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Critical Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager Flaw Allows Authentication Bypass

Critical Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager Flaw Allows Authentication Bypass
May 22, 2024 Enterprise Security / Vulnerability
Users of Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager are being urged to update to the latest version following the discovery of a critical security flaw that could permit an adversary to bypass authentication protections. Tracked as  CVE-2024-29849  (CVSS score: 9.8), the  vulnerability  could allow an unauthenticated attacker to log in to the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager web interface as any user. The company has also disclosed three other shortcomings impacting the same product - CVE-2024-29850  (CVSS score: 8.8), which allows account takeover via NTLM relay CVE-2024-29851  (CVSS score: 7.2), which allows a privileged user to steal NTLM hashes of a Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager service account if it's not configured to run as the default Local System account CVE-2024-29852  (CVSS score: 2.7), which allows a privileged user to read backup session logs All the flaws have been addressed in version 12.1.2.172. However, Veeam noted that deploying Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager is o

CISA Alert: Veeam Backup and Replication Vulnerabilities Being Exploited in Attacks

CISA Alert: Veeam Backup and Replication Vulnerabilities Being Exploited in Attacks
Dec 16, 2022 Backup & Recovery / Zero-Day
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has  added  two vulnerabilities impacting Veeam Backup & Replication software to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities ( KEV ) Catalog, citing evidence of active exploitation in the wild. The now-patched critical flaws, tracked as  CVE-2022-26500 and CVE-2022-26501 , are both rated 9.8 on the CVSS scoring system, and could be leveraged to gain control of a target system. "The Veeam Distribution Service (TCP 9380 by default) allows unauthenticated users to access internal API functions," Veeam  noted  in an advisory published in March 2022. "A remote attacker may send input to the internal API which may lead to uploading and executing of malicious code." Both the issues that impact product versions 9.5, 10, and 11 have been addressed in versions 10a and 11a. Users of Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 are advised to upgrade to a supported version. Nikita Petrov, a security researcher at Russian

WhatsApp to Finally Let Users Encrypt Their Chat Backups in the Cloud

WhatsApp to Finally Let Users Encrypt Their Chat Backups in the Cloud
Sep 11, 2021
WhatsApp on Friday  announced  it will roll out support for end-to-end encrypted chat backups on the cloud for Android and iOS users, paving the way for storing information such as chat messages and photos in Apple iCloud or Google Drive in a cryptographically secure manner. The optional feature, which will go live to all of its two billion users in the coming weeks, is expected to only work on the primary devices tied to their accounts, and not companion devices such as desktops or laptops that simply mirror the content of WhatsApp on the phones. The development marks an escalation in the growing tussle over encryption technology and meeting law enforcement needs, wherein privacy-preserving technologies have created impenetrable barriers to comply with legal demands to access vast swathes of digital information stored on smartphones and the cloud — a phenomenon referred to as the "going dark" problem. While the Facebook-owned messaging platform flipped the switch on end-

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Defending Your Commits From Known CVEs With GitGuardian SCA And Git Hooks

Defending Your Commits From Known CVEs With GitGuardian SCA And Git Hooks
May 20, 2024Software Security / Vulnerability
All developers want to create secure and dependable software. They should feel proud to release their code with the full confidence they did not introduce any weaknesses or anti-patterns into their applications. Unfortunately, developers are not writing their own code for the most part these days. 96% of all software contains some open-source components, and open-source components make up between  70% and 90% of any given piece of modern software . Unfortunately for our security-minded developers, most modern vulnerabilities come from those software components.  As new vulnerabilities emerge and are publicly reported as  Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures  (CVEs), security teams have little choice but to ask the developer to refactor the code to include different versions of the dependencies. Nobody is happy in this situation, as it blocks new features and can be maddening to roll back component versions and hope that nothing breaks. Developers need a way to  quickly  determine if

Google's New Tool Lets You Easily Backup & Sync Your Entire PC to the Cloud

Google's New Tool Lets You Easily Backup & Sync Your Entire PC to the Cloud
Jun 15, 2017
Soon you will be able to auto backup and sync your whole computer on Google Drive. Yes, you heard that right. By the end of this month, Google will launch Backup and Sync — a new, simple tool that has been designed to help you backup not only your documents and photos in the cloud but your entire computer as well. Data loss is always the worst thing that can happen to anyone, so having backups of all your data is always a good idea. Also, having regular backups can save you and your company in the events of data breaches and ransomware attacks. "On June 28th, 2017, we will launch Backup and Sync from Google, a tool intended to help everyday users back up files and photos from their computers, so they're safe and accessible from anywhere," reads Google's post on the G Suite Blog. The Backup and Sync tool will replace the current Google Drive uploader client for Mac/PC, and will also be integrated into the desktop Google Photos uploader. So, instead of creati

Apple Weakens iOS 10 Backup Encryption; Now Can Be Cracked 2,500 Times Faster

Apple Weakens iOS 10 Backup Encryption; Now Can Be Cracked 2,500 Times Faster
Sep 23, 2016
After the iPhone encryption battle between Apple and the FBI , Apple was inspired to work toward making an unhackable future iPhones by implementing stronger security measures even the company can't hack. Even at that point the company hired one of the key developers of Signal — one of the world's most secure, encrypted messaging apps — its core security team to achieve this goal. But it seems like Apple has taken something of a backward step. Apple deliberately weakens Backup Encryption For iOS 10 With the latest update of its iPhone operating system, it seems the company might have made a big blunder that directly affects its users' security and privacy. Apple has downgraded the hashing algorithm for iOS 10 from "PBKDF2 SHA-1 with 10,000 iterations" to "plain SHA256 with a single iteration," potentially allowing attackers to brute-force the password via a standard desktop computer processor. PBKDF2 stands for Password-Based Key Deri

How to Auto-BackUp Your WhatsApp Data to Google Drive with Encryption

How to Auto-BackUp Your WhatsApp Data to Google Drive with Encryption
Oct 08, 2015
What if your phone suddenly slips into a bathtub? Maybe you'll end up losing all your important data, more specifically, your WhatsApp photos, videos, Voice Notes and Chat Data that flows through your chats. Sounds scary, isn't it?  But, now you need not worry if your phone suddenly died or broke – Thanks to the new integration to your favorite messaging app WhatsApp with Google Drive. Google and Facebook announced a partnership that will bring Google Drive integration to WhatsApp for Android, allowing you to automatically backup all your chat messages and multimedia content regularly to the cloud. BackUp Your WhatsApp Data to Google Drive With Google Drive integration, you can create a private backup of your: Chat History Voice Messages Photos Videos …to "keep your memory safe," Google says. You can also decide to backup your WhatsApp data: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or Not at All. Data BackUp and Recovery with Enc

Data Backup and Recovery with 'EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation'

Data Backup and Recovery with 'EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation'
Mar 04, 2014
Since, we are living in the era where nothing could be possible without the help of the Internet. From every unimportant to every major and important data are stored in our computers and servers, and there is a massive growth in the volume of data all around us. But, computer drives can fail, and usually they give no advance warning. One minute they're working fine, and the next minute they're toasted. Data loss can be very costly, and due to the increase in cyber threat these days, all computer data is at risk from threats or damage. Even with the most reliable equipment and the most secure operating environment, there is always the possibility of something going wrong. So, a solution to all problems is to have a backup of entire data stored on your computer, and for that it is important for you to have a right choice. Want to know - How to backup the server/workstation? Well, there are many options, some are reliable and some are not. Now, at this point, you won
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