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Questions tagged [threats]

An actor, usually a person, who may attempt to exploit a vulnerability of an exposed system.

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risk threat vulnerability

From ENISA - Threat and Risk Management Identification, analysis and evaluation of these threats and vulnerabilities are the only way to understand and measure the impact of the risk involved ...
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Aren't VPN servers exposed to the same threats as public Wi-Fi?

Besides trust of the VPN provider, are VPN servers safe? Other people connect to it and it can be compromised, right? Is it the same threat as being connected to a public Wi-Fi where someone could ...
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OIDC Protocol :: Different OIDC Server End points

OIDC Specifications: Authorization Code Grant Flow. As OIDC Server is shall list the various end points (Auth EP, Token EP, Token validation EP etc.) In this scenario, Can Auth End Point and Token End ...
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TVRA does it cover physical, cyber and information security?

For that matter is TVRA only linked to security? Can it be used to assess, evaluate all or any situation and from there, come up with control measures?
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What is Threat Hunting?

Can anyone please describe what is Threat Hunting and how it should be conducted/deploy/monitor? Is it similar to SIEM systems with more advanced and automated use cases? I went through google ...
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Threat hunting IOC's (threat) Classification?

For threat hunting purposes, i need to find a way to classify IoC's (indicators of compromission) or in a more general the "threats" so when starting a threat hunting mission for a client i know what ...
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How to prevent threats from usb on Linux? [duplicate]

OS: archlinux I'm thinking of logging into a restricted user with mount permissions and examine behavior of the usb. But what if usb has injected hardware that would inject code directly when I ...
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How should we mitigate threats that are keep coming to our security monitoring system?

We have continuous cybersecurity threat feeds that coming to our SOC on a daily basis from different sources that provide all the new CVEs, new malware variations and more. We just don't know how to ...
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How is it possible that the Metasploit meterpreter can take pictures without “notifying” the user?

Im curious how the Meterpreter can take pictures from my webcam without turning on the webcam LED? Ive read that you have to write/change a driver, or a firmware, or you just change some DLLs, but ...
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What security controls that needs to be evaluated for DB2 Mainframe, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and Guardium application?

I am an Information Security analyst, evaluating the above mentioned applications and looking for a high risk items the requires deeper testing. I would really appreciate guides, books, or anything ...
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What are the main sources to collect Threat Intelligence Information especially from Dark Web

I've identified some OSINT Sources but they are not enough. Can anyone identify other sources to automatically via APIs or other way to collect threat intel information.
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Is it possible to spoof a paired Bluetooth device?

I'm thinking about creating a physical lock, where the keys would simply be paired Bluetooth devices, but I'm concerned about the potential (in)security. I would like to have a Bluetooth 2.1 module ...
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While installing Go programming language trace.exe detected as virus by KAV

When I tried to install Go programming language, Kaspersky AV in my system detected a path to file: C:\Go\pkg\tool\windows_amd64\trace.exe as suspicious one and triggered a virus alert. my doubt is ...
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Boot from live usb to avoid being spied on

Suppose the government wants to spy on you using government-designed malware. If you then want to visit sensitive pages on the internet, would it be more secure to use Tor browser within a USB - live ...
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Advice for carrying out risk identification in ISO27005:2011

I am currently required to carry out an information security risk assessment for an assignment, using the ISO 27005:2011 standard, for the Equifax data breach that occurred in 2017, https://...
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Why do unverified restaurants accounts pose a threat to the privacy and safety of users? [closed]

We have an app to order food from restaurants but the app developers decided not to verify any of the information provided by the restaurants like the location and opening hours. Why this decision ...
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Is there any list of vulnerabilities and their signatures?

I am looking for a list of known vulnerabilities and their signatures. Is there any publicly available list of security vulnerabilities and their signatures? NVD (NATIONAL VULNERABILITY DATABASE) ...
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Why would IPS vendor provider refuse to publish SLAs to fix the published highly ranked CVEs?

One of the biggest IPS providers (top of Gartner graph for its category) is not providing SLAs for all the 7+ ranking CVEs published last year. I don't really understand why would they refuse to ...
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Should the recent Tiny Chip attack teach us to invest less in our security posture?

Now with upcoming new year budgets to purchase the next tools and services for protecting our company to increase organization posture against cyber attack, I can't stop thinking if we should reduce ...
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How should we implement responsible discovery program internally only for our organization employees?

We experienced a very interesting phenomenon in the last 6 months and that is that some employees found and reported to our security teams few very crucial security issues. We were thinking about ...
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How to calculate the priority and the severity of our daily cyber security intelligence threat feeds?

Some solutions (eg. FireEye ISight) can provide a daily feed where they will mention each reported issue with it's severity and priority. Usually those companies will do some basic research and look ...
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Where should I look for information once there is a security incident reported on breaking news? [closed]

We see breaking news alerts popping up with some dramatic headline, but headlines can be tricky and bring a lot of chaos to the organization and more specifically to the SOC. Where will be the best ...
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Use Splunk to run Nmap scan from remote host to potential attacker

When receiving internal attacks, I'd like to utilize Splunk alerts to trigger an Nmap scan against that attacking host from a remote machine; one other than the Splunk server. Is there any API or ...
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What is OSINT (open source intelligence)?

