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Russia’s SolarWinds Attack and Software Security

Schneier on Security

And a massive security failure on the part of the United States is also to blame. Our insecure Internet infrastructure has become a critical national security risk­ — one that we need to take seriously and spend money to reduce. Software is now critical to national security.

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Devices from Dell, HP, and Lenovo used outdated OpenSSL versions

Security Affairs

Researchers discovered that devices from Dell, HP, and Lenovo are still using outdated versions of the OpenSSL cryptographic library. Binarly researchers discovered that devices from Dell, HP, and Lenovo are still using outdated versions of the OpenSSL cryptographic library.

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Black Hat insights: How to shift security-by-design to the right, instead of left, with SBOM, deep audits

The Last Watchdog

A bill of materials is a complete list of the components used to manufacture a product. However, SBOMs are rudimentary when compared to the BOMs associated with manufacturing just about everything else we expect to be safe and secure: food, buildings, medical equipment, medicines and transportation vehicles. Meanwhile, the software libraries that group together coding components are growing and subdividing exponentially.

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Security Keys

Imperial Violet

Security Keys are another attempt address this problem—initially in the form of a second authentication factor but, in the future, potentially as a complete replacement. Security Keys have gotten more traction than many other attempts to solve this problem and this post exists to explain and, to some extent, advocate for them to a technical audience. Very briefly, Security Keys are separate pieces of hardware capable of generating public/private key pairs and signing with them.

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Microsoft released out-of-band Windows fixes for 2 RCE issues

Security Affairs

Microsoft released two out-of-band security updates to address remote code execution (RCE) bugs in the Microsoft Windows Codecs Library and Visual Studio Code. “The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Microsoft Windows Codecs Library handles objects in memory.”

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China-linked APT41 group targets Hong Kong with Spyder Loader

Security Affairs

The attacks detailed by Cybereason targeted technology and manufacturing companies primarily located in East Asia, Western Europe, and North America. Like the sample analyzed by Cyberreason, the Spyder Loader sample analyzed by Symantec uses the CryptoPP C++ library.

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China-linked Budworm APT returns to target a US entity

Security Affairs

The attackers continue to use the HyperBro backdoor which is often loaded using the dynamic-link library (DLL) side-loading technique. The post China-linked Budworm APT returns to target a US entity appeared first on Security Affairs.

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Microsoft experts linked the Raspberry Robin malware to Evil Corp operation

Security Affairs

The malware was first spotted in September 2021, the experts observed Raspberry Robin targeting organizations in the technology and manufacturing industries. The post Microsoft experts linked the Raspberry Robin malware to Evil Corp operation appeared first on Security Affairs.

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Raspberry Robin operators are selling initial access to compromised enterprise networks to ransomware gangs

Security Affairs

The malware was first spotted in September 2021, the experts observed Raspberry Robin targeting organizations in the technology and manufacturing industries. DEV-0950 group used Clop ransomware to encrypt the network of organizations previously infected with the Raspberry Robin worm.

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Raspberry Robin malware used in attacks against Telecom and Governments

Security Affairs

“The main payload itself is packed with more than 10 layers for obfuscation and is capable of delivering a fake payload once it detects sandboxing and security analytics tools.”

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Guest Blog: TalkingTrust. What’s driving the security of IoT?

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

What’s driving the security of IoT? The Urgency for Security in a Connected World. There are so many reasons why manufacturers connect their products to the Internet, whether it’s industrial machines, medical devices, consumer goods or even cars. Device Security is Hard.

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Ongoing Raspberry Robin campaign leverages compromised QNAP devices

Security Affairs

The malware was first spotted in September 2021, the experts observed Raspberry Robin targeting organizations in the technology and manufacturing industries. The post Ongoing Raspberry Robin campaign leverages compromised QNAP devices appeared first on Security Affairs.

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INFRA:HALT flaws impact OT devices from hundreds of vendors

Security Affairs

IN FRA:HALT is a set of vulnerabilities affecting a popular TCP/IP library commonly OT devices manufactured by more than 200 vendors. The post INFRA:HALT flaws impact OT devices from hundreds of vendors appeared first on Security Affairs.

