Lucian Constantin

CSO Senior Writer

Lucian Constantin writes about information security, privacy, and data protection for CSO.

Critical flaws in embedded TCP/IP library impact millions of IoT devices across industries

Enterprise internet attack surface is growing, report shows

Enterprise internet attack surface is growing, report shows

Attackers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis to exploit pre-existing and newly introduced vulnerabilities across a wide range of attack points.

Local attackers can use Group Policy flaw to take over enterprise Windows systems

Local attackers can use Group Policy flaw to take over enterprise Windows systems

Microsoft issues a patch to fix a flaw that could allow compromised non-privileged user accounts to place malicious DLLs on a system.

Install latest SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise patches, experts urge

Install latest SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise patches, experts urge

If left unpatched, these SAP ASE vulnerabilities could give attackers full control of databases and servers.

Cloud infrastructure operators should quickly patch VMware Cloud Director flaw

Cloud infrastructure operators should quickly patch VMware Cloud Director flaw

Left unpatched, this command injection flaw could allow attackers to take control of a virtualized cloud infrastructure.

Use of cloud collaboration tools surges and so do attacks

Use of cloud collaboration tools surges and so do attacks

Some industries have seen increases in cloud-related threat events rise as much as 1,350% since the COVID-19 crisis began.

Cloud configuration drift leaves organizations open to attack, research finds

Cloud configuration drift leaves organizations open to attack, research finds

Undocumented cloud configuration changes, whether done by attackers or for legitimate business reasons, present a significant security threat.

Cisco and Palo Alto Networks appliances impacted by Kerberos authentication bypass

Cisco and Palo Alto Networks appliances impacted by Kerberos authentication bypass

The shared vulnerability could enable man-in-the-middle attacks, and it could exist on other devices. Patch now.

Attacks against internet-exposed RDP servers surging during COVID-19 pandemic

Attacks against internet-exposed RDP servers surging during COVID-19 pandemic

Two new reports show a dramatic increase in cyber attacks that target open RDP ports as more people work remotely.

Cloud servers hacked via critical SaltStack vulnerabilities

Cloud servers hacked via critical SaltStack vulnerabilities

Attackers were quick to exploit recently announced vulnerabilities to deploy cryptominers. Patch Salt now.

COVID-19 attack campaigns target hardest hit regions, research shows

COVID-19 attack campaigns target hardest hit regions, research shows

Attackers shift their focus to where coronavirus infections are rising and use tactics that make their efforts hard to block.

Android security: Patching improves, but fragmentation challenges remain

Android security: Patching improves, but fragmentation challenges remain

A new report shows that Android mobile device manufacturers are getting better at patching the OS, but patching levels vary across models and vendors.

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