Monthly Archives: May 2022

Wicked Good Development: Dev Nexus Reflections and Conversations Part 2 – Security Boulevard

Wicked Good Development is dedicated to the future of open source. This space is to learn about the latest in the developer community and talk shop with open source software innovators and experts in the industry. *** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Sonatype Blog authored by Kadi Grigg. Read the original post at: https://blog.sonatype.com/wicked-good-development-dev-nexus-part-2 Source link

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EnemyBot Malware Targets Web Servers, CMS Tools and Android OS – Threatpost

Malware borrows generously from code used by other botnets such as Mirai, Qbot and Zbot. A rapidly evolving IoT malware dubbed “EnemyBot” is targeting content management systems (CMS), web servers and Android devices. Threat actor group “Keksec” is believed behind the distribution of the malware, according to researchers. “Services such as VMware Workspace ONE, Adobe ColdFusion, WordPress, PHP Scriptcase and more are being targeted as well as IoT and Android devices,” reported AT&T Alien labs in a recent post. “The malware is rapidly adopting one-day vulnerabilities as part of its exploitation capabilities,” they added.  According to AT&T’s analysis of the malware‘s code base, EnemyBot borrows generously from… Source link

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Ankura CTIX FLASH Update – May 31, 2022

RANSOMWARE/MALWARE ACTIVITY Enemybot Botnet Observed Exploiting Critical Vulnerabilities to Expand Its Potential Targets “Enemybot,” an internet of things (IoT) botnet, has been observed expanding its potential target scope by exploiting critical vulnerabilities that allow it to spread to new types of devices. AT&T Alien Labs researchers detailed that the malware is now targeting IoT devices, web servers, Android devices, and content management system (CMS) servers via exploiting recently disclosed critical vulnerabilities in various software and systems. Some of the targeted services include VMware Workspace ONE, WordPress, Adobe ColdFusion, and PHP Scriptcase. Enemybot was first discovered in March 2022 by Securonix researchers and is suspected to be distributed by the Keksec threat… Source link

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Bitcoin Songsheet Science Fiat Hype

This is an opinion editorial by Jimmy Song, a Bitcoin developer, educator and entrepreneur and programmer with over 20 years of experience. We’ve all heard the hype. Nano-technology, quantum computing and cold fusion. They’re supposed to come real soon and change everything. Tiny machines that build skyscrapers from dirt. Computers with enough computing power for general AI. Cold fusion that will give us limitless clean energy. They’ve been a part of public imagination for decades. These technologies have entered the public consciousness through popular magazine articles written by people that fancy themselves as scientists and engineers but are closer to second-rate sci-fi writers, the kind that think putting the word “blockchain” in a story makes them all hip and in-the-know. Their… Source link

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EnemyBot Linux Botnet Now Exploits Web Server, Android and CMS Vulnerabilities

A nascent Linux-based botnet named Enemybot has expanded its capabilities to include recently disclosed security vulnerabilities in its arsenal to target web servers, Android devices, and content management systems (CMS). “The malware is rapidly adopting one-day vulnerabilities as part of its exploitation capabilities,” AT&T Alien Labs said in a technical write-up published last week. “Services such as VMware Workspace ONE, Adobe ColdFusion, WordPress, PHP Scriptcase and more are being targeted as well as IoT and Android devices.” First disclosed by Securonix in March and later by Fortinet, Enemybot has been linked to a threat actor tracked as Keksec (aka Kek Security, Necro, and FreakOut), with early attacks targeting routers from Seowon Intech, D-Link, and iRZ. Enemybot, which is… Source link

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Drugs, Vaccines and a Hopeful Future: Exploring Advances in Multiple Sclerosis Research

World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day recognizes the millions of people worldwide who are affected by this neuroimmunological disease. The campaign site for World MS Day 2022 strikes an optimistic chord, seeing the date as a chance to “celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future”. This year, there is more reason to buy into that optimism that ever before. Recognizing the immune basis of MS Adrian Liston, a group leader at the Babraham Institute, based near Cambridge, UK, is well-placed to explain that sunny outlook. He first studied MS as part of an undergraduate project.  Over the two decades since, Liston has continued to research in the MS field, watching science’s understanding of the disease deepen. “I think the most profound change has been the recognition that MS… Source link

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Drugs, Vaccines and a Hopeful Future: Exploring Advances in Multiple Sclerosis Research

World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day recognizes the millions of people worldwide who are affected by this neuroimmunological disease. The campaign site for World MS Day 2022 strikes an optimistic chord, seeing the date as a chance to “celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future”. This year, there is more reason to buy into that optimism that ever before. Recognizing the immune basis of MS Adrian Liston, a group leader at the Babraham Institute, based near Cambridge, UK, is well-placed to explain that sunny outlook. He first studied MS as part of an undergraduate project.  Over the two decades since, Liston has continued to research in the MS field, watching science’s understanding of the disease deepen. “I think the most profound change has been the recognition that MS… Source link

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Barry Allen Just Went Way Too Far In The Flash Season 8

While The Flash may have been justified in being upset that Caitlin Snow was trying to resurrect Frost, his response was far from friendly or heroic. Warning: The following contains SPOILERS for The Flash season 8, episode 16. Barry Allen did a bad thing when he destroyed Caitlin Snow’s lab in the final scene of The Flash season 8 episode “The Curious Case of Bartholomew Allen.” While Barry may have been right to be concerned by his friend’s actions, his reaction went over the top and only served to escalate the underlying issues that pushed Caitlin to go behind his back. It now seems inevitable that Caitlin will fall to darkness and Barry will now hold some responsibility for that. The growing tension between Caitlin and Barry has… Source link

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Hackers Brief from Cyber Wyoming | May 23, 2022 | Announcements

 The Hackers Brief from Cyber Wyoming is sponsored by First Federal Bank & Trust. Be aware of the latest scams in Sheridan, Wyoming and the rest of the nation.     Geek Squad invoice scams A Sheridan citizen reported two emails impersonating Geek Squad support. The first was from a Gmail address with an attachment claiming to be an invoice. The subject line is “Thank you for your order!” Make sure you don’t open the attachment, call the number, or reply. The second email was from an email address that looked like QuickBooks, which does not own Geek Squad, but the victim was supposed to reply to an Outlook email address, and the subject line was… Source link

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4 categories of pseudoscience — and how to talk to people who believe in them

Despite increasing levels of technology and scientific literacy, it seems as if pseudoscience is more insane and pervasive than ever. But if these ideas are so clearly mistaken, why is it that so many people get sucked into them? Why do some pseudosciences, like flat Earth theory, even have conventions where people do what they think is science? In an essay on pseudoscience, historian of science Dr. Michael Gordin argues that we often think about the divide between real science and pseudoscience incorrectly. By looking at pseudosciences in how they relate to real science, we can get a better understanding of what they are and how to deal with them. What defines science, anyway? The question of what defines a claim as scientific is known to philosophy as the demarcation problem. While… Source link

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