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Decipher Podcast: Ken Munro

Lindsey O'Donnell-Welch talks to Ken Munro with Pen Test Partners about the biggest challenges around securing Internet of Things devices, and how regulatory efforts and consumer awareness are beginning to have a positive impact on the IoT security landscape.

Podcast, Iot Security

Microsoft Fixes Publicly Known Flaws in Security Update

Overall, Microsoft patched 55 flaws, including four critical-severity remote code execution bugs.

Microsoft, Patch Tuesday

DarkSide Ransomware Attack on Colonial Pipeline a Worrying Precedent

The DarkSide ransomware hit the Colonial Pipeline on Friday, forcing the company to take its main distribution lines offline to recover.

Ransomware, Government

Lemon Duck Botnet Shifts Tactics in Microsoft Exchange Server Attacks

The Lemon Duck cryptocurrency-mining botnet was seen behind a spike of April attacks exploiting the Microsoft Exchange server ProxyLogon flaw.

Botnet, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Exchange, Cryptomining, Cryptocurrency Malware

The Tightrope Walk of Vulnerability Disclosure Windows and Patch Adoption

Google Project Zero's recent tweaking of its vulnerability disclosure window reflects how researchers are taking into account patch adoption when mulling disclosure policies.

Vulnerability, Vulnerability Disclosure, Vulnerability Management, Google Project Zero

Stealthy Windows Rootkit Slips Attackers Past Detection

The newly disclosed Moriya rootkit has been used since at least 2018 in a campaign targeting large regional diplomatic organizations in Asia and Africa.

Malware, Rootkit, Windows

Decipher Podcast: Peter Baker

Dennis Fisher talks with Peter Baker, the founding brand designer at Duo and the man behind the Decipher brand, about his design philosophy, the earliest days of Scio/Duo, why design matters in security, and the influence that positivity and usability has had on the industry.

Podcast

Lawmakers Search For Solution to Ransomware Pandemic

Slowing or stopping the global ransomware threat will take cooperation among government, enterprises, and law enforcement.

Ransomware, Government

Apple Patches WebKit Zero Days in iOS, macOS and Safari

Apple has fixed four zero days in WebKit for iOS, macOS, and Safari that were under active attack.

Ios, Apple

Echoes on the Wire: Dan Kaminsky’s Hacker Legacy

Dennis Fisher talks with Katie Moussouris, Rich Mogull, Kymberlee Price, and Thomas Ptacek about the unique and inspiring life and legacy of hacker Dan Kaminsky.

Podcast

ICS Security Requires Private-Public Sector Synergy

Government officials and technology experts call for more collaboration between the public and private sectors when it comes to securing industrial control system environments.

Ics Security, Critical Infrastructure Security, Government

Dell Patches High-Severity Firmware Update Driver Flaws

The high-severity Dell flaws could allow local attackers to gain kernel-mode privileges.

Dell, Vulnerability, Privilege Escalation, Firmware Security

Pulse Secure Releases Patch for VPN Flaw Used in Active Attacks

PulseSecure has released patches for several flaws in its Connect Secure VPN appliance, one of which has been used in active attacks for some time.

Vpn

Rust-Based Buer Malware Variant Emerges

Cybercriminals have rewritten the Buer malware loader in the Rust programming language, in an attempt to avoid detection.

Malware, Rust Programming Language, Spear Phishing

Threat Group Exploits SonicWall Flaw to Deploy FiveHands Ransomware

Researchers shed light on the FiveHands ransomware, which was deployed after a threat group exploited a now-patched SonicWall flaw in January.

Ransomware, Malware, Vulnerability