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Facebook Rumored to Be Hunting for Major Cybersecurity Acquisition
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Goal appears both a bid to bolster its own security and its tattered reputation for privacy, according to reporting by The Information.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/22/2018
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US Tops Global Malware C2 Distribution
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The United States hosts 35% of the world's command-and-control infrastructure, driving the frequency of host compromises.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/22/2018
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2018 State of Cyber Workforce
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Let's start with this eye-opener: The cybersecurity profession is facing a shortfall of 3 million workers worldwide.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/22/2018
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Healthcare.gov FFE Breach Compromises 75K Users' Data
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Attackers broke into a sign-up system used by healthcare insurance agents and brokers to help consumers apply for coverage.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/22/2018
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Understanding SOCs' 4 Top Deficiencies
Heather Hixon,  Senior Solutions Architect, DFLabsCommentary
In most cases, the areas that rankle SANS survey respondents the most about security operations centers can be addressed with the right mix of planning, policies, and procedures.
By Heather Hixon Senior Solutions Architect, DFLabs, 10/22/2018
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Google Patch to Block Spectre Slowdown in Windows 10
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Microsoft will incorporate Google's Retpoline patch to prevent Spectre Variant 2 from slowing down its operating system.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/19/2018
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EU Takes Step Toward Cyberattack Sanctions
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
European leaders complete first step toward establishing a sanctions regime.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/19/2018
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WSJ Report: Facebook Breach the Work of Spammers, Not Nation-State Actors
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A report by the Wall Street Journal points finger at group that is known to Facebook Security.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/19/2018
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Risky Business: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Marilyn Cohodas, Managing Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Phishing, anti-shoulder surfing, Russia and other hysterical identity management puns and comments. And the winners are ...
By Marilyn Cohodas Managing Editor, Dark Reading, 10/19/2018
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How to Get Consumers to Forgive You for a Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
It starts with already-established trust, a new survey shows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/18/2018
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New Security Woes for Popular IoT Protocols
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers at Black Hat Europe will detail denial-of-service and other flaws in MQTT, CoAP machine-to-machine communications protocols that imperil industrial and other IoT networks online.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/18/2018
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Audits: The Missing Layer in Cybersecurity
Brennan P Baybeck, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, Vice Chair of ISACA Board of DirectorsCommentary
Involving the audit team ensures that technology solutions are not just sitting on the shelf or being underutilized to strategically address security risks.
By Brennan P Baybeck CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, Vice Chair of ISACA Board of Directors, 10/18/2018
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7 Ways A Collaboration System Could Wreck Your IT Security
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
The same traits that make collaboration systems so useful for team communications can help hackers, too.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/18/2018
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Apache Access Vulnerability Could Affect Thousands of Applications
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A recently discovered issue with a common file access method could be a major new attack surface for malware authors.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/18/2018
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Getting Up to Speed with "Always-On SSL"
Tim Callan, Senior Fellow, Comodo CACommentary
Websites can avoid the negative consequences of a "not secure" label from Google Chrome 68 by following four AOSSL best practices.
By Tim Callan Senior Fellow, Comodo CA, 10/18/2018
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Inside the Dark Web's 'Help Wanted' Ads
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
How cybercriminals recruit everyone from car drivers to corporate insiders and pay them according to the risk they assume.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/18/2018
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Oracle Issues Massive Collection of Critical Security Updates
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The software updates from Oracle address a record number of vulnerabilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/17/2018
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Cybercrime-as-a-Service: No End in Sight
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Cybercrime is easy and rewarding, making it a perfect arena for criminals everywhere.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 10/17/2018
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SEC Warns Public Companies on Accounting Control Use
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new SEC investigative report urges public organizations to keep cyberthreats in mind when implementing internal accounting tools.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/17/2018
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The Three Dimensions of the Threat Intelligence Scale Problem
Todd Weller, Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura CyberCommentary
To succeed, organizations must be empowered to reduce their attack surface and staff overload so they can get more out of their existing firewall and threat intelligence investments.
By Todd Weller Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura Cyber, 10/17/2018
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CVE-2018-10839
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Qemu emulator <= 3.0.0 built with the NE2000 NIC emulation support is vulnerable to an integer overflow, which could lead to buffer overflow issue. It could occur when receiving packets over the network. A user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process resulting in DoS.
CVE-2018-13399
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
The Microsoft Windows Installer for Atlassian Fisheye and Crucible before version 4.6.1 allows local attackers to escalate privileges because of weak permissions on the installation directory.
CVE-2018-18381
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Z-BlogPHP 1.5.2.1935 (Zero) has a stored XSS Vulnerability in zb_system/function/c_system_admin.php via the Content-Type header during the uploading of image attachments.
CVE-2018-18382
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Advanced HRM 1.6 allows Remote Code Execution via PHP code in a .php file to the user/update-user-avatar URI, which can be accessed through an "Update Profile" "Change Picture" (aka user/edit-profile) action.
CVE-2018-18374
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
XSS exists in the MetInfo 6.1.2 admin/index.php page via the anyid parameter.