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Staffing Shortage Makes Vulnerabilities Worse
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Businesses don't have sufficient staff to find vulnerabilities or protect against their exploit, according to a new report by Ponemon Institute.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/15/2019
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Hackers Found Phishing for Facebook Credentials
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A "very realistic-looking" login prompt is designed to capture users' Facebook credentials, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/15/2019
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White-Hat Bug Bounty Programs Draw Inspiration from the Old West
Michelle Moore, Academic Director and Adjunct Professor, University of San DiegoCommentary
These programs are now an essential strategy in keeping the digital desperados at bay.
By Michelle Moore Academic Director and Adjunct Professor, University of San Diego, 2/15/2019
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Mozilla, Internet Society and Others Pressure Retailers to Demand Secure IoT Products
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New initiative offers five principles for greater IoT security.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/14/2019
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Toyota Prepping 'PASTA' for its GitHub Debut
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Carmaker's open source car-hacking tool platform soon will be available to the research community.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/14/2019
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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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Diversity Is Vital to Advance Security
Joan Pepin, CISO & VP of Operations, Auth0Commentary
Meet five female security experts who are helping to propel our industry forward.
By Joan Pepin CISO & VP of Operations, Auth0, 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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Windows Executable Masks Mac Malware
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new strain of MacOS malware hides inside a Windows executable to avoid detection.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/13/2019
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Researchers Dig into Microsoft Office Functionality Flaws
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
An ongoing study investigating security bugs in Microsoft Office has so far led to two security patches.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/13/2019
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5 Expert Tips for Complying with the New PCI Software Security Framework
Rohit Sethi, COO of Security CompassCommentary
The Secure SLC Standard improves business efficiency for payment application vendors but could also stand as new security benchmark for other industries to follow.
By Rohit Sethi COO of Security Compass, 2/13/2019
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Scammers Fall in Love with Valentine's Day
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Online dating profiles and social media accounts add to the rich data sources that allow criminals to tailor attacks.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/13/2019
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Lessons Learned from a Hard-Hitting Security Review
Jaspreet Singh, founder and CEO of DruvaCommentary
Information security is a corporate posture and must be managed at all levels: systems, software, personnel, and all the key processes.
By Jaspreet Singh founder and CEO of Druva, 2/13/2019
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Up to 100,000 Reported Affected in Landmark White Data Breach
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Australian property valuation firm Landmark White exposed files containing personal data and property valuation details.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/12/2019
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Microsoft, Adobe Both Close More Than 70 Security Issues
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
With their regularly scheduled Patch Tuesday updates, both companies issued fixes for scores of vulnerabilities in their widely used software.
By Robert Lemos , 2/12/2019
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Cybersecurity and the Human Element: We're All Fallible
Roselle Safran & Utpal Desai, President of Rosint Labs/Director of Product Management of BitdefenderCommentary
We examine the issue of fallibility from six sides: end users, security leaders, security analysts, IT security administrators, programmers, and attackers.
By Roselle Safran & Utpal Desai President of Rosint Labs/Director of Product Management of Bitdefender, 2/12/2019
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Identifying, Understanding & Combating Insider Threats
Ilan Paretsky, Chief Marketing Officer of EricomCommentary
Your organization is almost certainly on the lookout for threats from outside the company. But are you ready to address threats from within?
By Ilan Paretsky Chief Marketing Officer of Ericom, 2/12/2019
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2019 Security Spending Outlook
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Cybersecurity and IT risk budgets continue to grow. Here's how they'll be spent.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/12/2019
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Client-Side DNS Attack Emerges From Academic Research
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new DNS cache poisoning attack is developed as part of the research toward a dissertation.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/11/2019
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OkCupid Denies Data Breach Amid Account Hack Complaints
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Users on the dating website report hackers breaking into their accounts, changing email addresses, and resetting passwords.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/11/2019
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CVE-2019-8354
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-15
An issue was discovered in SoX 14.4.2. lsx_make_lpf in effect_i_dsp.c has an integer overflow on the result of multiplication fed into malloc. When the buffer is allocated, it is smaller than expected, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.
CVE-2019-8355
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-15
An issue was discovered in SoX 14.4.2. In xmalloc.h, there is an integer overflow on the result of multiplication fed into the lsx_valloc macro that wraps malloc. When the buffer is allocated, it is smaller than expected, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow in channels_start in remix.c.
CVE-2019-8356
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-15
An issue was discovered in SoX 14.4.2. One of the arguments to bitrv2 in fft4g.c is not guarded, such that it can lead to write access outside of the statically declared array, aka a stack-based buffer overflow.
CVE-2019-8357
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-15
An issue was discovered in SoX 14.4.2. lsx_make_lpf in effect_i_dsp.c allows a NULL pointer dereference.
CVE-2013-2516
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-15
Vulnerability in FileUtils v0.7, Ruby Gem Fileutils <= v0.7 Command Injection vulnerability in user supplied url variable that is passed to the shell.