January 2024

‘I’m sorry for everything…’ Facebook’s Zuck apologizes to families at Senate hearing

‘I’m sorry for everything…’ Facebook’s Zuck apologizes to families at Senate hearing 2024-01-31 at 23:46 By Thomas Claburn Meta boss told in social media safety probe: ‘Your product is killing people’ Executives from the top social media companies faced contentious, sometimes contemptuous, questioning from the US Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday in a hearing titled: …

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US Gov Disrupts SOHO Router Botnet Used by Chinese APT Volt Typhoon

US Gov Disrupts SOHO Router Botnet Used by Chinese APT Volt Typhoon 2024-01-31 at 23:01 By Ryan Naraine The US government neutralizes a botnet full of end-of-life Cisco and Netgear routers being by a notorious Chinese APT group. The post US Gov Disrupts SOHO Router Botnet Used by Chinese APT Volt Typhoon appeared first on …

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RunC Flaws Enable Container Escapes, Granting Attackers Host Access

RunC Flaws Enable Container Escapes, Granting Attackers Host Access 2024-01-31 at 22:46 By Multiple security vulnerabilities have been disclosed in the runC command line tool that could be exploited by threat actors to escape the bounds of the container and stage follow-on attacks. The vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2024-21626, CVE-2024-23651, CVE-2024-23652, and CVE-2024-23653, have been collectively …

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79% of organizations faced a ransomware attack in H2 2023

79% of organizations faced a ransomware attack in H2 2023 2024-01-31 at 22:31 By According to a recent report, 79% of respondents said their company had been the ‘victim of a ransomware attack’ between June and December 2023. This article is an excerpt from Subscribe to Security Magazine’s RSS Feed View Original Source React to …

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DeepMind’s robot chef cooks up ‘novel’ materials with a side of controversy

DeepMind’s robot chef cooks up ‘novel’ materials with a side of controversy 2024-01-31 at 22:03 By Katyanna Quach Chemists dispute research claiming millions of recipes for inorganic crystalline compounds Google DeepMind and UC Berkeley’s research into a robot cooking up new materials predicted by AI algorithms is being called into question by a group of …

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FBI confirms it issued remote kill command to blow out Volt Typhoon’s botnet

FBI confirms it issued remote kill command to blow out Volt Typhoon’s botnet 2024-01-31 at 21:32 By Jessica Lyons Hardcastle Remotely disinfects Cisco and Netgear routers to block Chinese critters China’s Volt Typhoon attackers used “hundreds” of outdated Cisco and NetGear routers infected with malware in an attempt to break into US critical infrastructure facilities, …

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Ransomware payment rates drop to new low – only 29% of victims are forking over cash

Ransomware payment rates drop to new low – only 29% of victims are forking over cash 2024-01-31 at 21:16 By Brandon Vigliarolo It’s almost like years of false assurances have made people realize payments are pointless Trusting a ransomware crew to honor a deal isn’t the greatest idea, and the world seems to be waking …

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Japanese space lasers plan to show aims to clean up orbital junk

Japanese space lasers plan to show aims to clean up orbital junk 2024-01-31 at 21:02 By Dan Robinson Zap it and trap it like a cosmic Marie Kondo, but will everyone approve? A Japanese company wants to remove debris from Earth orbit by using a satellite-mounted laser to decelerate an object such as a defunct …

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Nearly 4-year-old Cisco vuln linked to recent Akira ransomware attacks

Nearly 4-year-old Cisco vuln linked to recent Akira ransomware attacks 2024-01-31 at 19:47 By Connor Jones Evidence mounts of an exploit gatekept within Russia’s borders Security researchers believe the Akira ransomware group could be exploiting a nearly four-year-old Cisco vulnerability and using it as an entry point into organizations’ systems.… This article is an excerpt …

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Podcast: Palo Alto Networks Talks IT/OT Convergence

Podcast: Palo Alto Networks Talks IT/OT Convergence 2024-01-31 at 19:47 By SecurityWeek News SecurityWeek interviews Del Rodillas, Senior Director of Product Management at Palo Alto Networks, about the integration of IT and OT in the ICS threat landscape. The post Podcast: Palo Alto Networks Talks IT/OT Convergence appeared first on SecurityWeek. This article is an excerpt …

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GNU C Library Vulnerability Leads to Full Root Access

GNU C Library Vulnerability Leads to Full Root Access 2024-01-31 at 19:47 By Ionut Arghire Researchers at Qualys call attention to a vulnerability in Linux’s GNU C Library (glibc) that allows full root access to a system. The post GNU C Library Vulnerability Leads to Full Root Access appeared first on SecurityWeek. This article is …

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After Delays, Ivanti Patches Zero-Days and Confirms New Exploit

After Delays, Ivanti Patches Zero-Days and Confirms New Exploit 2024-01-31 at 19:47 By Ryan Naraine Ivanti documents a brand-new zero-day and belatedly ships patches; Mandiant is reporting “broad exploitation activity.” The post After Delays, Ivanti Patches Zero-Days and Confirms New Exploit appeared first on SecurityWeek. This article is an excerpt from SecurityWeek RSS Feed View …

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We know nations are going after critical systems, but what happens when crims join in?

We know nations are going after critical systems, but what happens when crims join in? 2024-01-31 at 19:32 By Jessica Lyons Hardcastle This isn’t going to end well Volt Typhoon, the Chinese government-backed cyberspies whose infrastructure was at least partially disrupted by Uncle Sam, has been honing in on other US energy, satellite and telecommunications …

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Microsoft seeks Rust developers to rewrite core C# code

Microsoft seeks Rust developers to rewrite core C# code 2024-01-31 at 18:46 By Richard Speed Embrace, extend, and … port? Microsoft’s adoption of Rust continues apace if a posting on the company’s careers website is anything to go by.… This article is an excerpt from The Register View Original Source React to this headline:

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Experian Fraud Protect enables automotive dealers to detect and prevent fraud

Experian Fraud Protect enables automotive dealers to detect and prevent fraud 2024-01-31 at 18:31 By Industry News With more of the vehicle buying journey shifting online and vehicle prices remaining at elevated levels, fraudsters are targeting the automotive industry at an increasing rate. To address the rising threat, Experian launched Fraud Protect, a web-based application …

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A zero-day vulnerability (and PoC) to blind defenses relying on Windows event logs

A zero-day vulnerability (and PoC) to blind defenses relying on Windows event logs 2024-01-31 at 18:31 By Zeljka Zorz A zero-day vulnerability that, when triggered, could crash the Windows Event Log service on all supported (and some legacy) versions of Windows could spell trouble for enterprise defenders. Discovered by a security researcher named Florian and …

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Vade uses generative AI to enhance spear-phishing detection

Vade uses generative AI to enhance spear-phishing detection 2024-01-31 at 18:01 By Industry News Vade announced that it has pioneered a new method that improves the confidence of its spear-phishing detection engine. The enhancement, designed to combat advanced threats including those produced by generative AI, leverages threat samples created by artificial technology and human sources. …

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Ivanti releases patches for VPN zero-days, discloses two more high-severity vulns

Ivanti releases patches for VPN zero-days, discloses two more high-severity vulns 2024-01-31 at 17:47 By Connor Jones Many versions still without fixes while sophisticated attackers bypass mitigations Ivanti has finally released the first round of patches for vulnerability-stricken Connect Secure and Policy Secure gateways, but in doing so has also found two additional zero-days, one …

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