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NSA urges admins to patch BlueKeep vulnerability

The National Security Agency (NSA) has added its weight to Microsoft’s by heavily recommending that Windows administrators update their systems to protect against the CVE-2019-0708 “BlueKeep” vulnerability. Microsoft issued a patch for CVE-2019-0708 in May, but it’s estimated there are almost one million devices that have not been issued the update and remain vulnerable. The…
Network Security, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Microsoft fixes exploited privilege elevation flaw, 34 more bugs

For its final Patch Tuesday release of the year, Microsoft Corporation issued a series of security updates that fixed a total of 35 vulnerabilities, seven of which were deemed critical and one of which was found to be actively exploited. The most severe flaws consist of remote code execution vulnerabilities in Git for Visual Studio…
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Despite patch, nearly 1M devices still vulnerable to ‘BlueKeep’ RCE flaw

Almost 1 million internet-connected devices remain vulnerable to the critical “BlueKeep” remote code execution bug that was recently found in Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Services, despite security fixes that were issued as part of May’s Patch Tuesday earlier this month. Officially designated CVE-2019-0708, the BlueKeep vulnerability could potentially allow unauthenticated attackers to install programs, view or…
Malware, Security News

Computer running 6 historically dangerous malware programs up for auction as performance art

A laptop running six historically infamous malware programs that collectively caused billions in damages is currently up for auction online, reportedly as part of a performance art installation. And as of Thursday afternoon, the bidding had climbed to over $615,000. Called “The Persistence of Chaos,” this highly virulent work of art is currently located somewhere…
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LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

LogRhythm’s next-generation SIEM platform integrates log management, security analytics, and SOAR with network forensics and endpoint monitoring to give organizations the ability detect and mitigate threats. An extensive range of early indicators and risk scores trigger rapid alarm triage, threat qualification, response and mitigation. Risk-based prioritization helps automatically corroborate evidence of higher risks with their…
Government, Government/Defense, Ransomware, Security News, Vulnerabilities

EternalBlue believed to be behind crippling Baltimore attack

Baltimore has battled the effects of a ransomware attack that started May 7 and now it seems that a familiar culprit, the National Security Agency (NSA) EternalBlue tool, known to exploit some versions of Microsoft Windows XP and Vista, is behind the city’s misery, which has included a shutdown of many vital systems and services.…
Security News, Vulnerabilities

BlueKeep-like RCE flaws in RDP among 93 vulnerabilities patched by Microsoft

Microsoft patched 93 vulnerabilities, including two BlueKeep-like remote code execution (RCE) flaws. The two flaws, CVE-2019-1181 and CVE-2019-1182, in Remote Desktop Services, are “wormable,” Simon Pope, director of incident response at the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), wrote in a blog post, “meaning that any future malware that exploits these could propagate from vulnerable computer to vulnerable computer without…
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Microsoft’s May Patch Tuesday covers ZombieLoad, WER vulnerabilities

Microsoft put forth a long list of security updates to cover 79 vulnerabilities, 19 listed as critical, which included four connected to a Microarchitectural Data Sampling (aka ZombieLoad) vulnerability in Intel processors in its May Patch Tuesday release. While CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, CVE-2019-11091 grabbed the headlines yesterday, Microsoft also patched CVE-2019-0863 which has been spotted…
Ransomware, Security News

Buran ransomware detailed, found to be based on VegaLocker

As any good marketer knows announcing a new product with an effective ad campaign is always a great way to drum up interest. Which is exactly what the actors behind Buran ransomware did when they rolled it out on a well-known dark web forum as a ransomware as a service (RaaS) offering earlier this year,…

AttackIQ FireDrill

Reviewed by Matthew Hreben & Michael Diehl Vendor:  AttackIQ Product:  FireDrill Price:  Starting at $20,000. Contact: What it does:  Simulation platform that provides highly customizable attack templates. What we liked:  Simple to use software. AttackIQ presents FireDrill, an attack simulation platform that provides multiple tools such as security controls validation, response and remediation exercises,…
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