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Free Princeton Application Provides IoT Traffic Insight
Quick Hits  |  4/19/2019  | 
The application developed by a research group allows users to spot possible IoT security problems.
Why We Need a 'Cleaner Internet'
Commentary  |  4/19/2019  | 
By blocking threats and attacks nearer to their sources, cybersecurity pros could help turn the connected world into a safer place for all.
This Week in Security Funding: Where the Money Went
News  |  4/12/2019  | 
Predictions for cybersecurity investment in 2019 are holding true with funding announcements from four startups.
Stop Mocking & Start Enabling Emerging Technologies
Commentary  |  4/9/2019  | 
Mocking new technology isn't productive and can lead to career disadvantage.
Airports & Operational Technology: 4 Attack Scenarios
Commentary  |  4/2/2019  | 
As OT systems increasingly fall into the crosshairs of cyberattackers, aviation-industry CISOs have become hyper-focused on securing them.
7 Malware Families Ready to Ruin Your IoT's Day
Slideshows  |  3/29/2019  | 
This latest list of Internet of Things miscreants doesn't limit itself to botnets, like Mirai.
Microsoft Tackles IoT Security with New Azure Updates
News  |  3/28/2019  | 
The Azure Security Center for IoT provides teams with an overview of IoT devices and helps monitor their security properties.
Inside Cyber Battlefields, the Newest Domain of War
News  |  3/28/2019  | 
In his Black Hat Asia keynote, Mikko Hypponen explored implications of "the next arms race" and why cyber will present challenges never before seen in warfare.
Hacker AI vs. Enterprise AI: A New Threat
Commentary  |  3/21/2019  | 
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are being weaponized using the same logic and functionality that legitimate organizations use.
DDoS Attack Size Drops 85% in Q4 2018
News  |  3/19/2019  | 
The sharp decline follows an FBI takedown of so-called "booter," or DDoS-for-hire, websites in December 2018.
Norsk Hydro Shuts Plants Amid Ransomware Attack
Quick Hits  |  3/19/2019  | 
The cyberattack, first detected on Monday night, has shut down Norsk's entire global network.
New Mirai Version Targets Business IoT Devices
Quick Hits  |  3/19/2019  | 
The notorious Internet of Things botnet is evolving to attack more types of devices including those found in enterprises.
New IoT Security Bill: Third Time's the Charm?
News  |  3/18/2019  | 
The latest bill to set security standards for connected devices sold to the US government has fewer requirements, instead leaving recommendations to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
7 Low-Cost Security Tools
Slideshows  |  3/15/2019  | 
Security hardware doesn't have to be expensive or complex to do the job. Here are seven examples of low-cost hardware that could fill a need in your security operations.
Anomaly Detection Techniques: Defining Normal
Commentary  |  3/14/2019  | 
The challenge is identifying suspicious events in training sets where no anomalies are encountered. Part two of a two-part series.
New Malware Shows Marketing Polish
News  |  3/13/2019  | 
A new strain of point-of-sale malware skims credit card numbers and comes via a highly polished marketing campaign.
GPS Spoof Hits Geneva Motor Show
Quick Hits  |  3/13/2019  | 
Incident leaves GPS units showing a location in England and a date 17 years in the future.
The Case for Transparency in End-User License Agreements
Commentary  |  3/13/2019  | 
Why it behooves technology companies to consider EULAs as an opportunity to accurately inform customers about privacy issues and other important information.
NSA, DHS Call for Info Sharing Across Public and Private Sectors
News  |  3/11/2019  | 
Industry leaders debate how government and businesses can work together on key cybersecurity issues.
Georgia's Jackson County Pays $400K to Ransomware Attackers
Quick Hits  |  3/11/2019  | 
The ransomware campaign started March 1 and shut down most of Jackson County's IT systems.
Ultrasound Machine Diagnosed with Major Security Gaps
News  |  3/8/2019  | 
Check Point researchers investigate security risks and point to implications for medical IoT devices.
Trust, or Lack of It, Is a Key Theme on RSAC Keynote Stage
News  |  3/5/2019  | 
Neither machines nor humans might be entirely trustworthy, but the cooperation of the two might be the answer to issues of misinformation, deep fake videos, and other issues of trust, say security leaders.
IoT, APIs, and Criminal Bots Pose Evolving Dangers
News  |  2/27/2019  | 
A pair of reports reach similar conclusions about some of the threats growing in cyberspace and the industries likely to be most affected.
Stay Ahead of the Curve by Using AI in Compliance
Commentary  |  2/27/2019  | 
Although human oversight is required, advanced technologies built on AI will become pivotal in building safer financial markets and a safer world.
DIY Botnet Detection: Techniques and Challenges
Commentary  |  2/26/2019  | 
Botnets continue to spread to places never dreamed of a few years ago. But you can fight them off, and these tips can help.
New Arm Certification Aims to Secure IoT Devices
News  |  2/25/2019  | 
A three-tier certification regimen shows adherence to the Platform Security Architecture.
Lessons From the War on Malicious Mobile Apps
News  |  2/22/2019  | 
Despite the openness of the Android platform, Google has managed to keep its Play store mainly free of malware and malicious apps. Outside of the marketplace is a different matter.
Post-Quantum Crypto Standards Arent All About the Math
News  |  2/15/2019  | 
The industry needs to keep in mind the realities of hardware limits and transitional growing pains, according to Microsoft, Utimaco researchers.
