The Fermilab physics laboratory in the U.S. has tidied up its systems after security researchers found weaknesses exposing documents, proprietary applications, personal information, project details and credentials.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of whether courts can trust evidence collected by Cellebrite's mobile device forensic tools. Also featured: Report shows attackers' dwell times plummeting; a call for partnership with law enforcement.
Intel and AMD are disputing the findings of researchers from two universities who say they've discovered new attacks on Intel and AMD processors that can bypass most of the defenses put in place earlier for similar "Spectre" and "Meltdown" attacks.
Attackers are increasingly using malicious OAuth 2.0 applications to siphon data and access sensitive information from cloud platforms, and mitigating the risks is proving challenging, according to the security firm Proofpoint.
Dell has patched five issues in a firmware update driver that has shipped in millions of laptops, tablets and desktops since 2009. The vulnerabilities apparently have not been exploited in the wild and are not remotely exploitable.
A patch has been issued for a serious vulnerability that affects PHP Composer - a tool used to manage and install software dependencies in the PHP ecosystem. Security researchers at SonarSource say the flaw could put millions of websites at risk.
In light of the surge in ransomware attacks against universities, institutions need to make asset management a much higher priority, removing obsolete systems and upgrading essential systems to the latest version to avoid exploits of unpatched vulnerabilities, says Matthew Trump of the University of London.
Can courts trust evidence collected by Cellebrite's mobile device forensic tools? Matt Bergin of KoreLogic has found new vulnerabilities in Cellebrite's software that he will present on Friday at Black Hat Asia. He says that forensics software should be put through rigorous penetration tests.
Ivanti, parent company of Pulse Secure, published a permanent fix Monday for a zero-day vulnerability in Pulse Connect Secure VPN products that has been exploited to target U.S. government agencies, critical infrastructure providers and other companies over the last several weeks.
The average amount of time that online attackers camp out in a victim's network - or "dwell time" - has been declining, FireEye's Mandiant incident response group reports. But the surge in ransomware accounts for some attacks coming to light more quickly because those attackers announce their presence.
Four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss timely issues, including how the zero-day attacks against Accellion File Transfer Appliance users have rewritten the rules of the cyber extortion game and former federal CISO Gregory Touhill taking on an important new role.