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Wolfi Linux provides the control needed to fix modern supply chain threats

There’s been a massive push for supply chain security in the last few years: integrity protection, vulnerability management, and transparency. This push has left organizations struggling to secure their pipelines and manage vulnerabilities, especially when running in the cloud. Existing tooling doesn’t support supply chain security natively and requires users to bolt on critical features like signatures, provenance, and software bills of material (SBOM). In this Help Net Security video, Dan Lorenc, CEO at Chainguard, … More

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CertifID launches PayoffProtect to authenticate loan payoff wiring

CertifID has launched PayoffProtect, which gives title, escrow and settlement companies peace of mind by preventing property loan payoffs from being sent to fraudsters. This launch comes on the heels of its recent $12.5 million Series A funding by Arthur Ventures, known for leading investments in business-to-business software companies. The new PayoffProtect solution combines CertifID’s expert knowledge and suite of intellectual property. The latter includes machine learning capabilities that are now being leveraged to automate … More


Fortress Information Security collaborates with ONG-ISAC to improve supply chain cybersecurity

Fortress Information Security and the Oil and Natural Gas Information Sharing Analysis Center (ONG-ISAC) announced an industry-wide initiative focused on securing hardware and software components and supply chains. The software and hardware used by oil and natural gas systems are critical to the industry’s reliable and safe operation. In addition, the supply chains for these products are at increased risk of compromise. Fortress will enable ONG-ISAC members to manage these risks securely and cost-effectively. For … More


MS SQL servers are getting hacked to deliver ransomware to orgs

Cybercriminals wielding the FARGO (aka Mallox, aka TargetCompany) ransomware are targeting Microsoft SQL (MS SQL) servers, AhnLab’s ASEC analysis team has warned. They haven’t pinpointed how the attackers are getting access to the targeted servers, but noted that typical attacks targeting database servers include brute force and dictionary attacks aimed at ferreting out the passwords of existing, poorly secured accounts. “And there may be vulnerability attacks on systems that do not have a vulnerability patch … More


RCE in Sophos Firewall is being exploited in the wild (CVE-2022-3236)

Sophos has patched an actively exploited remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2022-3236) in its Firewall solutions, and has pushed the fix to customers who have automatic installation of hotfixes enabled. If this news triggers a feeling of déjà vu, there’s a good reason: earlier this year, another zero-day (CVE-2022-1040) in the same component was leveraged by attackers against “a small set of specific organizations, primarily in the South Asia region” – and this time around is … More

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Week in review: Revolut data breach, ManageEngine RCE flaw, free Linux security training courses

GTA 6 in-development footage leaked American video game publisher Rockstar Games has suffered an unfortunate data leak: someone has released online in-development footage/videos for Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 6, the eagerly anticipated instalment of the popular game. Uber says Lapsus$ gang is behind the recent breach Uber has confirmed that the recent breach of its systems started with a compromised account belonging to a contractor. Python tarfile vulnerability affects 350,000 open-source projects (CVE-2007-4559) Trellix Advanced … More


Critical ManageEngine RCE flaw is being exploited (CVE-2022-35405)

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has added CVE-2022-35405, a critical remote code execution vulnerability in ManageEngine PAM360, Password Manager Pro, and Access Manager Plus, to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) Catalog. The details of in-the-wild exploitation of the flaw aren’t available – though, according to data collected by Greynoise, exploitation attempts don’t seem widespread. About CVE-2022-35405 CVE-2022-35405 is a remote code execution vulnerability that can be exploited to execute arbitrary code on … More


Risk management focus shifts from external to internal exposure

Coalfire released its fourth annual Securealities Penetration Risk Report which analyzes enterprise and cloud service providers (CSPs) internal and external attack vectors, application development and mobile app security, social engineering and phishing, and PCI- and FedRAMP-specific findings, with data segmented by industry and company size. The report reflects the results of more than 3,100 penetration tests from nearly 1,600 client engagements in the technology, financial services, healthcare, and retail sectors. Long-term data shows that cyber … More


Secure Code Warrior Coding Labs helps developers advance their secure coding skills

Secure Code Warrior has unveiled Coding Labs, a new mechanism that allows developers to more easily move from learning to applying secure coding knowledge, leading to fewer vulnerabilities in code. This marks the first time a coding-specific platform has enabled real-time coding in an in-browser integrated development environment (IDE). Until now, to get more direct real-coding training experience, developers have needed to rely on virtualized setups that can be difficult to use and unfamiliar, leading … More


Python tarfile vulnerability affects 350,000 open-source projects (CVE-2007-4559)

Trellix Advanced Research Center published its research into CVE-2007-4559, a vulnerability estimated to be present in over 350,000 open-source projects and prevalent in closed-source projects. Successful exploit The vulnerability exists in the Python tarfile module which is a default module in any project using Python and is found extensively in frameworks created by Netflix, AWS, Intel, Facebook, Google, and applications used for machine learning, automation and docker containerization. The vulnerability can be exploited by uploading … More


What you need to know about Evil-Colon attacks

While novel attacks seem to emerge faster than TikTok trends, some warrant action before they’ve even had a chance to surface. This is the case for an attack we’ll refer to as Evil-Colon, which operates similarly to the now defunct Poison-NULL-Byte attacks. Though Poison-NULL-Byte attacks are now obsolete, they may have paved the path for new, similar attacks that could wreak havoc in your code if not dealt with properly. Case in point: When performing … More

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ThreatQ TDR Orchestrator addresses industry needs for simpler implementation

ThreatQuotient has released a new version of ThreatQ TDR Orchestrator, the solution for a simplified, data-driven approach to security operations. Built on the ThreatQ Platform, the continued innovation of ThreatQ TDR Orchestrator includes enhanced automation, analysis and reporting capabilities that accelerate threat detection and response across disparate systems. The latest research from ThreatQuotient, planned for full release later in 2022, shows signs that adoption of security automation is advancing, as budgets in this area are … More