Come to Create Technology at Telefónica's Chief Data Office Unit

Friday, December 29, 2017

Come to create technology at Telefónica's Chief Data Office unit

Hi Hacker!

Technology is in a constant evolution and so are we. Therefore, from Telefónica, throughout the Chief Data Office (CDO) led by Chema Alonso, which includes Aura -Cognitive Intelligence-, ElevenPaths -Cybersecurity-, LUCA -Big Data- and the 4th Platform, we are looking for new talents who are passionate about technology applied to artificial intelligence in Android development environments.

If you are someone who has the knowledge, the experience and the motivation to change the rules of the game, Telefónica’s CDO unit is the place for you.

#CyberSecurityPulse: The Boom of JavaScript Miners

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The most common question in recent months derived from the rebound in the value of numerous cryptocurrency is: Do I invest or not invest? However, as we know, there are different ways to obtain cryptocurrencies and one of them is to start mining, but now it's an expensive option. It is at this point that the picaresque of certain attackers comes to light. Security researchers from F5 Networks spotted a sophisticated malware campaign, tracked as Zealot campaign, targeting Linux and Windows servers to install Monero cryptocurrency miners. Experts observed threat actors scanning the Internet for particular unpatched servers and hack them with two exploits, one for Apache Struts (CVE-2017-5638) and one for the DotNetNuke ASP.NET CMS (CVE-2017-9822).

Another recent case has been the one detected in the Starbucks of Buenos Aires where the clients' computers were connected to their Wi-Fi and started to mine secretly. The notification to the company was made by the CEO of Stensul, Noah Dinkin, who made last December 2 a question through Twitter if they were aware of the situation. Dinkin commented in his tweet that JavaScript miner offered by Coinhive was being used to mine Monero cryptocurrency.

#CyberSecurityPulse: Army Launches Direct Commissioning Program for Civilian Cybersecurity Experts

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Army has approved a program to recruit experienced cybersecurity experts directly into the service as cyber officers in an attempt to bolster a growing field that military leaders see as vital to national security. However, this measure, approved by the Pentagon and Congress, is a pilot. At the moment, it seeks to bring five new officers every year for five years.

In Spain, several initiatives have also emerged to counteract the budgetary and training difficulties of Army. Specifically, the last measure was published last November from the Joint Cyber ​​Defense Command, which is expected to have a group of experts only in those situations necessary without any compensation in return.

Breaking Out HSTS (and HPKP) on Firefox, IE/Edge and (possibly) Chrome. Our Black Hat research

Monday, December 11, 2017

We have been for a long time researching about HSTS, HPKP, certificate pinning and TLS technologies in general. As a collateral effect of this work, we have found some interesting weaknesses in the way Firefox, Chrome and IE/Edge implement both mechanisms HSTS and HPKP. With this research we applied to Black Hat Europe 2017 and went to talk in London last December 7th, in the briefings section. Here are some details about what we talked then, as a "digest" of the presentation itself which may be found here.

ElevenPaths #CyberTricks

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Last Thursday, November 30th, Cybersecurity Day was celebrated internationally. At ElevenPaths we continue with commemoration, so that we have collected some #CyberTricks from our experts (Chema Alonso, Pablo San Emeterio, Yaiza Rubio, Carmen Torrano and Félix Brezo) into a Decalogue, to know where we have to pay attention when we are connected from our devices.

Who better than the great leaders of the cybersecurity sector, who know firsthand the most common vulnerabilities, to remind us of the importance of being informed about the real risks of the Internet and anticipating what we should do if we want to be protected while keeping our information safe in the net.

Chema Alonso at ElevenPaths CyberTricks

#CyberTricks Decalogue of ElevenPaths experts

1. "Hack your attitude and learn security!". Chema Alonso

2. "100% security does not exist. Do not reuse passwords and use two factor authentication." Félix Brezo

3. "If you accept by default the privacy options in your social networks, you can expose more information than you are aware of." Yaiza Rubio

4. "Update your devices and applications if you do not want to be exposed to known vulnerabilities.".Pablo San Emeterio

5. "Do not forget to close your session, use secure passwords and change them periodically." Carmen Torrano

6. "Be attentive to intrusive advertising, it can be deceptively trying to install malicious software"..Yaiza Rubio

7. "Beware of email attachments that you do not recognize, may include installations of malicious apps." Felix Brezo

8. "Check the URL of the emails before openning them to avoid phishing" Carmen Torrano

9. "If a company claims a debt by email verifies its authenticity in another way, it could be a ramsonware." Pablo San Emeterio

10. "Improve the security of all your digital identities using two factor authentication. Latch your digital life!" Chema Alonso

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#CyberSecurityPulse: Injection and XSS, the Most Critical Web Application Security Risks

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) has just updated the top ten list of web app vulnerabilities for the first time since 2013 but not much has actually changed. According to the list the top vulnerability remains injection and cross site scripting (XSS) is still in the top ten despite it plaguing web apps for a decade and a half now. In this sense, Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) for 2017 also found that of 1,935 confirmed breaches analysed, some 571 had involved web app attacks, the seriousness of the OWASP list becomes clear.

On the other hand, Black Duck's 2017 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) report found open source in 96 percent of the commercial software tested, and known vulnerabilities in two-thirds of those code bases, it's an inertia that's proving very costly. Many organizations do not effectively track and manage open source, and as a result are not fully aware of the risks that accompany its use.