Hackers Increasingly Using Browser Automation Frameworks for Malicious Activities

2022-05-26 - Cybersecurity researchers are calling attention to a free-to-use browser automation framework that's being increasingly used by threat actors as part of their attack campaigns. "The framework contains numerous features which we assess may be utilized in the enablement of malicious activities," researchers from Team Cymru said in a new report published Wednesday. "The technical entry bar for the

Source: Tweakers.net, Ravie Lakshmanan

The Added Dangers Privileged Accounts Pose to Your Active Directory

2022-05-26 - In any organization, there are certain accounts that are designated as being privileged. These privileged accounts differ from standard user accounts in that they have permission to perform actions that go beyond what standard users can do. The actions vary based on the nature of the account but can include anything from setting up new user accounts to shutting down mission-critical systems.

Source: Tweakers.net, The Hacker News

Tails OS Users Advised Not to Use Tor Browser Until Critical Firefox Bugs are Patched

2022-05-26 - The maintainers of the Tails project have issued a warning that the Tor Browser that's bundled with the operating system is unsafe to use for accessing or entering sensitive information. "We recommend that you stop using Tails until the release of 5.1 (May 31) if you use Tor Browser for sensitive information (passwords, private messages, personal information, etc.)," the project said in an

Source: Tweakers.net, Ravie Lakshmanan

Twitter Fined $150 Million for Misusing Users' Data for Advertising Without Consent

2022-05-26 - Twitter, which is in the process of being acquired by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has agreed to pay $150 million to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to settle allegations that it abused non-public information collected for security purposes to serve targeted ads. In addition to the monetary penalty for "misrepresenting its privacy and security practices," the company has been banned from

Source: Tweakers.net, Ravie Lakshmanan

Popular PyPI Package 'ctx' and PHP Library 'phpass' Hijacked to Steal AWS Keys

2022-05-26 - Two trojanized Python and PHP packages have been uncovered in what's yet another instance of a software supply chain attack targeting the open source ecosystem. One of the packages in question is "ctx," a Python module available in the PyPi repository. The other involves "phpass," a PHP package that's been forked on GitHub to distribute a rogue update. "In both cases the attacker appears to have

Source: Tweakers.net, Ravie Lakshmanan

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