Security Newsletter
25 June 2018
It's time for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 to die, you may want to update your browser asap
TLS is the encryption on many of the internet protocols we use every day: for example, when we send authentication credentials and credit card information over the web, as well as for internet services such as email, FTP and VPN. As TLS 1.3 inches towards publication into the Internet Engineering Task Force's RFC series, it's a surprise to realise that there are still lingering instances of TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1.
Online merchants have until 30 June to support TLS 1.2 and HTTP/1.1: a kill date that was extended for these security sadsack protocols from the original June 2016 deadline, which the PCI Council decided that retailers weren’t going to make. Apart from websites, organisations like 3GPP 5G, CloudFlare, Amazon and GitHub have either completed their deprecation or will finish the job by July.
The council says that online and e-commerce environments using SSL and early TLS are the most susceptible to the SSL exploits, but the 30 June 2018 PCI DSS migration date applies to all environments except for payment terminals (POIs) (and the SSL/TLS termination points to which they connect) that can be verified as not being susceptible to any known exploits for SSL and early TLS. PayPal, for its part, put out a notice reminding merchants that they have to support TLS 1.2 and HTTP/1.1 by June 30: insecure connections will break after that.
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Why you may want to update your browser in the next 5 days
 
Over 22,000 Container Orchestration Systems Connected to the Internet
The admin consoles of over 22,000 container orchestration and API management systems are currently exposed online, according to a report published on Monday by Lacework, a company specialized in cloud security. In its report, the company analyzed the breadth of the problem of cloud management systems left exposed online, focusing on container orchestration systems, such as Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, Mesos Marathon, Redhat Openshift, Portainer.IO, and Swarmpit.
"Although the vast majority of these management interfaces have credentials set up, there is little reason why they should be world-accessible and are far more vulnerable than they should be. These nodes are essentially openings to these organization’s cloud environments to anyone with basic skills at searching the web. These organizations, and the others who will replicate their mistakes, are opening themselves up to brute force password and dictionary attacks."
The Lacework report, which also includes basic advice for avoiding such exposures and hardening container management panel security, highlights a growing trend in today's IT landscape where many system administrators appear to have forgotten what passwords, firewalls, and access control lists (ACLs) are good for.
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LaceWork report on Containers at Risk
 
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