Newsletter compiled by Jon Munshaw.
Good afternoon, Talos readers. Microsoft released its monthly security update this week, disclosing 83 vulnerabilities across its suite of products to kickoff 2021. Our blog post has the most important vulnerabilities you need to know about, along with our released Snort rules to keep your network protected. TalosIntelligence.com users will also want to check out the list of our new Content and Threat Categories that will provide you with sufficient intelligence details to allow you to make informed decisions to protect your network without disrupting your organization’s productivity.
Upcoming public engagements with TalosEvent: CactusCon
Date: Feb. 6 - 7
Speakers: Edmund Brumaghin and Nick Biasini
Overview: As the volume of malware samples in the wild has continued to explode in recent years, a lot of effort has been put into the development of automated analysis platforms. These platforms typically execute files in controlled environments to observe their behavior and determine if the file is benign or malicious. As the use of these technologies has increased, adversaries have invested significant resources in developing techniques to circumvent automated analysis and evade detection. Malware developers are also implementing various techniques to make analysis more difficult. Modern botnets have begun leveraging new technologies to make their infrastructure more resilient to disruption by security organizations and law enforcement. This presentation will describe the latest techniques employed by adversaries to evade analysis and detection. It will also cover the new technologies being leveraged to establish C2 communications channels that are resilient against inte ..