Saturday, January 19, 2019
ZDNet

Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs

Researcher finds nearly 200 Chrome, Firefox, and Opera extensions vulnerable to attacks from malicious sites.
Security Affairs

6 Reasons We Need to Boost Cybersecurity Focus in 2019

Paying attention to cybersecurity is more important than ever in 2019. But, some companies are still unwilling to devote the necessary resources to securing their infrastructures against cyberattacks, and naive individuals think they’re immune to the tactics of cybercriminals,...
isBuzz

Fortnite Vulnerabilities Allow Hackers To Take Over Gamers’ Accounts, Data And In-Game Currency

Cybersecurity researchers today shared details of vulnerabilities that could have affected any player of the hugely popular online battle game, Fortnite. If exploited, the vulnerability would have given an attacker full access to a user’s account and their personal information  as well...

DNC Accuses Russia, ACLU Sues ICE, and More Security News This Week

Trump dominated security headlines this week, but there's plenty of other news to catch up on.
SecurityWeek

Bulgaria Extradites Russian Hacker to US: Embassy

Bulgaria has extradited a Russian indicted by a US court for mounting a complex hacking scheme to the United States, the Russian embassy in Washington said Saturday. read more
The Register

DDoS sueball, felonious fonts, leaky Android file manager, blundering building security, etc etc

Plus, Safari security foiled by… a finger swipe? Roundup  This week we wrangled with alleged Russian election meddling, hundreds of millions of username-password combos spilled online, Oracle mega-patches, and cliams of RICO swap-gangs.…
Security Affairs

A bug in Microsoft partner portal ‘exposes ‘ support requests to all partners, fortunately, no customer data was exposed. The Register in exclusive reported that Microsoft partner portal ‘exposed ‘every’ support request filed worldwide.’ Tickets submitted from all over the...
The Register

The Iceman cometh, his smartwatch told the cops: Hitman jailed after gizmo links him to Brit gangland slayings

Killer jailed for life after fitness kit data tips off plod Avid runner and hitman Mark Fellows was this week found guilty of murder after being grassed up by his Garmin watch.…

2018’s Most Common Vulnerabilities Include Issues New and Old

The most common vulnerabilities seen last year run the gamut from cross-site scripting to issues with CMS platforms.
ZDNet

DNC says Russia tried to hack its servers again in November 2018

Democrats say the spear-phishing attack, which was attributed to Russian group Cozy Bear, was unsuccessful.
Bruce Schneier

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Lollipops

Two squid lollipops, handmade by Shinri Tezuka. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered. Read my blog posting guidelines here.

VC Investments in Cybersecurity Hit Record Highs in 2018

But rate of funding appears unsustainable, according to Strategic Cyber Ventures.
ZDNet

WiFi firmware bug affects laptops, smartphones, routers, gaming devices

List of impacted devices includes PS4, Xbox One, Samsung Chromebooks, and Microsoft Surface devices.
PC Mag

‘Collection #1’ Breach Is Huge, But Should You Be Worried?

The dealer behind the Collection #1 data dump has been circulating six other databases with almost 1TB of data. But opinions vary on whether they contain data from previously reported hacks or newly released information.

Google Play Removes Malicious Malware-Ridden Apps

Two apps on Google Play were infecting devices with the Anubis mobile banking trojan.
SecureMac

Checklist 121: On Checklist, TV Watches You!

On this week’s Checklist by SecureMac we talk about TVs that are too smart for your own good, putting a lock on individual iOS Apps and some security resolutions. The post Checklist 121: On Checklist, TV Watches You!...
SecurityWeek

Exploit for Recent Flash Zero-Day Added to Fallout Exploit Kit

An updated version of the Fallout exploit kit recently emerged with an exploit for a recent Flash zero-day included in its arsenal, Malwarebytes Labs security researchers warn. read more

Temporary micropatch available for zero-day Windows exploit

Microsoft has left two publicly known vulnerabilities unpatched in Windows this month, but researchers have stepped in and created temporary patches that can be easily applied to protect systems until an official fix becomes available.During the last two weeks...
SC Magazine

Researchers find Telegram bot chatter is actually Windows malware commands

Decrypted Telegram bot chatter was found to actually be a new Windows malware, dubbed GoodSender, which uses the messenger platform to listen and wait for commands. Forcepoint researchers discovered what it described as a “fairly simple” year old malware...
The Register

US midterms barely over when Russians came knocking on our servers (again), Democrats claim

Лучшая защита – нападение? Russian hackers attempted to infiltrate the Democratic National Committee (DNC) just after the US midterm elections last year, according to a new court filing.…
Symantec

SYMSA1467-Linux Kernel Aug 2017 – Sep 2018 Vulnerabilities

Symantec Network Protection products that include a vulnerable version of the Linux kernel are susceptible to multiple vulnerabilities.  A remote attacker, with access to the management interface, can obtain unauthorized read/write access to local files, cause denial of service,...
Symantec

SYMSA1462-OpenSSL Vulnerabilities 16-Apr-2018 and 12-Jun-2018

Symantec Network Protection products using affected versions of OpenSSL are susceptible to several vulnerabilities. A malicious SSL/TLS server can send large DH parameters during connections using DH/DHE cipher suites and cause denial-of-service in the SSL/TLS client. A local attacker can...
Symantec

SYMSA1443- SA166: OpenSSL Vulnerabilities 27-Mar-2018

Symantec Network Protection products using affected versions of OpenSSL are susceptible to several vulnerabilities.  A remote attacker can forge cryptographic messages and cause denial of service through application crashes.
Symantec

SYMSA1451- SA165: NTP Vulnerabilities February 2018

Symantec Network Protection products using affected versions of the NTP reference implementation from ntp.org are susceptible to multiple vulnerabilities. A remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code, modify the target's system time, prevent the target from...
Symantec

SYMSA1428-SA159: OpenSSL Vulnerabilities 7-Dec-2017

Symantec Network Protection products using affected versions of OpenSSL are susceptible to two security vulnerabilities.  A remote attacker can obtain Diffie-Hellman private key information and sensitive information accidentally transmitted in plaintext over an SSL/TLS connection.