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Real Estate Industry Remains Rich Target for Cybercrime
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Trojans, file downloaders, stolen credentials, and BEC scams, hitting the real estate sector.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 8/20/2018
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Data Privacy Careers Are Helping to Close the IT Gender Gap
Dana Simberkoff, Chief Compliance and Risk Management Officer, AvePoint, IncCommentary
There are three main reasons why the field has been more welcoming for women. Can other tech areas step up?
By Dana Simberkoff Chief Compliance and Risk Management Officer, AvePoint, Inc, 8/20/2018
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How Better Intel Can Reduce, Prevent Payment Card Fraud
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Royal Bank of Canada machine learning researcher and Terbium Labs chief scientist discuss how they use intelligence about the carding market to predict the next payment card fraud victims.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/20/2018
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Make a Wish: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Marilyn Cohodas, Managing Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Certification, endpoint security, 2FA, phishing, and PII were among the themes and puns offered by readers in our latest cartoon caption competition. And the winners are ...
By Marilyn Cohodas Managing Editor, Dark Reading, 8/18/2018
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Researchers Find New Fast-Acting Side-Channel Vulnerability
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A group of researchers from Georgia Tech have discovered a method for pulling encryption keys from mobile devices without ever touching the phones, themselves.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/17/2018
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Malicious Cryptomining & Other Shifting Threats
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Skybox Security CMO Michelle Johnson Cobb discloses research results that include a spike in malicious cryptomining during Bitcoins peak, a shift to outside-the-perimeter mobile threats, and more.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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The Economics of AI-Enabled Security
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
While AI greatly enhances security, Securonix CTO Tanuj Gulati points out the need for predictable cost models that insulate SOCs from the variables of massive data volume and intense real-time processing.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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Using Threat Deception on Malicious Insiders
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Illusive Networks CEO Ofer Israeli reveals how distributed deception technology can be as effective against insider threats as it is against outsiders, since it thwarts the lateral movement common to both.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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Filtering the Threat Intelligence Tsunami
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Reversing Labs CEO Mario Vuksan contends that SOCs are overwhelmed by global threat intelligence, and can benefit more from a targeted "pull" model that focuses on YARA-type binary pattern matching.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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Ensuring Web Applications Are Hardened, Secure
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Ofer Maor of Synopsys Software Integrity Group describes how automated testing can non-intrusively pinpoint where developers may be inadvertently exposing data and/or violating compliance mandates.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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Marap Malware Appears, Targeting Financial Sector
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new form of modular downloader packs the ability to download other modules and payloads.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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Building Security into the DevOps Pipeline
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
As companies pump more code into production at a faster pace, CA Veracode VP of Security Research Chris Eng stresses the importance of avoiding vulnerabilities by building security directly into the DevOps pipeline.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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Supplementing the SOC with Cyber-as-a-Service
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Raytheon Cyber Protection Solutions CTO Mark Orlando suggests under-resourced SOCs enhance their effectiveness at-scale by tapping the advanced cyber defense automation his company has developed.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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Exploring, Exploiting Active Directory Admin Flaws
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Common methods AD administrators use to protect their environments can easily be exploited. Here's how.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/17/2018
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Assessing & Mitigating Increased Exposure to Third-Party Risk
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
As we increasingly connect with each other digitally, CyberGRX CRO Scott Schneider believes we need to be much more diligent about sharing validated insight into the infosec maturity of our organizations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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Australian Teen Hacked Apple Network
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Leveraging the Power of your End-Users Human Cognition
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Cofense CEO Rohyt Belani makes a case for more aggressively leveraging the unique ability of your most perceptive and well-trained end-users to help you more quickly spot and stop email threats.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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How Orchestration, Automation Help SOCs Do More With Less
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Splunks Haiyan Song and Oliver Friedrichs - co-founder of recently acquired Phantom - explain how security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) can empower SOCs to do more with less.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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Crowd-sourcing Threat Intelligence & Response Guidance
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
AlienVault SVP Russ Spitler encourages participation in the large-scale crowdsourced OTX threat intelligence community as well as the rich expertise of crowd-curated response guidance.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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Simplifying Endpoint Hardening, Defense & Response
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Ziften CEO Mike Hamilton advocates taking complexity, time, and cost out of multi-faceted endpoint protection, with a single-agent solution for laptops, desktops, servers, and cloud VMs.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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CVE-2011-2765
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-20
pyro before 3.15 unsafely handles pid files in temporary directory locations and opening the pid file as root. An attacker can use this flaw to overwrite arbitrary files via symlinks.
CVE-2018-15594
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-20
arch/x86/kernel/paravirt.c in the Linux kernel before 4.18.1 mishandles certain indirect calls, which makes it easier for attackers to conduct Spectre-v2 attacks against paravirtual guests.
CVE-2018-15572
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-20
The spectre_v2_select_mitigation function in arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c in the Linux kernel before 4.18.1 does not always fill RSB upon a context switch, which makes it easier for attackers to conduct userspace-userspace spectreRSB attacks.
CVE-2018-15573
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-20
** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in Reprise License Manager (RLM) through 12.2BL2. Attackers can use the web interface to read and write data to any file on disk (as long as rlm.exe has access to it) via /goform/edit_lf_process with file content in the lfdata parameter and a pathname in the lf...
CVE-2018-15574
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-20
** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in the license editor in Reprise License Manager (RLM) through 12.2BL2. It is a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the /goform/edit_lf_get_data lf parameter via GET or POST. NOTE: the vendor has stated "We do not consider this a vulnerability."
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