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JDWP Misconfigurations

JDWP Misconfiguration in Container Images and K8s

Java Debug Wire Protocol (JDWP) is a great way to remotely debug applications during development. However, if enabled when shipped to production, hackers can exploit this mistake by running an arbitrary code that allows initial access or privilege escalation in your production environment. Using Aqua’s Dynamic …

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Monero Threat Alert

Threat Alert: Monero Miners Target Cloud Native Dev Environments

In September 2020, Aqua’s Team Nautilus detected a campaign that targeted the automated build processes of GitHub and Docker Hub. At that time we notified the affected services and they blocked the attack. Now, this campaign has resurfaced with vengeance. In just four days, the attackers set up 92 malicious Docker …

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Kubernetes vulnerability scanning

Vulnerability Scanning for Kubernetes Applications: Why and How

If you’re looking to improve the security posture of your Kubernetes applications, you can get a lot of bang for your buck with vulnerability scanning. In this blog, I’ll talk about the fundamentals of scanning container images: how to pick a vulnerability scanner, when to use it in the application pipeline, and …

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AWS Lambda Containers

Aqua Secures Container Image Support in AWS Lambda

Amazon continues to build new capabilities into its serverless operational mode and has launched container image support in AWS Lambda. It enables packaging and deploying Lambda functions as container images. Building on our strong partnership with AWS and our desire to offer the most complete cloud-native security …

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AquaWave Image Scanning

Scan Container Images for Vulnerabilities & Hidden Malware with Aqua Wave

With an ever-evolving threat landscape, bad actors increasingly target container infrastructure, installing sophisticated malware into images that changes its behavior to evade detection. As static scanning is not designed to spot such advanced threats, it's critical to perform dynamic analysis to detect suspicious …

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Rules-based registry scanning

Scanning Registries at Scale with Rules-based Image Pulls

Let’s face it, the demands of modern application development put tremendous pressure on Dev. Just to keep up with production demands, most developers have to keep numerous images available in their registries. These images include production images, images being built and pushed regularly, recent “known good” …

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Github security scanning with trivy

Find Image Vulnerabilities Using GitHub and Aqua Security Trivy Action

Modern-day CI/CD pipelines enable new security approaches and transform the DevOps landscape to accommodate a variety of safety nets into the software supply chain. GitHub Actions is an example of one of those safety nets, making it possible to perform a variety of pipeline steps (build, test, and deploy) from …

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Trivy VS Code Plugin

Using Trivy to Discover Vulnerabilities in VS Code Projects

For most of us developers, our container security protocol involves some sort of static image scan for vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, to do this usually involves jumping out of one type of software program, like a code editor, to open a completely separate tool to perform the scanning. Well, the open source team …

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DzMLT Threat Alert

Threat Alert: An Attack Against a Docker API Leads To Hidden Cryptominers

Following an attack against a misconfigured Docker API port, the research team at Aqua Security performed an in-depth examination of the Docker Hub account from which the image was pulled. The examination was done by dynamically scanning for hidden threats in the container images hosted in that specific Docker Hub …

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Open source vulnerability scanner

Trivy Image Vulnerability Scanner Now Under Apache 2.0 License

In our view, making security tools easy to use is one of the best ways to increase adoption and help end users improve the security of their deployments. One of the strengths of our open source vulnerability scanner for container images, Trivy, is that it’s very easy to install and to integrate into different …

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Cloud Native Security

Cloud Native Best Practices: Security Policies in CI/CD Pipelines

With the continual leftward shifting movement of traditional DevOps responsibilities, organizations can now detect security issues earlier in the software development lifecycle (SDLC). Using CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, GoCD, or Bamboo, organizations can continually develop, test, and ship applications. As …

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