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AppSec in the World of 'Serverless'
Boris Chen, Co-founder and VP Engineering, tCell, Inc.Commentary
The term 'application security' still applies to 'serverless' technology, but the line where application settings start and infrastructure ends is blurring.
By Boris Chen Co-founder and VP Engineering, tCell, Inc., 6/21/2018
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'Hidden Tunnels' Help Hackers Launch Financial Services Attacks
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Hackers are using the infrastructure, meant to transmit data between applications, for command and control.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/20/2018
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China-Based Cyber Espionage Campaign Targets Satellite, Telecom, Defense Firms
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Threat group Thrip is using three computers based in China to steal data from targeted companies in Southeast Asia and the US, Symantec says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/20/2018
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Inside a SamSam Ransomware Attack
Ajit Sancheti, CEO and Co-Founder, PreemptCommentary
Here's how hackers use network tools and stolen identities to turn a device-level compromise into an enterprise-level takedown.
By Ajit Sancheti CEO and Co-Founder, Preempt, 6/20/2018
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Intel VP Talks Data Security Focus Amid Rise of Blockchain, AI
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Intel vice president Rick Echevarria discusses the challenges of balancing data security with new technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/20/2018
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Alphabet Launches VirusTotal Monitor to Stop False Positives
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Alphabet's Chronicle security division releases VirusTotal Monitor, a tool for developers to check if their product will be flagged as malware.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/20/2018
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Improving the Adoption of Security Automation
Dan Koloski, Vice President, Oracle's Systems Management and Security  products groupCommentary
Four barriers to automation and how to overcome them.
By Dan Koloski Vice President, Oracle's Systems Management and Security products group, 6/20/2018
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The Best and Worst Tasks for Security Automation
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
As with all new tech, there are good times and and bad times to use it. Security experts share which tasks to prioritize for automation.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/20/2018
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Mylobot Malware Brings New Sophistication to Botnets
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The malware pulls together a variety of techniques to gain a foothold and remain undiscovered.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/20/2018
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Most Websites and Web Apps No Match for Attack Barrage
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
The average website is attacked 50 times per day, with small businesses especially vulnerable.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/19/2018
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Tesla Employee Steals, Sabotages Company Data
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The electric carmaker is the victim of an "extensive and damaging" insider attack, says CEO Elon Musk.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/19/2018
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'Olympic Destroyer' Reappears in Attacks on Europe, Russia
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The attack group known for targeting the 2018 Winter Olympics has resurfaced in campaigns against European financial and biochem companies.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/19/2018
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How to Prepare for 'WannaCry 2.0'
Shimon Oren, Head of Cyber Intelligence at Deep InstinctCommentary
It seems inevitable that a more-powerful follow-up to last year's malware attack will hit sooner or later. You'd better get prepared.
By Shimon Oren Head of Cyber Intelligence at Deep Instinct, 6/19/2018
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Former CIA Engineer Charged with Theft and Transmission of Classified Info
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Suspect had reportedly been named in Vault 7 leak to WikiLeaks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/19/2018
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CrowdStrike Secures $200M Funding Round
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The new funding round brings the company's valuation to more than $3 billion.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/19/2018
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Cisco CPO: Privacy Is Not About Secrecy or Compliance
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Michelle Dennedy sat down with Dark Reading at the recent Cisco Live event to set the record straight about privacy, regulation, encryption, and more.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/19/2018
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5 Tips for Integrating Security Best Practices into Your Cloud Strategy
Robert Corradini, Director of Product Management at 5nineCommentary
Do 'cloud-first' strategies create a security-second mindset?
By Robert Corradini Director of Product Management at 5nine, 6/19/2018
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Security Analytics Startup Uptycs Raises $10M in Series A
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
This round of funding for Uptycs, which runs an osquery-powered analytics platform, was led by ForgePoint Capital and Comcast Ventures.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/19/2018
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Exposed Container Orchestration Systems Putting Many Orgs at Risk
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
More than 22,600 open container orchestration and API management systems discovered on the Internet.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/18/2018
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'Wallchart' Phishing Campaign Exploits World Cup Watchers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The details on a phishing attack designed to lure soccer fans with a subject line about the World Cup schedule and scoresheet.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/18/2018
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CVE-2016-10723
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-21
** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.17.2. Since the page allocator does not yield CPU resources to the owner of the oom_lock mutex, a local unprivileged user can trivially lock up the system forever by wasting CPU resources from the page allocator (e.g., via concurre...
CVE-2017-13072
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-21
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in App Center in QNAP QTS 4.2.6 build 20171208, QTS 4.3.3 build 20171213, QTS 4.3.4 build 20171223, and their earlier versions could allow remote attackers to inject Javascript code.
CVE-2017-2669
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-21
Dovecot before version 2.2.29 is vulnerable to a denial of service. When 'dict' passdb and userdb were used for user authentication, the username sent by the IMAP/POP3 client was sent through var_expand() to perform %variable expansion. Sending specially crafted %variable fields could result in exce...
CVE-2017-2672
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-21
A flaw was found in foreman before version 1.15 in the logging of adding and registering images. An attacker with access to the foreman log file would be able to view passwords for provisioned systems in the log file, allowing them to access those systems.
CVE-2018-0712
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-21
Command injection vulnerability in LDAP Server in QNAP QTS 4.2.6 build 20171208, QTS 4.3.3 build 20180402, QTS 4.3.4 build 20180413 and their earlier versions could allow remote attackers to run arbitrary commands or install malware on the NAS.
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