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Arctic Wolf Buys RootSecure
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The purchase adds risk assessment to Arctic Wolf's SOC-as-a-service.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/12/2018
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Microsoft, PayPal, Google Top Phishing's Favorite Targets in Q3
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
One out of every 100 emails an enterprise receives is a phishing scam, and the attackers behind them are getting more sophisticated.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/12/2018
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Forget Shifting Security Left; It's Time to Race Left
Jerry Gamblin, Principal Security Engineer, Kenna SecurityCommentary
Once DevOps teams decide to shift left, they can finally look forward instead of backward.
By Jerry Gamblin Principal Security Engineer, Kenna Security, 12/12/2018
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Higher Education: 15 Books to Help Cybersecurity Pros Be Better
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Constant learning is a requirement for cybersecurity professionals. Here are 15 books recommended by professionals to continue a professional's education.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/12/2018
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Battling Bots Brings Big-Budget Blow to Businesses
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Fighting off bot attacks on Web applications extracts a heavy cost in human resources and technology, according to a just-released report.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/11/2018
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Equifax Breach Underscores Need for Accountability, Simpler Architectures
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
A new congressional report says the credit reporting firm's September 2017 breach was 'entirely preventable.'
By Robert Lemos Technology Journalist/Data Researcher, 12/11/2018
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Patch Tuesday Arrives with 9 Critical CVEs, 1 Under Attack
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Serious bugs addressed today include a Win32K privilege escalation vulnerability and Windows DNS server heap overflow flaw.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/11/2018
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Attackers Using New Exploit Kit to Hijack Home & Small Office Routers
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Goal is to steal banking credentials by redirecting users to phishing sites.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/11/2018
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49% of Cloud Databases Left Unencrypted
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Businesses also leave information vulnerable in the cloud by failing to implement MFA and configure Kubernetes settings, new research reveals.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/11/2018
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The Grinch Bot Before Christmas: A Security Story for the Holidays
Julian Waits, GM Cyber Security Business Unit, Devo TechnologyCommentary
Once upon a time, buyers purchased products from certified sellers. Today, hoarders use botnets to amass goods at significant markup for a new gray-market economy.
By Julian Waits GM Cyber Security Business Unit, Devo Technology, 12/11/2018
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NetSecOPEN Names Founding Members, Board of Directors
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The organization is charged with building open, transparent testing protocols for network security.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/11/2018
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Grammarly Takes Bug Bounty Program Public
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The private bug bounty program has nearly 1,500 participants and is ready for a public rollout with HackerOne.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/11/2018
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How Well Is Your Organization Investing Its Cybersecurity Dollars?
Jack Jones, Chairman, FAIR InstituteCommentary
The principles, methods, and tools for performing good risk measurement already exist and are being used successfully by organizations today. They take some effort -- and are totally worth it.
By Jack Jones Chairman, FAIR Institute, 12/11/2018
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CrowdStrike: More Organizations Now Self-Detect Their Own Cyberattacks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
But it still takes an average of 85 days to spot one, the security firm's incident response investigations found.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/11/2018
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DanaBot Malware Adds Spam to its Menu
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new generation of modular malware increases its value to criminals.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/10/2018
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'Highly Active' Seedworm Group Hits IT Services, Governments
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Since September, the cyber espionage actors have targeted more than 130 victims in 30 organizations including NGOs, oil and gas, and telecom businesses.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/10/2018
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Satan Ransomware Variant Exploits 10 Server-Side Flaws
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Windows, Linux systems vulnerable to self-propagating 'Lucky' malware, security researchers say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/10/2018
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New Google+ Breach Will Lead to Early Service Shutdown
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A breach affecting more than 52 million users was patched, but not before leading to the company rethinking the future of the service.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/10/2018
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'Dr. Shifro' Prescribes Fake Ransomware Cure
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A Russian firm aims to capitalize on ransomware victims' desperation by offering to unlock files then passing money to attackers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/10/2018
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6 Cloud Security Predictions for 2019
Ory Segal, CTO, PureSecCommentary
How the fast pace of cloud computing adoption in 2018 will dramatically change the security landscape next year.
By Ory Segal CTO, PureSec, 12/10/2018
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CVE-2018-15328
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
On BIG-IP 14.0.x, 13.x, 12.x, and 11.x, Enterprise Manager 3.1.1, BIG-IQ 6.x, 5.x, and 4.x, and iWorkflow 2.x, the passphrases for SNMPv3 users and trap destinations that are used for authentication and privacy are not handled by the BIG-IP system Secure Vault feature; they are written in the clear ...
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PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
Cross site scripting vulnerability in iManager prior to 3.1 SP2.
CVE-2018-17950
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
Incorrect enforcement of authorization checks in eDirectory prior to 9.1 SP2
CVE-2018-17952
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
Cross site scripting vulnerability in eDirectory prior to 9.1 SP2
CVE-2018-16867
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
A flaw was found in qemu Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) before version 3.1.0. A path traversal in the in usb_mtp_write_data function in hw/usb/dev-mtp.c due to an improper filename sanitization. When the guest device is mounted in read-write mode, this allows to read/write arbitrary files which may l...
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