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[CERT-daily] Tageszusammenfassung - Mittwoch 15-02-2017

Daily end-of-shift report team at cert.at
Wed Feb 15 18:08:22 CET 2017


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Timeframe:   Dienstag 14-02-2017 18:00 − Mittwoch 15-02-2017 18:00
Handler:     Alexander Riepl
Co-Handler:  n/a


*** Amnesty International uncovers phishing campaign against human rights activists ***
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Attacker targeted groups in Qatar, Nepal using extensive fake social media profile.
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https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/02/amnesty-international-uncovers-phishing-campaign-against-human-rights-activists/




*** Siemens SIMATIC Authentication Bypass ***
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This advisory contains mitigation details for an authentication bypass in Siemens SIMATIC.
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https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/advisories/ICSA-17-045-03




*** Attacking the Windows NVIDIA Driver ***
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Modern graphic drivers are complicated and provide a large promising attack surface for EoPs and sandbox escapes from processes that have access to the GPU (e.g. the Chrome GPU process). In this blog post we’ll take a look at attacking the ..
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http://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2017/02/attacking-windows-nvidia-driver.html




*** Ransomware: a declining nuisance or an evolving menace? ***
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The volume of ransomware encounters is on a downward trend. Are we seeing the beginning of the end of this vicious threat? Unfortunately, a look at the attack vectors, the number of ..
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https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2017/02/14/ransomware-2016-threat-landscape-review/




*** New ASLR-busting JavaScript is about to make drive-by exploits much nastier ***
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A property found in virtually all modern CPUs neuters decade-old security protection.
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https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/02/new-aslr-busting-javascript-is-about-to-make-drive-by-exploits-much-nastier/




*** Adobe-Patchday: Flash Player wie üblich in kritischem Zustand ***
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Im Flash Player und Adobe Digital Editions klaffen kritische Lücken. Aktuell sind vor allem Windows-Nutzer von den Flash-Lücken bedroht. Adobe Campaign erhält ebenfalls Sicherheitsupdates.
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https://heise.de/-3626386




*** Researchers Discover Self-Healing Malware That Targets Magento Stores ***
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Dutch malware experts have found a new malware strain that targets online shops running on the Magento platform, ..
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https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/researchers-discover-self-healing-malware-that-targets-magento-stores/




*** Cisco: Zwei VPN-Lücken und eine Schwachstelle, die offiziell keine ist ***
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Cisco hat Sicherheitslücken im AnyConnect-VPN und auf seinen ASA-Firewalls gestopft. Ein Sicherheitsproblem mit dem SMI-Protokoll, welches es aus der Ferne erlaubt, neue Betriebssystem-Images auf Switches zu laden, sieht die Firma allerdings nicht.
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https://heise.de/-3627330




*** Are Windows Registry Fixers Safe? ***
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Before I got into cybersecurity, I spent years as a technical support agent for Windows end users of Windstream, an American ISP. Although Windstream is an ISP, they also offered a general Windows client OS remote support service for their predominantly ..
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https://www.alienvault.com/blogs/security-essentials/should-windows-users-beware-of-registry-fixers




*** Xagent: Russische Hackergruppe setzt auch auf Mac-Spionage-Software ***
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Eine auf macOS abzielende Version der Malware Xagent stammt offenbar von der Hackergruppe APT28, die mit dem Angriff auf die Demokratische Partei im US-Wahlkampf in Verbindung gebracht wird. Xagent soll unter anderem iPhone-Backups entwenden.
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https://heise.de/-3627630




*** Researchers trick CEO email scammer into giving up identity ***
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Businesses targeted in email scams don’t always have to play the victim. They can actually fight back.Researchers at Dell SecureWorks have documented how they identified a ..
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http://www.cio.com/article/3170117/security/researchers-trick-ceo-email-scammer-into-giving-up-identity.html


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