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Lessons From the War on Malicious Mobile Apps
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
Despite the openness of the Android platform, Google has managed to keep its Play store mainly free of malware and malicious apps. Outside of the marketplace is a different matter.
By Robert Lemos , 2/22/2019
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New Malware Campaign Targets Job Seekers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
LinkedIn profiles provide a persistent, patient threat actor with the information required to craft spear-phishing messages.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/22/2019
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6 Tips for Getting the Most from Your VPN
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
VPNs are critical for information security. But simply having these cozy security tunnels in the toolkit isn't enough to keep an organization's data safe.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/22/2019
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New Legislation Builds on California Data Breach Law
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
This bill requires businesses to notify consumers of compromised passport numbers and biometric data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/22/2019
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To Mitigate Advanced Threats, Put People Ahead of Tech
Brandon Levene, Head of Applied Intelligence, ChronicleCommentary
Preventative technologies are only part of the picture and often come at the expense of the humans behind them.
By Brandon Levene Head of Applied Intelligence, Chronicle, 2/22/2019
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Researchers Propose New Approach to Address Online Password-Guessing Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Recommended best practices not effective against certain types of attacks, they say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/21/2019
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Attack Campaign Experiments with Rapid Changes in Email Lure Content
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
It's like polymorphic behavior only the changes are in the email lures themselves, with randomized changes to headers, subject lines, and body content.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/21/2019
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Human Negligence to Blame for the Majority of Insider Threats
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
In 98% of the assessments conducted for its research, Dtex found employees exposed proprietary company information on the Web a 20% jump from 2018.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/21/2019
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Why Cybersecurity Burnout Is Real (and What to Do About It)
Chris Schueler, Senior VP, Managed Security Services, TrustwaveCommentary
The constant stresses from advanced malware to zero-day vulnerabilities can easily turn into employee overload with potentially dangerous consequences. Here's how to turn down the pressure.
By Chris Schueler Senior VP, Managed Security Services, Trustwave, 2/21/2019
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New Free Tool Scans for Chrome Extension Safety
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
CRXcavator scans extensions in real time based on factors including permissions, external calls, and third-party libraries.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/21/2019
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Cyber Extortionists Can Earn $360,000 a Year
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Extortion scams capitalize on compromised credentials, sensitive data, and technical vulnerabilities on Internet-facing applications to pressure victims to pay up.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/21/2019
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Security Analysts Are Only Human
Roselle Safran & Utpal Desai, President of Rosint Labs/Director of Product Management of BitdefenderCommentary
SOC security analysts shoulder the largest cybersecurity burden. Automation is the way to circumvent the unavoidable human factor. Third in a six-part series.
By Roselle Safran & Utpal Desai President of Rosint Labs/Director of Product Management of Bitdefender, 2/21/2019
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Insurer Offers GDPR-Specific Coverage for SMBs
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Companies covered under the EU mandate can get policies for up to $10 million for fines, penalties, and other costs.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/20/2019
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As Businesses Move Critical Data to Cloud, Security Risks Abound
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Companies think their data is safer in the public cloud than in on-prem data centers, but the transition is driving security issues.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/20/2019
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POS Vendor Announces January Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
More than 120 restaurants were affected by an incident that exposed customer credit card information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/20/2019
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Mastercard, GCA Create Small Business Cybersecurity Toolkit
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new toolkit developed by the Global Cybersecurity Alliance aims to give small businesses a cookbook for better cybersecurity.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/20/2019
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9 Years After: From Operation Aurora to Zero Trust
Andy Ellis, Chief Security Officer, AkamaiCommentary
How the first documented nation-state cyberattack is changing security today.
By Andy Ellis Chief Security Officer, Akamai, 2/20/2019
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Microsoft Expands AccountGuard to Help Europe Prep for Cyberattacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A recent wave of cybercrime has targeted organizations with employees in Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, and Serbia.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/20/2019
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The Anatomy of a Lazy Phish
Jordan Shakhsheer, Information Security Engineer, Bluestone AnalyticsCommentary
A security engineer breaks down how easy it is for unskilled attackers to trick an unsuspecting user to submit credentials to a phishing site.
By Jordan Shakhsheer Information Security Engineer, Bluestone Analytics, 2/20/2019
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'Formjacking' Compromises 4,800 Sites Per Month. Could Yours Be One?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cybercriminals see formjacking as a simple opportunity to take advantage of online retailers and all they need is a small piece of JavaScript.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/20/2019
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CVE-2014-10078
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-23
Vembu StoreGrid 4.4.x has XSS in interface/registercustomer/onlineregsuccess.php, interface/registerreseller/onlineregfailure.php, interface/registerclient/onlineregfailure.php, and interface/registercustomer/onlineregfailure.php.
CVE-2014-10079
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-23
In Vembu StoreGrid 4.4.x, the front page of the server web interface leaks the private IP address in the "ipaddress" hidden form value of the HTML source code, which is disclosed because of incorrect processing of an index.php/ trailing slash.
CVE-2018-20785
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-23
Secure boot bypass and memory extraction can be achieved on Neato Botvac Connected 2.2.0 devices. During startup, the AM335x secure boot feature decrypts and executes firmware. Secure boot can be bypassed by starting with certain commands to the USB serial port. Although a power cycle occurs, this d...
CVE-2019-9037
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-23
An issue was discovered in libmatio.a in matio (aka MAT File I/O Library) 1.5.13. There is a buffer over-read in the function Mat_VarPrint() in mat.c.
CVE-2019-9038
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-23
An issue was discovered in libmatio.a in matio (aka MAT File I/O Library) 1.5.13. There is an out-of-bounds read problem with a SEGV in the function ReadNextCell() in mat5.c.
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Data breach fears and the need to comply with regulations such as GDPR are two major drivers increased spending on security products and technologies. But other factors are contributing to the trend as well. Find out more about how enterprises are attacking the cybersecurity problem by reading our report today.
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