Five For Friday

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February 24th, 2017


How to Bury a Major Breach Notification

Amid the hustle and bustle of the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco last week, researchers at RSA released a startling report that received very little press coverage relative to its overall importance. The report detailed a malware campaign that piggybacked on a popular piece of software used by system administrators at some of the nation’s largest companies. Incredibly, the report did not name the affected software, and the vendor in question has apparently chosen to bury its breach disclosure. This post is an attempt to remedy that.


Most hackers claim they can break target systems in under 12 hours

The majority of hackers claim they can break through cybersecurity defenses and infiltrate their target’s systems within hours, according to new research.


Microsoft Patching Delay: A Huge Hacking Valentine?

IT admins know it’s coming. The second Tuesday of every month is patch day or update day, when big tech vendors like Microsoft, Adobe and SAP release their latest round of security fixes.


Death, Taxes and Identity Theft: Life’s 3 Certainties

It’s tax season again, the most wonderful time of the year for the US government, and taxpayer attitudes about identity theft are leaving much of the public vulnerable.


Java, Python Ftp Injection Attacks Bypass Firewalls

Newly disclosed FTP injection vulnerabilities in Java and Python that are fueled by rather common XML External Entity (XXE) flaws carry the potential to expose sensitive systems to attack.