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Microsoft Patch Tuesday Recap: 12 Critical Bugs Fixed
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Eight of the 12 critical vulnerabilities addressed this month affect the Chakra Scripting Engine in Microsoft Edge.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/13/2018
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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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Netskope Announces Series F Funding Round
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The $168.7 million round will go toward R&D and global expansion, says cloud access security broker provider.
By Dark Reading Staff , 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
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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
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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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Inside CSAW, a Massive Student-Led Cybersecurity Competition
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Nearly 400 high school, undergraduate, and graduate students advance to the final round of New York University's CSAW games.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/9/2018
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Dropbox Teams with Israeli Security Firm Coronet
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The partnership is expected to improve threat detection for Dropbox while growing Coronet's user base.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/9/2018
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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
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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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Symantec Uncovers North Korean Group's ATM Attack Malware
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Lazarus Group has been using FastCash Trojan on obsolete AIX servers to empty tens of millions of dollars from ATMs.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/8/2018
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CVE-2018-16470
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-13
There is a possible DoS vulnerability in the multipart parser in Rack before 2.0.6. Specially crafted requests can cause the multipart parser to enter a pathological state, causing the parser to use CPU resources disproportionate to the request size.
CVE-2018-16471
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-13
There is a possible XSS vulnerability in Rack before 2.0.6 and 1.6.11. Carefully crafted requests can impact the data returned by the `scheme` method on `Rack::Request`. Applications that expect the scheme to be limited to 'http' or 'https' and do not escape the return value could be vulnerable to a...
CVE-2018-6980
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-13
VMware vRealize Log Insight (4.7.x before 4.7.1 and 4.6.x before 4.6.2) contains a vulnerability due to improper authorization in the user registration method. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow Admin users with view only permission to perform certain administrative functions which they...
CVE-2018-17614
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-13
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Losant Arduino MQTT Client prior to V2.7. User interaction is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the parsing of MQTT PUBLISH packets. The issue results from th...
CVE-2018-8009
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-13
Apache Hadoop 3.1.0, 3.0.0-alpha to 3.0.2, 2.9.0 to 2.9.1, 2.8.0 to 2.8.4, 2.0.0-alpha to 2.7.6, 0.23.0 to 0.23.11 is exploitable via the zip slip vulnerability in places that accept a zip file.
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