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2018's Most Common Vulnerabilities Include Issues New and Old
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The most common vulnerabilities seen last year run the gamut from cross-site scripting to issues with CMS platforms.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/18/2019
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PCI Council Releases New Software Framework for DevOps Era
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
The PCI Software Security Framework will eventually replace PCI DA-DSS when it expires in 2022.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/18/2019
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The Rx for HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud
Jason Polancich, CEO, MusubuCommentary
For medical entities, simply following HIPAA cloud service provider guidelines is no longer enough to ensure that your practice is protected from cyber threats, government investigations, and fines.
By Jason Polancich CEO, Musubu, 1/18/2019
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Facebook Shuts Hundreds of Russia-Linked Pages, Accounts for Disinformation
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Facebook says the accounts and pages were part of two unrelated disinformation operations aimed at targets outside the US.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/17/2019
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How the US Chooses Which Zero-Day Vulnerabilities to Stockpile
Ricardo Arroyo, Senior Technical Product Manager, Watchguard TechnologiesCommentary
When it comes to acceptable circumstances for government disclosure of zero-days, the new Vulnerabilities Equity Process might be the accountability practice security advocates have been waiting for.
By Ricardo Arroyo Senior Technical Product Manager, Watchguard Technologies, 1/16/2019
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Report: Bots Add Volume to Account Takeover Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bots that can launch hundreds of attacks per second are making account takeover fraud more difficult to defend against.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/15/2019
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Online Fraud: Now a Major Application Layer Security Problem
Ting-Fang Yen, Research Scientist, DataVisor, Inc.Commentary
The explosion of consumer-facing online services and applications is making it easier and cheaper for cybercriminals to host malicious content and launch attacks.
By Ting-Fang Yen Research Scientist, DataVisor, Inc., 1/15/2019
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Why Cyberattacks Are the No. 1 Risk
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
The paradigm shift toward always-on IT requires business leaders to rethink their defense strategy.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 1/15/2019
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Radiflow: New Approach for Classifying OT Attack Flaws
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The firm says risk assessment should begin with understanding attacker taxonomy and continue with vulnerability analysis.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/14/2019
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Advanced Phishing Scenarios You Will Most Likely Encounter This Year
Eyal Benishti, CEO & Founder of IRONSCALESCommentary
In 2019, there will be no end in sight to email-driven cybercrime such as business email compromise, spearphishing, and ransomware.
By Eyal Benishti CEO & Founder of IRONSCALES, 1/14/2019
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Government Shutdown Brings Certificate Lapse Woes
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Among the problems: TLS certificates are expiring and websites are becoming inaccessible.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/11/2019
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Who Takes Responsibility for Cyberattacks in the Cloud?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new CSA report addresses the issue of breach responsibility as more organizations move ERP application data the cloud.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/11/2019
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New Software Side-Channel Attack Raises Risk for Captured Crypto
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The new attack hits operating systems, not chips, and may give criminals the keys to a company's cryptography.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/10/2019
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Ryuk Ransomware Attribution May Be Premature
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The eagerness to tie recent Ryuk ransomware attacks to a specific group could be rushed, researchers say.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/10/2019
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Election Security Isn't as Bad as People Think
Suzanne Spaulding, Former DHS Under Secretary and Nozomi Networks AdviserCommentary
Make no mistake, however: We'll always have to be on guard. And we can take some lessons from the world of industrial cybersecurity.
By Suzanne Spaulding Former DHS Under Secretary and Nozomi Networks Adviser, 1/10/2019
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Google: G Suite Now Alerts Admins to Data Exfiltration
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New additions to the G Suite alert center are intended to notify admins of phishing and data exports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/10/2019
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6 Best Practices for Managing an Online Educational Infrastructure
Jamie Smith & Larry Schwarberg, Chief Information Officer; Chief Information Security Officer for University of PhoenixCommentary
Universities must keep pace with rapidly changing technology to help thwart malicious hacking attempts and protect student information.
By Jamie Smith & Larry Schwarberg Chief Information Officer; Chief Information Security Officer for University of Phoenix, 1/10/2019
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Security Concerns Limit Remote Work Opportunities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
When companies limit the remote work options that they know will benefit the organization, security concerns are often to blame.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/9/2019
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New 'Crypto Dusting' Attack Gives Cash, Takes Reputation
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
This new form of crypto wallet fraud enlists unwary consumers and companies to help defeat anti-money laundering methods for law enforcement and regulators.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/8/2019
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Your Life Is the Attack Surface: The Risks of IoT
Jason Haddix, Vice President of Researcher Growth at BugcrowdCommentary
To protect yourself, you must know where you're vulnerable and these tips can help.
By Jason Haddix Vice President of Researcher Growth at Bugcrowd, 1/8/2019
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CVE-2019-6497
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-20
Hotels_Server through 2018-11-05 has SQL Injection via the controller/fetchpwd.php username parameter.
CVE-2018-18908
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-20
The Sky Go Desktop application 1.0.19-1 through 1.0.23-1 for Windows performs several requests over cleartext HTTP. This makes the data submitted in these requests prone to Man in The Middle (MiTM) attacks, whereby an attacker would be able to obtain the data sent in these requests. Some of the requ...
CVE-2019-6496
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-20
The ThreadX-based firmware on Marvell Avastar Wi-Fi devices allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (block pool overflow) via malformed Wi-Fi packets during identification of available Wi-Fi networks. Exploitation of the Wi-Fi device can lead to exploitation of...
CVE-2019-3773
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-18
Spring Web Services, versions 2.4.3, 3.0.4, and older unsupported versions of all three projects, were susceptible to XML External Entity Injection (XXE) when receiving XML data from untrusted sources.
CVE-2019-3774
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-18
Spring Batch versions 3.0.9, 4.0.1, 4.1.0, and older unsupported versions, were susceptible to XML External Entity Injection (XXE) when receiving XML data from untrusted sources.