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CISA Warns of Actively Exploited Critical Oracle Fusion Middleware Vulnerability

The Hacker News - 2 hodiny 55 min zpět
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Monday added a critical flaw impacting Oracle Fusion Middleware to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) Catalog, citing evidence of active exploitation. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-35587, carries a CVSS score of 9.8 and impacts Oracle Access Manager (OAM) versions,, and
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Tohle Elona nepotěší. Z Twitteru unikla telefonní čísla a e-maily více než 5 milionů uživatelů - bezpečnost - 28 Listopad, 2022 - 13:45
Únik dat ze sociální sítě Twitter, který odhalil e-maily a telefonní čísla, se mohl dotknout více než pěti milionů uživatelů, informuje web Security Affairs. K události došlo patrně v prosinci loňského roku a data byla získána zneužitím dnes již opravené zranitelnosti aplikačního rozhraní ...
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Microsoft Defender for Business Adds Server Protections for SMBs - 28 Listopad, 2022 - 13:00
Microsoft launched a preview of new server protection capabilities in its Defender for Business solution back in July. The company announced this week that this feature is now generally available to help small businesses protect Windows and Linux servers.
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An Enterprises Guide To Strengthening Linux Cloud Security - 28 Listopad, 2022 - 13:00
Technology, in many ways, has changed the way people do business. Modern society is highly digitalized, thanks to technological advancements in the Internet of Things (IoT).
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Orange Pi Maker Plans to Release an Arch-based Linux Distro Soon - 28 Listopad, 2022 - 13:00
Orange Pi board maker gears up to make an Arch-based Linux distro for its hardware.
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Researchers Detail AppSync Cross-Tenant Vulnerability in Amazon Web Services

The Hacker News - 28 Listopad, 2022 - 12:56
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has resolved a cross-tenant vulnerability in its platform that could be weaponized by an attacker to gain unauthorized access to resources. The issue relates to a confused deputy problem, a type of privilege escalation where a program that doesn't have permission to perform an action can coerce a more-privileged entity to perform the action. The shortcoming was reportedRavie Lakshmanan
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The 5 Cornerstones for an Effective Cyber Security Awareness Training

The Hacker News - 28 Listopad, 2022 - 12:45
It's not news that phishing attacks are getting more complex and happening more often. This year alone, APWG reported a record-breaking total of 1,097,811 phishing attacks. These attacks continue to target organizations and individuals to gain their sensitive information.  The hard news: they're often successful, have a long-lasting negative impact on your organization and employees, including: The Hacker News
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Over a Dozen New BMC Firmware Flaws Expose OT and IoT Devices to Remote Attacks

The Hacker News - 28 Listopad, 2022 - 11:07
Over a dozen security flaws have been discovered in baseboard management controller (BMC) firmware from Lanner that could expose operational technology (OT) and internet of things (IoT) networks to remote attacks. BMC refers to a specialized service processor, a system-on-chip (SoC), that's found in server motherboards and is used for remote monitoring and management of a host system, including Ravie Lakshmanan
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Privacy predictions 2023

Kaspersky Securelist - 28 Listopad, 2022 - 09:00

Our last edition of privacy predictions focused on a few important trends where business and government interests intersect, with regulators becoming more active in a wide array of privacy issues. Indeed, we saw regulatory activity around the globe. In the US, for example, the FTC has requested public comments on the “prevalence of commercial surveillance and data security practices that harm consumers” to inform future legislation. In the EU, lawmakers are working on the Data Act, meant to further protect sensitive data, as well as a comprehensive AI legal strategy that might put a curb on a range of invasive machine-learning technologies and require greater accountability and transparency.

On the other hand, we saw the repeal of Roe vs Wade and the subsequent controversy surrounding female reproductive health data in the US as well as investigations into companies selling fine-grained commercial data and facial recognition services to law enforcement. This showed how consumer data collection can directly impact the relationships between citizens and governments.

We think the geopolitical and economic events of 2022, as well as new technological trends, will be the major factors influencing the privacy landscape in 2023. Here we take a look at the most important developments that, in our opinion, will affect online privacy in 2023.

