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Remote workers’ lack of corporate firewalls blamed for rise in malicious device activity

Since the coronavirus pandemic forced companies to enact sweeping work-from-home policies, the number of organizations whose devices have been compromised and forced to engage in malicious activity have at least doubled, according to new research released today. The researchers behind the study – conducted jointly by Arctic Security and Team Cymru – believe many of the affected…
IoT, Network Security, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Cable Haunt RCE vulnerability exposes millions of modems to exploitation

Researchers have disclosed the discovery of a critical remote code execution vulnerability in millions of Broadcom cable modems, including about 200 million in Europe alone. Named Cable Haunt, the flaw consists of a combination of “lack of proper authorization of the web-socket client, default credentials and a programming error in the spectrum analyzer” component of…
Network Security, Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, Security News

Telegram blames China for DDoS disruptions during Hong Kong unrest

Telegram pointed the finger at Chinese state-sanctioned actors yesterday after a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack overwhelmed its servers as protests were taking place in Hong Kong. “We’re currently experiencing a powerful DDoS attack, Telegram users in the Americas and some users from other countries may experience connection issues,” the encrypted messaging service said…
Cybercrime

US-CERT issues advisory after researchers report increase in attacks against SAP and Oracle ERP apps

A new joint research report prompted the Department of Homeland Security’s US-CERT unit today to issue a security advisory warning organizations that attackers are increasingly exploiting vulnerabilities in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software from companies like SAP and Oracle. A press release issued in conjunction with the report warns that researchers have seen a 100 percent increase…
Vulnerabilities

Researchers report two code execution bugs in Diqee robotic vacuums

We already know that robotic vacuum cleaners tend to have difficultly cleaning dog poop, but they sometimes need to do a better job cleaning up their code as well. Case in point: Researchers at Positive Technologies today reported finding two code execution bugs in Dongguan Diqee 360 robotic vacuum cleaners made by China-based Diqee Intelligent (Henan) Corp.,…
IoT

Interpol warns IoT devices at risk

Interpol recently drew 43 investigators and digital forensics pros from 23 countries together for its Digital Security Challenge - one in which a cyberattack is launched from a hacked IoT device, a webcam.
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