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Small-Time Cybercriminals Landing Steady Low Blows
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
High-end crime groups are acquiring the sorts of sophisticated capabilities only nation-states once had, while low-tier criminals maintain a steady stream of malicious activity, from cryptomining to PoS malware.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/14/2018
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Cryptojacking, Mobile Malware Growing Threats to the Enterprise
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
At the same time, criminal organizations continue to look for new ways to attack their victims.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/14/2018
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Airlines Have a Big Problem with Bad Bots
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Bad bots account for 43.9% of all traffic on their websites, APIs, and mobile apps, according to a new analysis of 100 airlines.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/14/2018
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Understanding Evil Twin AP Attacks and How to Prevent Them
Ryan Orsi, Director of Product Management for Wi-Fi at WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
The attack surface remains largely unprotected from Wi-Fi threats that can result in stolen credentials and sensitive information as well as backdoor/malware payload drops.
By Ryan Orsi Director of Product Management for Wi-Fi at WatchGuard Technologies, 11/14/2018
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To Click or Not to Click: The Answer Is Easy
Kowsik Guruswamy, Chief Technology Officer at Menlo SecurityCommentary
Mega hacks like the Facebook breach provide endless ammo for spearphishers. These six tips can help you stay safer.
By Kowsik Guruswamy Chief Technology Officer at Menlo Security, 11/14/2018
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Getting to Know Magecart: An Inside Look at 7 Groups
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new report spills the details on Magecart, the criminal groups driving it, and ongoing attacks targeting low- and high-profile victims.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/13/2018
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Empathy: The Next Killer App for Cybersecurity?
Shay Colson, CISSP, Senior Manager, CyberClarity360Commentary
The toughest security problems involve people not technology. Here's how to motivate your frontline employees all the way from the service desk to the corner office.
By Shay Colson CISSP, Senior Manager, CyberClarity360, 11/13/2018
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Google Traffic Temporarily Rerouted via Russia, China
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The incident, which Google reports is now resolved, could be the result of either technical mistakes or malicious activity.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/13/2018
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RIP, 'IT Security'
Kevin Kurzawa, Senior Information Security AuditorCommentary
Information security is vital, of course. But the concept of "IT security" has never made sense.
By Kevin Kurzawa Senior Information Security Auditor, 11/13/2018
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Sophisticated Campaign Targets Pakistan's Air Force
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Espionage campaign uses a variety of new evasion techniques.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/13/2018
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2018 on Track to Be One of the Worst Ever for Data Breaches
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A total of 3,676 breaches involving over 3.6 billion records were reported in the first nine months of this year alone.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/12/2018
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Paris Agreement on Cybercrime Falls Short of Unanimous Agreement
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
More than 50 nations and 150 global companies agree to join effort to fight cybercrime.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/12/2018
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Veterans Find New Roles in Enterprise Cybersecurity
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Facebook and Synack create programs to educate vets and grow employment opportunities while shrinking the cybersecurity talent gap.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/12/2018
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7 Cool New Security Tools to be Revealed at Black Hat Europe
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Black Hat Europe's Arsenal lineup will include demoes of new security tools, from AI malware research to container orchestration.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 11/12/2018
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Cyberattacks Top Business Risks in North America, Europe, EAP
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The World Economic Forum reports cyberattacks are a top enterprise concern following WannaCry and the rise of e-commerce.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/12/2018
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'CARTA': A New Tool in the Breach Prevention Toolbox
Christopher Acton, VP, Security Services and Customer Success, RiskSenseCommentary
Gartner's continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment for averting a data breach addresses the shortcomings of static security programs.
By Christopher Acton VP, Security Services and Customer Success, RiskSense, 11/12/2018
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What You Should Know About Grayware (and What to Do About It)
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Grayware is a tricky security problem, but there are steps you can take to defend your organization when you recognize the risk.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/9/2018
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Guilty Plea Made in Massive International Cell Phone Fraud Case
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A former West Palm Beach resident is the fifth defendant to plead guilty in a case involving thousands of victims.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/9/2018
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The Morris Worm Turns 30
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
How the historic Internet worm attack of 1988 has shaped security or not.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/9/2018
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Vulnerabilities in Our Infrastructure: 5 Ways to Mitigate the Risk
Michael Fabian, Principal Security Consultant, SynopsysCommentary
By teaming up to address key technical and organizational issues, information and operational security teams can improve the resiliency and safety of their infrastructure systems.
By Michael Fabian Principal Security Consultant, Synopsys, 11/9/2018
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CVE-2018-19279
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-14
PRIMX ZoneCentral before 6.1.2236 on Windows sometimes leaks the plaintext of NTFS files. On non-SSD devices, this is limited to a 5-second window and file sizes less than 600 bytes. The effect on SSD devices may be greater.
CVE-2018-19280
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-14
Centreon 3.4.x has XSS via the resource name or macro expression of a poller macro.
CVE-2018-19281
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-14
Centreon 3.4.x allows SNMP trap SQL Injection.
CVE-2018-17960
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-14
CKEditor 4.x before 4.11.0 allows user-assisted XSS involving a source-mode paste.
CVE-2018-19278
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-14
Buffer overflow in DNS SRV and NAPTR lookups in Digium Asterisk 15.x before 15.6.2 and 16.x before 16.0.1 allows remote attackers to crash Asterisk via a specially crafted DNS SRV or NAPTR response, because a buffer size is supposed to match an expanded length but actually matches a compressed lengt...