  1. Internet balkanization will lead to more diverse (and localized) behavior tracking market and checks on cross-border data transfer.

    As we know, most web pages are crawling with invisible trackers, collecting behavioral data that is further aggregated and used primarily for targeted advertising. While there are many different companies in the business of behavioral ads, Meta, Amazon, and Google are the unquestionable leaders. However, these are all US companies, and in many regions, authorities are becoming increasingly wary of sharing data with foreign companies. This may be due to an incompatibility of legal frameworks: for example, in July 2022, European authorities issued multiple rulings stating use of Google Analytics may be in violation of GDPR.

    Moreover, the use of commercial data by law enforcement (and potentially intelligence bodies) makes governments suspicious of foreign data-driven enterprises. Some countries, such as Turkey, already have strict data localization legislation.

    These factors will probably lead to a more diverse and fragmented data market, with the emergence and re-emergence of local web tracking and mobile app tracking companies, especially on government and educational websites. While some countries, such as France, Russia, or South Korea, already have a developed web tracking ecosystem with strong players, more countries may follow suit and show a preference for local players.

    This might have various implications for privacy. While big tech companies may spend more on security than smaller players, even they have their share of data breaches. A smaller entity might be less interesting for hackers, but also faces less scrutiny from regulatory bodies.

  2. Smartphones will replace more paper documents.

    Using smartphones or other smart devices to pay via NFC (e.g., Apple Pay, Samsung Pay) or QR code (e.g., Swish in Sweden, SBPay in Russia or WeChat in China) is rapidly growing and will probably render the classic plastic debit and credit card obsolete, especially where cashless payments already dominate. COVID-19, however, showed that smartphones can also be used as proof of vaccination or current COVID-negative health status, as many countries used dedicated apps or QR codes, for example, to provide access to public facilities for vaccinated citizens.

    Why stop there? Smartphones can also be used as IDs. A digitized version of an ID card, passport or driver license can be used instead of the old-fashioned plastic and paper. In fact, several US states are already using or plan to use digital IDs and driver licenses stored in Apple Wallet.

    Having your ID stored on a phone brings both convenience as well as risks. On the one hand, a properly implemented system would, for example, allow you to verify at a store that you are of legal age to buy alcohol without brandishing the whole document with other details like name or street address to the cashier. Also digitized IDs can significantly speed up KYC procedures, for example, to apply for a loan online from a smartphone.

    On the other hand, using a smartphone to store an increasing amount of personal data creates a single point of failure, raising serious security concerns. This places serious demands on security of mobile devices and privacy-preserving ways of storing the data.

  3. Companies will fight the human factor in cybersecurity to curb insider threat and social engineering to protect user data.

    As companies deploy increasingly comprehensive cybersecurity measures moving from endpoint protection to XDR (eXtended Detection & Response) and even proactive threat hunting, people remain the weakest link. According to estimates, 91% of all cyberattacks begin with a phishing email, and phishing techniques are involved in 32% of all successful data breaches. Also, a lot of damage can be done by a disgruntled employee or a person who joined the company for nefarious purposes. The FBI has even warned recently that deep fakes can be used by those seeking remote jobs to confuse the employer, probably with the goal of gaining access to internal IT systems.

    We expect less data leaks caused by misconfiguration of S3 buckets or Elasticsearch instances, and more breaches caused by exploiting the human factor. To mitigate these threats, companies might invest in data leak prevention solutions as well as more thorough user education to raise cybersecurity awareness.

  4. We will hear more concerns about metaverse privacy – but with smartphones and IoT, aren’t we already in a metaverse?

    While skeptics and enthusiasts keep fighting over whether a metaverse is a gamechanger or just a fad, tech companies and content creators continue to polish the technology. Meta has recently announced Meta Quest Pro, and an Apple headset is rumored to appear in 2023. Some, however, raise concerns over metaverse privacy. While smartphones with their multiple sensors from accelerometers to cameras can feel quite intrusive, a VR headset is in a league of its own. For example, one of the latest VR headsets features four front-facing cameras, three cameras on each controller and several cameras to track eyes and facial expressions. This means that in a nightmare scenario such devices would not only have a very deep insight into your activity in the metaverse services provided by the platform, they may be very effective, for example, in reading your emotional reaction to ads and making inferences about you from the interior of your home — from what colors you like to how many pets and children you have.

