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Extra, Extra, VERT Reads All About It: Cybersecurity News for the Week of August 1, 2022

All of us at Tripwire’s Vulnerability Exposure and Research Team (VERT) are constantly looking out for interesting stories and developments in the infosec world. Here’s what cybersecurity news stood out to us during the week of August 1st, 2022. I’ve also included some comments on these stories.Windows 11 Smart App Control blocks files used to push malwareSm
Publish At:2022-08-08 06:20 | Read:225 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles VERT News credentials Kaspersky Lab malwar

Microsoft clamps down on RDP brute-force attacks in Windows 11

It wasn’t so long ago that we were wondering what improvements Windows 11 would make in the security stakes. Well, we haven’t had to wait too long to find out. Windows 11 build 22528.1000 and up will tackle one of the more common entry points for network intruders. Namely, trying to prevent the brute forcing of Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) by
Publish At:2022-07-26 11:52 | Read:341 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime ransomware rate limit rdp remote desktop protocol

Watch out for the CVE-2022-30136 Windows NFS Remote Code Execution flaw

Researchers published an analysis of the Windows remote code execution vulnerability CVE-2022-30136 impacting the Network File System. Trend Micro Research has published an analysis of the recently patched Windows vulnerability CVE-2022-30136 that impacts the Network File System. CVE-2022-30136 is a remote code execution vulnerability that resides in t
Publish At:2022-07-18 08:10 | Read:330 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security CVE-2022-30136 Hacking hacking news i

Microsoft appears to be rolling back Office Macro blocking

We’re seeing several reports indicating that Microsoft may have rolled back its decision to block Macros in Office. Currently no official statement exists—the reports rely on a post by a Microsoft employee in the replies of the original article where the plan to block macros was announced. Earlier this year, Microsoft decided to disable macros down
Publish At:2022-07-11 07:54 | Read:380 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business excel macros mark of the web microsoft Office VBA m

How to Run Windows 11 for Free on an M1 or M2 Mac

For many years, Apple made it easy to run Windows on your Mac. Apple’s Boot Camp allowed you to start up your Intel-based Mac in either macOS or Windows, and this dual-boot capability was great for people who needed to use both operating systems.Unfortunately, Apple only supports Boot Camp on Macs with an Intel processor. Since Apple has been updatin
Publish At:2022-06-30 07:32 | Read:472 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software & Apps Apple silicon Windows

0Patch released unofficial security patch for new DogWalk Windows zero-day

0patch researchers released an unofficial security patch for a Windows zero-day vulnerability dubbed DogWalk. 0patch released an unofficial security patch for a new Windows zero-day vulnerability in the Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT) dubbed DogWalk. The issue impacts all Windows versions, starting from Windows 7 and Server Server 2008, includin
Publish At:2022-06-08 18:28 | Read:597 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security DogWalk information security

Extra, Extra, VERT Reads All About It: Cybersecurity News for the Week of May 30, 2022

All of us at Tripwire’s Vulnerability Exposure and Research Team (VERT) are constantly looking out for interesting stories and developments in the infosec world. Here’s what cybersecurity news stood out to us during the week of May 30, 2022. I’ve also included some comments on these stories.Vendor Refuses to Remove Backdoor Account That Can Facilitate Attack
Publish At:2022-06-06 10:09 | Read:1143 | Comments:0 | Tags:VERT News backdoor Industrial Privacy RCE Windows zero-day z

Update now! Nvidia released fixes for 10 flaws in Windows GPU drivers

Multiple NVIDIA graphic card models have been found to have flaws in their GPU drivers, with six medium-and four high-severity ratings. Last Monday, the company released a software security update for NVIDIA GPU Display Driver to address the vulnerabilities. If exploited, they could lead to denial of service, code execution, privilege escalation, and dat
Publish At:2022-05-23 09:01 | Read:1154 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits and vulnerabilities CVE-2022-28181 CVE-2022-28182 C

How to password protect a folder

p>There are times when you would like a folder to be accessible by you alone. Financial information, personal documents, or work related files on your personal system sometimes need to be hidden from prying eyes. One of the ways to do this is to password protect the folder. Windows For the Windows section of this article we will answer a few frequently
Publish At:2022-04-12 08:52 | Read:2110 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos folder mac password windows

Extra, Extra, VERT Reads All About It: Cybersecurity News for the Week of March 14, 2022

All of us at Tripwire’s Vulnerability Exposure and Research Team (VERT) are constantly looking out for interesting stories and developments in the infosec world. Here’s what cybersecurity news stood out to us during the week of March 14, 2022. I’ve also included some comments on these stories.Most Orgs Would Take Security Bugs Over Ethical Hacking HelpIt tur
Publish At:2022-03-21 11:15 | Read:1998 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles VERT News botnet CISA hacking Lazarus Linu

[SANS ISC] Clean Binaries with Suspicious Behaviour

I published the following diary on isc.sans.edu: “Clean Binaries with Suspicious Behaviour“: EDR or “Endpoint Detection & Response” is a key element of many networks today. An agent is installed on all endpoints to track suspicious/malicious activity and (try to) block it. Behavioral monitoring is also a key element in modern S
Publish At:2022-03-15 12:12 | Read:898 | Comments:0 | Tags:SANS Internet Storm Center Security Software SANS ISC window

De-Googling Carey Parker’s (and your) life: Lock and Code S03E06

Three years ago, a journalist for Gizmodo named Kashmir Hill wanted to understand what life was like without “Big Tech.” Far from a “digital detox” retreat—the kind of which were popular with exceedingly plugged-in, very online types of mid-20s and early-30s folks—Hill’s experiment with technology abstinence was colored by r
Publish At:2022-03-14 16:43 | Read:1777 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast amazon Amazon web services Android Apple Big Tech Ch

How to update your drivers and when you need to

Many software vendors have a driver updater in their arsenal. But is it really that important to have the latest computer drivers? Where do you get them? And how do you go about updating? Driver updates fix security and compatibility problems, errors, broken code, and sometimes even add features to the hardware. But we tend to forget about the need for th
Publish At:2022-02-24 21:03 | Read:773 | Comments:0 | Tags:101 device drivers driver update inux mac windows

CISA orders federal agencies to fix actively exploited CVE-2022-21882 Windows flaw

US CISA ordered federal agencies to patch their systems against actively exploited CVE-2022-21882  Windows flaw. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has ordered federal agencies to address their systems against an actively exploited Windows vulnerability tracked as CVE-2022-21882. “CISA has added one new vulnerability to i
Publish At:2022-02-05 06:24 | Read:1441 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security CISA CVE-2022-21882 Hacking hacking n

ESET releases fixes for local privilege escalation bug in Windows Applications

Antivirus firm ESET addressed a local privilege escalation vulnerability, tracked CVE-2021-37852, impacting its Windows clients. Antivirus firm ESET released security patches to address a high severity local privilege escalation vulnerability, tracked CVE-2021-37852, impacting its Windows clients. An attacker can exploit the vulnerability to misuse the
Publish At:2022-02-02 10:20 | Read:3072 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Cybersecurity cybersecurity news Eset

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