Tag Archives: Vulnerabilities

Another Windows zero day allows for admin privileges

Another Windows zero day allows for admin privileges

Researcher Abdelhamid Naceri who often reports on Windows bugs this time dropped a working proof-of-concept exploit for admin privileges zero-day on GitHub. According to Naceri it will work on all supported versions of Windows. This particular zero day can allow a potential bad actor to open a command prompt with SYSTEM privileges from an account with only low-level ‘Standard’ privileges. …

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Palo Alto`s massive zero-day hole

Palo Alto`s massive zero-day hole

Palo Alto`s massive zero-day hole CVE 2021-3064 scored a CVSS rating of 9.8 out of 10 for vulnerability severity. The PAN’s GlobalProtect firewall allows for unauthenticated RCE on multiple versions of PAN-OS 8.1 prior to 8.1.17, on both physical and virtual firewalls. It potentially leaves 10,000 vulnerable firewalls with their goods exposed to the internet. Randori researches concerning the vulnerability …

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Researcher showed how to easily crack Wi-Fi passwords

Researcher showed how to easily crack Wi-Fi passwords

Recently a Tel-Aviv-based security researcher shared on the internet the results of his experiment. Ido Hoorvitch wanted to show how vulnerable most networks are. The results amazed everyone. For the experiment, he used a $50 Wi-Fi signal extender and a laptop. Other tools included specialized hardware drivers that enable monitor mode with the signal extender and packet capture tools. The …

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Cyber criminals use old unpatched vulnerabilities

Cyber criminals use old unpatched vulnerabilities

Cyber security researchers at California-based company Qualys published a report in which they analyzed Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs). The results showed mostly those used in ransomware attacks over the past years. The interesting thing was that most of the often-used vulnerabilities were those that have been left unpatched. “The rate at which vulnerabilities are rising is exponentially higher than …

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