    While this sounds scary (which is why Meta addresses these concerns in a separate blog post), the fears might actually be exaggerated. The amount of data we generate just by using cashless payments and carrying a mobile phone around during the day is enough to make the most sensitive inferences. Smart home devices, smart cities with ubiquitous video surveillance, cars equipped with multiple cameras and further adoption of IoT, as well as continuous digitalization of services will make personal privacy, at least in cities, a thing of the past. So, while a metaverse promises to bring offline experiences to the online world, the online world is already taking hold of the physical realm.

  5. Desperate to stop data leaks, people will insure against them.

    Privacy experts are eagerly giving advice on how to secure your accounts and minimize your digital footprint. However, living a convenient modern life comes with a cost to privacy, whether you like it or not: for example, ordering food deliveries or using a ride-hailing service will generate, at the very least, sensitive geodata. And as the data leaves your device, you have little control over it, and it is up to the company to store it securely. However, we see that due to misconfigurations, hacker attacks and malicious insiders, data might leak and appear for sale on the dark web or even on the open web for everyone to see.

    Companies take measures to protect the data, as breaches cause reputation damage, regulatory scrutiny and, depending on local legislation, heavy fines. In countries like the US, people use class action lawsuits to receive compensation for damages. However, privacy awareness is growing, and people might start to take preventive measures. One way to do that might be to insure yourself against data breaches. While there are already services that recoup losses in case of identity theft, we could expect a larger range of insurance offers in the future.

We have looked at several factors that, in our opinion, will most prominently affect the way data flows, and possibly leaks, between countries, businesses and individuals. As the digital world continues to permeate the physical realm, we expect even more interesting developments in the future.

Consumer cyberthreats: predictions for 2023

Kaspersky Securelist - 28 Listopad, 2022 - 09:00

The consumer threat landscape constantly changes. Although the main types of threats (phishing, scams, malware, etc.) remain the same, lures that fraudsters use vary greatly depending on the time of year, current major events, news, etc. This year, we have seen spikes in cybercriminal activity aimed at users amid the shopping and back-to-school season, big pop culture events, such as Grammy and Oscar, movie premieres, new smartphone announcements, game releases, etc. The list can go on, as cybercriminals are quick to adapt to new social, political, economic, and cultural trends, coming up with new fraudulent schemes to benefit from the situation.

Below, we present a number of key ideas about what the consumer-oriented threat landscape will look like in 2023, and describe how users could be lured into cybertraps with fake content and third-party apps.

Games and streaming services

Users will face more gaming subscription fraud. Sony’s PlayStation Plus is starting to compete with Microsoft’s subscription service, GamePass, and offers to play subscription games not only on consoles, but also on the PC, to increase the market share. The larger the subscription base, the greater the number of fraudulent key-selling schemes and attempts at stealing accounts. These schemes can be very similar to the streaming scams that we have been observing for the past several years.

Gaming console shortage to be exploited. The shortage of consoles, relieved slightly in 2022, could start to increase again already in 2023, spurred by the release of the PS VR 2 by Sony. The headset, which requires a PS5 to function, will be a convincing reason for many to buy the console. A further factor is expected to be the release of “pro” console versions, rumors about which began to circulate in the middle of 2022, and which may trigger more demand than can be satisfied. Fake presale offers, generous “giveaways” and “discounts”, as well as online store clones that sell hard-to-find consoles—we expect all these types of fraud to exploit the console shortage.

In-game virtual currencies will be in demand among cybercriminals. Most modern games have introduced monetization: the sale of in-game items and boosters, as well as the use of in-game currencies. Games that include these features are cybercriminals’ primary targets as they process money directly. In-game items and money are some of the prime goals for attackers stealing players’ accounts. This summer for instance, cyberthieves stole 2 million dollars’ worth of items from an account that they hacked. To get a hold of in-game valuables, scammers may also trick their victims into a fraudulent in-game deal. In the coming year, we expect new schemes relating to resale or theft of virtual currencies and items to emerge.

