Monthly Archives: October 2020

NSA Discloses 25 Vulnerabilities Exploited by Chinese Hackers. Patch Now!

NSA has issued an advisory to patch 25 critical vulnerabilities across several products such as Windows, Windows Server, Pulse Connect Secure, Citrix Gateway, Adobe ColdFusion, etc., currently being exploited by China hackers. These vulnerabilities were “recently leveraged, scanned-for, and preyed upon by Chinese state-sponsored cyber actors.” The United States National Security Agency (NSA) issued an advisory to urge cybersecurity professionals and security teams in organizations to implement safeguards against some of the most highly exploited system vulnerabilities. The advisory contained a list of the 25 most commonly exploited vulnerabilities by the Chinese state-sponsored hackers. Anne Neuberger, Cybersecurity Director at the NSA, said, “We hope that by… Source link

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25 vulnerabilities exploited by Chinese state-sponsored hackers

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a list of 25 vulnerabilities Chinese state-sponsored hackers have been recently scanning for or have exploited in attacks. “Most of the vulnerabilities […] can be exploited to gain initial access to victim networks using products that are directly accessible from the Internet and act as gateways to internal networks. The majority of the products are either for remote access or for external web services, and should be prioritized for immediate patching,” the agency noted. The list of vulnerabilities exploited by Chinese hackers The list is as follows: The vulnerability list they shared is likely not complete, as Chinese-sponsored actors may use other known and unknown vulnerabilities. All… Source link

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NSA details top 25 vulnerabilities to patch immediately

NSA details top 25 vulnerabilities being scanned and targeted by Chinese hackers The USA’s National Security Agency (NSA) has released an advisory warning for government organisations and private entities, detailing 25 security vulnerabilities that Chinese cyber actors are actively exploiting in the wild. According to the NSA, all of these bugs are publicly known and patches are available from vendors. The Agency said that Chinese state-sponsored hackers are scanning and targeting these bugs in efforts to gain initial access to victim networks. To achieve their goals, they generally use products “that are directly accessible from the Internet and act as gateways to internal networks,” the NSA said in its advisory [pdf]. “The majority of the products are either for remote access… Source link

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Archer recap: Season 11, Episode 7

Image: FXX TV ReviewsAll of our TV reviews in one convenient place. Now that it’s over, Adam Reed’s tenure as the primary writer of the first nine seasons of Archer is an amazing thing to look back at. Give or take a story credit here or there, Reed wrote (or, on rare occasion, co-wrote) all of the first 102 episodes of the show, a feat that probably did more to establish Archer’s greatest strength—its rock-solid clarity for who these assholes are, and what they’d do in pretty much any given situation—than even the genius voice actors who brought them all to life. Consistency is a tricky thing, especially when it comes to a medium as unpredictable—and collaborative—as television. Reed the writer had his quirks and weaknesses (and an almost pathological distaste for climax… Source link

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NSA Reveals the Top 25 Vulnerabilities Exploited by …

Officials urge organizations to patch the vulnerabilities most commonly scanned for, and exploited by, Chinese attackers. The US National Security Agency (NSA) today published a list of the top 25 publicly known vulnerabilities most often scanned for and targeted by state-sponsored attackers out of China. Chinese state-sponsored cyber activity is “one of the greatest threats” to US National Security Systems, the US Defense Industrial Base, and Department of Defense information networks, the NSA writes in its advisory. This activity often includes a range of tactics and techniques to target networks for sensitive intellectual property and economic, political, and military information. These attackers typically use the same process as other sophisticated actors: they first identify their… Source link

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NSA publishes list of Top 25 vulnerabilities currently targeted by Chinese hackers

Image: ZDNet, Tanguy Keryhuel, Martin Vorel The US National Security Agency has published today an in-depth report detailing the top 25 vulnerabilities that are currently being consistently scanned, targeted, and exploited by Chinese state-sponsored hacking groups. All 25 security bugs are well known and have patches available from their vendors, ready to be installed. Exploits for many vulnerabilities are also publicly available. Some have been exploited by more than just Chinese hackers, being also incorporated into the arsenal of ransomware gangs, low-level malware groups, and nation-state actors from… Source link

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Enterprises Should Fix These 25 Flaws

The United States National Security Agency identified 25 vulnerabilities in software that are most commonly targeted by state-sponsored attackers from China. Setting aside the question of whether or not the enterprise is more likely to be targeted by nation-state attackers or cyber-criminals, the list provides enterprise IT staff with a good starting place on which vulnerabilities to prioritize. The vulnerabilities on NSA’s list can be used to gain initial access to enterprise networks by targeting systems directly accessible from the Internet. Seven of the flaws are in remote access gateways, three are found in networking equipment, and three impact public-facing servers. Once in the network, the attacker can use other vulnerabilities to find other systems to… Source link

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Hype isn’t just annoying, it’s harmful to science and innovation

Hype tends to be denounced as the fuel of the substandard, the fraudulent and the disappointing. It’s what we blame when companies, technologies or ideas dominate the public consciousness, only to let us down; the invisible force that tricks us into believing the con; the eye-roll-inducing words that tell us to over-invest our time, money and faith into unique “solutions” that within a few months will turn out to be useless. In short, hype is seen as the domain of hucksters and snake oil salesmen peddling the ordinary as exceptional. And hype has another, pernicious role – that of current-day… Source link

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Is It Possible To Power a Car With Nuclear Energy?

 Added on October 16, 2020  Aaron DiManna  alternative fuels , climate change , fission , Green driving , greenhouse gasses , Nuclear energy , Nuclear Power , Nuclear power plant , Nuclear reactor No Comments Just like this, but in your carPhoto: Pxfuel via DMCA When you think of the word “nuclear,” you probably think of Chernobyl, Fukushima, or one of the countless mid-2010’s movies where the hero needed to stop a bomb from detonating inside of one major city or another. However, it’s also an extremely efficient, clean source of energy that generates about 20 percent of America’s electricity. Which led me to ask, could we use it to power a car? It’s not nuclear but it is a powerhouse: The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 The science Before we examine the… Source link

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This is why Adobe’s called Adobe and how one of its founders was kidnapped for $650,000 ransom

For anybody working in the photography or video industries today, it’s difficult to escape from the behemoth that is Adobe. Whether you use their software or not, they’re still everywhere you look and if you don’t use their software yourself, you still often have to deal with people that do, and wanting to know how they can make their workflow fit with yours. But how did Adobe’s rise to fame happen? Where did it all begin? And why was one of is founders kidnapped at gunpoint and held for ransom to the tune of $600,000? This video from ColdFusion takes a look at Adobe’s history and some of the controversy along its journey. Like most 80s tech startups, Adobe began in a garage, founded by John Warnock and Charles… Source link

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