WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER NO: 184
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1- Azure Zero-Day Flaws Highlight Lurking Supply-Chain Risk
Four Microsoft zero-day vulnerabilities in the Azure cloud platform’s Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) — a software that many don’t know is embedded in a host of services — show that OMI represents a significant security blind spot, researchers said.
Collectively dubbed “OMIGOD” because of the n…
2- Serious Security: How to make sure you don’t miss bug reports!
Articles in our Serious Security series are often fairly technical, although we nevertheless aim to keep them free from jargon.
In the past, we’ve dug into into topics that include: website hacking (and how to avoid it), numeric computation (and how to get it right), and post-quantum cryptography (a…
3- How to Avoid Malware Extortion in 2021
Ransomware attacks are continuously rising and have become more evolved, complex, and damage with each passing year. Additionally, they have become a huge source of income for hackers, garnering up to a billion dollars for cybercriminals.
Ransomware has cost organizations millions of dollars and has…
4- Financial Cybercrime: Following Cryptocurrency via Public Ledgers
This is Part II of a two-part series on how cybercrooks embrace and use cryptocurrency. To read Part I, please click here.
While Bitcoin transactions are anonymous, it’s possible to follow the money through public ledgers to see what those transactions actually are and how they flow. This allows us …