Cybercriminals will capitalize on long-awaited titles. This year, we have already seen an attacker claim to leak several dozen gameplay videos from GTA 6. Chances are that in 2023, we will see more attacks relating to games slated for release in that year: Diablo IV, Alan Wake 2, and Stalker 2. Besides possible leaks, we expect to see the increase in scams that target these games, as well as in Trojans disguised as those games.

Streaming will remain cybercriminals’ bottomless source of income. Every year, streaming services produce more and more exclusive content that gets released on select platforms. A growing number of TV shows are becoming not just a source of entertainment, but a cultural phenomenon that influences fashion and trends in general. 2023 promises a wealth of new releases. We expect cybercriminals to use these anticipated titles along with streaming service names when distributing Trojans, creating phishing pages and implementing scams.

The talked-about movies and shows that could be exploited by cybercriminals include the new seasons of Euphoria and The Mandalorian; the long-awaited show starring Lily Rose Depp and The Weeknd, “The Idol”; the Barbie movie; and the post-apocalyptic drama series based on the video game “The Last of Us”. The list of potential bait films to be exploited can go on and on, since fraudsters are quick to adapt to consumer tastes. If they see that users are looking for the latest episode of a popular show, they will simply find their way to benefit from that interest.

Social media and the metaverse

New social media will bring more privacy risks. We would like to believe that the near future will see a new revolutionary phenomenon in the world of social networks. Perhaps this will happen already in VR, but rather in AR. As soon as a new trendy app appears, so do risks for its users. Cybercriminals can start distributing fake trojanized applications to infect victims’ phones for further malicious purposes. Further dangers are associated with data and money theft, as well as phishing pages aimed at hijacking accounts in the new social media. Privacy most probably will be a major concern, too, as many startups neglect to configure their applications in accordance with privacy protection best practices. This attitude may lead to a high risk of personal data compromise and cyberbullying in the new social media, however trendy and convenient it may be.

Exploitation of the metaverse. Right now, we are only taking the first steps toward complete immersion in virtual reality, already using metaverses for entertainment while testing industrial and business applications of this new technology. Although so far, there are only a few metaverse platforms, they already have revealed risks that future users will face. As the metaverse experience is universal and does not obey regional data protection laws, such as GDPR, this might create complex conflicts between the requirements of the regulations regarding data breach notification.

Virtual abuse and sexual assault will spill over into metaverses. We have already seen cases of avatar rape and abuse, despite efforts to build a protection mechanism into metaverses. As there are no specific regulation or moderation rules, this scary trend is likely to follow us into 2023.

New source of sensitive personal data for cybercriminals

Data from mental health apps will be used in accurately targeted social engineering attacks. Taking care of your mental health is no longer just some kind of whim or trend, but an absolutely necessary activity. And if, at some point, we are accustomed to the fact that the Internet knows almost everything about us, we are yet to realize that now our virtual portrait can be enriched with sensitive data about our mental state. As usage of mental health apps increases, the risk of this sensitive data being accidentally leaked or obtained by a third party through a hacked account will also grow. Armed with details on the victim’s mental state, the attacker is likely to launch an extremely precise social engineering attack. Now, imagine that the target is a key employee of a company. We are likely to see stories of targeted attacks involving data on the mental health of corporate executives. And, if you add here data, such as facial expressions and eye movement, that sensors in VR headsets collect, the leakage of that data may prove disastrous.

Education platforms and the learning process

Online education platforms will attract more cybercrime. In the post-pandemic times, online education has proven to be no less efficient than offline classes, we expect investment in online education platforms and learning management systems (LMS) to increase significantly. The trend is not new, but the relevance of concomitant threats will grow along with the growth in digitalization: trojanized files and phishing pages mimicking online educational platforms and videoconferencing services, as well as LMS credential theft are all set to grow in 2023.

A greater number of innovative technologies embedded in the learning process. These can be the use of virtual and augmented reality, voice interfaces, process automation (including robotization of communication), machine analysis of user actions, and AI-assisted testing and grading.

