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Rapid7 Blog

boB Rudis  

Bob Rudis has over 20 years of experience defending companies using data and is currently [Master] Chief Data Scientist at Rapid7, where he specializes in research on internet-scale exposure.

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CVE-2019-15846 Privileged Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in the Exim Mailer: What You Need to Know

On Sept. 6, the Exim development team released a patch for CVE-2019-15846, which fixed a privileged, unauthenticated RCE weakness in its popular internet email server software.…

August 2019 Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDP) Patches: What You Need to Know

A new set of vulnerabilities in RDP impact every modern version of Windows. Here's what you need to know.…

BlueKeep Exploits May Be Coming: Our Observations and Recommendations

Rapid7 Labs has observed a significant uptick in malicious RDP activity since the release of CVE-2019-0708 (aka “BlueKeep”).…

Rapid7 Releases Industry Cyber-Exposure Report: FTSE 250+

Today, Rapid7 released our third Industry Cyber-Exposure Report, examining the overall exposure of the companies listed in the FTSE 250 index.…

Microsoft Windows RDP Network Level Authentication Bypass (CVE-2019-9510): What You Need to Know

CERT/CC has released an advisory regarding discovered behavior in the Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), which can allow an attacker to bypass the lock screen on some remote sessions.…

WannaCry, Two Years On: Current Threat Landscape, Forgotten Lessons, and Hope for the Future

In this blog, we take a look at the current attacker landscape related to EternalBlue and ransomware, along with some lessons that have not been learned since WannaCry.…

Key Concepts and Findings from the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report

Our Rapid7 Labs research team has pored over Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report to identify some key waypoints to help the Rapid7 community navigate through this sea of information.…

WebLogic Deserialization Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2019-2725): What You Need to Know

Oracle has released an out-of-band security advisory and set of patches for Oracle WebLogic Server versions 10.3.6.0 and 12.1.3.0.…

4 Key Lessons from the Citycomp Data Breach

On April 30, 2019 Motherboard reported on a combined data breach and extortion attempt against Citycomp, a network and internet infrastructure firm based in Germany.…

Confluence Unauthorized RCE Vulnerability (CVE-2019-3396): What You Need to Know

Atlassian was notified in late February about a remote code execution (RCE) flaw in their Confluence and Data Center products and issued an alert with a patch on March 20, 2019.…

Apache HTTP Server Privilege Escalation (CVE-2019-0211): What You Need to Know

The joke was on roughly 2 million servers on Monday (April 1!), as the Apache Foundation released a patch for a privilege escalation bug (CVE-2019-0211) in Apache HTTP Server 2.4 releases 2.4.17–2.4.38.…

Rapid7 Introduces Industry Cyber-Exposure Report: ASX 200

Today, Rapid7 released our second Industry Cyber-Exposure Report, examining the overall exposure of the ASX 200 family of companies.…

Cisco® RV110/RV130/RV215 Unauthenticated Configuration Export Vulnerability (CVE-2019-1663): What You Need to Know

This week, Cisco® released an advisory and patch for a remote code execution flaw in small-business routers used for wireless connectivity in small offices and home offices.…

Drupal Core Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-6340): What You Need to Know

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, the Drupal Core team provided an early-warning update for the third Drupal Core Security Alert of 2019, which has been assigned CVE-2019-6340.…

Level Up Your Internet Intelligence Using the Rapid7 Open Data API and R

Let's take a look at how you can use ropendata in R to search for available studies, download datasets, and explore the data.…