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Bank had no firewall license, intrusion or phishing protection – guess the rest • The Register

April 6, 2022 Leave a comment

Wow, ‘Security is hard’, but keeping licenses updated? It’s not THAT hard folks…

https://www.theregister.com/2022/04/05/mahesh_bank_no_firewall_attack/

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How Modern Log Management Strengthens Enterprises’ Security Posture

February 17, 2022 Leave a comment

If you have decided that you will just ‘log everything’, I suspect you may have already failed in that objective. If you are intrigued, then please read on…

https://www.darkreading.com/crowdstrike/how-modern-log-management-strengthens-enterprise-security-posture

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How to Implement Security HTTP Headers to Prevent Vulnerabilities?

February 12, 2022 Leave a comment

Looking for a great guide to understanding the the ‘must have’ collection of headers? Implementation of any/all of these can make the difference between 🙂 & 🙄https://geekflare.com/http-header-implementation/

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Howard Hesseman, the hard rocking DJ on ‘WKRP in Cincinnati,’ dies at 81 – CNN

January 30, 2022 Leave a comment
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Google Cloud Anthos MultiCloud API and GKE on Azure GA | Google Cloud Blog

January 1, 2022 Leave a comment

It’s here and ready to join your fleet of clusters – check out the newest member of the Anthos capable deployments now on Azure too!

https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/containers-kubernetes/google-cloud-anthos-multicloud-api-and-gke-on-azure-ga

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Why exfil your payload via ASCII? A picture is worth…

July 6, 2020 Leave a comment

Malwarebytes has discovered a new type of skimming attack where the booty is sent via an image!

The attackers hides the credit card skimmers in the metadata of icon files and then sends the sensitive info after the attack is successful, to the C2 via an image.

Talk about the need for ‘copy protection’?

As if hiding JavaScript in the copyright tag of the ico file isn’t ingenuous enough, they capture input field data, obfuscate it and place it in a image file to be uploaded so your Siem doesn’t even see it?

They have shared the details in a blog post if you want to learn more.
https://latesthackingnews.com/2020/07/06/attackers-hide-credit-card-skimmers-in-image-files-to-steal-data/

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Thinking of rooting your Android…think again

June 30, 2020 Leave a comment

While many of us have been home, wondering if this virus will go away as quickly as it came upon us, Google has been silently preparing for ‘Round 2’ in the phone wars.

SafetyNet is Android’s third party attestation API and if you want to install legit software from the Google Play Store, you already have it.

Getting ready to route out the last of the modified bootloaders, they have now rolled out a hardware backed detection method to ensure application developers can tell if your device is rooted. This allows high risk vendors like your banking app to prevent the application from running to help curb fraud. Read more about it here.

https://www.xda-developers.com/safetynet-hardware-attestation-hide-root-magisk/amp/

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How to create a solid and secure Content Security Policy

June 26, 2020 Leave a comment

As a security professional who provides security guidance to small business (as well as big!), If you use web based services in your organization (and the chances are that you do and you may/may not know it), there is one thing that your web services need to implement…

https://www.uriports.com/blog/creating-a-content-security-policy-csp/

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‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ is about the only captain that predates Kirk

May 19, 2020 Leave a comment

In what looks even better that the Picard series, who doesn’t love Captain Pike?

https://mashable.com/article/star-trek-strange-new-worlds-who-is-christopher-pike/

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Azure Sentinel Incidents KPIs | Managed Sentinel

May 12, 2020 Leave a comment

If you are looking to improve your security in Azure, I have a tip for you. The guys from Managed Sentinel have done a great job articulating the how and the why of security so well, I would even say that you will get some return on your Azure investment by following what these guys do.

https://www.managedsentinel.com/2020/05/10/sentinel-incidents-kpi/

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