Browsing Author: Michael Mimoso

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NAT-PMP Protocol Vulnerability Puts 1.2 Million SOHO Routers At Risk

More than 1 million SOHO routers and embedded devices are vulnerable to a serious vulnerability in the NAT-PMP protocol that enables traffic hijacking and denial of service attacks.

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Cybersecurity Legislation Forecast is Grim

A D.C. insider is pessimistic that we’ll see cybersecurity legislation before 2016, pointing toward a number on contributing political and national security factors.

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NIST Publishes Draft Hypervisor Security Guide

Categories: Cloud Security, Featured

NIST this week published a draft document SP800-125a that makes recommendations for hypervisor security in virtualized environments based on architectural platform choices and configuration options.

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D.C.’s Complicated View of Cyberwar, Regulation, Liability

Former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker shared his insight on Washington’s perceptions of cyberwar during his keynote address at the Cybersecurity Summit in Minneapolis.

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Facebook Tool Mines Stolen Passwords, Notifies Affected Users

Facebook announced that it has developed a tool that combs through paste sites where stolen credentials are posted looking for Facebook passwords. Users are then notified and must do a password reset.

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Recognizing Evasive Behaviors Seen as Key to Detecting Advanced Malware

Categories: Malware

Academic Giovanni Vigna of UCSB has been studying techniques used by malware writers to evade analysis, and urges detection tools to develop an understanding of evasive behavior.

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