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Google Patch to Block Spectre Slowdown in Windows 10
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Microsoft will incorporate Google's Retpoline patch to prevent Spectre Variant 2 from slowing down its operating system.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/19/2018
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EU Takes Step Toward Cyberattack Sanctions
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European leaders complete first step toward establishing a sanctions regime.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/19/2018
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WSJ Report: Facebook Breach the Work of Spammers, Not Nation-State Actors
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A report by the Wall Street Journal points finger at group that is known to Facebook Security.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/19/2018
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Risky Business: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Marilyn Cohodas, Managing Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Phishing, anti-shoulder surfing, Russia and other hysterical identity management puns and comments. And the winners are ...
By Marilyn Cohodas Managing Editor, Dark Reading, 10/19/2018
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Cyber Espionage Campaign Reuses Code from China's APT1
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
US, Canadian organizations in crosshairs of group with apparent links to a Chinese military hacking unit that wreaked havoc several years ago.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/18/2018
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How to Get Consumers to Forgive You for a Breach
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It starts with already-established trust, a new survey shows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/18/2018
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New Security Woes for Popular IoT Protocols
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers at Black Hat Europe will detail denial-of-service and other flaws in MQTT, CoAP machine-to-machine communications protocols that imperil industrial and other IoT networks online.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/18/2018
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Audits: The Missing Layer in Cybersecurity
Brennan P Baybeck, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, Vice Chair of ISACA Board of DirectorsCommentary
Involving the audit team ensures that technology solutions are not just sitting on the shelf or being underutilized to strategically address security risks.
By Brennan P Baybeck CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, Vice Chair of ISACA Board of Directors, 10/18/2018
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Former Equifax Manager Sentenced for Insider Trading
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Sudhakar Bonthu bought and sold Equifax stock options prior to the public disclosure of its 2017 data breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/18/2018
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7 Ways A Collaboration System Could Wreck Your IT Security
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
The same traits that make collaboration systems so useful for team communications can help hackers, too.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/18/2018
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Apache Access Vulnerability Could Affect Thousands of Applications
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A recently discovered issue with a common file access method could be a major new attack surface for malware authors.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/18/2018
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Getting Up to Speed with "Always-On SSL"
Tim Callan, Senior Fellow, Comodo CACommentary
Websites can avoid the negative consequences of a "not secure" label from Google Chrome 68 by following four AOSSL best practices.
By Tim Callan Senior Fellow, Comodo CA, 10/18/2018
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Inside the Dark Web's 'Help Wanted' Ads
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
How cybercriminals recruit everyone from car drivers to corporate insiders and pay them according to the risk they assume.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/18/2018
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3 Years After Attacks on Ukraine Power Grid, BlackEnergy Successor Poses Growing Threat
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
In what could be a precursor to future attacks, GreyEnergy is targeting critical infrastructure organizations in Central and Eastern Europe.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/17/2018
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Oracle Issues Massive Collection of Critical Security Updates
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The software updates from Oracle address a record number of vulnerabilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/17/2018
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(ISC) : Global Cybersecurity Workforce Short 3 Million People
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
With the skills gap still wide, security leaders explain the challenges of hiring and retaining security experts.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/17/2018
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Cybercrime-as-a-Service: No End in Sight
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Cybercrime is easy and rewarding, making it a perfect arena for criminals everywhere.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 10/17/2018
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SEC Warns Public Companies on Accounting Control Use
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A new SEC investigative report urges public organizations to keep cyberthreats in mind when implementing internal accounting tools.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/17/2018
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Startup Spun Out of Securosis Secures $2.5 Million Seed Investment
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
DistruptOps officially rolls out its SaaS for automating control of cloud operations and security.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/17/2018
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The Three Dimensions of the Threat Intelligence Scale Problem
Todd Weller, Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura CyberCommentary
To succeed, organizations must be empowered to reduce their attack surface and staff overload so they can get more out of their existing firewall and threat intelligence investments.
By Todd Weller Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura Cyber, 10/17/2018
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CVE-2018-10839
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Qemu emulator <= 3.0.0 built with the NE2000 NIC emulation support is vulnerable to an integer overflow, which could lead to buffer overflow issue. It could occur when receiving packets over the network. A user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process resulting in DoS.
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PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
The Microsoft Windows Installer for Atlassian Fisheye and Crucible before version 4.6.1 allows local attackers to escalate privileges because of weak permissions on the installation directory.
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PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Z-BlogPHP 1.5.2.1935 (Zero) has a stored XSS Vulnerability in zb_system/function/c_system_admin.php via the Content-Type header during the uploading of image attachments.
CVE-2018-18382
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Advanced HRM 1.6 allows Remote Code Execution via PHP code in a .php file to the user/update-user-avatar URI, which can be accessed through an "Update Profile" "Change Picture" (aka user/edit-profile) action.
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XSS exists in the MetInfo 6.1.2 admin/index.php page via the anyid parameter.
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