Blueliv Intelligence Briefing

Your cybersecurity news summary

Monday,   June 29th,   2020

Welcome to today’s intelligence briefing, covering noteworthy items on the cybersecurity news agenda.

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GeoVision access control devices let hackers steal fingerprints

In a new report by Acronis, researchers disclose numerous vulnerabilities in GeoVision surveillance equipment and fingerprinter scanners. Acronis’ security team found four critical vulnerabilities in GeoVision's devices, including a backdoor password with admin privileges, the reuse of cryptographic keys, and the disclosure of private keys to everyone. All of these vulnerabilities could allow state-sponsored attackers to intercept potential traffic. The CVEs made public by Acronis include CVE-2020-3928, CVE-2020-3930, and CVE-2020-3929, and were found in fingerprint scanners, access card scanners, and access management appliances being used around the world.   Learn more >  

‘BlueLeaks’ Exposes Files from Hundreds of Police Departments

Hundreds of thousands of potentially sensitive files from police departments across the United States were leaked online last week. The collection, dubbed “BlueLeaks” and made searchable online, stems from a security breach at a Texas web design and hosting company that maintains a number of state law enforcement data-sharing portals. The collection — nearly 270 gigabytes in total — is the latest release from Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets), an alternative to Wikileaks that publishes caches of previously secret data.   Learn more >  

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