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How to Engage Your Cyber Enemies
Guy Nizan, CEO at Intsights Cyber IntelligenceCommentary
Having the right mix of tools, automation, and intelligence is key to staying ahead of new threats and protecting your organization.
By Guy Nizan CEO at Intsights Cyber Intelligence, 12/18/2018
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8 Security Tips to Gift Your Loved Ones For the Holidays
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Before the wrapping paper starts flying, here's some welcome cybersecurity advice to share with friends and family.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 12/18/2018
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Cyber Readiness Institute Launches New Program for SMBs
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Program seeks to raise employees' cyber awareness and give small and midsize business owners the tools to make a difference.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 12/17/2018
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Disk-Wiping 'Shamoon' Malware Resurfaces With File-Erasing Malware in Tow
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
As with previous attacks, organizations in the Middle East appear to be main targets, Symantec says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/17/2018
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53 Bugs in 50 Days: Researchers Fuzz Adobe Reader
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Automatic vulnerability finding tools detect more than 50 CVEs in Adobe Reader and Adobe Pro during a 50-day experiment.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/17/2018
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Chinese Hackers Stole Classified US Navy Info
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Cyberattacks reportedly targeted US Defense contractor.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/17/2018
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Lax Controls Leave Fortune 500 Overexposed On the Net
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
The largest companies in the world have an average of 500 servers and devices accessible from the Internet - and many leave thousands of systems open to attack.
By Robert Lemos Technology Journalist/Data Researcher, 12/17/2018
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Facebook: Photo API Bug Exposed 6.8M User Photos
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The flaw let developers access images that users may not have shared publicly, including those they started to upload but didnt post.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/17/2018
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Shhhhh! The Secret to Secrets Management
Mark B. Cooper, President and Founder, PKI SolutionsCommentary
Companies need to take a centralized approach to protecting confidential data and assets. Here are 12 ways to get a handle on the problem.
By Mark B. Cooper President and Founder, PKI Solutions, 12/17/2018
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Email Bomb Threats Follow Sextortion Playbook
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Yesterday's wave of email bomb threats appear to be an evolution of tactics by the same groups that earlier tried "sextortion" and personal threats, Talos researchers say.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/14/2018
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Iranian Hackers Target Nuclear Experts, US Officials
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Hackers ramp up efforts to infiltrate email accounts of Americans responsible for enforcing severe economic sanctions on Iran.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/14/2018
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Who Are You, Really? A Peek at the Future of Identity
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Experts dive into the trends and challenges defining the identity space and predict how online identities will change in years to come.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/14/2018
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Retailers: Avoid the Hackable Holidaze
Fred Kneip, CEO at CyberGRXCommentary
The most wonderful time of the year? Sure, but not if your business and customers are getting robbed.
By Fred Kneip CEO at CyberGRX, 12/14/2018
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2019 Attacker Playbook
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Security pundits predict the ways that cybercriminals, nation-state actors, and other attackers will refine their tactics, techniques, and procedures in the coming year.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/14/2018
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Cybercriminals Change Tactics to Outwit Machine-Learning Defense
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The rise in machine learning for security has forced criminals to rethink how to avoid detection.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/14/2018
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Universities Get Schooled by Hackers
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Colleges and universities are prime targets for criminals due to huge sets of personal information and security that is weaker than in many businesses.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/13/2018
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Despite Breaches, Many Organizations Struggle to Quantify Cyber-Risks to Business
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Enterprises are struggling with familiar old security challenges as a result, new survey shows.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/13/2018
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Cybercrime Is World's Biggest Criminal Growth Industry
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The toll from cybercrime is expected to pass $6 trillion in the next three years, according to a new report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/13/2018
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Setting the Table for Effective Cybersecurity: 20 Culinary Questions
Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDRRA Commentary
Even the best chefs will produce an inferior product if they begin with the wrong ingredients.
By Joshua Goldfarb Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDRRA , 12/13/2018
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Education Gets an 'F' for Cybersecurity
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The education sector falls last on a list analyzing the security posture of 17 US industries, SecurityScorecard reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/13/2018
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CVE-2017-15031
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
In all versions of ARM Trusted Firmware up to and including v1.4, not initializing or saving/restoring the PMCR_EL0 register can leak secure world timing information.
CVE-2018-19522
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
DriverAgent 2.2015.7.14, which includes DrvAgent64.sys 1.0.0.1, allows a user to send an IOCTL (0x800020F4) with a buffer containing user defined content. The driver's subroutine will execute a wrmsr instruction with the user's buffer for partial input.
CVE-2018-1833
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
IBM Event Streams 2018.3.0 could allow a remote attacker to submit an API request with a fake Host request header. An attacker, who has already gained authorised access via the CLI, could exploit this vulnerability to spoof the request header. IBM X-Force ID: 150507.
CVE-2018-4015
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
An exploitable vulnerability exists in the HTTP client functionality of the Webroot BrightCloud SDK. The configuration of the HTTP client does not enforce a secure connection by default, resulting in a failure to validate TLS certificates. An attacker could impersonate a remote BrightCloud server to...
CVE-2018-20201
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
There is a stack-based buffer over-read in the jsfNameFromString function of jsflash.c in Espruino 2V00, leading to a denial of service or possibly unspecified other impact via a crafted js file.
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