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Necurs Botnet Goes Phishing for Banks
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new Necurs botnet campaign targets thousands of banks with a malicious file dropping the FlawedAmmyy remote-access Trojan.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/16/2018
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Researcher Finds MQTT Hole in IoT Defenses
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A commonly used protocol provides a gaping backdoor when misconfigured.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/16/2018
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Active Third-Party Content the Bane of Web Security
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New reports shows many of the world's most popular sites serve up active content from risky sources.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/16/2018
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Facebook Awards $1M for Defense-Based Research
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The company today awarded $200,000 to winners of the Internet Defense Prize after spending $800,000 on the Secure the Internet grants.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/16/2018
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Overcoming 'Security as a Silo' with Orchestration and Automation
Jen Andre, Senior Director at Rapid7Commentary
When teams work in silos, the result is friction and miscommunication. Automation changes that.
By Jen Andre Senior Director at Rapid7, 8/16/2018
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Intel Reveals New Spectre-Like Vulnerability
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new side-channel speculative execution vulnerability takes aim at a different part of the CPU architecture than similar vulnerabilities that came before it.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/15/2018
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Miller & Valasek: Security Stakes Higher for Autonomous Vehicles
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Car hacking specialists shift gears and work on car defense in their latest gigs - at GM subsidiary Cruise Automation.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/15/2018
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2018 Pwnie Awards: Who Pwned, Who Got Pwned
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
A team of security experts round up the best and worst of the year in cybersecurity at Black Hat 2018.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/15/2018
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Gartner Says IT Security Spending to Hit $124B in 2019
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Global IT security spending will grow 12.4% in 2018 and another 8.7% in 2019.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/15/2018
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Instagram Hack: Hundreds Affected, Russia Suspected
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Affected users report the email addresses linked to their Instagram accounts were changed to .ru domains.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/15/2018
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New PHP Exploit Chain Highlights Dangers of Deserialization
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
PHP unserialization can be triggered by other vulnerabilities previously considered low-risk.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/15/2018
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Open Source Software Poses a Real Security Threat
Jeff Williams, CTO, Contrast SecurityCommentary
It's true that open source software has many benefits, but it also has weak points. These four practical steps can help your company stay safer.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Contrast Security, 8/15/2018
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Oracle: Apply Out-of-Band Patch for Database Flaw ASAP
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Flaw in the Java VM component of Oracle's Database Server is easily exploitable, security experts warn.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/14/2018
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Election Websites, Back-End Systems Most at Risk of Cyberattack in Midterms
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Both adult and kid hackers demonstrated at DEF CON how the hackable voting machine may be the least of our worries in the 2018 elections.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/14/2018
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Flaws in Mobile Point of Sale Readers Displayed at Black Hat
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
While security is high overall for mPOS tools from companies like Square, PayPal, and iZettle, some devices have vulnerabilities that attackers could exploit to gather data and cash.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/14/2018
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Microsoft ADFS Vulnerability Lets Attackers Bypass MFA
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The flaw lets an attacker use the same second factor to bypass multifactor authentication for any account on the same ADFS service.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/14/2018
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Washington Man Sentenced in Ransomware Conspiracy
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A guilty plea brings 18-month sentence on money laundering charges for former Microsoft employee.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/14/2018
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'Election Protection' Aims to Secure Candidates Running for Office
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The kit is designed to prevent credential theft targeting people running for federal, state, and local elected offices.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/14/2018
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Equifax Avoided Fines, but What If ...?
Mark Nunnikhoven, Vice President, Cloud Research, at Trend MicroCommentary
Let's imagine the consequences the company would have faced if current laws had been on the books earlier.
By Mark Nunnikhoven Vice President, Cloud Research, at Trend Micro, 8/14/2018
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Hacker Unlocks 'God Mode' and Shares the 'Key'
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
At Black Hat USA and DEF CON, researcher Christopher Domas showed how he found backdoors that may exist in many different CPUs.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/13/2018
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PUBLISHED: 2018-08-16
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PUBLISHED: 2018-08-16
libxml2 2.9.8, if --with-lzma is used, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted XML file that triggers LZMA_MEMLIMIT_ERROR, as demonstrated by xmllint, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-8035 and CVE-2018-9251.
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PUBLISHED: 2018-08-16
An issue found in Progress Telerik JustAssembly through 2018.1.323.2 and JustDecompile through 2018.2.605.0 makes it possible to execute code by decompiling a compiled .NET object (such as DLL or EXE) with an embedded resource file by clicking on the resource.
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