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Retina Audits for Target POSRAM Malware

Posted January 29, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

By now, you’ve heard of the POSRAM malware used against retail giant Target to steal customers’ payment card information from point-of-sale terminals. If you have not heard of POSRAM, or are unfamiliar with how it works, the malware scans processes’ memory for credit card information and periodically uploads that information to an attacker controlled server. This allows malicious actors to use customer credit card information to make money.

In case you had not seen the latest updated audits in Retina, we have audits for detecting the POSWDS service and a file check for winxml.dll, both of which are primary indicators of a POSRAM infection:

  • 32588 – POSRAM Point of Sale (POS) Trojan Detected – POSWDS Service Running
  • 32594 – POSRAM Point of Sale (POS) Trojan Detected – winxml.dll Found

 
Scan your POS terminals now to ensure that you are POSRAM-free.

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10 Ways to Ensure Your Privileged Password Management Strategy Will Succeed

Posted April 27, 2015    Scott Lang

Leveraging complex, frequently updated passwords is a basic security best practice for protecting privileged accounts in your organisation. But if passwords are such a no-brainer, why do so many data breaches tie back to poor password management?

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PowerBroker for Windows – Most Innovative IAM Solution by Cyber Defense Magazine

Posted April 21, 2015    Scott Lang

PowerBroker for Windows has been selected as a winner by the 2015 Cyber Defense Magazine Awards Program in the category of “Most Innovative Identity and Access Management Solution”.

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Are you changing your passwords as often as the weather changes?

Posted April 20, 2015    Scott Lang

There is one thing that should change more frequently than the weather: Your privileged passwords. Why? If you’re like more than 25% of companies out there, then your current IT environment contains unmanaged accounts putting you at risk of data breaches and compliance violations, and you don’t have a process to control those accounts.

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