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Researchers Break Intel SGX With New 'SmashEx' CPU Attack Technique

A newly disclosed vulnerability affecting Intel processors could be abused by an adversary to gain access to sensitive information stored within enclaves and even run arbitrary code on vulnerable systems. The vulnerability (CVE-2021-0186, CVSS score: 8.2) was discovered by a group of academics from ETH Zurich, the National University of Singapore, and the Chinese National University of Defense…

Datum: 20. 10. 2021

OWASP's 2021 List Shuffle: A New Battle Plan and Primary Foe

Code injection attacks, the infamous king of vulnerabilities, have lost the top spot to broken access control as the worst of the worst, and developers need to take notice. In this increasingly chaotic world, there have always been a few constants that people could reliably count on: The sun will rise in the morning and set again at night, Mario will always be cooler than Sonic the Hedgehog, and…

Datum: 20. 10. 2021

LightBasin Hackers Breach at Least 13 Telecom Service Providers Since 2019

A highly sophisticated adversary named LightBasin has been identified as behind a string of attacks targeting the telecom sector with the goal of collecting "highly specific information" from mobile communication infrastructure, such as subscriber information and call metadata.  "The nature of the data targeted by the actor aligns with information likely to be of significant interest to signals…

Datum: 20. 10. 2021

Microsoft Warns of New Security Flaw Affecting Surface Pro 3 Devices

Microsoft has published a new advisory warning of a security bypass vulnerability affecting Surface Pro 3 convertible laptops that could be exploited by an adversary to introduce malicious devices within enterprise networks and defeat the device attestation mechanism. Tracked as CVE-2021-42299 (CVSS score: 5.6), the issue has been codenamed "TPM Carte Blanche" by Google software engineer Chris…

Datum: 20. 10. 2021

Squirrel Engine Bug Could Let Attackers Hack Games and Cloud Services

Researchers have disclosed an out-of-bounds read vulnerability in the Squirrel programming language that can be abused by attackers to break out of the sandbox restrictions and execute arbitrary code within a SquirrelVM, thus giving a malicious actor complete access to the underlying machine.  Tracked as CVE-2021-41556, the issue occurs when a game library referred to as Squirrel Engine is used…

Datum: 19. 10. 2021

A New Variant of FlawedGrace Spreading Through Mass Email Campaigns

Cybersecurity researchers on Tuesday took the wraps off a mass volume email attack staged by a prolific cybercriminal gang affecting a wide range of industries, with one of its region-specific operations notably targeting Germany and Austria. Enterprise security firm Proofpoint tied the malware campaign with high confidence to TA505, which is the name assigned to the financially motivated threat…

Datum: 19. 10. 2021

Cybersecurity Experts Warn of a Rise in Lyceum Hacker Group Activities in Tunisia

A threat actor, previously known for striking organizations in the energy and telecommunications sectors across the Middle East as early as April 2018, has evolved its malware arsenal to strike two entities in Tunisia. Security researchers at Kaspersky, who presented their findings at the VirusBulletin VB2021 conference earlier this month, attributed the attacks to a group tracked as Lyceum (aka…

Datum: 19. 10. 2021

Why Database Patching Best Practice Just Doesn't Work and How to Fix It

Patching really, really matters – patching is what keeps technology solutions from becoming like big blocks of Swiss cheese, with endless security vulnerabilities punching hole after hole into critical solutions. But anyone who's spent any amount of time maintaining systems will know that patching is often easier said than done. Yes, in some instances, you can just run a command line to install…

Datum: 18. 10. 2021

Over 30 Countries Pledge to Fight Ransomware Attacks in US-led Global Meeting

Representatives from the U.S., the European Union, and 30 other countries pledged to mitigate the risk of ransomware and harden the financial system from exploitation with the goal of disrupting the ecosystem, calling it an "escalating global security threat with serious economic and security consequences."  "From malign operations against local health providers that endanger patient care, to…

Datum: 18. 10. 2021

Is Your Data Safe? Check Out Some Cybersecurity Master Classes

Since cybersecurity is definitely an issue that’s here to stay, I’ve just checked out the recently released first episodes of Cato Networks Cybersecurity Master Class Series.  According to Cato, the series aims to teach and demonstrate cybersecurity tools and best practices; provide research and real-world case studies on cybersecurity; and bring the voices and opinions of top cybersecurity…

Datum: 18. 10. 2021

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