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FritzFrog P2P Botnet is back and targets Healthcare, Education and Government Sectors

Security Affairs

Experts discovered infected machines in a European television channel network, a Russian manufacturer of healthcare equipment, and multiple universities in East Asia. “The new implementation uses a public SCP library written in Golang in GitHub.

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Counterfeit versions of popular mobile devices target WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business

Security Affairs

“The affected devices are claimed to have a modern and secure Android OS version installed on them. Doctor Web became aware of the malicious campaign in July 2022, after several users contacted the security firm to report suspicious activity on their Android devices.

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Raspberry Robin malware used in attacks against Telecom and Governments

Security Affairs

“The main payload itself is packed with more than 10 layers for obfuscation and is capable of delivering a fake payload once it detects sandboxing and security analytics tools.”

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Breaking RSA through Insufficiently Random Primes

Schneier on Security

Basically, the SafeZone library doesn’t sufficiently randomize the two prime numbers it used to generate RSA keys. Some of the keys are from printers from two manufacturers, Canon and Fujifilm (originally branded as Fuji Xerox).

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Raspberry Robin spreads via removable USB devices

Security Affairs

The malware was first spotted in September 2021, the experts observed Raspberry Robin targeting organizations in the technology and manufacturing industries. The post Raspberry Robin spreads via removable USB devices appeared first on Security Affairs.

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xHelper, the Unkillable Android malware that re-Installs after factory reset

Security Affairs

xHelper is a piece of malware that was first spotted in October 2019 by experts from security firm Symantec, it is a persistent Android dropper app that is able to reinstall itself even after users attempt to uninstall it.

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EventBot, a new Android mobile targets financial institutions across Europe

Security Affairs

Security experts from Cybereason Nocturnus team discovered a new piece of Android malware dubbed EventBot that targets banks, financial services across Europe. The post EventBot, a new Android mobile targets financial institutions across Europe appeared first on Security Affairs.

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Reconciling vulnerability responses within FIPS 140 security certifications

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

In this blog, I will present a new and efficient approach to reconciling security vulnerabilities and FIPS 140 security certifications, led by Thales eSecurity in collaboration with NIST/CMVP and FIPS 140 evaluation laboratories. To maintain security over a product’s lifetime, it is a best practice for companies to implement a vulnerability management process. Data security

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Backdoor Built into Android Firmware

Schneier on Security

In 2017, some Android phones came with a backdoor pre-installed : Criminals in 2017 managed to get an advanced backdoor preinstalled on Android devices before they left the factories of manufacturers, Google researchers confirmed on Thursday. Triada first came to light in 2016 in articles published by Kaspersky here and here , the first of which said the malware was "one of the most advanced mobile Trojans" the security firm's analysts had ever encountered.

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Developer Sabotages Open-Source Software Package

Schneier on Security

The application, node-ipc, adds remote interprocess communication and neural networking capabilities to other open source code libraries. As a dependency, node-ipc is automatically downloaded and incorporated into other libraries, including ones like Vue.js

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New Cyber Operation Targets Italy: Digging Into the Netwire Attack Chain

Security Affairs

The particular chain of attack we discovered showed interesting technical patterns resembling other previous activities targeting the Italian manufacturing landscape, for this reason, we decided to dig deeper.

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Log4J: What You Need to Know

Adam Levin

The entire technology industry received a sizable lump of coal in their collective stocking earlier this week in the form of two major security vulnerabilities in a widely-used software tool. Unfortunately, the patch itself contained another security vulnerability, which has also been patched.

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Decipher Security Podcast With ForAllSecure CEO David Brumley

ForAllSecure

The Decipher Security podcast by Duo Security analyzes the news, explores the impact of the latest risks, and provides informative and educational material for readers intent on understanding how security affects our world. Just like everything in computer security.

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Decipher Security Podcast With ForAllSecure CEO David Brumley

ForAllSecure

The Decipher Security podcast by Duo Security analyzes the news, explores the impact of the latest risks, and provides informative and educational material for readers intent on understanding how security affects our world. Just like everything in computer security.

