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Mac Malware Cracks WatchGuards Top 10 List
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Hundreds of sites also still support insecure versions of the SSL encryption protocol, the security vendor reports.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 12/12/2018
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Battling Bots Brings Big-Budget Blow to Businesses
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Fighting off bot attacks on Web applications extracts a heavy cost in human resources and technology, according to a just-released report.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/11/2018
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Equifax Breach Underscores Need for Accountability, Simpler Architectures
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
A new congressional report says the credit reporting firm's September 2017 breach was 'entirely preventable.'
By Robert Lemos Technology Journalist/Data Researcher, 12/11/2018
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Patch Tuesday Arrives with 9 Critical CVEs, 1 Under Attack
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Serious bugs addressed today include a Win32K privilege escalation vulnerability and Windows DNS server heap overflow flaw.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/11/2018
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49% of Cloud Databases Left Unencrypted
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Businesses also leave information vulnerable in the cloud by failing to implement MFA and configure Kubernetes settings, new research reveals.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/11/2018
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Grammarly Takes Bug Bounty Program Public
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The private bug bounty program has nearly 1,500 participants and is ready for a public rollout with HackerOne.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/11/2018
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How Well Is Your Organization Investing Its Cybersecurity Dollars?
Jack Jones, Chairman, FAIR InstituteCommentary
The principles, methods, and tools for performing good risk measurement already exist and are being used successfully by organizations today. They take some effort -- and are totally worth it.
By Jack Jones Chairman, FAIR Institute, 12/11/2018
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DanaBot Malware Adds Spam to its Menu
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new generation of modular malware increases its value to criminals.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/10/2018
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'Highly Active' Seedworm Group Hits IT Services, Governments
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Since September, the cyber espionage actors have targeted more than 130 victims in 30 organizations including NGOs, oil and gas, and telecom businesses.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/10/2018
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'Simplify Everything': Google Talks Container Security in 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Google Cloud's container security lead shares predictions, best practices, and what's top of mind for customers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/7/2018
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Bringing Compliance into the SecDevOps Process
Joe Ward, Senior Security Analyst, Bishop FoxCommentary
Application security should be guided by its responsibility to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems and data. But often, compliance clouds the picture.
By Joe Ward Senior Security Analyst, Bishop Fox, 12/6/2018
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Apple Issues Security Fixes Across Mac, iOS
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Software updates for Mac and iOS bring patches to Safari, iCloud, iTunes on Windows, and tvOS.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2018
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55% of Companies Don't Offer Mandatory Security Awareness Training
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Even those that provide employee training do so sparingly, a new study finds.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2018
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Google Cloud Security Command Center Now in Beta
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The beta release of Google Cloud SCC will include broader coverage across the cloud platform and more granular access controls, among other features.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/5/2018
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6 Ways to Strengthen Your GDPR Compliance Efforts
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Companies have some mistaken notions about how to comply with the new data protection and privacy regulation and that could cost them.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 12/5/2018
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Backdoors Up 44%, Ransomware Up 43% from 2017
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Nearly one in three computers was hit with a malware attack this year, and ransomware and backdoors continue to pose a risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/4/2018
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Jared, Kay Jewelers Web Vuln Exposes Shoppers' Data
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A Jared customer found he could access other orders by changing a link in his confirmation email.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/4/2018
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Microsoft, Mastercard Aim to Change Identity Management
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new partnership wants to improve how people use and manage the virtual identities that govern their lives online.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/3/2018
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Filling the Cybersecurity Jobs Gap Now and in the Future
John DeSimone & Russ Schrader, VP, Cybersecurity & Special Missions, Raytheon; Executive Director, National Cyber Security AllianceCommentary
Employers must start broadening their search for experienced security professionals to include people with the right traits rather than the right skills.
By John DeSimone & Russ Schrader VP, Cybersecurity & Special Missions, Raytheon; Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance, 12/3/2018
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Holiday Hacks: 6 Cyberthreats to Watch Right Now
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
'Tis the season for holiday crafted phishes, scams, and a range of cyberattacks. Experts list the hottest holiday hacks for 2018.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/30/2018
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CVE-2018-6705
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
Privilege escalation vulnerability in McAfee Agent (MA) for Linux 5.0.0 through 5.0.6, 5.5.0, and 5.5.1 allows local users to perform arbitrary command execution via specific conditions.
CVE-2018-15717
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
Open Dental before version 18.4 stores user passwords as base64 encoded MD5 hashes.
CVE-2018-15718
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
Open Dental before version 18.4 transmits the entire user database over the network when a remote unathenticated user accesses the command prompt. This allows the attacker to gain access to usernames, password hashes, privilege levels, and more.
CVE-2018-15719
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
Open Dental before version 18.4 installs a mysql database and uses the default credentials of "root" with a blank password. This allows anyone on the network with access to the server to access all database information.
CVE-2018-6704
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
Privilege escalation vulnerability in McAfee Agent (MA) for Linux 5.0.0 through 5.0.6, 5.5.0, and 5.5.1 allows local users to perform arbitrary command execution via specific conditions.