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Research on Perceptions vs Reality in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Perceptions Versus RealityA disconnect exists between how defenders perceive the value of their implemented security controls, and the most common attack vectors leveraged by penetration testers acting as potential attackers. Today, we are excited to release Cybersecurity Perceptions Versus Reality, a report that highlights the key results of a two-year long study that aimed at understanding this disparity.

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Vera Vulnerable to Authenticated Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-15123)

An Authenticated Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability was discovered on Vera, a platform for digital asset management used in the printing industry. The application allows an authenticated user to change the logo on the Website. An attacker can use this feature to upload a malicious (.aspx) file and gain remote code execution on the server.

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Privacy concerns in working from home during COVID-19

IT security specialists deal with threats everyday, this is part of their daily work in an ever-growing business. But with the recent, unprecedented move to employees working from home, are security teams focusing enough on the potential issues that employees can create while working remotely during this heath crisis? Specifically, are privacy issues being sufficiently reviewed before new technology is implemented?

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Bypassing Xamarin Certificate Pinning on Android

Xamarin is a popular open-source and cross-platform mobile application development framework owned by Microsoft with more than 13M total downloads. This post describes how we analyzed an Android application developed in Xamarin that performed HTTP certificate pinning in managed .NET code. It documents the method we used to understand the framework and the Frida script we developed to bypass the protections to man-in-the-middle (MITM) the application. The script’s source code, as well as a sample Xamarin application, are provided for testing and further research.

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Impact of COVID-19 on PCI DSS compliance

Following recent developments in the spread of COVID-19, many companies and organizations are facing exceptional logistic challenges that can go as far as invoking their business continuity plan.

Such measures can potentially cause security and compliance elements to be put on hold for reasons of understaffing, the need to stabilize the IT infrastructure, or logistical difficulties related to the lack of mobility of key personnel.

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