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Beyond Passwords: Why Your Company Should Rethink Authentication
Rajiv Dholakia, VP Products, Nok Nok LabsCommentary
Scaling security infrastructure requires scaling trust of users, devices, and methods of authentication. Here's how to get started.
By Rajiv Dholakia VP Products, Nok Nok Labs, 7/19/2018
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Bomgar Acquires Avecto
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Purchase adds layers to privileged access management system.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/10/2018
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Reactive or Proactive? Making the Case for New Kill Chains
Ryan Stolte, co-founder and CTO at Bay DynamicsCommentary
Classic kill chain models that aim to find and stop external attacks don't account for threats from insiders. Here what a modern kill chain should include.
By Ryan Stolte co-founder and CTO at Bay Dynamics, 7/6/2018
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Consumers Rank Security High in Payment Decisions
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Security is a top priority when it comes to making decisions on payment methods and technologies.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/3/2018
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iOS 12 2FA Feature May Carry Bank Fraud Risk
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Making two-factor authentication faster could also make it less secure.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/2/2018
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10 Tips for More Secure Mobile Devices
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Mobile devices can be more secure than traditional desktop machines - but only if the proper policies and practices are in place and in use.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/27/2018
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Secure Code: You Are the Solution to Open Sources Biggest Problem
 Tim Mackey, Technical Evangelist, Black Duck by SynopsysCommentary
Seventy-eight percent of open source codebases examined in a recent study contain at least one unpatched vulnerability, with an average of 64 known vulnerabilities per codebase.
By Tim Mackey Technical Evangelist, Black Duck by Synopsys, 6/25/2018
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Inside a SamSam Ransomware Attack
Ajit Sancheti, CEO and Co-Founder, PreemptCommentary
Here's how hackers use network tools and stolen identities to turn a device-level compromise into an enterprise-level takedown.
By Ajit Sancheti CEO and Co-Founder, Preempt, 6/20/2018
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3 Tips for Driving User Buy-in to Security Policies
Marc Laliberte, Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Teaching users why it's important to commit to security controls is a far more effective strategy than simply demanding that they follow them. Here's how.
By Marc Laliberte Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 6/18/2018
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Survey Shows Florida at the Bottom for Consumer Cybersecurity
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new survey shows that residents of the Sunshine State engage in more risky behavior than their counterparts in the other 49 states.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/6/2018
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Fortinet Completes Bradford Networks Purchase
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5 Tips for Protecting SOHO Routers Against the VPNFilter Malware
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Most home office users need to simply power cycle their routers and disable remote access; enterprises with work-at-home employees should move NAS behind the firewall.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 6/2/2018
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The Good News about Cross-Domain Identity Management
Rich Chetwynd, Head of Developer Experience, OneLoginCommentary
Adoption of the SCIM open source, standards-based approach for syncing user information between applications is ratcheting up among SaaS vendors as well as enterprises.
By Rich Chetwynd Head of Developer Experience, OneLogin, 5/31/2018
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Facebook Must Patch 2 Billion Human Vulnerabilities; How You Can Patch Yours
Christy Wyatt, CEO, Dtex SystemsCommentary
The situation Facebook is in should be prompting all security teams to evaluate just how defenseless or protected the people in their organizations are.
By Christy Wyatt CEO, Dtex Systems, 5/31/2018
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6 Ways Third Parties Can Trip Up Your Security
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Poor access control, inadequate patch management, and non-existent DR practices are just some of the ways a third party can cause problems
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 5/29/2018
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More Than Half of Users Reuse Passwords
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Users are terrible at passwords and the problem is only getting worse, according to an expansive study of more than 100 million passwords and their owners.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/24/2018
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What Should Post-Quantum Cryptography Look Like?
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers are tackling the difficult problem of transitioning toward a new mode of cryptographic protections that won't break under the pressure of quantum computing power.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 5/23/2018
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GDPR 101: Keeping Data Safe Throughout the 'Supply Chain'
Marc French, Senior VP, Chief Trust Officer & Data Protection Officer, MimecastCommentary
There are a lot of moving pieces involved with data collection, retention, and processing in the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation. Here's how to break down responsibilities between your security team and service providers.
By Marc French Senior VP, Chief Trust Officer & Data Protection Officer, Mimecast, 5/22/2018
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How to Hang Up on Fraud
Patrick Cox, Chairman and CEO of TRUSTIDCommentary
Three reasons why the phone channel is uniquely vulnerable to spoofing and what call centers are doing about it.
By Patrick Cox Chairman and CEO of TRUSTID, 5/18/2018
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California Teen Arrested for Phishing Teachers to Change Grades
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The student faces 14 felony counts for using a phishing campaign to steal teachers' credentials and alter students' grades.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/17/2018
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White House Cybersecurity Strategy at a Crossroads
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Ira Winkler, CISSP, President, Secure Mentem,  7/19/2018
Number of Retailers Impacted by Breaches Doubles
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CVE-2018-14492
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-21
Tenda AC7 through V15.03.06.44_CN, AC9 through V15.03.05.19(6318)_CN, and AC10 through V15.03.06.23_CN devices have a Stack-based Buffer Overflow via a long limitSpeed or limitSpeedup parameter to an unspecified /goform URI.
CVE-2018-3770
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
A path traversal exists in markdown-pdf version <9.0.0 that allows a user to insert a malicious html code that can result in reading the local files.
CVE-2018-3771
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
An XSS in statics-server <= 0.0.9 can be used via injected iframe in the filename when statics-server displays directory index in the browser.
CVE-2018-5065
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
Adobe Acrobat and Reader 2018.011.20040 and earlier, 2017.011.30080 and earlier, and 2015.006.30418 and earlier versions have a Use-after-free vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.
CVE-2018-5066
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
Adobe Acrobat and Reader 2018.011.20040 and earlier, 2017.011.30080 and earlier, and 2015.006.30418 and earlier versions have an Out-of-bounds read vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to information disclosure.