container security, containers, Qualys Technology, Security Labs, vulnerability

RunC Container Breakout Vulnerability

Despite the huge advantages that containers offer in application portability, acceleration of CI/CD pipelines and agility of deployment environments, the biggest concern has always been about isolation. Since all the containers running on a host share the same underlying kernel, any malicious code breaking out of a container can compromise the entire host, and hence […]

bitcoin, coinblocker, crypto mining, cryptocurrency, cryptojacking, Qualys Technology, Security Labs

New Frontiers In Cryptojacking

Cryptojacking attacks are evolving over time to better evade detection by both end users and protection technologies. It’s therefore important for security teams to understand how these attacks work so they can best protect their system resources. In a recent talk at AVAR 2018, Qualys Malware Research Labs presented an analysis of several evasion techniques […]

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PCI & QID 38598 “Deprecated Public Key Length”

QID 38598 “Deprecated Public Key Length” will be marked as PCI Fail as of November 1, 2018 in accordance with its CVSS score. Under PCI DSS merchants and financial institutions are required to protect their clients’ sensitive data with strong cryptography. Strong cryptography is defined in the Glossary of Terms, Abbreviations and Acronyms for PCI […]

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Qualys BrowserCheck CoinBlocker Protects Users From Active Cryptojacking Campaigns

Qualys Malware Research Labs recently released the Qualys BrowserCheck CoinBlocker Chrome Extension. We have seen enthusiastic adoption from users across the globe in the first week since its release, which has given us enough telemetry data to indicate success in protecting users from popular cryptojacking attacks. This blog post details these detection statistics and analyzes […]

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Staying Safe in the Era of Browser-based Cryptocurrency Mining

Qualys Malware Research Labs is announcing the release of Qualys BrowserCheck CoinBlocker Chrome extension to detect and block browser-based cryptocurrency mining, aka cryptojacking. Cryptojacking Cryptojacking attacks leverage the victim system’s resources via malicious JavaScript to mine certain cryptocurrencies. Attackers carry out these attacks by infecting popular sites with JavaScript that enables cryptojacking. Any visitor to […]