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Blocking Attacks in Runtime with Drift Prevention

Drift prevention is the cloud native answer to malware, worms and zero-day exploits. It’s also one of the best things to happen to security since the firewall, and finally a departure from the defeatist “we can’t really stop attacks so let’s not try” approach that’s been plaguing the mindset of security …

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Aqua CSP Globally Whitelisted for ARO: Red Hat OpenShift on Azure

To harness the power of a secure and mature Kubernetes platform, to increase their development teams’ productivity, and to lower costs, organizations choose to use Red Hat OpenShift. To achieve these goals, many deploy Red Hat OpenShift on-premise, which requires allocating resources to manage the infrastructure …

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threat alert exploiting open Docker daemons

Threat Alert: Exploiting Open Docker Daemons for DDoS Attacks

Aqua’s research team continuously investigates and analyzes the anatomy of new attacks in the wild. Recently, we identified attacks that exploited misconfigured open Docker daemons, where attackers were actively using this attack vector to hijack environments in order to launch targeted DDoS attacks. Each of the …

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What is eBPF

A Deep Dive into eBPF: The Technology that Powers Tracee

Tracee, by Aqua Security, is an open source, lightweight, and easy to use container and system tracing utility. Tracee allows you to trace events that were generated within containers only, without needing to filter out other system processes.

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DevSecOps

DevSecOps with Trivy and GitHub Actions

The premise of DevSecOps is that in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), each member is responsible for security. This unifies the operations and development teams in terms of security operations. DevSecOps’ goal is to add security to each step of the development process by integrating security controls and …

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Tracee: Tracing Containers with eBPF

This week at Velocity Berlin, I’ll be giving a talk called A Beginner’s Guide to eBPF. To coincide with it, we’re opening up a new Aqua Security open source project called Tracee, which uses eBPF to trace events in containers. This isn’t something that most developers need to do on a day-to-day basis, but for those …

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Docker API Honeypots

Threat Alert: Maneuver Docker API for Host Takeover

Docker clients can communicate with the daemon either locally, via a unix socket, or over a network via a TCP socket. Aqua's research team discovered an interesting attack vector running on top of an unsecured Docker socket API. Instead of running a malicious Docker image, the attacker changes the traditional …

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Optimized Logging for Container Workloads

Optimized Logging for Container Workloads Using AWS FireLens

Managing a growing number of systems and applications can be complicated and time consuming, making it particularly important to find a way to centralize and optimize your data. As a result, AWS has recently released FireLens which, working with Fluentd and Fluent Bit, allows you to route your logs to a large …

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Container Image Scanning

Scanning Image Layers, Prometheus, and Harbor Integrations

One of the key challenges in container image scanning is understanding where a vulnerability originated in an image, and who can fix it. Image layers allow us to do that, and Aqua’s scanner now allows us to pinpoint discovered vulnerabilities to a specific layer.

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Docker image vulnerability scanning

Crypto-Mining Malware Outsmarting Image Scanners

In previous crypto-mining attacks, we observed hackers investing little to no effort in hiding their malicious activities. They just ran the malicious container with all of its scripts and configuration files in clear text. This made the analysis of their malicious intent fairly easy.

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container security

Crypto-mining Attack: The Container Security Demo that Went Terribly Right

Sometimes life, a.k.a., the internet, throws us a bone when it comes to running demonstrations on security tools.   

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