SonicWall firewall maker hacked using zero-day in its VPN device

Security hardware manufacturer SonicWall has issued an urgent security notice about threat actors exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in their VPN products to perform attacks on their internal systems. SonicWall is a well-known manufacturer of hardware firewall devices, VPN gateways, and Read More …

Apple removes feature that allowed its apps to bypass macOS firewalls and VPNs

Apple has removed a controversial feature from the macOS operating system that allowed 53 of Apple’s own apps to bypass third-party firewalls, security tools, and VPN apps installed by users for their protection. Known as the ContentFilterExclusionList, the list was Read More …

Backdoor account discovered in more than 100,000 Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways

More than 100,000 Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways, and access point controllers contain a hardcoded admin-level backdoor account that can grant attackers root access to devices via either the SSH interface or the web administration panel. The backdoor account, discovered by Read More …

Hacker groups chain VPN and Windows bugs to attack US government networks

Hackers have gained access to government networks by combining VPN and Windows bugs, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said in a joint security alert published on Friday. Attacks have targeted federal Read More …

Upgraded Agent Tesla malware steals passwords from browsers, VPNs

New variants of Agent Tesla remote access Trojan now come with modules dedicated to stealing credentials from applications including popular web browsers, VPN software, as well as FTP and email clients. Agent Tesla is a commercially available .Net-based infostealer with Read More …

Cisco alert: Four high-severity flaws in routers, switches and AnyConnect VPN for Windows

Cisco is urging customers to update small business switches, its DNA Center software, routers with its StarOS software, and its AnyConnect Secure Mobility VPN client for Windows. Cisco has disclosed a bug in the IPv6 packet processing engine of several Read More …

Black Kingdom ransomware hacks networks with Pulse VPN flaws

Operators of Black Kingdom ransomware are targeting enterprises with unpatched Pulse Secure VPN software or initial access on the network, security researchers have found. The malware got caught in a honeypot, allowing researchers to analyze and document the tactics used Read More …