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2018/10/03

Internet-of-Things (IoT) Security: Developments in VPNFilter and Emergence of Torii Botnet

Internet-of-Things (IoT) Security: Developments in VPNFilter and Emergence of Torii Botnet

Security researchers further shed light on VPNFilter’s additional modules whose capabilities could’ve been used for future attacks, while a new IoT botnet has emerged - Torii.

2018/09/17

Patch Now: New Mirai, Gafgyt Variants Target 16 Flaws Via Multi-Exploits

Patch Now: New Mirai, Gafgyt Variants Target 16 Flaws Via Multi-Exploits

Researchers reported that new variations of Internet of Things (IoT) botnets Mirai (Detection: Backdoor.Linux.MIRAI.AB and Gafgyt (Detection: Backdoor.Linux.GAFGYT.AA) are targeting known vulnerabilities in Apache Struts and SonicWall. Samples of the new Mirai variant target 15 vulnerabilities in Apache Struts with multiple exploits, including the flaw that caused the 2017 Equifax data breach.

2018/08/22

Faxploit: Vulnerabilities in HP OfficeJet Printers Can Let Hackers Infiltrate Networks

Faxploit: Vulnerabilities in HP OfficeJet Printers Can Let Hackers Infiltrate Networks

At DEF CON 2018, security researchers demonstrated how they were able to infiltrate networks by exploiting vulnerabilities in printers. Here's how managed detection and response can help address similar threats.

2018/08/20

Carrier Grade Security Means … Using Carrier Grade Security

Carrier Grade Security Means … Using Carrier Grade Security

It’s a common mistake in enterprises to copy-paste security solutions from a peer. Strategies can be recycled, but sadly with even very similar businesses almost always have radically different IT and security requirements.

2018/08/06

Over 200,000 MikroTik Routers Compromised in Cryptojacking Campaign

Over 200,000 MikroTik Routers Compromised in Cryptojacking Campaign

Security researchers uncovered a cryptojacking campaign that exploits a vulnerability in MikroTik routers to inject a malicious version of Coinhive. Here’s what you need to know.

2018/07/19

VPNFilter-affected Devices Still Riddled with 19 Vulnerabilities

VPNFilter-affected Devices Still Riddled with 19 Vulnerabilities

This blog tackles the recently ill-famed VPNFilter malware and if deployed devices are vulnerable to it. VPNFilter is a newly discovered, multi-stage malware (detected by Trend Micro as ELF_VPNFILT.A, ELF_VPNFILT.B, ELF_VPNFILT.C, and ELF_VPNFILT.D) that affects many models of connected devices.

2018/06/28

Reboot Your Smart Devices: Google Home Infrastructure Down For Hours

Reboot Your Smart Devices: Google Home Infrastructure Down For Hours

Google’s Home smart gadget infrastructure stopped working worldwide. Google released a fix that can be automatically installed after a reboot.

2018/06/21

Patch Now: Axis Cameras’ Flaws Could Give Attackers Control

Patch Now: Axis Cameras’ Flaws Could Give Attackers Control

Researchers found seven vulnerabilities in Axis cameras can be used for cyberattacks if exploited. While only POCs have been shown, customers are strongly advised to patch their firmware immediately.

2018/06/14

Security 101: Protecting Wi-Fi Networks Against Hacking and Eavesdropping

Security 101: Protecting Wi-Fi Networks Against Hacking and Eavesdropping

The WEP and WPA2 wireless security protocols have both been discovered with vulnerabilities such as KRACK that hackers can exploit to compromise devices, spy on users, and perform other malicious activities. How can users secure their wireless connections?

2018/06/04

Identifying Top Vulnerabilities in Networks: Old Vulnerabilities, IoT Botnets, Wireless Connection Exploits

Identifying Top Vulnerabilities in Networks: Old Vulnerabilities, IoT Botnets, Wireless Connection Exploits

Using our IoT Smart Checker, a tool that scans networks for potential security risks, we looked into home and other small network environments and the vulnerabilities that connected devices usually encounter. Our findings homed in on known vulnerabilities, IoT botnets with top vulnerability detections, and devices that are affected.

2018/05/30

Reboot Your Routers: VPNFilter Infected Over 500,000 Routers Worldwide

Reboot Your Routers: VPNFilter Infected Over 500,000 Routers Worldwide

VPNFilter malware has infected routers in more than 54 countries and can be used for attacks, intelligence collection, and destroying devices in a single command worldwide, affecting both enterprise and home networks.

2018/05/23

GPON Vulnerabilities Exploited for Mexico-based Mirai-like Scanning Activities

GPON Vulnerabilities Exploited for Mexico-based Mirai-like Scanning Activities

We recently found similar Mirai-like scanning activity from Mexico with some being done via the exploitation of CVE-2018-10561 and CVE-2018-10562, two vulnerabilities that are specific to Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON)-based home routers.

2018/05/21

Blockchain: The Missing Link Between Security and the IoT?

Blockchain: The Missing Link Between Security and the IoT?

Blockchain is one of the key concepts in IoT conversations today, touted to accelerate the scaling of IoT implementations. However, due to its nascent nature, what could be the potential risks, and how can blockchain play a role in IoT security?

2018/05/17

Exposed Video Streams: How Hackers Abuse Surveillance Cameras

Exposed Video Streams: How Hackers Abuse Surveillance Cameras

IP surveillance cameras provide certain conveniences, but control of this can fall into the wrong hands. What threats are there for these devices and what can be done to minimize risk?

2018/05/16

Fiber Routers Vulnerable to Authentication Bug, Command Injection Via URL Change

Fiber Routers Vulnerable to Authentication Bug, Command Injection Via URL Change

Security researchers discovered an RCE vulnerability in more than a million home fiber routers.

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