Vulnerabilities ‘that have existed for years’ in WS-Trust could be exploited to attack other services such as Azure and Visual Studio.
Bugs in the multi-factor authentication system used by Microsoft’s cloud-based office productivity platform, Microsoft 365, opened the door for hackers to access cloud applications via a bypass of the security system, according to researchers at Proofpoint.
The flaws exist in the implementation of what is called the WS-Trust specification in cloud environments where WS-Trust is enabled and used with Microsoft 365, formerly called Office 365. WS-Trust is an OASIS standard that provides extensions to WS-Security and is used for renewing and validating security tokens, brokering trust relationships – part of a secure message-exchange architecture.
The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), is a non-profit consortium that promotes open standards in security.
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What is 2FA Two-Factor Authentication (or 2FA as it often referred to) is an extra layer of security that is used to provide users an additional level of protection when securing access to an account.
Beyond admins, researchers say that 97 percent of all total Microsoft 365 users do not use multi-factor authentication. Over and above admins, researchers say that 97 % of all full Microsoft 365 users do not use multi-factor authentication. Up to 78 percent of Microsoft 365 ...
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