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Lab Matters – Password Security: Dos and Don’ts

There are countless firms that sell expensive computer security products and gear. But most experts will tell you that the one step you can take to most improve the security of your home or work computer is to have and follow strict password security. But what makes a password strong (or weak)? And what tricks might hackers, malware authors and cyber criminals play to get you to part with yours? Paul Roberts of Threatpost speaks with David Emm of Kaspersky Lab about proper password hygiene and the steps you need to take to secure access to your critical online and offline accounts.

Lab Matters – Password Security: Dos and Don’ts

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Reports

Sunburst backdoor – code overlaps with Kazuar

While looking at the Sunburst backdoor, we discovered several features that overlap with a previously identified backdoor known as Kazuar. Our observations shows that Kazuar was used together with Turla tools during multiple breaches in past years.

Lazarus covets COVID-19-related intelligence

As the COVID-19 crisis grinds on, some threat actors are trying to speed up vaccine development by any means available. We have found evidence that the Lazarus group is going after intelligence that could help these efforts by attacking entities related to COVID-19 research.

Sunburst: connecting the dots in the DNS requests

We matched private and public DNS data for the SUNBURST-malware root C2 domain with the CNAME records, to identify who was targeted for further exploitation. In total, we analyzed 1722 DNS records, leading to 1026 unique target name parts and 964 unique UIDs.

What did DeathStalker hide between two ferns?

While tracking DeathStalker’s Powersing-based activities in May 2020, we detected a previously unknown implant that leveraged DNS over HTTPS as a C2 channel, as well as parts of its delivery chain. We named this new malware “PowerPepper”.

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