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  • Anthem ready to pay $115 million to settle data breach lawsuit

    US health insurer Anthem has agreed to pay $115 million to settle a class-action suit mounted in the wake of the massive data breach it suffered in late 2014/early 2015. The data breach The breach was the largest healthcare breach to that date, and resulted in the compromise of information about 78.8 million Anthem customers and customers of other insurers affiliated with Anthem: names, birthdays, medical IDs/social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment … More

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  • German law enforcement gets new hacking powers

    On Thursday, the Bundestag has voted to accept a new amendment that will expand the German police’s hacking powers. The new amendment will allow them to use so-called “federal Trojans” to hack into targets’ computer, smartphone or tablet, and access all types of digital communication before it is encrypted, as well as other private data (photos, videos, etc). Before this, the federal Trojan was apparently used only for telecommunication surveillance – phone calls and text … More

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  • With ransomware, pay up if you want to keep paying

    A hospital CEO is contacted in the middle of the night with a dire warning. Hackers have taken control of computer systems used for patient care, CT scans, and lab work. The hacker wants money. Rather than pay the ransom, the hospital CEO enlists several experts to try to break back into the system. It fails. Time is wasted, and the CEO has a choice. He could pay the ransom, about $17,000. Or he could … More

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  • Most businesses will not put off cloud adoption because of security concerns

    Businesses are pressing ahead with their digital transformation plans, despite fears of being hit by a cyber attack or data protection regulations. This is according to a new independent research report from Advanced, which questioned over 500 senior executives in UK organisations about their attitudes to using the cloud as part of their digital transformation plans. Cloud adoption going strong Most organisations surveyed are concerned about security (82%) and data protection (68%) in the cloud … More

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  • Crowdsourced security testing and bug bounties

    In the past few years, the bug bounty economy has been growing steadily, with more organizations getting on board every day. In this podcast, Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge, talks about crowdsourced security testing and bug bounties. Here’s a transcript of the podcast for your convenience. Hello, my name is Ilia Kolochenko, I’m CEO and founder of High-Tech Bridge. I would probably say that bug bounties is a very interesting concept that first of … More

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  • Week in review: Evaluating AI-based cyber security systems, how CIA hit air-gapped computers

    Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles: How the CIA gained access to air-gapped computers A new WikiLeaks release of documents believed to have been stolen from the CIA show the intelligence agency’s capability to infect air-gapped computers and networks via booby-trapped USB sticks. Hackers extorted a cool $1 million from South Korean web hosting provider Whether through ransomware, or simply by breaking into computer systems and exfiltrating and … More

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  • How the CIA gained access to air-gapped computers

    A new WikiLeaks release of documents believed to have been stolen from the CIA show the intelligence agency’s capability to infect air-gapped computers and networks via booby-trapped USB sticks. The Brutal Kangaroo project The agency would start by infecting an Internet-connected computer inside the target organizations with malware, which would infect inserted USB sticks with another piece of malware. If such a USB is ultimately inserted in the air-gapped computer, it will get infected with … More

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  • Password Reset MITM: Exposing the need for better security choices

    Attackers that have set up a malicious site can use users’ account registration process to successfully perform a password reset process on a number of popular websites and messaging mobile applications, researchers have demonstrated. The Password Reset MITM attack The Password Reset Man in the Middle (PRMITM) attack exploits the similarity of the registration and password reset processes. To launch such an attack, the attacker only needs to control a website. To entice victims to … More

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  • Internet crime: The continuing rise of the BEC scam

    Through its website, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) accepts complaints about Internet-facilitated criminal activity, and forwards them to the appropriate law enforcement agencies (both in and outside the US) to investigate. The only condition that has to be satisfied in order for a report to be considered and acted upon is that either the victim or the alleged subject of the crime is located within the United States. The IC3 is, therefore, in … More

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  • New infosec products of the week​: June 23, 2017

    API Behavioral Security: Detecting and blocking attacks targeting API infrastructures Elastic Beam unveiled its flagship solution, API Behavioral Security (ABS), the first AI-powered software platform able to detect and block cyberattacks that target APIs to compromise corporate data and systems – in public clouds, hybrid clouds, or on premise. ABS requires no predefined policies, security rules, or attack signatures, and can stop attacks that are new and constantly changing. Its API activity reporting simplifies forensic … More

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| Date published: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:51:01 +0200
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»CVE-2012-6706
A VMSF_DELTA memory corruption was discovered in unrar before 5.5.5, as used in Sophos Anti-Virus Th ...
»CVE-2015-3913 (s12700_firmware, s2300_firmware, s2350ei_firmware, s2700_firmware, s2750ei_firmware, s3300_firmware, s3700_firmware, s5300ei_firmware, s5300hi_firmware, s5300li_firmware, s5300si_firmware, s5700ei_firmware, s5700hi_firmware, s5700li_firmware, s5700si_firmware, s5710hi_firmware, s5720hi_firmware, s6300ei_firmware, s6700ei_firmware, s7700_firmware, s9300_firmware, s9700_firmware)
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»CVE-2015-9098
In Redgate SQL Monitor before 3.10 and 4.x before 4.2, a remote attacker can gain unauthenticated ac ...
»CVE-2015-9099
The lame_init_params function in lame.c in libmp3lame.a in LAME 3.99.5 allows remote attackers to ca ...
»CVE-2015-9100
The fill_buffer_resample function in util.c in libmp3lame.a in LAME 3.99.5 allows remote attackers t ...
»CVE-2015-9101
The fill_buffer_resample function in util.c in libmp3lame.a in LAME 3.99.5 allows remote attackers t ...
»CVE-2016-0726 (nagios)
The Fedora Nagios package uses "nagiosadmin" as the default password for the "nagiosadmin" administr ...
»CVE-2016-3690 (jboss_enterprise_application_platform)
The PooledInvokerServlet in JBoss EAP 4.x and 5.x allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code ...
»CVE-2016-3696 (fedora, pulp)
The pulp-qpid-ssl-cfg script in Pulp before 2.8.5 allows local users to obtain the CA key.
»CVE-2016-3704 (fedora, pulp)
Pulp before 2.8.5 uses bash's $RANDOM in an unsafe way to generate passwords.
»CVE-2016-4902 (the_public_certification_service_for_individuals, the_public_certification_service_for_individuals_for_windows_7, the_public_certification_service_for_individuals_for_windows_vista)
Untrusted search path vulnerability in The Public Certification Service for Individuals "The JPKI us ...
»CVE-2016-5391 (fedora, libreswan)
libreswan before 3.18 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference ...
»CVE-2016-5893
IBM Sterling B2B Integrator Standard Edition 5.2 allows web pages to be stored locally which can be ...
»CVE-2016-6655 (cf-mysql-release, cf-release)
An issue was discovered in Cloud Foundry Foundation Cloud Foundry release versions prior to v245 and ...
»CVE-2016-7469 (big-ip_access_policy_manager, big-ip_advanced_firewall_manager, big-ip_analytics, big-ip_application_acceleration_manager, big-ip_application_security_manager, big-ip_domain_name_system, big-ip_edge_gateway, big-ip_global_traffic_manager, big-ip_link_controller, big-ip_local_traffic_manager, big-ip_policy_enforcement_manager, big-ip_protocol_security_manager, big-ip_wan_optimization_manager, big-ip_webaccelerator, big-ip_websafe, enterprise_manager)
A stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Configuration utility device name change pa ...


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»FTC Releases Alert on Tech-Support Scams
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»IC3 Issues Internet Crime Report for 2016
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»Mozilla Releases Security Updates
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»VB2016 paper: Steam stealers: it's all fun and games until someone's account gets hijacked
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