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AWS Promises to Scan for Misconfigured Servers

Amazon Web Services will now scan customer environments for potentially misconfigured servers in the wake of Capital One's data breach. Even though many of these cloud-based data breaches weren't the fault of cloud service providers, many are stepping up to detect problems before they become security incidents.

Cloud, Amazon

Coordinated Ransomware Attack Hits Texas Government Agencies

More than 20 Texas agencies have been compromised in a widespread ransomware attack.

Ransomware

New Attack Exposes Serious Bluetooth Weakness

The KNOB attack exploits a weakness in how Bluetooth devices negotiate the encryption key, allowing eavesdropping and decryption of communications.

Bluetooth Security

Chrome and Firefox Removing EV Certificate Indicators

In the coming months, Google and Mozilla will remove the Extended Validation security indicators from the browser address bars.

Google, Mozila

Proposal to Make HTTPS Certificate Expire Yearly Back on the Table

The question about shortening the validity period for TLS certificates is back in front of the CA/Browser Forum again. CAs still oppose it and browser makers are still for it.

SSL Certificates, Certificate Authority, Browser Security, Cryptography

Many HTTP/2 Servers Vulnerable to DoS Bugs

A number of HTTP/2 server implementations are vulnerable to eight newly disclosed denial-of-service flaws.

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Personality Types May Be Useful in Security Training

Research suggests that people’s personality types can influence whether they would be more likely to fall for social engineering attacks or be less likely to click on phishing links.

Security Training

Two New BlueKeep-Like Flaws Emerge in Windows

Microsoft has fixed two new remotely exploitable vulnerabilities in Windows that are similar to the BlueKeep bug and could be exploited by a worm.

Microsoft

Phishers Play on Emotions to Fool Victims

New research from Google and the University of Florida shows that attackers use a variety of emotional triggers to trick victims into falling for their schemes.

Phishing, Blackhat

Project Zero Wants You To Help Make 0-Day Hard

The Google Project Zero team is encouraging public attack research teams to form a coalition to collaborate and share data.

Black Hat

Ill Communication: Improving Security By Talking It Out

Improving communication between security teams and the rest of the organization can greatly improve an enterprise's security posture.

Black Hat

Include Deepfakes in Incident Response Plans

Deepfakes aren't just weird political videos. Enterprises should be concerned about how deepfakes could impact their reputation and financial health and include them in incident response plans.

Incident Response, Disinformation

New Weaknesses Found in WPA3

Researchers have discovered two new flaws in the Dragonfly handshake in the WPA3 WiFi security standard.

Encryption

Demand for Cyber Insurance Is High, and So Are the Risks

As organizations grapple with soaring costs of cyberattacks, many are asking insurance companies for help reducing risks. But insurance providers are also hedging their bets because cyber insurance is so risky.

Cybersecurity Insurance

Capital One Breach Does Not Mean the Cloud is Insecure

Financial services organizations and many other enterprises have hesitated to go all in the cloud, citing concerns about depending on a third-party to protect the data, and the Capital One breach may encapsulate their fears. But the fact is, the cloud provides security benefits, so long as proper controls are put in place.

Cloud, Data Breaches