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Hijacking a PLC Using its Own Network Features
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researcher to show how attackers can exploit the built-in advanced connectivity functions in some Rockwell PLCs.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/15/2019
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Report: Bots Add Volume to Account Takeover Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bots that can launch hundreds of attacks per second are making account takeover fraud more difficult to defend against.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/15/2019
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Online Fraud: Now a Major Application Layer Security Problem
Ting-Fang Yen, Research Scientist, DataVisor, Inc.Commentary
The explosion of consumer-facing online services and applications is making it easier and cheaper for cybercriminals to host malicious content and launch attacks.
By Ting-Fang Yen Research Scientist, DataVisor, Inc., 1/15/2019
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US Judge: Police Can't Force Biometric Authentication
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Law enforcement cannot order individuals to unlock devices using facial or fingerprint scans, a California judge says.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/15/2019
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7 Privacy Mistakes That Keep Security Pros on Their Toes
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
When it comes to privacy, it's the little things that can lead to big mishaps.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 1/15/2019
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SEC Issues Charges in 'Edgar' Database Hack
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One defendant is still facing charges issued in 2015 for a $30 million hacking and securities fraud scheme.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/15/2019
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Why Cyberattacks Are the No. 1 Risk
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
The paradigm shift toward always-on IT requires business leaders to rethink their defense strategy.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 1/15/2019
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Former IBM Security Execs Launch Cloud Data Security Startup
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Sonrai Security, the brainchild of two execs from IBM Security and Q1 Labs, debuts with $18.5 million in Series A funding.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/15/2019
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Cryptomining Continues to Be Top Malware Threat
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Tools for illegally mining Coinhive, Monero, and other cryptocurrency dominate list of most prevalent malware in December 2018.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/14/2019
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Radiflow: New Approach for Classifying OT Attack Flaws
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The firm says risk assessment should begin with understanding attacker taxonomy and continue with vulnerability analysis.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/14/2019
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Facebook Faces Action From German Watchdog
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
German antitrust regulators prepare to require changes from Facebook regarding privacy and personal information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/14/2019
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Advanced Phishing Scenarios You Will Most Likely Encounter This Year
Eyal Benishti, CEO & Founder of IRONSCALESCommentary
In 2019, there will be no end in sight to email-driven cybercrime such as business email compromise, spearphishing, and ransomware.
By Eyal Benishti CEO & Founder of IRONSCALES, 1/14/2019
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Government Shutdown Brings Certificate Lapse Woes
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Among the problems: TLS certificates are expiring and websites are becoming inaccessible.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/11/2019
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SCOTUS Says Suit Over Fiat-Chrysler Hack Can Move Forward
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A class-action suit over a 2015 attack demonstration against a Jeep Cherokee can move forward, US Supreme Court rules.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/11/2019
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NotPetya Victim Mondelez Sues Zurich Insurance for $100 Million
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Mondelez files lawsuit after Zurich rejects claim for damages from massive ransomware attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/11/2019
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6 Serverless and Containerization Trends CISOs Should Track
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Security leaders must stay on top of a fast-moving world of cloud deployment options.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/11/2019
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Who Takes Responsibility for Cyberattacks in the Cloud?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new CSA report addresses the issue of breach responsibility as more organizations move ERP application data the cloud.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/11/2019
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Kudos to the Unsung Rock Stars of Security
Ira Winkler, CISSP, President, Secure MentemCommentary
It is great to have heroes, but the real security heroes are the men and women who keep the bad guys out while fighting their own organizations at the same time.
By Ira Winkler CISSP, President, Secure Mentem, 1/11/2019
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New Software Side-Channel Attack Raises Risk for Captured Crypto
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The new attack hits operating systems, not chips, and may give criminals the keys to a company's cryptography.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/10/2019
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DNS Hijacking Campaign Targets Organizations Globally
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A group believed to be operating out of Iran has manipulated DNS records belonging to dozens of firms in an apparent cyber espionage campaign, FireEye says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/10/2019
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CVE-2019-6443
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
An issue was discovered in NTPsec before 1.1.3. Because of a bug in ctl_getitem, there is a stack-based buffer over-read in read_sysvars in ntp_control.c in ntpd.
CVE-2019-6444
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
An issue was discovered in NTPsec before 1.1.3. process_control() in ntp_control.c has a stack-based buffer over-read because attacker-controlled data is dereferenced by ntohl() in ntpd.
CVE-2019-6445
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
An issue was discovered in NTPsec before 1.1.3. An authenticated attacker can cause a NULL pointer dereference and ntpd crash in ntp_control.c, related to ctl_getitem.
CVE-2019-6446
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
An issue was discovered in NumPy 1.16.0 and earlier. It uses the pickle Python module unsafely, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted serialized object, as demonstrated by a numpy.load call.
CVE-2019-6442
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
An issue was discovered in NTPsec before 1.1.3. An authenticated attacker can write one byte out of bounds in ntpd via a malformed config request, related to config_remotely in ntp_config.c, yyparse in ntp_parser.tab.c, and yyerror in ntp_parser.y.
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