Microsoft and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are urging local government agencies to patch the Netlogon vulnerability known as Zerologon ahead of next Tuesday's presidential election to improve security. A "small number" of attacks exploiting the flaw are continuing, Microsoft says.
Almost eight months after Microsoft warned of a critical vulnerability in Windows called SMBGhost, more than 100,000 unpatched devices remain vulnerable, according to security researchers. The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing rush to move workers into home offices may have led to delays in applying the fix.
A new online platform called VulnerableThings.com is aiming to become the go-to place for reporting and viewing reports on software flaws in IoT devices. The IoT Security Foundation and Oxford Information Labs say the platform could help vendors comply with new IoT regulations and standards.
Security experts are urging organizations to patch a newly revealed serious flaw in Microsoft SharePoint as quickly as possible because proof-of-concept exploit code is already available. The U.K.'s National Cyber Security Center warns that hackers frequently target fresh SharePoint flaws.
Many healthcare organizations have under-resourced security teams, putting them at higher risk for cyber incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic that could result in patient harm, warns cybersecurity expert Joshua Corman.
The Xplora 4 kids smartwatch was shipped with a backdoor that could be activated remotely by an encrypted SMS to take secret screenshots. The manufacturer says the code was mistakenly left in the firmware, and it has issued a patch to remove it.
CISA is warning that sophisticated hacking groups are chaining together vulnerabilities, such as the recent Zerologon bug and other flaws, to target state and local government networks. In some cases, attackers gained access to election support systems.
Microsoft's IoT platform, Azure Sphere, which launched in February, is the company's bet to address the growing security and management problems around connected devices. A three-month bug bounty program for the platform resulted in resolving a number of vulnerabilities and awarding $374,000 in bounties.
Microsoft is warning that hackers with connections to Iran, as well as other threat actors, are attempting to exploit a critical vulnerability in Windows Server dubbed Zerologon, for which it has issued a partial patch.
Eight months after Microsoft issued a critical security update fixing a remote code execution flaw in Exchange Server, more than half of these mail servers in use remain vulnerable to exploits, according to the security firm Rapid7.
Microsoft has issued additional instructions on how to better implement a patch to fix an elevation of privilege vulnerability called Zerologon in Windows Server that affects the Netlogon Remote Protocol. The update comes as Cisco Talos researchers report a spike in attempts to exploit the flaw.
Microsoft and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have issued warnings that a critical vulnerability in Windows Server dubbed "Zerologon" is being actively exploited in the wild. They urge users to immediately apply an available partial patch.
U.S. government agencies are supposed to have patched the "Zerologon" vulnerability by now, about six weeks after Microsoft issued a patch. But CISA warns that too many agencies' systems remain unpatched.
The hacking group "Pioneer Kitten," which has suspected ties to the Iranian government, is taking advantage of several unpatched vulnerabilities and using open source tools to target U.S. businesses as well as federal government agencies, according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.