Items Tagged with "Vulnerabilities"
April 01, 2016 Added by:Paul Morville
This April Fool’s Day, let’s acknowledge that a security strategy focused exclusively on patching and prevention is a fool’s errand and let’s move towards an adaptive approach that includes prevention, detection, continuous visibility and response.
March 15, 2016 Added by:InfosecIsland News
Adobe’s Flash Player in 2015 was the dominant application in terms of vulnerabilities targeted by exploit kits (EKs), with 13 of the 17 new flaws added to these malicious programs pertaining to the web plugin.
March 13, 2015 Added by:Nimrod Luria
Eliminating defacement attacks on a WordPress site is extremely difficult because of the vulnerable nature of the platform. Administrators should continuously check for the appearance of unknown files and directories and monitor them for changes.
May 27, 2014 Added by:Tal Be'ery
Exploiting the Pass-the-Hash vulnerability is the weapon of choice for most APT attackers. Therefore when Microsoft released a Windows’ update on May 13th titled: “Update to fix the Pass-The-Hash Vulnerability”, it was warmly accepted by IT teams. However, this update was received by the security community with a raised eyebrow, especially due to the fact that just two months before the upd...
April 08, 2014 Added by:InfosecIsland News
Microsoft officially ends support on Tuesday, April 8 by releasing the last security updates for Windows XP and Office 2003 as part of the April Patch Tuesday release. Security experts believe criminals are hoarding XP vulnerabilities with plans to launch campaigns exploiting them at a later date, since those zero days will become "forever days."
April 01, 2014 Added by:Tal Be'ery
One of the new security features in the latest Windows release (Windows 8.1) is the “Restricted Admin mode for Remote Desktop Connection”. This measure is meant to enhance Windows credential protection against attacks such as Pass-the-Hash and Pass-the-Ticket. However, it appears that cure might be worse than the disease as the new “Restricted Admin mode” opens a new attack surface for the...
February 17, 2014 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf
The recent revelation from Ben Gurion University of malicious apps that can be used to bypass VPN configurations and push communications to a different network address changes the conversation entirely.
November 07, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres
If you have been following SCADA news in the last month, you might have noticed an avalanche of reports and blogs on new security vulnerabilities in power industry equipment. So far, vulnerability disclosures for 9 products using the DNP3 protocol have been released by the ICS-CERT, with another 21 SCADA product disclosures on their way.
July 23, 2013 Added by:Dan Kuykendall
Eliminating the risk of SQL injection is made complicated by a host of factors -- many of which are out of the developer and security teams’ control. If not addressed completely, web applications are still vulnerable. Let’s look at the problem from each team’s point of view.
July 08, 2013 Added by:Steve Ragan
Digital Alert Systems From Monroe Electronics Contain a Known SSH Private Key and are Vulnerable to Remote Attack
Healthcare Interrupted - Top Five Vulnerabilities Hackers Can Use Right Now To Shut Down Medical Devices
June 24, 2013 Added by:Matt Neely
By performing penetration tests on hospital networks and medical devices, security researchers have found that many commonly used devices are insecure and can be easily compromised.
April 16, 2013 Added by:George Tubin
Cybercriminals continue to develop new methods to bypass security controls in order to install malware on corporate endpoints. An endpoint protection approach that provides both effectiveness and manageability must begin with an understanding of the attack vectors that require mitigation.
April 05, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres
Applying patches is a critical part of good security. According to US-CERT, about 95% of all network intrusions could have been avoided by keeping systems up to date with appropriate patches. What I am against is patching as a knee-jerk reaction to security vulnerabilities. You can’t expect your control system to operate reliably if you don’t have a controlled process for patching.
March 15, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres
After Stuxnet, security researchers and hackers on the prowl for new targets to exploit shifted their efforts to critical industrial infrastructure. Unfortunately, the SCADA and Industrial Control Systems applications they are now focusing on are sitting ducks.
March 04, 2013 Added by:Infosec Island
In these three new episodes of the Security Conversations Podcast, Ryan Naraine interviews Adobe's David Lenoe on Frustrations With "Partial Disclosure", Securosis CEO Rich Mogull on Mandiant's APT1 Report and Advanced Threat Actors, and Sourcefire's Yves Younan on Tracking 25 Years of Vulnerability Data.