Mozilla, Internet Society and Others Pressure Retailers to Demand Secure IoT Products
News  |  2/14/2019  | 
New initiative offers five principles for greater IoT security.
Security Spills: 9 Problems Causing the Most Stress
Slideshows  |  2/14/2019  | 
Security practitioners reveal what's causing them the most frustration in their roles.
'Picnic' Passes Test for Protecting IoT From Quantum Hacks
Quick Hits  |  2/12/2019  | 
Researchers from DigiCert, Utimaco, and Microsoft Research gives thumbs-up to a new algorithm for implementing quantum hacking-proof digital certificates.
New Encryption Mode Brings Sincerity and Discretion to Low-Cost Android Devices
Quick Hits  |  2/11/2019  | 
Adantium, developed by Google, brings communication encryption to bear on storage security.
Attacks on Automotive Systems Feared Likely
Quick Hits  |  2/6/2019  | 
Yet few engineers feel empowered to do anything about them, a survey shows.
New Botnet Shows Evolution of Tech and Criminal Culture
News  |  2/4/2019  | 
Cayosin brings together multiple strands of botnet tech and hacker behavior for a disturbing new threat.
IoT Security's Coming of Age Is Overdue
Commentary  |  2/4/2019  | 
The unique threat landscape requires a novel security approach based on the latest advances in network and AI security.
Nest Hack Leaves Homeowner Sleepless in Chicago
Quick Hits  |  2/1/2019  | 
A Chicago-area family's smart home controls were compromised in a hack that has left them feeling vulnerable in their own home.
Japan Authorizes IoT Hacking
Quick Hits  |  1/28/2019  | 
A new campaign will see government employees hacking into personal IoT devices to identify those at highest security risk.
Cloud Customers Faced 681M Cyberattacks in 2018
Quick Hits  |  1/24/2019  | 
The most common attacks involved software vulnerabilities, stolen credentials, Web applications, and IoT devices.
How Cybercriminals Clean Their Dirty Money
Commentary  |  1/22/2019  | 
By using a combination of new cryptocurrencies and peer-to-peer marketplaces, cybercriminals are laundering up to an estimated $200 billion in ill-gotten gains a year. And that's just the beginning.
The Security Perimeter Is Dead; Long Live the New Endpoint Perimeter
Commentary  |  1/17/2019  | 
The network no longer provides an air gap against external threats, but access devices can take up the slack.
'We Want IoT Security Regulation,' Say 95% of IT Decision-Makers
News  |  1/17/2019  | 
New global survey shows businesses are valuing IoT security more highly, but they are still challenged by IoT data visibility and privacy.
SCOTUS Says Suit Over Fiat-Chrysler Hack Can Move Forward
Quick Hits  |  1/11/2019  | 
A class-action suit over a 2015 attack demonstration against a Jeep Cherokee can move forward, US Supreme Court rules.
Consumers Demand Security from Smart Device Makers
News  |  1/10/2019  | 
Poll shows individuals want better security from IoT device manufacturers as connected products flood the market.
Security Concerns Limit Remote Work Opportunities
Quick Hits  |  1/9/2019  | 
When companies limit the remote work options that they know will benefit the organization, security concerns are often to blame.
Your Life Is the Attack Surface: The Risks of IoT
Commentary  |  1/8/2019  | 
To protect yourself, you must know where you're vulnerable and these tips can help.
Report: Consumers Buy New Smart Devices But Don't Trust Them
Quick Hits  |  1/7/2019  | 
The gap between acceptance and trust for new smart devices is huge, according to a new survey.
Threat of a Remote Cyberattack on Today's Aircraft Is Real
Commentary  |  1/7/2019  | 
We need more stringent controls and government action to prevent a catastrophic disaster.
Android Malware Hits Victims in 196 Countries
Quick Hits  |  1/3/2019  | 
Malware disguised as games and utilities struck more than 100,000 victims before being taken out of Google Play.
Redefining Critical Infrastructure for the Age of Disinformation
Commentary  |  1/3/2019  | 
In an era of tighter privacy laws, it's important to create an online environment that uses threat intelligence productively to defeat disinformation campaigns and bolster democracy.
US-CERT Offers Tips for Securing Internet-Connected Holiday Gifts
Quick Hits  |  1/2/2019  | 
Key steps to making those home Internet of Things devices just a bit safer.
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Russia Hacked Clinton's Computers Five Hours After Trump's Call
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data Researcher,  4/19/2019
Tips for the Aftermath of a Cyberattack
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/17/2019
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CVE-2019-11378
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-20
An issue was discovered in ProjectSend r1053. upload-process-form.php allows finished_files[]=../ directory traversal. It is possible for users to read arbitrary files and (potentially) access the supporting database, delete arbitrary files, access user passwords, or run arbitrary code.
CVE-2019-11372
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-20
An out-of-bounds read in MediaInfoLib::File__Tags_Helper::Synched_Test in Tag/File__Tags.cpp in MediaInfoLib in MediaArea MediaInfo 18.12 leads to a crash.
CVE-2019-11373
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-20
An out-of-bounds read in File__Analyze::Get_L8 in File__Analyze_Buffer.cpp in MediaInfoLib in MediaArea MediaInfo 18.12 leads to a crash.
CVE-2019-11374
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-20
74CMS v5.0.1 has a CSRF vulnerability to add a new admin user via the index.php?m=Admin&c=admin&a=add URI.
CVE-2019-11375
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-20
Msvod v10 has a CSRF vulnerability to change user information via the admin/member/edit.html URI.