Archive for the ‘Access Control’ Category

DUCKTAIL operation targets Facebook’s Business and Ad accounts

Researchers uncovered an ongoing operation, codenamed DUCKTAIL that targets Facebook Business and Ad Accounts. Researchers from WithSecure (formerly F-Secure Business) have discovered an ongoing operation, named DUCKTAIL, that targets individuals and organizations that operate on Facebook’s Business and Ads platform. Experts attribute the campaign to a Vietnamese financially motivated threat actor which is suspected to […]

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Flaws in the ExpressLRS Protocol allow the takeover of drones

The protocol for radio-controlled (RC) drones, named ExpressLRS, is affected by vulnerabilities that can allow device takeover. Researchers warn of vulnerabilities that affect the protocol for radio-controlled (RC) drones, named ExpressLRS, which can be exploited to take over unmanned vehicles. ExpressLRS is a high-performance open-source radio control link that provides a low latency radio control link […]

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How Is Hospital Critical Infrastructure Protected?

Hospitals hold a lot of sensitive data. When they are hacked, patient information is exposed, putting patients at risk because the hackers can use stolen personal information in several identity theft schemes. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been working hard to protect hospitals from cyberattacks, but the fact is that while they do […]

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GhostTouch: how to remotely control touchscreens with EMI

Security researchers devised a technique, dubbed GhostTouch, to remotely control touchscreens using electromagnetic signals. A team of researchers from Zhejiang University and Technical University of Darmstadt devised a technique, dubbed GhostTouch, to remotely control capacitive touchscreens using electromagnetic signals. According to the experts, GhostTouch is the first active contactless attack against capacitive touchscreens. GhostTouch uses electromagnetic interference […]

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DCRat, only $5 for a fully working remote access trojan

Researchers warn of a remote access trojan called DCRat (aka DarkCrystal RAT) that is available for sale on Russian cybercrime forums. Cybersecurity researchers from BlackBerry are warning of a remote access trojan called DCRat (aka DarkCrystal RAT) that is available for sale on Russian cybercrime forums. The DCRat backdoor is very cheap, it appears to […]

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General Access Control Guidance for cloud system

Role Based Access Control in Cloud Computing: Role Based Access Control Using Policy Specification and Ontology on Clouds

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General Access Control Guidance for Cloud Systems

Access Control Management in Cloud Environments

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Flaws in Lenovo laptops allow escalating to admin privileges

The ImControllerService service of Lenovo laptops is affected by a privilege elevation bug that can allow to execute commands with admin privileges. Lenovo laptops, including ThinkPad and Yoga families, are affected by a privilege elevation issues that resides in the ImControllerService service allowing attackers to execute commands with admin privileges. The vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2021-3922 and CVE-2021-3969, […]

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Cybercrime underground flooded with offers for initial access to shipping and logistics orgs

Experts warn of the availability in the cybercrime underground of offers for initial access to networks of players in global supply chains. Researchers from threat intelligence firm Intel 471 published an analysis of current cybercrime underground trends online, warning that initial access brokers are offering credentials or other forms of access to shipping and logistics organizations.  These organizations […]

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Adopting Zero-Trust for API Security

Why Use Zero-Trust for API Security Think of APIs as the new network; interconnected in complex ways and with API interactions happening both within and outside  of the organization. “Public-facing APIs—for example, consumer banking—are usually a key area of focus when it comes to zero-trust,” said Dunne. “This is due to the obvious risk exposure […]

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Fortinet FortiWeb OS Command Injection allows takeover servers remotely

Fortinet addresses a command injection vulnerability that can allow attackers to take complete control of servers running vulnerable FortiWeb WAF installs. An authenticated attacker could execute arbitrary commands as the root user on the underlying system via the SAML server configuration page. Experts pointed out that the flaw could be chained with an authentication bypass flaw that […]

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RockYou2021: largest password compilation of all time leaked online with 8.4 billion entries

What seems to be the largest password collection of all time has been leaked on a popular hacker forum. A forum user posted a massive 100GB TXT file that contains 8.4 billion entries of passwords, which have presumably been combined from previous data leaks and breaches.  According to the post author, all passwords included in […]

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THE FULL STORY OF THE 2011 RSA HACK CAN FINALLY BE TOLD

THE FULL STORY OF THE 2011 RSA HACK CAN FINALLY BE TOLD – Wired

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“Those aren’t my kids!” – Eufy camera owners report video mixups

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of a SNAFU like this, where virtual wires got crossed inside a video surveillance company’s own back end, causing customers not only to lose track of their own video cameras but also to gain access to someone else’s. In one case, three years ago, a user of a […]

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OpenSSL Project released 1.1.1k version to fix two High-severity flaws

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Using IAM Solutions to Beat Deepfakes and Fraud

AI and ML technologies have made great strides in helping organizations with cybersecurity, as well as with other tasks like chatbots that help with customer service. Cybercriminals have also made great strides in using AI and ML for fraud. “Today, fraud can happen without stealing someone else’s identity because fraudsters can create ‘synthetic identities’ with […]

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External Remote Services

Adversaries may leverage external-facing remote services to initially access and/or persist within a network. Remote services such as VPNs, Citrix, and other access mechanisms allow users to connect to internal enterprise network resources from external locations. There are often remote service gateways that manage connections and credential authentication for these services. Services such as Windows Remote […]

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Credential stuffing attack hit RIPE NCC: Members have to enable 2FA

RIPE NCC announced to have suffered a credential stuffing attack attempting to gain access to single sign-on (SSO) accounts. The RIPE NCC is a not-for-profit membership association, a Regional Internet Registry and the secretariat for the RIPE community supporting the Internet through technical coordination. It has over 20,000 members from over 75 countries who act as Local […]

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Cisco engineer resigns then nukes 16k WebEx accounts, 456 VMs

A former Cisco employee pleaded guilty to accessing the company’s cloud infrastructure in 2018, five months after resigning, to deploy code that led to the shut down of more than 16,000 WebEx Teams accounts and the deletion of 456 virtual machines. According to a plea agreement filed on July 30, 2020, 30-year-old Sudhish Kasaba Ramesh accessed […]

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Tech firms suspend use of ‘biased’ facial recognition technology

Amazon, IBM and now Microsoft ban the sale of facial recognition technology to police departments and are urging for federal laws to regulate its use. Source: Tech firms suspend use of ‘biased’ facial recognition technology Download a Security Risk Assessment steps paper! Download a vCISO template Subscribe to DISC InfoSec blog by Email Why Cities […]

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