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12
Mar

Patch now! Microsoft releases fixes for the serious SMB bug CVE-2020-0796

Microsoft issues its latest set of cumulative updates for Windows and other Microsoft products this week, but the March, 2020 Patch Tuesday is notable not only because of the sheer volume of fixes, but because it will prevent one very serious bug in its Server Message Block (SMB) technology (download the patch right now) that […]
04
Mar

Trickbot campaign targets Coronavirus fears in Italy

The operators of a Trickbot spam campaign have found a new way to spread their digital infection: by using fears of a biological one. Spam targeting Italian e-mail addresses is playing on fears over the Coronavirus outbreak in that country. The e-mail carries a document purported to be a list of precautions to take to […]
25
Feb

How I learned to stop worrying and love ‘grey hat’ tools

A comprehensive security solution needs a sense of subtlety: not all machine code lends itself to be classified easily as malicious. As with most things in life, there’s a grey area in malware detection that includes hacking tools, poorly designed or easily exploitable applications, or borderline adware that provides little benefit to the unfortunate user […]
25
Feb

Harden your public cloud environment against APT-style attacks

A new APT-style attack combines a bypassing technique with a multi-platform payload to target both Windows and Linux cloud workloads. Stop the attack with technical advice from Sophos.
25
Feb

‘Cloud Snooper’ Attack Bypasses Firewall Security Measures

In the course of investigating a malware infection of cloud infrastructure servers hosted in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, SophosLabs discovered a sophisticated attack that employed a unique combination of techniques to evade detection and that permits the malware to communicate freely with its command and control (C2) servers through a firewall that should, […]
18
Feb

Nearly a quarter of malware now communicates using TLS

Encryption is one of the strongest weapons malware authors can leverage: They can use it to obfuscate their code, to prevent users (in the case of ransomware) from being able to access their files, and for securing their malicious network communication. As websites and apps more widely adopt TLS (Transport Layer Security) and communicate over […]

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