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Oracle: Apply Out-of-Band Patch for Database Flaw ASAP
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Flaw in the Java VM component of Oracle's Database Server is easily exploitable, security experts warn.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/14/2018
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Election Websites, Backend Systems Most at Risk of Cyberattack in Midterms
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Both adult and kid hackers demonstrated at DEF CON how the hackable voting machine may be the least of our worries in the 2018 elections.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/14/2018
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Flaws in Mobile Point of Sale Readers Displayed at Black Hat
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
While security is high overall for mPOS tools from companies like Square, PayPal, and iZettle, some devices have vulnerabilities that attackers could exploit to gather data and cash.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/14/2018
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Microsoft ADFS Vulnerability Lets Attackers Bypass MFA
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The flaw lets an attacker use the same second factor to bypass multifactor authentication for any account on the same ADFS service.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/14/2018
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Washington Man Sentenced in Ransomware Conspiracy
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A guilty plea brings 18-month sentence on money laundering charges for former Microsoft employee.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/14/2018
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'Election Protection' Aims to Secure Candidates Running for Office
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The kit is designed to prevent credential theft targeting people running for federal, state, and local elected offices.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/14/2018
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Equifax Avoided Fines, but What If ...?
Mark Nunnikhoven, Vice President, Cloud Research, at Trend MicroCommentary
Let's imagine the consequences the company would have faced if current laws had been on the books earlier.
By Mark Nunnikhoven Vice President, Cloud Research, at Trend Micro, 8/14/2018
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Hacker Unlocks 'God Mode' and Shares the 'Key'
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
At Black Hat USA and DEF CON, researcher Christopher Domas showed how he found backdoors that may exist in many different CPUs.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/13/2018
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Social Engineers Show Off Their Tricks
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Experts in deception shared tricks of the trade and showed their skills at Black Hat and DEF CON 2018.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/13/2018
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Vulnerability Disclosures in 2018 So Far Outpacing Previous Years'
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Nearly 17% of 10,644 vulnerabilities disclosed so far this year have been critical, according to new report from Risk Based Security.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/13/2018
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'Hack the Marine Corps' Bug Bounty Event Held in Vegas
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
$80K in payouts went to handpicked hackers in nine-hour event during DEF CON in Las Vegas.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/13/2018
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Nigerian National Convicted for Phishing US Universities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Olayinka Olaniyi and his co-conspirator targeted the University of Virginia, Georgia Tech, and other educational institutions.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/13/2018
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FBI Warns of Cyber Extortion Scam
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Spear-phishing techniques are breathing new life into an old scam.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/13/2018
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The Data Security Landscape Is Shifting: Is Your Company Prepared?
Francis Dinha, CEO & Co-Founder of OpenVPNCommentary
New ways to steal your data (and profits) keep cropping up. These best practices can help keep your organization safer.
By Francis Dinha CEO & Co-Founder of OpenVPN, 8/13/2018
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Vulnerable Smart City Devices Can Be Exploited To Cause Panic, Chaos
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
False alerts about floods, radiation levels are just some of the ways attackers can abuse weakly protected IoT devices, researchers warn.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/10/2018
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NSA Brings Nation-State Details to DEF CON
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Hackers were eager to hear the latest from the world of nation-state cybersecurity.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/10/2018
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The Enigma of AI & Cybersecurity
Dr. Dongyan Wang, Chief AI Officer at DeepBrain ChainCommentary
We've only seen the beginning of what artificial intelligence can do for information security.
By Dr. Dongyan Wang Chief AI Officer at DeepBrain Chain, 8/10/2018
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6 Eye-Raising Third-Party Breaches
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
This year's headlines have featured a number of high-profile exposures caused by third parties working on behalf of major brands.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/10/2018
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Xori Adds Speed, Breadth to Disassembler Lineup
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new open source tool, introduced at Black Hat USA, places a priority on speed and automation.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/9/2018
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IoT Malware Discovered Trying to Attack Satellite Systems of Airplanes, Ships
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researcher Ruben Santamarta shared the details of his successful hack of an in-flight airplane Wi-Fi network and other findings at Black Hat USA today.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/9/2018
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CVE-2018-3937
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-14
An exploitable command injection vulnerability exists in the measurementBitrateExec functionality of Sony IPELA E Series Network Camera G5 firmware 1.87.00. A specially crafted GET request can cause arbitrary commands to be executed. An attacker can send an HTTP request to trigger this vulnerability...
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PUBLISHED: 2018-08-14
An exploitable stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the 802dot1xclientcert.cgi functionality of Sony IPELA E Series Camera G5 firmware 1.87.00. A specially crafted POST can cause a stack-based buffer overflow, resulting in remote code execution. An attacker can send a malicious POST r...
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PUBLISHED: 2018-08-14
In Eclipse Vert.x version 3.0 to 3.5.1, the HttpServer response headers and HttpClient request headers do not filter carriage return and line feed characters from the header value. This allow unfiltered values to inject a new header in the client request or server response.
CVE-2018-12539
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-14
In Eclipse OpenJ9 version 0.8, users other than the process owner may be able to use Java Attach API to connect to an Eclipse OpenJ9 or IBM JVM on the same machine and use Attach API operations, which includes the ability to execute untrusted native code. Attach API is enabled by default on Windows,...
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