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GUEST ESSAY: Adopting an ‘assume-breach mindset’ to defend company networks in 2024

The Last Watchdog

Professionals are constantly seeking ways to fortify their defenses against malicious threats. One approach gaining traction is the “assume-breach mindset.” This proactive approach is designed to better prepare organizations for inevitable security breaches. Related: The case for proactive security An assume-breach mindset is a cybersecurity strategy that flips the traditional security model.

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WordPress 6.4.2 fixed a Remote Code Execution (RCE) flaw

Security Affairs

WordPress 6.4.2 addressed a security vulnerability that could be chained with another flaw to achieve remote code execution. WordPress released a security update to address a flaw that can be chained with another issue to gain remote code execution. According to the advisory, the RCE flaw is not directly exploitable in the core, however, threat actors can chain it with some plugins, especially in multisite installations, to execute arbitrary code. “A Remote Code Execution vulnerability tha

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What Is a Privilege Escalation Attack? Types & Prevention

eSecurity Planet

Privilege escalation is a method that threat actors use to increase their access to systems and data that they aren’t authorized to see. Often, they start their journey by stealing an initial set of credentials or somehow spoofing the application or network so they don’t have to use a password at all. Then they move forward or upward, elevating their privileges so they can access more sensitive information.

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Researcher discovered a new lock screen bypass bug for Android 14 and 13

Security Affairs

Researchers discovered a lock screen bypass bug in Android 14 and 13 that could expose sensitive data in users’ Google accounts. The security researcher Jose Rodriguez ( @VBarraquito ) discovered a new lock screen bypass vulnerability for Android 14 and 13. A threat actor with physical access to a device can access photos, contacts, browsing history and more.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Top 12 Firewall Best Practices to Optimize Network Security

eSecurity Planet

Firewalls monitor and control incoming and outgoing traffic while also preventing unauthorized access. The consistent implementation of firewall best practices establish a strong defense against cyber attacks to secure sensitive data, protect the integrity and continuity of business activities, and ensure network security measures function optimally.