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Black Hat 2020: Mercedes-Benz E-Series Rife with 19 Bugs

Black Hat 2020: Mercedes-Benz E-Series Rife with 19 Bugs Researchers went into detail about the discovery and disclosure of 19 security flaws they found in Mercedes-Benz vehicles, which have all been fixed.
06 August 2020

On 'Invisible Salamanders' and Insecure Messages

Cornell researcher Paul Grubbs discusses how vulnerabilities found in Facebook Messenger encryption could mean trouble for your secure messages.
06 August 2020

Exploiting Google Cloud Platform With Ease

Security engineer Dylan Ayrey and Cruise senior infrastructure security engineer Allison Donovan describe fundamental weaknesses in GCP identity management that enable privilege escalation and lateral movement.
06 August 2020

Office 365's Vast Attack Surface & All the Ways You Don't Know You're Being Exploited Through It

Mandiant incident response managers Josh Madeley and Doug Bienstock describe how thoroughly Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365) extends into corporate networks, describe both sophisticated and simple attacks they've detected, and suggest mitigations as businesses rely more heavily on the cloud.
06 August 2020

Information Operations Spotlighted at Black Hat as Election Worries Rise

From Russia's "best-in-class" efforts at widening social divides in Western democracies to China's blunt attacks on dissidents, information operations are becoming a greater threat, says a Stanford researcher.
06 August 2020

Canon Admits Ransomware Attack in Employee Note, Report

Canon Admits Ransomware Attack in Employee Note, Report The consumer-electronics giant has suffered partial outages across its U.S. website and internal systems, reportedly thanks to the Maze gang.
06 August 2020

OpenText Blends Security, Data Protection for Greater Cyber Resilience

SPONSORED CONTENT: Infosec professionals are taking advantage of technology hybrids to keep users, data, and their networks more safe, according to Hal Lonas of OpenText's Webroot division. And they're also finding new ways to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve security management and reduce risk.
06 August 2020

Why Satellite Communication Eavesdropping Will Remain A Problem

Oxford PhD candidate James Pavur shows that SATCOM security has still made no progress since previous Black Hat disclosures, and discusses the physical and economic limitations that slow make it unlikely to improve anytime soon.
06 August 2020

Beyond KrØØk: Even more Wi‑Fi chips vulnerable to eavesdropping

At Black Hat USA 2020, ESET researchers delved into details about the KrØØk vulnerability in Wi-Fi chips and revealed that similar bugs affect more chip brands than previously thought

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06 August 2020

Hacked Data Broker Accounts Fueled Phony COVID Loans, Unemployment Claims

A group of thieves thought to be responsible for collecting millions in fraudulent small business loans and unemployment insurance benefits from COVID-19 economic relief efforts gathered personal data on people and businesses they were impersonating by leveraging several compromised accounts at a little-known U.S. consumer data broker, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.
06 August 2020

Using IoT Botnets to Manipulate the Energy Market

Tohid Shekari, phD candidate at Georgia Tech, talks about the session that he and Georgia Tech professor Raheem Beyah gave about a stealthy and adaptable way to use IoT botnets for financial gain or market downfall.
06 August 2020

Black Hat 2020: Satellite Comms Globally Open to $300 Eavesdropping Hack

Black Hat 2020: Satellite Comms Globally Open to $300 Eavesdropping Hack Attackers can listen in on internet traffic for high-value targets a continent away, like shipping fleets and oil installations, using some basic home-television gear.
06 August 2020

Broadcom: Staying Safe with WastedLocker Ransomware Variant on the Prowl

SPONSORED CONTENT: Stealthier and more patient than some predecessors, WastedLocker lingers surreptitiously for as long as it needs to for maximum payoff, says Jon DiMaggio with Broadcom's Symantec division. He explains how Windows servers are at a different risk level than their open-source counterparts, and how WastedLocker identifies "valuable" targets.
06 August 2020

Intel investigating breach after 20GB of internal documents leak online

Leak confirmed to be authentic. Many files are marked "confidential" or "restricted secret."
06 August 2020

The Long Shadow of Stuxnet: New Microsoft Print Spooler Vulns Revealed

Researchers Peleg Hader and Tomer Bar of SafeBreach share details of the three vulnerabilities they found in Windows Print Spooler that could allow an attacker to sneak into the network through an old printer service mechanism.
06 August 2020

Remotely Hacking Operations Technology Systems

Marco Balduzzi senior research scientist with Trend Micro, tells us how the often-overlooked ICS protocol gateways contain serious vulnerabilities that allow attackers to hack OT systems remotely.
06 August 2020

New Windows Print Spooler Zero-Day Flaws Harken Back to Stuxnet

Researchers find new flaws in the ubiquitous decades-old printer software in Windows, including one that bypasses a recent Microsoft patch.
06 August 2020

Platform Security: Intel Pushes to Reduce Supply Chain Attacks

SPONSORED CONTENT: Attacks on supply chains involve lots of players and companies, not to mention an exponential amount of data for the stealing, notes Intel's Tom Garrison. Notoriously difficult to detect and mitigate, Garrison discusses new approaches to securing an individual company's computing platforms, including Compute Lifecycle Assurance.
06 August 2020

Black Hat: Entropy - the solution to malvertising and malspam?

A researcher explores how entropy could be used to flag suspicious images and documents hiding malicious secrets.
06 August 2020

Counting for Good: Hardware Counters Un-mask Malware

Nick Gregory, research scientist at Capsule8, talks about his session with Capsule8 data scientist Harini Kannan, "Uncommon Sense: Detecting Exploits With Novel Hardware Performance Counters and Machine Learning Magic."
06 August 2020