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How 'Small' Security Errors Lead to a Security Breach


A collaboration between Timehop and Bishop Fox. 

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Fresh off the July 4th holiday, news broke that popular social media aggregator Timehop had been breached. Potentially devastating news? Certainly, a breach ranks among every organization’s worst nightmares.

A Guide to AWS S3 Buckets Security


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The Threat of Poor AWS S3 Buckets Security

If your organization uses Amazon Web Services (AWS), it is extremely important to understand AWS S3 buckets security. Configuring your S3 buckets the right way can mean the difference between business as usual and nearly catastrophic data leaks. If you’ve noticed in the past few years, AWS S3 data leaks are not uncommon – and it’s fairly probable that your organization is not immune to them. They have affected high-profile organizations like Verizon, Accenture, and several others in recent memory.

Reintroducing the Cybersecurity Style Guide: V1.1

Download the Bishop Fox Cybersecurity Style Guide (V1.1) Here

Server-Side Spreadsheet Injection - Formula Injection to Remote Code Execution

Over the past year, I came across two server-side attack vectors based on CSV injection (explained well here). The first case shows an instance of data exfiltration via Google Sheets Injection, while the second case demonstrates a path from formula injection to remote code execution.

Hello World! Introducing the Bishop Fox Cybersecurity Style Guide

Our newest revision, Version 1.1, is now available: (Version 1.1)

Stand Your Cloud #3: AWS Provisioning and Access Requests

This blog post is the closing chapter in a series about AWS security best practices. Read the first post and the second post in this series for context. 

A Bug Has No Name: Multiple Heap Buffer Overflows In the Windows DNS Client


Introduction

CVE-2017-11779 fixed by Microsoft in October of 2017, covers multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities in the Windows DNS client. The issues affect computers running Windows 8/ Server 2012 or later, and can be triggered by a malicious DNS response. An attacker can exploit this issue to gain arbitrary code execution in the context of the application that made the DNS request.

Is CORS Becoming Obsolete?

Lately, we have received a lot of questions from our clients about CORS becoming obsolete. They are rightfully concerned about this possibility because so much of Web 2.0 depends on the interoperability mechanisms that CORS provides.

Hot New ‘Anonymous’ Chat App Hijacks Millions of Contact Data

By now, you may have heard the about Sarahah, the new anonymous chat application that’s gone viral around the world.

How I Built An XSS Worm On Atmail

This blog post was authored by Senior Security Analyst Zach Julian; you can connect with him on Twitter here.

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