Morning Bowl - 2022-07-19

Welcome to another Morning Bowl breakout:

Juniper Releases Patches for Critical Flaws in Junos OS and Contrail Networking
Juniper Networks has pushed security updates to address several vulnerabilities affecting multiple products, some of which could be exploited to seize control of affected systems. The most critical of the flaws affect Junos Space and Contrail Networking, with the tech company urging customers to update to release versions 22.1R1 and 21.4.0, respectively. Chief among them is a collection of 31
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Pegasus Spyware Used to Hack Devices of Pro-Democracy Activists in Thailand
Thai activists involved in the country's pro-democracy protests have had their smartphones infected with the infamous Pegasus government-sponsored spyware. At least 30 individuals, spanning activists, academics, lawyers, and NGO workers, are believed to have been targeted between October 2020 and November 2021, many of whom have been previously detained, arrested and imprisoned for their
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New Study Finds Most Enterprise Vendors Failing to Mitigate Speculative Execution Attacks
With speculative execution attacks remaining a stubbornly persistent vulnerability ailing modern processors, new research has highlighted an "industry failure" to adopt mitigations released by AMD and Intel, posing a firmware supply chain threat. Dubbed FirmwareBleed by Binarly, the information leaking assaults stem from the continued exposure of microarchitectural attack surfaces on the part of
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Hackers Distributing Password Cracking Tool for PLCs and HMIs to Target Industrial Systems
Industrial engineers and operators are the target of a new campaign that leverages password cracking software to seize control of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and co-opt the machines to a botnet. The software "exploited a vulnerability in the firmware which allowed it to retrieve the password on command," Dragos security researcher Sam Hanson said. "Further, the software was a malware
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FBI Warns of Fake Cryptocurrency Apps Stealing Millions from Investors
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned of cyber criminals building rogue cryptocurrency-themed apps to defraud investors in the virtual assets space. "The FBI has observed cyber criminals contacting U.S. investors, fraudulently claiming to offer legitimate cryptocurrency investment services, and convincing investors to download fraudulent mobile apps, which the cyber criminals
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