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Apple to Encrypt iCloud Backups, Enable Hardware Security Keys for 2FA

Apple plans to enable end-to-end encryption for iCloud backups and allow people to use hardware security keys for 2FA in the coming months.

Apple

Cobalt Mirage Actors Deploying Drokbk Malware in Recent Campaigns

The Iranian Cobalt Mirage threat group has been using the Drokbk malware in recent intrusions and employing GitHub repositories as dead drop resolvers.

Apt, Iran

Q&A: Haroon Meer

Haroon Meer, hacker and founder of Thinkst, talks with Dennis Fisher about the current economic downturn and its effects on the security industry, as well as the value of listening to customers.

Q&a

North Korean APT37 Used Internet Explorer Zero Day

A North Korean state-backed actor known for targeting South Korean victims recently used an Internet Explorer zero day (CVE-2022-41128).

Apt, North Korea

Decipher Podcast: Haroon Meer Returns

Haroon Meer of Thinkst joins Dennis Fisher to talk about the state of the security industry, the value of treating customers with respect, and what the economic downturn could mean for the security community.

Podcast

Trio of MegaRAC BMC Flaws Could Have Long Range Effects

Three vulnerabilities in the MegaRAC BMC firmware affect a long list of servers and could have seriious long term effects.

Hardware Security, Firmware Security

FreeBSD Patches RCE Flaw in Ping

The FreeBSD Project has released updates to fix a stack buffer overflow in the ping utility.

Linux

Q&A: Lucia Milica

Lucia Milica, global resident CISO at Proofpoint, talks about challenges that CISOs face when interacting with the leadership team.

Ciso Q&a

LastPass Says Attacker Accessed Customer Data

LastPass says an attacker used information stolen during a previous intrusion to gain access to a cloud storage service and obtain customer data.

Password Security

Google Exposes Heliconia Exploit Framework Targeting Chrome, Firefox, Windows

Google's Threat Analysis Group has exposed a new exploit framework called Heliconia that may have been used to exploit zero days in Chrome, Firefox, and Windows.

Google, Spyware

New Chinese Cyberespionage Campaign Targets Asia, US

A newly discovered cyber espionage campaign from a Chinese threat actor is targeting Asian and US organizations with self-replicating malware called MISTCLOAK.

Malware

Google Patches Heap Overflow Zero Day in Chrome

Google has updated Chrome on the desktop and Android to address a zero day that is being exploited in the wild.

Google, Zero Day

Discontinued Web Server Poses IoT Security Risks

Researchers warn that the usage of the discontinued Boa web server is opening up SDKs and Internet of Things devices to attack.

Iot

Complex M&A Deals Pave Way For Security Gaps

The inherent complexity, speed and secrecy across the acquisitions process makes this landscape particularly lucrative for threat actors.

M&a

Q&A: Dan Lorenc

Dan Lorenc discusses the rise of software supply chain security threats, the value of accurate asset inventory, and how companies are addressing these challenges.

Supply Chain Security