I know about threat intelligence services. I've also read definitions of OSINT but I can't get a tangible feeling of what it actually is. What are some examples of OSINT services (apart from ...
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Operation Prowli Malware Infects Over 40,000 Machines

Seems a new malware infection has been detected called 'Operation Prowli Malware' and around 40,000 machines are infected. Still no CVE data updated on CVE site regarding the relevant vulnerability. ...
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What is the difference between “Incident”, “Attack” and “event”?

In the Computer and network security incident taxonomy what are the differences between "Incident", "Attack" and "event"? Where does "threat" fit with them?
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Relationship between threat analysis and attack modeling

What could be the Relationship between threat analysis and attack modeling. Both are pretty close, have different perspectives but I need to know the relationships or in other words, how can they ...
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Threat Modelling Examples (Distributed Systems)

I have threat modelled applications in the past, but I'd like to threat model a distributed system. However for other people I'm with, who have never done it at all, I'd like to check out some ...
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What is the distinguishing point between a script kiddie and a hacker?

When I think of a script kiddie I think of someone who might barely research a tool then point it at a website - things like the recent question about LOIC come to mind when I think of that. A hacker (...
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How does FireEye HX work? [closed]

Can someone please expand on how FireEye HX works, what does it do exactly? Here is the site info: https://www.fireeye.com/products/hx-endpoint-security-products.html, but it's written in such an ...
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Spoofed number sending threats to students. Can it be traced to sender?

A SMS message was sent to several students at my son's school claiming to be my son stating that he was going to shoot up the school. My family didn't receive this message but I have the phone number ...
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Are there any real instances of threats to machine learning systems?

I recently read a paper on The security of Machine Learning. Are there any instances of attacks against machine learning systems besides spam filters?
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Drawbacks of ML in cyber security?

I did some research on the topic (as I'm new to it) and it frankly seems too good to be true. A company called Darktrace for instance, makes use of AI algorithms and ML to autonomously detect threats ...
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Detecting skimmers and other ATM traps

This question has been bothering me ever since I first heard of ATM skimmers: Instances of skimming have been reported where the perpetrator has put a device over the card slot* of an ATM (...
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How much is known about who is responsible for all the database breaches?

Troy Hunt claims that those responsible for data breaches are often just teenagers and there are reports that a lot of the breaches would appear to come from insiders. But we also hear a lot about the ...
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Is SS7 a threat any more?

I'm reading about an SS7 issue: SS7 flaw allows hackers to spy on every conversation. It seems to me that any phone on the world can be intercepted so the hacker can listen to your phone call or read ...
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What should be people warned about? [closed]

I'm doing a presentation about security/privacy on web and i would appreciate few hints about what would you talk about. Just general, nothing IT specific. I just wanna give a 1000 foot view on few ...
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Slowing the hashing of a password. Is this all i need to know about securing passwords? [closed]

I'm on a journey of learning everything about information security and as i've read about how to secure a password, i didn't quite understood why should i slow down the hashing of a password and how ...
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Can a smartphone be hacked by calling it?

I have received call from international number (0012024558888). After receiving it I cut the call as it was irrelevant to me and I did not give any information to them. Now I doubt it as spam/scam ...
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Is having Steam installed a security risk?

Speaking to one of our security administrators at work, he insists that Steam is a well understood security risk and it shouldn't be installed on work machines. Saying it's not work related I ...
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What would be the effects of a limited Russian/US cyber conflict be on cyber-security professionals? [closed]

In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep that is airing Friday on Morning Edition, Obama said, "I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our ...
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Threats due to a stolen password db file (e.g. keepass)

If someonelse could get your password db file (e.g. .kdbx file for keepass), maybe due to a hacking attack, how threaten is your security in fact? Of course this is a problem and you should change ...
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Odd url showing up in my pubsub stream, should I be concerned?

Background: Yesterday I started working on a simple metrics dashboard. I have a VBScript on my internal network that queries a database over a VPN from our Vendor. I then do a simple HTTP post to a ...
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Are there any methodology for malware in case of threat assessment?

Malware is a threat in security assessment. Are there any criteria to assess malware in case of threat assessment?
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Threat modelling - including threats one cannot mitigate?

When threat modelling, should you include the threats a system cannot mitigate? If so, where should you stop? It could be very time-consuming to list all the threats one cannot mitigate.
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How to determine the threat agent for analyzing risk of a threat?

When doing Risk Assessment of a threat, how can I find the best threat agent for the risk assessment? For example, the asset which has the vulnerability related to the threat may be in an internal ...
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Does broken site functionality pose any security threat?

If you are assessing an application as a part of pentesting exercise, how do you deal with broken site functionality? Should the issues be ignored? Is keeping functional bugs in a system safe?
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How can I prevent myself from barcode payload attacks?

Recently I came across a tool which can inject payloads into a barcode. How can I prevent myself from this kind of attacks? Attack scenario: The attacker prints vulnerable barcode / sends vulnerable ...
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Do we still refer to a threat as a threat once it has been realised?

A threat is defined as something that might do harm but once a threat happens do we still refer to it as a threat? For instance, if malware infects our computer, do we still refer to the malware as a ...