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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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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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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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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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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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'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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Valentine's Emails Laced with Gandcrab Ransomware
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
In the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day 2019, researchers notice a new form of Gandcrab appearing in romance-themed emails.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/14/2019
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Security Spills: 9 Problems Causing the Most Stress
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Security practitioners reveal what's causing them the most frustration in their roles.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/14/2019
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'Picnic' Passes Test for Protecting IoT From Quantum Hacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers from DigiCert, Utimaco, and Microsoft Research gives thumbs-up to a new algorithm for implementing quantum hacking-proof digital certificates.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/12/2019
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6 Reasons to Be Wary of Encryption in Your Enterprise
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Encryption can be critical to data security, but it's not a universal panacea.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/8/2019
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Malware Campaign Hides Ransomware in Super Mario Wrapper
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A newly discovered malware campaign uses steganography to hide GandCrab in a seemingly innocent Mario image.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/8/2019
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Carbonite Announces Webroot Purchase
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The purchase will add WebRoot's cloud-based security to the cloud-based data backup and recovery platform of Carbonite.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/7/2019
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Security Bugs in Video Chat Tools Enable Remote Attackers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Lifesize is issuing a hotfix to address vulnerabilities in its enterprise collaboration devices, which could give hackers a gateway into target organizations.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/7/2019
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When 911 Goes Down: Why Voice Network Security Must Be a Priority
Mykola Konrad, Vice President of Product Management, Ribbon CommunicationsCommentary
When there's a DDoS attack against your voice network, are you ready to fight against it?
By Mykola Konrad Vice President of Product Management, Ribbon Communications, 2/7/2019
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DDoS Mitigation Pioneer Launches Network Security Startup
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Barrett Lyon is co-founder of Netography, which emerged today with $2.6M in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/7/2019
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HelpSystems Buys Core Security Assets to Grow Infosec Portfolio
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Acquisition will enable it to provide threat detection, pen testing, and other security tools to customers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/6/2019
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Shellbot Crimeware Re-Emerges in Monero Mining Campaign
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
New attack uses a repurposed version of the Trojan that spreads using Internet Relay Chat.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/5/2019
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Taming the Wild, West World of Security Product Testing
Brian Monkman, Executive Director at NetSecOPENCommentary
The industry has long needed an open, industry-standard testing framework. NetSecOPEN is working to make that happen.
By Brian Monkman Executive Director at NetSecOPEN, 2/5/2019
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Exposed Consumer Data Skyrocketed 126% in 2018
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The number of data breaches dropped overall, but the amount of sensitive records exposed jumped to 446.5 million last year, according to the ITRC.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/4/2019
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6 Security Tips Before You Put a Digital Assistant to Work
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
If you absolutely have to have Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant in your home, heed the following advice.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/4/2019
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CVE-2019-8955
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
In Tor before 0.3.3.12, 0.3.4.x before 0.3.4.11, 0.3.5.x before 0.3.5.8, and 0.4.x before 0.4.0.2-alpha, remote denial of service against Tor clients and relays can occur via memory exhaustion in the KIST cell scheduler.
CVE-2019-1698
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
A vulnerability in the web-based user interface of Cisco Internet of Things Field Network Director (IoT-FND) Software could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to gain read access to information that is stored on an affected system. The vulnerability is due to improper handling of XML External E...
CVE-2019-1700
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
A vulnerability in field-programmable gate array (FPGA) ingress buffer management for the Cisco Firepower 9000 Series with the Cisco Firepower 2-port 100G double-width network module (PID: FPR9K-DNM-2X100G) could allow an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) conditio...
CVE-2019-6340
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
Some field types do not properly sanitize data from non-form sources in Drupal 8.5.x before 8.5.11 and Drupal 8.6.x before 8.6.10. This can lead to arbitrary PHP code execution in some cases. A site is only affected by this if one of the following conditions is met: The site has the Drupal 8 core RE...
CVE-2019-8996
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
In Signiant Manager+Agents before 13.5, the implementation of the set command has a Buffer Overflow.