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DECIPHER SECURITY PODCAST WITH FORALLSECURE CEO DAVID BRUMLEY

ForAllSecure

The Decipher Security podcast by Duo Security analyzes the news, explores the impact of the latest risks, and provides informative and educational material for readers intent on understanding how security affects our world. Just like everything in computer security.

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OceanLotus APT group leverages a steganography-based loader to deliver backdoors

Security Affairs

Security researchers at Cylance discovered that the OceanLotus APT (also known as APT32 or Cobalt Kitty , group is using a loader leveraging steganography to deliver a version of Denes backdoor and an updated version of Remy backdoor. Since at least 2014, experts at FireEye have observed APT32 targeting foreign corporations with an interest in Vietnam’s manufacturing, consumer products, and hospitality sectors.

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After 2 years under the radars, Ratsnif emerges in OceanLotus ops

Security Affairs

Security experts spotted a news wave of attacks carried out by the OceanLotus APT group that involved the new Ratsnif Trojan. Experts at the security firm Cylance detected a new RAT dubbed Ratsnif that was used in cyber espionage operations conducted by the OceanLotus APT group. Since at least 2014, experts at FireEye have observed APT32 targeting foreign corporations with an interest in Vietnam’s manufacturing, consumer products, and hospitality sectors.

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in May 2021 – 116 million records breached

IT Governance

If you find yourself facing a cyber security disaster, IT Governance is here to help. For the second month in a row, ransomware has dominated our list of data breaches and cyber attacks.

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Calculating the Benefits of the Advanced Encryption Standard

Schneier on Security

The economic sectors represented by ten or more survey respondents include the following: agriculture; construction; manufacturing; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; information; real estate rental and leasing; professional, scientific, and technical services; management services; waste management; educational services; and arts and entertainment. Still, I like seeing this kind of analysis about security infrastructure.

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2020 – 586 million records breached

IT Governance

We recorded 103 cyber security incidents in November, which accounted for 586,771,602 leaked records. The majority of those came from a credential-stuffing attack targeting Spotify and a data leak at the messaging app GO SMS Pro, which you can learn more about below.

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MY TAKE: How blockchain technology came to seed the next great techno-industrial revolution

The Last Watchdog

Related: Securing identities in a blockchain Today we may be standing on the brink of the next great upheaval. This queuing is most notably taking place within Hyperledger , a consortium hosted by the Linux Foundation whose founding members happen to be 30 corporate giants in banking, supply chains, manufacturing, finance, IoT, and technology, led by IBM and Intel.

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Firmware Fuzzing 101

ForAllSecure

Very few of these devices have security in mind when they were built. Non-glibc C standard library. Uses uClibc instead of glibc C standard library. Let's find the missing library and add it to the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable.

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Firmware Fuzzing 101

ForAllSecure

Very few of these devices have security in mind when they were built. Non-glibc C standard library. Uses uClibc instead of glibc C standard library. Let's find the missing library and add it to the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable.

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Part 1: OMG! Not another digital transformation article! Is it about understanding the business drivers?

ARMA International

For example, organizations can re-package video libraries, songs, research, and course material for different audiences – customers, researchers, academics, students, and so on; and they can monetize the content via CaaS. Abstract.

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The Hacker Mind Podcast: Hacking Teslas

ForAllSecure

Even so, the car manufacturers carved out large groups of codes. Since then, car manufacturers have improved on this. Welcome to The Hacker Mind, an original podcast from for all secure. Herfurt: My name is Martin Herfurt and I'm a security researcher.

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Types of Malware & Best Malware Protection Practices

eSecurity Planet

Rogue security software. Architect a premium network security model like SASE that encompasses SD-WAN , CASB , secure web gateways , ZTNA , FWaaS , and microsegmentation. Most device or software manufacturers place backdoors in their products intentionally and for a good reason. Ensure you install and run anti-malware software on your system and maintain high-security settings for browser activity. Rogue Security Software.

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Visual Cues and Clues: Looking ON the Photo

Unwritten Record

Notches in film were used to identify the type of film and the date of its manufacturer. Text reads: Federal Security Agency, U.S. At the top…We see a marking that reads “Federal Security Agency, U.S.