Security daily (30-08-2021)

AWS achieves ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification

We’re excited to announce that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has achieved ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification with no findings. This certification is a rigorous third-party independent assessment of the Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) of a cloud service provider. ISO/IEC 27701:2019 specifies requirements and guidelines to establish and continuously improve a PIMS, including processing of Personally Identifiable […] (AWS Security Blog)

Authenticate AWS Client VPN users with AWS Single Sign-On

AWS Client VPN is a managed client-based VPN service that enables users to use an OpenVPN-based client to securely access their resources in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and in their on-premises network from any location. In this blog post, we show you how you can integrate Client VPN with your existing AWS Single Sign-On via […] (AWS Security Blog)

DHS urges Microsoft customers to update Azure to avoid security flaw

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is urging Microsoft cloud customers to reset their security keys in light of a recent vulnerability that may have exposed customer data. The flaw, discovered by researchers at Wiz, would have allowed any customer using Microsoft’s Azure Cosmos database to read, write and delete another user’s information without authorization. Cosmos DB is used by thousands of organizations, including Coca-Cola, Exxon Mobil and a number of other Fortune 500 companies. “Although the misconfiguration appears to have been fixed within the Azure cloud, CISA strongly encourages Azure Cosmos DB customers to roll and regenerate their certificate keys and to review Microsoft’s guidance on how to secure access to data in Azure Cosmos DB,” CISA wrote in an alert Friday. Microsoft reported in a blog Friday that it contacted customers who had the Azure Cosmos feature that contained the vulnerability activated during the […] The post DHS urges Microsoft customers to update Azure to avoid security flaw appeared first on CyberScoop. (CyberScoop)

CISA Adds Single-Factor Authentication to the List of Bad Practices

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Monday added single-factor authentication to the short list of "exceptionally risky" cybersecurity practices that could expose critical infrastructure as well as government and the private sector entities to devastating cyberattacks. Single-factor authentication is a method of signing in users to websites and remote systems by (The Hacker News)

New Microsoft Exchange 'ProxyToken' Flaw Lets Attackers Reconfigure Mailboxes

Details have emerged about a now-patched security vulnerability impacting Microsoft Exchange Server that could be weaponized by an unauthenticated attacker to modify server configurations, thus leading to the disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The issue, tracked as CVE-2021-33766 (CVSS score: 7.3) and coined "ProxyToken," was discovered by Le Xuan Tuyen, a researcher at the (The Hacker News)

How Does MTA-STS Improve Your Email Security?

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol or SMTP has easily exploitable security loopholes. Email routing protocols were designed in a time when cryptographic technology was at a nascent stage (e.g., the de-facto protocol for email transfer, SMTP, is nearly 40 years old now), and therefore security was not an important consideration.  As a result, in most email systems encryption is still opportunistic, (The Hacker News)

Microsoft Warns of Widespread Phishing Attacks Using Open Redirects

Microsoft is warning of a widespread credential phishing campaign that leverages open redirector links in email communications as a vector to trick users into visiting malicious websites while effectively bypassing security software. "Attackers combine these links with social engineering baits that impersonate well-known productivity tools and services to lure users into clicking," Microsoft 365 (The Hacker News)

Researchers Uncover FIN8's New Backdoor Targeting Financial Institutions

A financially motivated threat actor notorious for setting its sights on retail, hospitality, and entertainment industries has been observed deploying a completely new backdoor on infected systems, indicating the operators are continuously retooling their malware arsenal to avoid detection and stay under the radar. The previously undocumented malware has been dubbed "Sardonic" by Romanian (The Hacker News)

HPE Warns Sudo Bug Gives Attackers Root Privileges to Aruba Platform

HPE joins Apple in warning customers of a high-severity Sudo vulnerability. (Threatpost)

Army Testing Facial Recognition in Child-Care Centers

Army looking for AI to layer over daycare CCTV to boost ‘family quality of life.’ (Threatpost)

The Underground Economy: Recon, Weaponization & Delivery for Account Takeovers

In part one of a two-part series, Akamai's director of security technology and strategy, Tony Lauro, lays out what orgs need to know to defend against account takeover attacks. (Threatpost)


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