CISA Binding Operational Directive 22-01 – Reducing the Significant Risk of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities

A binding operational directive is a compulsory direction to federal, executive branch, departments and agencies for purposes of safeguarding federal information and information systems. Section 3553(b)(2) of title 44, U.S. Code, authorizes the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Read More …

CISA: Critical RCE Vulnerability in Discourse

Discourse—an open source discussion platform—has released a security advisory to address a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability (CVE-2021-41163) in Discourse versions 2.7.8 and earlier. CISA urges developers to update to patched versions 2.7.9 or later or apply the necessary Read More …

Apple Releases Urgent iOS Updates to Patch New Zero-Day Bug

Apple on Monday rushed out a security update for iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2 to fix a remote code-execution (RCE) zero-day vulnerability that’s being actively exploited. Within hours, a security researcher had picked the bug apart and published both proof-of-concept Read More …

Apple Patches 3 More Zero-Days Under Active Attack

Apple has patched three actively exploited zero-day security vulnerabilities in updates to iOS and macOS, one of which can allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Apple released two updates on Thursday: iOS 12.5.5, which patches three Read More …

Hackers are scanning for VMware CVE-2021-22005 targets, patch now!

Threat actors have already started targeting Internet-exposed VMware vCenter servers unpatched against a critical arbitrary file upload vulnerability patched yesterday that could lead to remote code execution. The security flaw tracked as CVE-2021-22005 impacts all vCenter Server 6.7 and 7.0 Read More …

Apple rushes to block ‘zero-click’ iPhone spyware

Apple has issued a software patch to block so-called “zero-click” spyware that could infect iPhones and iPads. Independent researchers identified the flaw, which lets hackers access devices through the iMessage service even if users do not click on a link Read More …

Comcast RF Attack Leveraged Remotes for Surveillance

More details about a now-patched vulnerability in Comcast’s XR11 voice remotes have emerged, which would have made it easy for a threat actor to intercept radio frequency (RF) communications between the remote and the set-top box, effectively turning the remote Read More …