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Wormable Flaw in Windows DNS Server Can Take Over IT Networks

DNS issues are bad news, and SigRed is among the worst: Microsoft fixes a flaw in Windows DNS Server which has a severity rating of 10 and is believed to be wormable.

Windows, Dns, Vulnerability, Patch

SAP Patches Critical Flaw Across Product Line

A vulnerability in a NetWeaver component (CVE-2020-6287) that can be exploited by a remote unauthenticated attacker has been patched by SAP.

Sap

Mozilla to Cut TLS Certificate Lifespan Nearly in Half

Mozilla will reduce the valid lifespan of TLS certificates in its root store to 398 days in a move to limit exposure for keys and certificates.

Mozilla, Encryption

Lab Presents: What Data Brokers Know About Users

Under California’s data privacy law, consumers can ask companies for data that has been collected about them. However, this Duo Labs research reveals how the complex web of data sharing and partnerships makes it very difficult for consumers to know who has their data, let alone what is being collected.

Labs Research, Privacy, Location Data, Ccpa

Google Releases Tsunami Vulnerability Scanner

Google's Tsunami scanner is designed specifically to find critical vulnerabilities in large-scale enterprise networks.

Google

Citrix Patches 11 Vulnerabilities in Several Products

Citrix has fixed 11 vulnerabilities in its ADC, Gateway, and SD-WAN appliances, some which could allow authenticated access to a target appliance.

Vulnerabilities

Attackers Already Exploiting BIG-IP Vulnerability

A critical vulnerability in F5 Networks’ BIG-IP networking gear is under active attack, just days after the company first announced the flaw.

Networking, Patch

Facebook Changes Developer Rules After Apps Improperly Got User Data

On the heels of yet another privacy incident where Facebook app developers received user data when they shouldn’t be, the social networking giant rolled out new terms and policies for developers.

Privacy, Software Development, Facebook

ACM Calls for Suspension of Facial Recognition Use

The Association for Computing Machinery, a venerable computing society, has called for the immediate suspension of the use of facial recognition systems until regulation is in place.

Privacy

UCSF Pays Portion of $1.14M Ransom to Regain Medical School Data

The University of California San Francisco paid some of the $1.14 million ransom to regain access to data encrypted by ransomware on its School of Medicine servers.

Ransomware

Palo Alto Fixes Critical Authentication Bypass Flaw

Palo Alto Networks has patched a critical flaw in many of its products that support SAML-based authentication for SSO.

Vulnerability

Bills Would Ban Federal Use of Facial Recognition

Legislation introduced in both the House and Senate would ban the use of facial recognition systems by federal entities.

Privacy

New Bill Takes Direct Aim at Encrypted Devices and Services

The Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act introduced this week would require device makers and service providers to create exceptional access to encrypted data at rest and in motion.

Government, Encryption

Evil Corp Deploys New WastedLocker Ransomware

The Evil Corp group responsible for the Dridex malware is using a new ransomware called WastedLocker that targets cloud services and backups.

Ransomware

Decipher Podcast: Melanie Ensign on Security Communications

Melanie Ensign, CEO and founder of Discernible Communications, joins Dennis Fisher to talk about what effective security and privacy communications look like.

Podcast