Gamification of education. In 2023, we will see greater use of gamification technologies in online learning to achieve functional goals: user acquisition and engagement, holding attention, personalized learning, inclusivity, and reducing resistance to learning. This will expose students to additional risks, the like of which have plagued the gaming industry, among them trolls, phishing, and bullying, on platforms built for communication, competition, and teamwork.

Elon Musk Confirms Twitter 2.0 will Bring End-to-End Encryption to Direct Messages

The Hacker News - 28 Listopad, 2022 - 06:25
Twitter chief executive Elon Musk confirmed plans for end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for direct messages on the platform. The feature is part of Musk's vision for Twitter 2.0, which is expected to be what's called an "everything app." Other functionalities include longform tweets and payments, according to a slide deck shared by Musk over the weekend. The company's plans for Ravie Lakshmanan
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Chrome fixes 8th zero-day of 2022 – check your version now

Sophos Naked Security - 28 Listopad, 2022 - 02:42
There isn't a rhyme to remind you which months have browser zero-days... you just have to keep your eyes and ears open!

Rusts Addition to the Linux Kernel Seen as Enormous Vote of Confidence in the Language - 27 Listopad, 2022 - 13:00
The release candidate for the latest version of the Linux kernel was announced last month, and one of the highlights in the release notes for Linux 6.1 is the inclusion of the initial infrastructure for adding Rust as a language.
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5 Practical Uses of Docker Containers - 26 Listopad, 2022 - 13:00
What is Docker used for? Here are some practical, real-world benefits of using Docker containers.
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Introducing Shufflecake: Plausible Deniability For Multiple Hidden Filesystems on Linux - 26 Listopad, 2022 - 13:00
Thursday the Kudelski Group 's cybersecurity division released "a tool for Linux that allows creation of multiple hidden volumes on a storage device in such a way that it is very difficult, even under forensic inspection, to prove the existence of such volumes."
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All You Need to Know About Emotet in 2022

The Hacker News - 26 Listopad, 2022 - 12:49
For 6 months, the infamous Emotet botnet has shown almost no activity, and now it's distributing malicious spam. Let's dive into details and discuss all you need to know about the notorious malware to combat it. Why is everyone scared of Emotet? Emotet is by far one of the most dangerous trojans ever created. The malware became a very destructive program as it grew in scale and sophistication. The Hacker News
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Synology Surveillance Station 9 zlepšuje pokročilé monitorování i díky umělé inteligenci - bezpečnost - 26 Listopad, 2022 - 10:45
NAS už je dnes poměrně běžné zařízení ve firmách a domácnostech, které se primárně používá pro zálohování a ukládání dat, ke kterému mohou přistupovat všichni povolení v lokální síti nebo dokonce vzdáleně. Stále větší roli u zařízení NAS ale hraje i software, který nabízí spoustu aplikací s chytrým ...
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U.S. Bans Chinese Telecom Equipment and Surveillance Cameras Over National Security Risk

The Hacker News - 26 Listopad, 2022 - 05:52
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) formally announced it will no longer authorize electronic equipment from Huawei, ZTE, Hytera, Hikvision, and Dahua, deeming them an "unacceptable" national security threat. All these Chinese telecom and video surveillance companies were previously included in the Covered List as of March 12, 2021. "The FCC is committed to protecting our national Ravie Lakshmanan
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Russia-based RansomBoggs Ransomware Targeted Several Ukrainian Organizations

The Hacker News - 26 Listopad, 2022 - 05:28
Ukraine has come under a fresh onslaught of ransomware attacks that mirror previous intrusions attributed to the Russia-based Sandworm nation-state group. Slovak cybersecurity company ESET, which dubbed the new ransomware strain RansomBoggs, said the attacks against several Ukrainian entities were first detected on November 21, 2022. "While the malware written in .NET is new, its deployment is Ravie Lakshmanan
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Voice-scamming site “iSpoof” seized, 100s arrested in massive crackdown

Sophos Naked Security - 25 Listopad, 2022 - 20:17
Those numbers or names that pop up when a call comes up? They're OK as a hint of who's calling, but THEY PROVE NOTHING
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