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Congress Passes Bill to Create New Federal Cybersecurity Agency
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act now headed to President Trump for signing into law.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/15/2018
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Cyber Crooks Diversify Business with Multi-Intent Malware
Avi Chesla, CEO and Founder, empowCommentary
The makers of malware have realized that if they're going to invest time and money in compromising cyber defenses, they should do everything they can to monetize their achievement.
By Avi Chesla CEO and Founder, empow, 11/15/2018
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Cloud, China, Generic Malware Top Security Concerns for 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
FireEye researchers unveil an extensive list of security risks waiting in the new year's wings.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/15/2018
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Japan Cyber Minister Says He Has Never Used a Computer
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Yoshitaka Sakurada, who recently took on the role after a cabinet shuffling, says it's up to the government to deal with it.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/15/2018
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More Than 50% of Free Mobile VPN Apps Have Chinese Ties
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
In addition, most have "unacceptable" privacy policies and "non-existent user support."
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/15/2018
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From Reactive to Proactive: Security as the Bedrock of the SDLC
Brian Rutledge, Principal Security Manager at SpanningCommentary
Secure code development should be a priority, not an afterthought, and adopting the software development life cycle process is a great way to start.
By Brian Rutledge Principal Security Manager at Spanning, 11/15/2018
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Cryptojacking, Mobile Malware Growing Threats to the Enterprise
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
At the same time, criminal organizations continue to look for new ways to attack their victims.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/14/2018
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Black Hat: European Security Pros Wrestling With Potential Breaches, Privacy Issues
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, News
Black Hat Europe attendee survey shows European cybersecurity leaders are uncertain of their ability to protect end user data and are fearful of a near-term breach of critical infrastructure.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 11/14/2018
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Airlines Have a Big Problem with Bad Bots
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Bad bots account for 43.9% of all traffic on their websites, APIs, and mobile apps, according to a new analysis of 100 airlines.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/14/2018
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Can Businesses Stand Up to Cybercrime? Only 61% Say Yes
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
While 96% of US organizations say business resilience should be core to company strategy, only 61% say it actually is.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/14/2018
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Microsoft Patch Tuesday Recap: 12 Critical Bugs Fixed
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Eight of the 12 critical vulnerabilities addressed this month affect the Chakra Scripting Engine in Microsoft Edge.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/13/2018
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Getting to Know Magecart: An Inside Look at 7 Groups
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new report spills the details on Magecart, the criminal groups driving it, and ongoing attacks targeting low- and high-profile victims.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/13/2018
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Empathy: The Next Killer App for Cybersecurity?
Shay Colson, CISSP, Senior Manager, CyberClarity360Commentary
The toughest security problems involve people not technology. Here's how to motivate your frontline employees all the way from the service desk to the corner office.
By Shay Colson CISSP, Senior Manager, CyberClarity360, 11/13/2018
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Google Traffic Temporarily Rerouted via Russia, China
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The incident, which Google reports is now resolved, could be the result of either technical mistakes or malicious activity.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/13/2018
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2018 on Track to Be One of the Worst Ever for Data Breaches
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A total of 3,676 breaches involving over 3.6 billion records were reported in the first nine months of this year alone.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/12/2018
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Veterans Find New Roles in Enterprise Cybersecurity
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Facebook and Synack create programs to educate vets and grow employment opportunities while shrinking the cybersecurity talent gap.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/12/2018
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7 Cool New Security Tools to be Revealed at Black Hat Europe
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Black Hat Europe's Arsenal lineup will include demoes of new security tools, from AI malware research to container orchestration.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 11/12/2018
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Cyberattacks Top Business Risks in North America, Europe, EAP
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The World Economic Forum reports cyberattacks are a top enterprise concern following WannaCry and the rise of e-commerce.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/12/2018
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'CARTA': A New Tool in the Breach Prevention Toolbox
Christopher Acton, VP, Security Services and Customer Success, RiskSenseCommentary
Gartner's continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment for averting a data breach addresses the shortcomings of static security programs.
By Christopher Acton VP, Security Services and Customer Success, RiskSense, 11/12/2018
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Inside CSAW, a Massive Student-Led Cybersecurity Competition
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Nearly 400 high school, undergraduate, and graduate students advance to the final round of New York University's CSAW games.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/9/2018
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From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-19301
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-15
tp4a TELEPORT 3.1.0 allows XSS via the login page because a crafted username is mishandled when an administrator later views the system log.
CVE-2018-5407
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-15
Simultaneous Multi-threading (SMT) in processors can enable local users to exploit software vulnerable to timing attacks via a side-channel timing attack on 'port contention'.
CVE-2018-14934
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-15
The Bluetooth subsystem on Polycom Trio devices with software before 5.5.4 has Incorrect Access Control. An attacker can connect without authentication and subsequently record audio from the device microphone.
CVE-2018-14935
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-15
The Web administration console on Polycom Trio devices with software before 5.5.4 has XSS.
CVE-2018-16619
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-15
Sonatype Nexus Repository Manager before 3.14 allows XSS.