint plan to phase out support, the implications for any holdout sites are stark – enable the...
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BEC attacks comprised nearly half of cybercrime losses last year, which totaled $3.5 billion overall as Internet-enabled crimes ramped up. Business email compromise (BEC) attacks cost organizations an estimated $1.77 billion in losses in 2019, reports the FBI, which received a total of 23,775 complaints related to this threat. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center...
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The suspect, Dipu Singh, is accused of selling psychotropic and prescription pills on the dark web. He was taken into custody by the central anti-narcotics agency under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. In an investigation done by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), India has caught its first darknet crypto drug dealer. The...
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The Fast Identity Online (FIDO) standard for authenticating browsers that reduces the reliance of passwords to access applications and devices advanced this week after an endorsement from Apple. The FIDO standard consists of a Universal Second Factor (FIDO U2F), FIDO Universal Authentication Framework (FIDO UAF) and FIDO2, a set of specifications for eliminating the need...
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The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) last year fielded 467,361 complaints related to cybercrime activity that collectively cost victims $3.5 billion in losses, according the agency’s just released 2019 Internet Crime Report. The 2019 complaint count represents a nearly 33 percent increase from the 2018 total of 351,937, and the $3.5 billion figure also...
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WASHINGTON—The Census Bureau is behind schedule in recruiting workers and improving online systems that underpin the 2020 count that gets fully under way next month, a government watchdog said Wednesday. A report by the Government Accountability Office found that the bureau is behind schedule in recruiting enough workers and may have trouble getting enough people...
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A 2006 journal from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had lots of ideas about potential concepts for the company, including one that would let users create profiles for people who weren’t actually on the social network yet. Details about the journal come from Wired editor at large Steven Levy, who is publishing a book about the...
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by DH Kass • Feb 12, 2020 The Senate majority has blocked three bi-partisan election security bills, overriding concerns of the intelligence community and the bills’ sponsors that foreign interference in the upcoming presidential elections has already begun and will escalate. Despite warnings from Federal Bureau of Investigation director Christopher Wray that Russian hackers have...
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Home > Security News > Vulnerabilities IBM issued an advisory for a critical vulnerability in its now unsupported ServeRAID Manager product that could lead to arbitrary code execution. The warning carries a CVSS rating of 9.3 for CVE-2011-3556 and covers ServeRAID Manager Java version 1.4.2. The problem lies in the fact that ServeRAID Manager runs...
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