How to Protect Your Apple Devices From CVE-2023-42824 and CVE-2023-5217?

How to Protect Your Apple Devices From CVE-2023-42824 and CVE-2023-5217?

Data Breaches, Linux
Apple recently released iOS 17.0.3 and iPadOS 17.0.3 to address two critical vulnerabilities, CVE-2023-42824 and CVE-2023-5217, that could allow malicious actors to execute arbitrary code on affected devices. These flaws affect various iPhone and iPad models and could be exploited if a user visits a malicious website or is targeted by specially crafted web content. To protect your Apple devices, it is essential to apply the latest updates as soon as possible to ensure your devices are protected against potential attacks leveraging these vulnerabilities. We published this blog post to provide an overview of the vulnerabilities Apple devices impacted, and educate securitymaster.com users on keeping your devices secure. before we jump into the topic of discussion, let us see a short introduction about WebRTC since these flaws stemmed from the Kernel and…
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List of Federal and State Data Privacy Laws in the United States

List of Federal and State Data Privacy Laws in the United States

Data Breaches
Data privacy has become a growing concern for individuals and businesses alike in recent years, as advances in technology further integrate personal information into various aspects of daily life. In the United States, data privacy laws are a complex patchwork of federal and state regulations that govern how organizations can collect, process, store, and share personal information. While the Privacy Act of 1974 initially focused on how federal agencies manage personal data, these laws have since expanded to involve other sectors and modern-day technologies. In today’s digital landscape, personal information is more accessible than ever, with countless organizations storing sensitive data such as social security numbers, financial records, and health information. Data privacy laws in the United States currently lack a comprehensive federal framework, resulting in a significant reliance on state-level legislation.…
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Multiple Vulnerabilities in CyberPower and DataProbe Products- Patch Them ASAP

Multiple Vulnerabilities in CyberPower and DataProbe Products- Patch Them ASAP

Data Breaches
Researchers from Trellix’s Advanced Research Center recently disclosed multiple critical, high, and medium severity vulnerabilities in CyberPower’s PowerPanel Enterprise Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) platform and Dataprobe’s iBoot Power Distribution Unit (PDU). These vulnerabilities, if exploited, could allow attackers to gain complete control over these systems and use them as an entry point into broader data centers and enterprise networks. It is highly recommended that impacted customers patch these vulnerabilities as soon as possible. Let’s see what the researchers revealed about the multiple vulnerabilities in CyberPower and DataProbe Products and how to patch the flaws in this blog post. An Short Note About CyberPower’s PowerPanel Enterprise Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Platform CyberPower’s PowerPanel Enterprise is a leading DCIM platform that allows IT teams to manage, configure and monitor data center…
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How ChatGPT and AI Technologies are Being Used in Virtual Kidnapping Scams?- Another Example of AI Abuse

How ChatGPT and AI Technologies are Being Used in Virtual Kidnapping Scams?- Another Example of AI Abuse

Data Breaches
We published a post on a malicious AI tool, known as wormGPT to let you know how attackers have started abusing AI technologies. In this article, we will talk about another example of AI abuse. AI and machine learning were created to help us work faster and better, but some people are using them in negative ways. Cybercriminals have figured out how to use AI to pretend to be real people and trick others into giving them money or information. In today’s article, we will look into what virtual kidnapping is, how AI tools are used for abuse, and how ChatGPT helps scammers. We will also discuss the impact of new technology on scammers. What is Virtual Kidnapping and How are AI Tools Used for Abuse? Virtual kidnapping is a type of scam where criminals deceive…
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5 Tips for Cybersecurity and Data Protection for Small Businesses

5 Tips for Cybersecurity and Data Protection for Small Businesses

Data Breaches, Threats & Vulnerabilities, Vulnerabilities
Small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy, employing millions of people and contributing to the growth and prosperity of local communities. However, small businesses are increasingly becoming targets for cyber attackers due to their perceived vulnerability and lack of sophisticated security measures. In fact, according to a report by Verizon, 43% of cyberattacks are targeted at small businesses. As a small business owner, it is important to take proactive steps to protect your business from cyber threats. In this article, we will discuss cybersecurity and data protection tips that can help safeguard your small business from cyberattacks. Introduction to Cybersecurity for Small Businesses   Image Source Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting computer systems, networks, and data from theft, damage, or unauthorized access. Cyberattacks can take many forms, from phishing…
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List of Federal and State Data Privacy Laws in the United States

List of Federal and State Data Privacy Laws in the United States

Data Breaches
Data privacy has become a growing concern for individuals and businesses alike in recent years, as advances in technology further integrate personal information into various aspects of daily life. In the United States, data privacy laws are a complex patchwork of federal and state regulations that govern how organizations can collect, process, store, and share personal information. While the Privacy Act of 1974 initially focused on how federal agencies manage personal data, these laws have since expanded to involve other sectors and modern-day technologies. In today’s digital landscape, personal information is more accessible than ever, with countless organizations storing sensitive data such as social security numbers, financial records, and health information. Data privacy laws in the United States currently lack a comprehensive federal framework, resulting in a significant reliance on state-level legislation.…
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How to Protect Your Windows PC from Brute Force Attacks Using Group Policies?

