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TLStorm: Armis finds Three Critical Zero-Days in APC Smart-UPS devices that could impact over 7 in 10 organisations worldwide

https://vimeo.com/683449370/53eb067506   Armis, unified asset visibility and security company, announced the discovery of three zero-day vulnerabilities in APC Smart-UPS devices that can allow attackers to gain remote access. If exploited, these vulnerabilities, collectively known as TLStorm, allow threat actors to disable, disrupt, and even destroy APC Smart-UPS devices and attached assets, researchers have warned.   Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) devices provide emergency backup power for mission-critical assets in data centres, industrial facilities, hospitals, and more....

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Salt Security releases State of API Security Report

Salt Security released its Salt Labs State of API Security Report, Q1 2022. The bi-annual report found that 95% of surveyed organisations have experienced an API security incident in the past 12 months. The research showed that 34% of respondents - all of whom are running production APIs - lack any kind of API security strategy. This lack of defence presents significant business risk to enterprises in the form of slowed business innovation, compromised consumer...

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Business leaders

New research from Adarma, the UK’s largest independent cyber threat management company, has discovered a major disconnect in the way organisations think and act in the face of ransomware. Adarma's nationwide ransomware study surveyed 500 C-level executives at UK businesses with over 2,000 employees and found that 58% of respondents have experienced a ransomware attack, with 94% of respondents reporting to be either concerned or very concerned about being hit by ransomware. However, the research also...

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Armis identifies PwnedPiper vulnerabilities in Swisslog’s Translogic Pneumatic Tube Systems

UPDATED: Researchers at Armis have discovered nine critical vulnerabilities in the Nexus Control Panel, which powers all current models of Translogic’s pneumatic tube system (PTS) stations by Swisslog Healthcare. The Translogic PTS system is a critical infrastructure for healthcare used in more than 3,000 hospitals worldwide. The system is responsible for delivering medications, blood products, and various lab samples across multiple departments of a hospital. The discovered vulnerabilities can enable an unauthenticated attacker to take...

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AT&T Alien Labs researchers analyse Linux version of Darkside ransomware

Shortly after hitting Colonial Pipeline, Darkside developers announced they would be closing operations. Nevertheless, researchers at AT&T Alien Labs have observed evidence that the group has completed a Linux version of its malware that is targeting ESXi servers hosting VMware virtual machines. To this point, the authors announced the Darkside 2.0 version with Linux capabilities.   "Linux and UNIX servers have always been a preferred option for servers and data centers, likely due to the...

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Latest Version Of Synopsys’ BSIMM10 Study Highlights The Impact Of DevOps On Software Security.

Synopsys, Inc. has released its 2021 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) report, which examines the result of more than 1,500 audits of commercial codebases. Produced by  the Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC) and performed by the Black Duck® Audit Services team, the report highlights trends in open source usage within commercial applications, while simultaneously providing insights to help commercial and open source developers better understand the interconnected software ecosystem they are part of. It also presents the widespread risks posed by unmanaged open source, including security vulnerabilities, outdated or abandoned components, and license compliance issues.  Open source software provides the foundation for the vast majority of applications across all industries. Unfortunately, these industries, to varying degrees, are struggling to manage the associated risk. As a matter of fact,...

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In an already volatile environment, organisations are constantly being warned of the growing threat posed by the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices as both converge to bring increased productivity and communications. Yet, this strive for better connectivity is presenting significant risks which are causing sleepless nights for security professionals. A new report which examined the opinions of security professionals towards IoT, and IIoT devices has found connected devices are raising...

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vulnerability

An information leakage can result in grave consequences. Consider the recent SolarWinds supply chain attack which transpired from the exposure of a critical, and inanely simple, internal password (solarwinds123). In this way, making the recent findings by the Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC) especially troubling. The analysis of over 3,000 popular Android mobile apps showed information leakage to be commonplace. Passwords, user credentials, email addresses and tokens are among the information found. With this information,...

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Remote Working Security Survival Guide

In the last year, the vast majority of us were compelled to reimagine the conventional office space; transforming dining room tables and ironing boards into desks, and sofas into our go-to spot for conference calls. Like dominoes, one company after another has announced their intention to adopt long-term, or permanent, remote working.   There are, undoubtedly, a great number of benefits arising from this transition for both employers and employees alike. On one hand, employees can...

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Fraud attempts skyrocketed in 2020 according to latest Financial Crime Report from Feedzai

Feedzai, a cloud-based risk management platform, has announced its Financial Crime Report Q1, 2021. Feedzai’s data from financial transactions across the world shows a stark difference in consumer behaviour and financial crime in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region as compared to Europe (EU) and North America (NA). A clear image appears - a hyper-digital world where east and west are in different recovery stages, reflecting different regional financial crime trends. Overall, 2020 allowed fraudsters to rejoice at...

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