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"CISA and Open SSF release framework for Package Repository Security."

Views expressed in this cybersecurity, cyber crime update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 12 February 2024, 1323 UTC.

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The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that it's partnering with the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) Securing Software Repositories Working Group to publish a new framework to secure package repositories. Called the Principles for Package Repository Security, the framework aims to establish a set of foundational rules for package
A bug in the split tunneling feature implemented in ExpressVPN exposed the domains visited by the users. ExpressVPN addressed a bug in the split tunneling feature that exposed the domains visited by the users to configured DNS servers. The company opted to temporarily remove the feature in the Windows app to address the issue. The bug will be enabled in a future release when the company will fix
Bugcrowd has raised $102 million in strategic growth funding, which it will use to accelerate growth and improve its platform. The post appeared first on SecurityWeek .

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When it comes to access security, one recommendation stands out above the rest: multi-factor authentication (MFA). With passwords alone being simple work for hackers, MFA provides an essential layer of protection against breaches. However, it's important to remember that MFA isn't foolproof. It can be bypassed, and it often is. If a password is compromised, there are several options
Incident response (IR) is a race against time. You engage your internal or external team because there's enough evidence that something bad is happening, but you’re still blind to the scope, the impact, and the root cause. The common set of IR tools and practices provides IR teams with the ability to discover malicious files and outbound network connections. However, the identity aspect - namely

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Exploring the Risks: Unveiling 9 Potential Techniques Hackers Employ to Exploit Public Wi-Fi and Compromise Your Sensitive Data We’ve all used public Wi-Fi: it’s convenient, saves our data, and speeds up browsing. But while we enjoy its benefits, hackers do too. Here, we’ll explore how cybercriminals exploit public Wi-Fi to access your private data and possibly steal your identity. Plus, we’ll di
The U.S. Justice Department (DoJ) seized the infrastructure that was used to sell the remote access trojan (RAT) Warzone RAT. The Justice Department announced the seizure of internet domains used to sell the remote access Trojan Warzone RAT (www.warzone[.]ws). The seizure is the result of an international law enforcement operation, federal authorities in Atlanta and Boston charged individuals in
Microsoft said it's introducing Sudo for Windows 11 as part of an early preview version to help users execute commands with administrator privileges. "Sudo for Windows is a new way for users to run elevated commands directly from an unelevated console session," Microsoft Product Manager Jordi Adoumie said. "It is an ergonomic and familiar solution for users who want to elevate a command
The U.S. Department of State has announced monetary rewards of up to $10 million for information about individuals holding key positions within the Hive ransomware operation. It is also giving away an additional $5 million for specifics that could lead to the arrest and/or conviction of any person "conspiring to participate in or attempting to participate in Hive ransomware activity."

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