How to Protect Your Windows PC from Brute Force Attacks Using Group Policies?

Cyber Attacks, Data Breaches, LUNIX, Threats & Vulnerabilities
Brute force attacks are one of the top three ways that Windows computers are attacked today. These attacks involve malicious actors trying to guess user passwords by repeatedly trying different password combinations. If successful, the attacker gains access to the compromised account and can further penetrate the system. Windows devices have traditionally been vulnerable to brute force attacks against local administrator accounts. This is because Windows did not allow built-in local Administrator accounts to be locked out, no matter how many failed login attempts occurred. Attackers could essentially launch an unlimited number of password guesses over the network against the administrator account. However, Microsoft has introduced new security capabilities in recent Windows versions to counter brute force password attacks against local administrator accounts. By properly configuring new Group Policy settings, you can now…
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How to Fix CVE-2023-35708- A Critical SQL Injection Vulnerability in MOVEit Transfer Solution?

How to Fix CVE-2023-35708- A Critical SQL Injection Vulnerability in MOVEit Transfer Solution?

Data Breaches, Vulnerabilities
Progress Software has issued an advisory regarding a critical SQL injection vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-35708, affecting its MOVEit Transfer solution. This vulnerability could allow an unauthenticated attacker to gain unauthorized access to the MOVEit Transfer database and contents. In this post, we will provide an overview of the vulnerability, affected versions, and how to fix CVE-2023-35708, critical SQL Injection vulnerabilities in MOVEit Transfer Solution. Introduction to MOVEit Transfer Solution MOVEit Transfer is a managed file transfer solution that enables organizations to securely transfer sensitive data between systems and users. It supports multiple protocols like SFTP, FTPS, HTTPS, AS2, etc, and provides encryption to safeguard data. MOVEit Transfer also helps organizations meet compliance requirements related to data security and privacy. Key features include: Secure file transfers with encryption Automated and scheduled file transfers…
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How To Fix CVE-2021-24084- Information Discloser Vulnerability In Windows 10?

How To Fix CVE-2021-24084- Information Discloser Vulnerability In Windows 10?

Application Security, Application/Appliance, Cloud & OS Platforms, Cyber Attacks, Cyber Security, Data Breaches, Network Security, Pen Testing, Threats & Vulnerabilities, Tutorials, Windows
Security researchers recently disclosed an Information discloser vulnerability (CVE-2021-24084) in Windows 10, enabling an attacker to gain unauthorized file system access and read arbitrary files on the vulnerable system. Microsoft has released the patch in Feb 2021. Unfortunately, the patch has failed to fully fix the CVE-2021-24084 vulnerability. However, there is an unofficial patch released by Opatch which could be used as a workaround until Microsoft address this issue. Let’s see how to fix CVE-2021-24084- Information Discloser Vulnerability In Windows 10. Windows Affected By CVE-2021-24084: The good news is that the no Windows server operating systems are affected as the “Access work or school” vulnerable functionality doesn’t exist on the server operating system. No need to worry about the server platform. This vulnerability affects Windows 10 operating system, which is the most…
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Understanding Indicator Of Compromise (IoC)

Understanding Indicator Of Compromise (IoC)

Application Security, Application/Appliance, Best Reads, Cloud & OS Platforms, Cyber Attacks, Cyber Security, Data Breaches, Network Security, Pen Testing, Threats & Vulnerabilities
In this post, we’re going to be describing and getting an understanding of indicators of compromise. As the name suggests, an indicator of compromise, or an IoC, gives you an indication of when an attack or some kind of malicious activity has taken place. IoC is the technical data that is used in a tactical threat intelligence situation. It can also give you forensic evidence of any malicious activity, and it constitutes one of the key intelligence inputs for threat intelligence analysis. Source Of Indicator Of Compromise (IoC): Indicators of compromise can come from many sources, and they fall into the two categories of external agencies or internal sources. External Agencies: The external agencies may be commercial or industry sources or free IoC sources you can get online, such as the…
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