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Cybersecurity Advent calendar: Stay aware, stay safe!

When it comes to holiday gifts, surprise and wonder are always welcome. When it comes to protecting your security, however, you don’t want to leave anything to chance.

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21 December 2020

We Have a National Cybersecurity Emergency -- Here's How We Can Respond

Let's prioritize bipartisan strategic actions that can ensure our national security and strengthen the economy. Here are five ideas for how to do that.
21 December 2020

A second hacking group has targeted SolarWinds systems

Some SolarWinds systems were found compromised with malware named Supernova and CosmicGale, unrelated to the recent supply chain attack.
21 December 2020

Telemed Poll Uncovers Biggest Risks and Best Practices

Telemed Poll Uncovers Biggest Risks and Best Practices What are the riskiest links in the virtual healthcare chain? Threatpost readers weigh in as part of an exclusive telemed poll.
21 December 2020

Zero-click iOS zero-day found deployed against Al Jazeera employees

Zero-day exploited a vulnerability in the iMessages app, patched in iOS 14.
20 December 2020

iPhones vulnerable to hacking tool for months, researchers say

iPhones vulnerable to hacking tool for months, researchers say

Analysis: NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware could allegedly track locations and access passwords

For almost a year, spyware sold by Israel’s NSO Group was allegedly armed with a computer security super-weapon: a zero-footprint, zero-click, zero-day exploit that used a vulnerability in iMessage to seize control of an iPhone at the push of a button.

That means it would have left no visible trace of being placed on target’s phones, could be installed by simply sending a message that the victim didn’t even need to click on, and worked even on phones that were running the then-latest version of iOS, the operating system for iPhones.

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20 December 2020

Firefox to ship 'network partitioning' as a new anti-tracking defense

Firefox's "network partitioning" feature to ship in v85, scheduled for January 2021.
19 December 2020

Cloud is King: 9 Software Security Trends to Watch in 2021

Cloud is King: 9 Software Security Trends to Watch in 2021 Researchers predict software security will continue to struggle to keep up with cloud and IoT in the new year.
18 December 2020

Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla ban Kazakhstan's MitM HTTPS certificate

This marks the second time browsers makers had to intervene and block a certificate used by the Kazakhstan government to spy on its citizens.
18 December 2020

Microsoft Confirms Its Network Was Breached With Tainted SolarWinds Updates

Microsoft Confirms Its Network Was Breached With Tainted SolarWinds Updates Attack on thousands of other companies as "moment of reckoning" for governments and industry, company president says.
18 December 2020

FBI Warns of DoppelPaymer Attacks on Critical Infrastructure

The operators behind DoppelPaymer have begun calling victims to pressure them into paying ransom, officials say.
18 December 2020

Sunburst’s C2 Secrets Reveal Second-Stage SolarWinds Victims

Sunburst’s C2 Secrets Reveal Second-Stage SolarWinds Victims Examining the backdoor's DNS communications led researchers to find a government agency and a big U.S. telco that were flagged for further exploitation in the spy campaign.
18 December 2020

VMware Flaw a Vector in SolarWinds Breach?

U.S. government cybersecurity agencies warned this week that the attackers behind the widespread hacking spree stemming from the compromise at network software firm SolarWinds used weaknesses in other, non-SolarWinds products to attack high-value targets. According to sources, among those was a flaw in software virtualization platform VMware, which the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) warned on Dec. 7 was being used by Russian hackers to impersonate authorized users on victim networks.
18 December 2020

FBI & Interpol disrupt Joker's Stash, the internet's largest carding marketplace

Four threat intel firms, Digital Shadows, Intel 471, Gemini Advisory, and Kela, said the disruption was temporary.
18 December 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Supply‑chain attack against a certification authority in Southeast Asia. Holiday online… Safely! Scammers targeting PayPal users. Week in security with Tony Anscombe

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18 December 2020

Microsoft Caught Up in SolarWinds Spy Effort, Joining Federal Agencies

Microsoft Caught Up in SolarWinds Spy Effort, Joining Federal Agencies The ongoing, growing campaign is “effectively an attack on the United States and its government and other critical institutions,” Microsoft warned.
18 December 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Headaches Grow: New Spyware Found in Fake Android Download

Cyberpunk 2077 Headaches Grow: New Spyware Found in Fake Android Download Threat actors impersonate Google Play store in scam as Sony pulls the game off the PlayStation store due to myriad performance issues.
18 December 2020

Insider Threats: What Are They, Really?

Insider Threats: What Are They, Really? "Insider threat" or "human error" shows up a lot as the major cause of data breaches across all types of reports out there. But often it's not defined, or it's not clearly defined, so people conjure up their own definition.
18 December 2020

5 Key Takeaways from the SolarWinds Breach

5 Key Takeaways from the SolarWinds Breach New details continue to emerge each day, and there may be many more lessons to learn from what could be among the largest cyberattacks ever.
18 December 2020

2021 Cybersecurity Predictions: The Intergalactic Battle Begins

There's much in store for the future of cybersecurity, and the most interesting things aren't happening on Earth.
18 December 2020