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Security News: October 24, 2019
- Marijuana found at North Dakota nuclear launch facility
- Pot smokers, take note: THC breathalyzers are coming
- Top 5 ways organizations can secure their IoT devices
- Microsoft: Packet loss involving Apple Push Notification Service was latest MFA outage culprit | ZDNet
- Deepfakes creep from porn to politics could upend election, experts warn
- Ransomware and data breaches linked to uptick in fatal heart attacks
- Woman ordered to type in iPhone passcode so police can search device
- Vatican launches smart rosary complete with brute-force flaw
- Cracking: The Chinese Python Way
- UBoat – Proof Of Concept PoC HTTP Botnet Project
- IoTopia Framework Aims to Bring Security to Device Manufacturers
- Top five tips for building smarter enterprise security – Help Net Security
- How to Avoid the Top Three Causes of Data Breaches in 2019
- Blue Team Cyber Anxiety
- Some ICS Security Incidents Resulted in Injury, Loss of Life: Survey | SecurityWeek.Com
- Vulnerability in content distribution networks found by researchers
- 5 tips for better cybersecurity
- Google Patches More High-Value Chrome Sandbox Escape Vulnerabilities | SecurityWeek.Com
- White House kicks infosec team to curb in IT office shakeup
- Cozy Bear Didn’t Hybernate as Previously Thought APT29 deploying CobaltStrike BEACON backdoor using a legitimate Department of State document.
- Critical Flaw in Cisco Aironet APs CVE-2019-15260 flaw allows in Aironet 1540, 1560, 1800, 2800, 3800 & 4800 can be exploited to achieve remote access to the devices. Patches issued.
- Amazon Echo and Kindle Devices Affected by WiFi Bug 1st Generation Echo Devices and eighth generation Kindle devices are vulnerable to KRACK attack (CVE-2017-13077 & CVE-1027-13078) Fixes released earlier this year, verify devices updated.
- Most Critical Vulnerabilities Discovered in 2019 so far NetCAT, URGENT/11, SWAPGS, BlueKeep, Thangrycat, SACK Panic, SPOILER, SockPuppe, RAMBleed, Loadash Prototype Pollution, ZOMBIEPOODLE & GOLDENDOODLE, DIRTY SOCK, Thunderclap and Pantsdown.
- Bluetooth Hacking Techniques you should know about Bluebugging, Bluejacking, Bluesnarfing and Btlejacking – know what they are and how they are leveraged to steal your data.
- Eager iOS Jailbreakrs Tricked into Click Fraud Fake web site offers “Checkrain” (Based on Checkm8) jailbreak, has users install MDM profile, play provided “Pop! Slots” to complete level 8.
- Mission Heath Store Hijack undetected for years Asheville, N.C. Mission health website infected with card skimming malware from March 2016 through June 2019. Site completely rebuilt.
- Researcher publishes POC Exploit for Android Zero-Day Exploit published for CVE-2019-2215, affecting Pixel 2 and providing kernel level access with an easy step to root. Google purportedly fixed in the October 2019 patch release.
- Avast Hacked: Intruder Gained Domain Admin Apparently single-factor VPN credentials stolen, and access mistaken as a false positive. Avast has engaged a third-party forensic company. Apparently was an attempt to further compromise CCleaner users.
- US Military Personnel Data Exposed Unsecured Elasticsearch databases in AWS with 179G data from “Autoclerk” exfiltrated. Travel sites impacted – OpenTravel, HAPI Cloud, Synxis impacted.
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