Implementing Risk-Based Vulnerability Discovery and Remediation

In this day and age, vulnerabilities in software and systems pose a considerable danger to businesses, which is why it is essential to have an efficient vulnerability management program in place. To stay one step ahead of possible breaches and reduce the damage they may cause, it is crucial to automate the process of finding and fixing vulnerabilities depending on the level of danger they pose.…
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CAPTCHA-Breaking Services with Human Solvers Helping Cybercriminals Defeat Security

May 30, 2023Ravie Lakshmanan Cybersecurity researchers are warning about CAPTCHA-breaking services that are being offered for sale to bypass systems designed to distinguish legitimate users from bot traffic. “Because cybercriminals are keen on breaking CAPTCHAs accurately, several services that are primarily geared toward this market demand have been created,” Trend Micro said in a report published last week.…
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Hackers Win $105,000 for Reporting Critical Security Flaws in Sonos One Speakers

May 30, 2023Ravie LakshmananZero Day / Vulnerability Multiple security flaws uncovered in Sonos One wireless speakers could be potentially exploited to achieve information disclosure and remote code execution, the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) said in a report published last week. The vulnerabilities were demonstrated by three different teams from Qrious Secure, STAR Labs, and DEVCORE at the Pwn2Own hacking contest held in Toronto late last year, netting them $105,000 in monetary rewards.…
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Sneaky DogeRAT Trojan Poses as Popular Apps, Targets Indian Android Users

May 30, 2023Ravie LakshmananMobile Security / Android A new open source remote access trojan (RAT) called DogeRAT targets Android users primarily located in India as part of a sophisticated malware campaign. The malware is distributed via social media and messaging platforms under the guise of legitimate applications like Opera Mini, OpenAI ChatGOT, and Premium versions of YouTube, Netflix, and Instagram.…
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Don’t Click That ZIP File! Phishers Weaponizing .ZIP Domains to Trick Victims

A new phishing technique called “file archiver in the browser” can be leveraged to “emulate” a file archiver software in a web browser when a victim visits a .ZIP domain. “With this phishing attack, you simulate a file archiver software (e.g., WinRAR) in the browser and use a .zip domain to make it appear more legitimate,” security researcher mr.d0x disclosed last week.…
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New GobRAT Remote Access Trojan Targeting Linux Routers in Japan

May 29, 2023Ravie LakshmananLinux / Network Security Linux routers in Japan are the target of a new Golang remote access trojan (RAT) called GobRAT. “Initially, the attacker targets a router whose WEBUI is open to the public, executes scripts possibly by using vulnerabilities, and finally infects the GobRAT,” the JPCERT Coordination Center (JPCERT/CC) said in a report published today.…
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3 Challenges in Building a Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM) Program and How to Beat Them

If you’re a cybersecurity professional, you’re likely familiar with the sea of acronyms our industry is obsessed with. From CNAPP, to CWPP, to CIEM and all of the myriad others, there seems to be a new initialism born each day. In this article, we’ll look at another trending acronym – CTEM, which stands for Continuous Threat Exposure Management – and the often-surprising challenges that come along with seeing a CTEM program through to maturity.…
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New BrutePrint Attack Lets Attackers Unlock Smartphones with Fingerprint Brute-Force

May 29, 2023Ravie LakshmananAuthentication / Mobile Security Researchers have discovered an inexpensive attack technique that could be leveraged to brute-force fingerprints on smartphones to bypass user authentication and seize control of the devices. The approach, dubbed BrutePrint, bypasses limits put in place to counter failed biometric authentication attempts by weaponizing two zero-day vulnerabilities in the smartphone fingerprint authentication (SFA) framework.…
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