Cybersecurity Weekly: Healthcare fends off attacks, Apache flaws, out-of-band Windows patches

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Healthcare organizations are successfully fending off attacks throughout the pandemic. Critical Apache Guacamole flaws put remote desktops at risk of hacking. Microsoft releases Windows update to patch two critical flaws. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.


1. Even during pandemic, healthcare orgs successfully fending off attacks

Despite an increased toll on their computer systems amid Covid-19, healthcare organizations throughout the world generally are doing a good job of mitigating inbound attack attempts. The report cites a doubling of data exfiltration behaviors to external destinations such as cloud services, and healthcare’s increased reliance on remote work and collaboration.
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2. Critical Apache Guacamole flaws put remote desktops at risk of hacking

New research has uncovered multiple critical reverse RDP vulnerabilities in Apache Guacamole, a popular Linux remote desktop application. The reported flaws could potentially let bad actors achieve full control over the Guacamole server, as well as intercept and control all other connected sessions.
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3. Microsoft releases Windows update to patch two critical flaws

Last week, Microsoft quietly released out-of-band software updates to patch two high-risk security vulnerabilities affecting millions of Windows 10 and Windows Server users. Both flaws reside in the Windows Codecs Library, an easy attack vector to social engineer victims into running malicious media files downloaded from the Internet.
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