Morning Bowl - 2022-08-04

Welcome to another Morning Bowl breakout:

GitHub blighted by “researcher” who created thousands of malicious projects
If you spew projects laced with hidden malware into an open source repository, don't waste your time telling us "no harm done" afterwards.
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Cisco Business Routers Found Vulnerable to Critical Remote Hacking Flaws
Cisco on Wednesday rolled out patches to address eight security vulnerabilities, three of which could be weaponized by an unauthenticated attacker to gain remote code execution (RCE) or cause a denial-of-service (DoS) condition on affected devices. The most critical of the flaws impact Cisco Small Business RV160, RV260, RV340, and RV345 Series routers. Tracked as CVE-2022-20842 (CVSS score: 9.8)
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VirusTotal Reveals Most Impersonated Software in Malware Attacks
Threat actors are increasingly mimicking legitimate applications like Skype, Adobe Reader, and VLC Player as a means to abuse trust relationships and increase the likelihood of a successful social engineering attack. Other most impersonated legitimate apps by icon include 7-Zip, TeamViewer, CCleaner, Microsoft Edge, Steam, Zoom, and WhatsApp, an analysis from VirusTotal has revealed. "One of the
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Researchers Warns of Large-Scale AiTM Attacks Targeting Enterprise Users
A new, large-scale phishing campaign has been observed using adversary-in-the-middle (AitM) techniques to get around security protections and compromise enterprise email accounts. "It uses an adversary-in-the-middle (AitM) attack technique capable of bypassing multi-factor authentication," Zscaler researchers Sudeep Singh and Jagadeeswar Ramanukolanu said in a Tuesday report. "The campaign is
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Single-Core CPU Cracked Post-Quantum Encryption Candidate Algorithm in Just an Hour
A late-stage candidate encryption algorithm that was meant to withstand decryption by powerful quantum computers in the future has been trivially cracked by using a computer running Intel Xeon CPU in an hour's time. The algorithm in question is SIKE — short for Supersingular Isogeny Key Encapsulation — which made it to the fourth round of the Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) standardization
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