Hackers Hide Software Skimmer in Social Media Sharing Icons

Security Affairs

Security researchers have uncovered a new technique to inject a software skimmer onto checkout pages, the malware hides in social media buttons. Security experts at Sansec have detailed a new technique used by crooks to inject a software skimmer into checkout pages.

Experts Explain How to Bypass Recent Improvement of China’s Great Firewall

Security Affairs

Experts from Great Firewall Report analyzed recent upgrades to China’s Great Firewall and revealed that it can be circumvented. It was created in 2012 by a Chinese programmer named “ clowwindy “, and multiple implementations of the protocol have been made available since.

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Florida City's Water Hack: Poor IT Security Laid Bare

Data Breach Today

Oldsmar Used Windows 7, Shared TeamViewer Password, Didn't Have a Firewall The Florida city that experienced a breach of its water treatment system used now-unsupported Windows 7 machines, shared the same password for remote access and had no firewall.

NEW TECH: Will ‘Secure Access Service Edge’ — SASE — Be the Answer to Secure Connectivity?

The Last Watchdog

Company networks have evolved rather spectacularly in just 20 years along a couple of distinct tracks: connectivity and security. Related: The shared burden of securing the Internet of Things. Security, meanwhile, has morphed into a glut of point solutions that mostly serve to highlight the myriad gaps in an ever-expanding attack surface. It’s called Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE , as coined by research firm Gartner.

Shift Left Security? Development Does Not Want to Own It.

Speaker: Shlomo Bielak, CTO, Benchmark Corp

Shifting security left to the earliest part of development is currently in the spotlight in the developer world. What teams are now discovering is, this approach results in misdirected ownership for developers and a frustrated security team. In the current climate, we cannot afford to let security implementations falter. It's time to manage your team's energies to maximize DevOps efficiency, all the while maintaining top security standards. Join Shlomo Bielak, and learn how to keep your DevSecOps team focused and connected without creating silos.

Florida's Water Hack: Poor IT Security Laid Bare

Data Breach Today

Oldsmar Used Windows 7, Shared TeamViewer Password, Didn't Have a Firewall The Florida city that experienced a breach of its water treatment system used now-unsupported Windows 7 machines, shared the same password for remote access and had no firewall.

CIA Finds It Failed to Secure Its Own Systems

Data Breach Today

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5 Cloud Trends That Will Reshape IT in 2021

DXC

We rang in 2020 with all the expectations that cloud computing would continue its progression as a massive catalyst for digital transformation throughout the enterprise. The post 5 cloud trends that will reshape IT in 2021 appeared first on DXC Blogs.

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SUPERNOVA, a Backdoor Found While Investigating SolarWinds Hack

Security Affairs

While investigating the recent SolarWinds Orion supply-chain attack security researchers discovered another backdoor, tracked SUPERNOVA. “SUPERNOVA differs dramatically in that it takes a valid.NET program as a parameter.

2020 Security Agenda: Who Owns it?

Data Breach Today

ForeScout's Ellen Sundra on Security Priorities and Challenges It's relatively easy to list an enterprise's cybersecurity priorities for 2020. But who owns them? What are the hurdles to completing these projects? These can be tougher questions to answer, says Ellen Sundra of ForeScout

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Security Validation in 2021: Why It's More Important than Ever

Data Breach Today

Security validation enables companies to continuously measure, manage and improve their cyber security effectiveness on an ongoing basis.

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Cloud Security: Mess It Up and It's on You

Data Breach Today

Jay Heiser of Gartner Says the Cloud Demands New Security Processes, Tools The transition to cloud-based software and infrastructure has revolutionized development and services. It's also created a bevy of new security challenges. Jay Heiser of Gartner says if organizations don't get cloud security right, it's their own fault.

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Report: CIA Failed to Secure Its Own Systems

Data Breach Today

Senator Wyden Releases 2017 Report That Blames Lack of Security for Leaks An internal CIA report released Tuesday found that the agency's failure to secure its own systems led to the massive 2017 data breach that enabled classified information, including details on 35 CIA hacking tools, to be leaked to WikiLeaks.

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Increase in Physical Security Incidents Adds to IT Security Pressures

Dark Reading

A new study shows that many organizations have changed their physical security strategies to address new concerns since the COVID-19 outbreak

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Buying Breached Data: When Is It Ethical?

Data Breach Today

Payment Information From WeLeakInfo Shows Security Companies Were Customers Security practitioners often tread a fine and not entirely well-defined legal line in collecting current and meaningful research.

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OpenSSL is affected by a ‘High Severity’ security flaw, update it now

Security Affairs

The OpenSSL Project disclosed a serious security vulnerability in TLS/SSL toolkit that exposes users to denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. The post OpenSSL is affected by a ‘High Severity’ security flaw, update it now appeared first on Security Affairs.

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Clubhouse's Security and Privacy Lag Behind Its Huge Growth

WIRED Threat Level

Security Security / PrivacyThe platform has promised to do better after a string of incidents. But the hardest part might be managing user expectations.

Evolution of Endpoint Security

Data Breach Today

Cisco’s Elias Levy on the Leap From EDR to XDR and What It Means Exponentially more devices on the network mean proportionately less visibility. This is reality for most enterprises today, and it’s changed the role of endpoint security solutions.

