Lunch Time Nibbles - 2022-08-11

Welcome to another Lunch Time breakout:

GitHub's new privacy policy sparks backlash over tracking cookies
Developers are furious at GitHub's upcoming privacy policy changes that would allow GitHub to place tracking cookies on some of its subdomains. The Microsoft subsidiary announced this month, it would be adding "non-essential cookies" on some marketing web pages starting in September, and offered a 30-day "comment period." [...]
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GitHub Dependabot Now Alerts Developers On Vulnerable GitHub Actions
Cloud-based code hosting platform GitHub has announced that it will now start sending Dependabot alerts for vulnerable GitHub Actions to help developers fix security issues in CI/CD workflows. "When a security vulnerability is reported in an action, our team of security researchers will create an advisory to document the vulnerability, which will trigger an alert to impacted repositories,"
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Microsoft Issues Patches for 121 Flaws, Including Zero-Day Under Active Attack
As many as 121 new security flaws were patched by Microsoft as part of its Patch Tuesday updates for the month of August, which also includes a fix for a Support Diagnostic Tool vulnerability that the company said is being actively exploited in the wild. Of the 121 bugs, 17 are rated Critical, 102 are rated Important, one is rated Moderate, and one is rated Low in severity. Two of the issues
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Critical Flaws Disclosed in Device42 IT Asset Management Software
Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed multiple severe security vulnerabilities asset management platform Device42 that, if successfully exploited, could enable a malicious actor to seize control of affected systems. "By exploiting these issues, an attacker could impersonate other users, obtain admin-level access in the application (by leaking session with an LFI) or obtain full access to the
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What the Zola Hack Can Teach Us About Password Security
Password security is only as strong as the password itself. Unfortunately, we are often reminded of the danger of weak, reused, and compromised passwords with major cybersecurity breaches that start with stolen credentials. For example, in May 2022, the popular wedding planning site, Zola, was the victim of a significant cybersecurity breach where hackers used an attack known as credential
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Hackers Behind Cuba Ransomware Attacks Using New RAT Malware
Threat actors associated with the Cuba ransomware have been linked to previously undocumented tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs), including a new remote access trojan called ROMCOM RAT on compromised systems. The new findings come from Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 threat intelligence team, which is tracking the double extortion ransomware group under the constellation-themed moniker 
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