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HACKERS TAKE #AIM AT #SSH KEYS IN NEW #ATTACKS

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HACKERS TAKE #AIM AT #SSH KEYS IN NEW #ATTACKS

SSH private keys are being targeted by hackers who have stepped up their scanning of thousands of servers hosting WordPress websites in search of private keys. Since Monday, security researchers said they have observed a single entity scanning as many as 25,000 systems a day seeking vulnerable SSH keys to be used to compromise websites.

“What triggered our concern was a customer who notified us that they have been monitoring their live traffic and seeing scans for SSH keys,” said WordFence CEO Mark Maunder, in an interview with Threatpost. “When we examined our own honeypots we found that this was not an isolated case and that 25,000 scans were taking place in waves each day.”

Those scans began on Monday and are ongoing, Maunder said and reported in a blog post. Adversaries are using terms such as “root,” “ssh,” or “id_rsa” in hopes of finding web directories containing private SSH keys, most likely mistakenly stored on public directories.

SSH (Secure Shell) is a cryptographic network protocol most often used for secure remote logins to remote computer systems. Successful theft of a private key would give a threat actor access to any server or system where that private key is used for authentication. That risk, security experts note, is not just limited to WordPress but also Linux and Unix systems and embedded devices that also rely heavily on SSH for secure logins and connections.

“Scanning for private SSH keys in public directories is not new. But, the type of increase we are seeing is alarming,” said Justin Jett, director of audit and compliance for Plixer.

He said, seldom are good SSH security practices followed. Unlike digital certificates that expire, SSH have no expiration date and passwords are seldom changed.

“What we find is most businesses and enterprises have no idea what SSH keys are or how to manage them,” said Venafi vice president of security strategy Kevin Bocek. “SSH is unfortunately a secret of systems administrators who create them and tend to them.”

Bocek said Venafi has also seen a recent increase in scanning for SSH keys and not only on public directories, but also in Git or SVN, or subversion, repositories.

Private keys should never be stored in publicly accessible directories. However, too often admins lose track of SSH keys and host both the public and private keys online.

“Exposed SSH keys pose a serious threat to organizations. Anyone gaining access to them has the ‘keys’ to the kingdom,” Jett said.

Earlier this week a report by Venafi disclosed that companies lacked sufficient SSH security controls. A study of 410 IT security professionals by the company found 54 percent of respondents said they do not limit the locations from which SSH keys can be used. It also found 61 percent of respondents do not limit or monitor the number of administrators who manage SSH.

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Heartbleed snatched CloudFlare Crypto Keys!

Private crypto keys are accessible to Heartbleed hackers, new data shows. Cloudflare published preliminary findings that seemed to indicate that it would be difficult, if not impossible, to use Heartbleed to get the vital key that essentially unlocks the secure sockets layer padlock in millions of browsers. To be extra-sure, Cloudflare launched “The Heartbleed Challenge” to see how other people exploiting Heartbleed might fare. The company set up an nginx server running a Heartbleed-vulnerable version of OpenSSL and invited the Internet at large to steal its private key.
Four people have been able to see server keys and certificates in a test.

The results are a strong indication that merely updating servers to a version of OpenSSL that’s not vulnerable to Heartbleed isn’t enough. Because Heartbleed exploits don’t by default show up in server logs, there’s no way for sites that were vulnerable to rule out the possibility the private certificate key was plucked out of memory by hackers. Anyone possessing the private key can use it to host an impostor site that is virtually impossible for most end users to detect. Anyone visiting the bogus site would see the same https prefix and padlock icon accompanying the site’s authentic server.

The demonstration that it’s possible to extract private SSL certificates means that out of an abundance of caution, administrators of sites that used vulnerable versions of OpenSSL should revoke and replace old certificates with new ones as soon as possible. Given the huge number of sites affected, the revelation could create problems.

Source: http://whogothack.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/heartbleed-snatched-cloudflare-crypto.html#.VhgG3_mqqko

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Ubisoft Reactivates ‘Far Cry 4′ Keys Purchased With Stolen Credit Cards

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 Powered by Max Banner Ads Here’s some good news for all those who had bought “Far Cry 4″ keys from third-party resellers such as Kinguin and G2A. Ubisoft has announced that it will restore the licences for some players. The deactivated “Far Cry 4″ licences will only be reactivated for those gamers who had already downloaded and begun playing the game before their copies were revoked. “After further investigation into the matter of keys that were fraudulently purchased on EA’s Origin store, we are reinstating keys for consumers who already had successfully activated and started playing the games,” a Ubisoft representative said speaking to GameInformer. Last week, further information had been revealed about the scandal involving deactivation of “fraudulent” licences belonging to some Ubisoft games. The French company and other resellers involved had come forward with official statements on the matter. The publisher has now revealed that deactivated licences were essentially stolen property purchased by means of credit card fraud. Gamers who had purchased licences to Ubisoft games such as “Far Cry 4,” “Assassin’s Creed: Unity,” “The Crew” and “Watch Dogs” found that the publisher had deleted the licences altogether from their Uplay accounts. The problem was restricted to keys brought […]

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nationalcybersecurity.com – Posted on July 11, 2014 by in Cyber Wars // 0 Comments Keys to Fighting a Cyber War Panel at the 2012 AFCEA Homeland Security Conference usaf’s Skip Runyan-Introduction & Overview-March 2012.

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