SolarWinds Hires Chris Krebs to Reboot Its Cybersecurity

Data Breach Today

Hacked Firm Also Taps Former Facebook CSO as It Responds to Supply Chain Attack As security software firm SolarWinds investigates the supply chain attack involving its Orion software and looks to rebuild its security processes and reputation, it's hired former U.S.

$28 Billion for State Security, IT Upgrades Proposed

Data Breach Today

Legislation Based on Cyberspace Solarium Commission's Recommendations A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers has proposed providing $28 billion to state and local governments to bolster their cybersecurity and IT infrastructures

SHARED INTEL: IT pros gravitate to ‘passwordless’ authentication to improve security, boost agility

The Last Watchdog

That’s the upshot of a new report, The State of Passwordless Security 2021 , put out by HYPR , a New York City-based supplier of advanced authentication systems. HYPR polled 427 IT professionals and found a high level of awareness about passwordless authenticators — and not just for enhanced security. The IT pros also recognized how passwordless systems contribute to operational agility, as well, and they’ve begun to factor this into their planning.

Apple Offers Its Closest Look Yet at iOS and MacOS Security

WIRED Threat Level

In its latest Platform Security Guide, Cupertino raised the curtain on the critical features that protect against hackers. Security Security / Security News

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Defining Synthetic ID Fraud: How It Helps With Mitigation

Data Breach Today

Fed Releases a Definition That Could Make It Easier to Identify Red Flags Now that the Federal Reserve has issued a definition for synthetic ID fraud, fraud-fighting efforts likely will improve because it will be easier to identify red flags, some security experts say

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RIP, 'IT Security'

Dark Reading

Information security is vital, of course. But the concept of "IT security" has never made sense

Apple Offers Closer Look at Its Platform Security Technologies, Features

Dark Reading

In a nearly 200-page document, company offers a detailed overview of Secure Enclave and multiple other security controls in Apple silicon-based Macs and other platforms

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Parler Says It's Back

WIRED Threat Level

Now it says it's no longer relies on "Big Tech" for its infrastructure. Security Security / Security NewsThe platform was kicked off Amazon's servers.

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Biden's $10 Billion Cybersecurity Proposal: Is It Enough?

Data Breach Today

Security Experts Say Proposal Amounts to a 'Down Payment' President-elect Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion plan for COVID-19 relief includes nearly $10 billion in cybersecurity and IT spending. Some security experts hope the amount as just a "down payment" toward a broader effort

Rethinking IoT Security: It's Not About the Devices

Dark Reading

Keeping IoT safe in the future will require securing the networks themselves. Focusing on the devices is a never-ending battle that will only become more burdensome

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Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses

WIRED Threat Level

The encryption app is putting a $50 million infusion from WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton to good use, building out features to help it go mainstream. Security Security / Security News

Post-Riot, the Capitol Hill IT Staff Faces a Security Mess

WIRED Threat Level

Security Security / National SecurityWednesday's insurrection could have exposed congressional data and devices in ways that have yet to be appreciated.

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Lesson From SolarWinds Attack: It's Time to Beef Up IAM

Data Breach Today

NIST, CISA Call for Rethinking Security in Wake of Supply Chain Attack The SolarWinds supply chain attack should prompt federal agencies and others to rethink how they approach security issues - especially identity and access management, according to a breakdown of the attack presented this week by NIST and CISA.

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NIST Drafts Election Security Guidance

Data Breach Today

Agency Describes How to Apply Its Cybersecurity Framework NIST has drafted guidelines for how to use its cybersecurity framework to address cyberthreats and other security issues that can target state and local election infrastructure and disrupt voting

Universal Health Services' IT Network Crippled

Data Breach Today

Apparent Ransomware Attack Has National Impact A security incident that apparently involved ransomware has crippled the network of Universal Health Services, which owns hundreds of facilities across the U.S.

Addressing Shadow IT Issues During COVID-19 Crisis

Data Breach Today

Security Experts Offer Risk Mitigation Tips With the massive shift to telework as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, shadow IT is becoming a more critical security issue around the world. Security experts offer tips on mitigating the risks involved

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Turn on MFA Before Crooks Do It For You

Krebs on Security

But people who don’t take advantage of these added safeguards may find it far more difficult to regain access when their account gets hacked, because increasingly thieves will enable multi-factor options and tie the account to a device they control.

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Building a Fortress: 3 Key Strategies for Optimized IT Security

Threatpost

Chris Hass, director of information security and research at Automox, discusses how to shore up cybersecurity defenses and what to prioritize. InfoSec Insider Malware Vulnerabilities Web Security

Security Doesn't Trust IT - and IT Doesn't Trust Security

Dark Reading

How a rocky relationship between IT operations and cybersecurity teams can compound security risks

Live Webinar | Software Security: Prescriptive vs. Descriptive

Data Breach Today

Effective software security means enabling the development team with the tools and training it needs to fix what they find. Join this session to find out best practices in remediating software vulnerabilities in smart ways

LinkedIn confirmed that it was not a victim of a data breach

Security Affairs

LinkedIn has formally denied that the recently disclosed data leak was caused by a security breach, data were obtained via web scraping. It does include publicly viewable member profile data that appears to have been scraped from LinkedIn.

Ransomware attack hit WestRock IT and OT systems

Security Affairs

Packaging giant WestRock disclosed a ransomware attack that impacted its information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems. WestRock did not share details about the security incident, it only confirmed that its staff discovered the attack on January 23.