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Creator of Hub for Stolen Credit Cards Sentenced to 90 Months
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
Coming eight years after he launched the site, the steep sentence for the cybercriminal operator is based on a tab of $30 million in damages calculated by Mastercard and other credit card companies.
By Robert Lemos , 4/18/2019
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Former Student Admits to USB Killer Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An Indian national used device to attack computers and peripherals at a New York college.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/18/2019
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Facebook Accidentally Imported 1.5M Users' Email Data Sans Consent
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The social media giant says it did not access the imported data and is notifying affected users.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/18/2019
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Security Audit Shows Gains, Though Privacy Lags
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The 2018 Online Trust Audit shows that "encryption everywhere" is improving security, while fuzzy language is slowing privacy gains.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/16/2019
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Meet Scranos: New Rootkit-Based Malware Gains Confidence
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The cross-platform operation, first tested on victims in China, has begun to spread around the world.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/16/2019
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Benefiting from Data Privacy Investments
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
GDPR-ready companies experience lower overall costs associated with data breaches, research finds.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 4/16/2019
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New Details Emerge on Windows Zero Day
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The CVE-2019-0859 vulnerability, patched last week, is the latest in a string of Windows local privilege escalation bugs discovered at Kaspersky Lab.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/15/2019
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CERT, CISA Warn of Vuln in at Least 4 Major VPNs
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
VPN products by Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, F5 Networks, Pulse Secure, insecurely store session cookies.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2019
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This Week in Security Funding: Where the Money Went
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Predictions for cybersecurity investment in 2019 are holding true with funding announcements from four startups.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/12/2019
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Home Office Apologizes for EU Citizen Data Exposure
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The Home Office has admitted to compromising private email addresses belonging to EU citizens hoping to settle in the UK.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2019
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'Dragonblood' Vulnerabilities Seep Into WPA3 Secure Wifi Handshake
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new set of vulnerabilities may put some early adopters of strong Wifi security at greater security risk.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/11/2019
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Microsoft Patches Are Freezing Older PCs Running Sophos, Avast
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Computers running Sophos or Avast software have been failing to boot following the latest Patch Tuesday update.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/11/2019
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Android Phones Now Double as Physical Security Keys
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Google debuted a series of security updates at Next 2019, giving users the option to use their phone as a second authentication factor.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/10/2019
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Microsoft Patch Tuesday Fixes Windows Bugs Under Attack
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The April release of security updates patches 74 vulnerabilities, two of which are being exploited in the wild.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/9/2019
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Meet Baldr: The Inside Scoop on a New Stealer
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Baldr first appeared in January and has since evolved to version 2.2 as attackers aim to build a long-lasting threat.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/9/2019
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Yahoo Reaches $117.5M Breach Accord Following Failed Settlement
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An adjusted settlement between Yahoo and the victims of its massive data breach is still awaiting approval.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/9/2019
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Stop Mocking & Start Enabling Emerging Technologies
Rick Holland, Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of  Strategy at Digital ShadowsCommentary
Mocking new technology isn't productive and can lead to career disadvantage.
By Rick Holland Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of Strategy at Digital Shadows, 4/9/2019
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Credential-Stuffing Attacks Behind 30 Billion Login Attempts in 2018
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
Using e-mail addresses and passwords from compromised sites, attackers most often targeted retail sites, video-streaming services, and entertainment companies, according to Akamai.
By Robert Lemos , 4/8/2019
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Microsoft Products Under EU Investigation About Data Collection
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new inquiry aims to determine whether contracts between Microsoft and EU organizations violate GDPR.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/8/2019
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Ignore the Insider Threat at Your Peril
Bryan Sartin, Executive Director, Global Security Services, at VerizonCommentary
Attacks from insiders often go undiscovered for months or years, so the potential impact can be huge. These 11 countermeasures can mitigate the damage.
By Bryan Sartin Executive Director, Global Security Services, at Verizon, 4/8/2019
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CVE-2019-11332
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
MKCMS 5.0 allows remote attackers to take over arbitrary user accounts by posting a username and e-mail address to ucenter/repass.php, which triggers e-mail transmission with the password, as demonstrated by 123456.
CVE-2019-9161
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
WAC on the Sangfor Sundray WLAN Controller version 3.7.4.2 and earlier has a Remote Code Execution issue allowing remote attackers to achieve full access to the system, because shell metacharacters in the nginx_webconsole.php Cookie header can be used to read an etc/config/wac/wns_cfg_admin_detail.x...
CVE-2019-11015
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
A vulnerability was found in the MIUI OS version 10.1.3.0 that allows a physically proximate attacker to bypass Lockscreen based authentication via the Wallpaper Carousel application to obtain sensitive Clipboard data and the user's stored credentials (partially). This occurs because of paste access...
CVE-2019-11331
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
Network Time Protocol (NTP), as specified in RFC 5905, uses port 123 even for modes where a fixed port number is not required, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct off-path attacks.
CVE-2019-9160
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
WAC on the Sangfor Sundray WLAN Controller version 3.7.4.2 and earlier has a backdoor account allowing a remote attacker to login to the system via SSH (on TCP port 22345) and escalate to root (because the password for root is the WebUI admin password concatenated with a static string).