Vulnerabilities / Threats
News & Commentary
Using AI to Break Detection Models
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Pitting machine learning bots against one another is the new spy vs. spy battle in cybersecurity today.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/25/2017
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Regulators Question Wells Fargo Regarding Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Scrutiny a result of a lawyer's unauthorized release of sensitive information on tens of thousands of wealthy Well Fargo customers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/25/2017
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Custom Source Code Accounts for 93% of App Vulnerabilities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new study finds that third-party libraries account for 79% of the code found in apps, but only 7% of the vulnerabilities found in the software.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/25/2017
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Weather.com, Fusion Expose Data Via Google Groups Config Error
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Companies that leaked data accidentally chose the sharing setting "public on the Internet," which enabled anyone on the Web to access all information contained in the messages
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/24/2017
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
7 Hardware & Firmware Hacks Highlighted at Black Hat 2017
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Researchers will hammer home potentially devastating attacks, and demo a range of vulnerabilities, techniques and tools.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/24/2017
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Majority of Security Pros Let Productivity Trump Security
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A survey found that 64% of IT security professionals will tweak security to give workers more flexibility to be productive when asked to make that move by top executives.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/24/2017
Comment1 Comment  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Bots Make Lousy Dates, But Not Cheap Ones
Inbar Raz, Principal Researcher at PerimeterXCommentary
The danger of dating sites: If a beautiful woman asks men to click on malware, they'll probably click.
By Inbar Raz Principal Researcher at PerimeterX, 7/24/2017
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Microsoft Rolls Out AI-based Security Risk Detection Tool
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft Security Risk Detection leverages artificial intelligence to root out bugs in software before it's released.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/21/2017
Comment7 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Dark Reading News Desk Live at Black Hat USA 2017
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
Over 40 interviews streaming live right from Black Hat USA, July 26-27, from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Eastern Time (11 - 4 P.T.).
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/21/2017
Comment3 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Speed of Windows 10 Adoption Not Affected by WannaCry
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
WannaCry has motivated security teams to stay current on patching but Windows 10 adoption remains the same.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/21/2017
Comment1 Comment  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Using DevOps to Move Faster than Attackers
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Black Hat USA talk will discuss the practicalities of adjusting appsec tooling and practices in the age of DevOps.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/20/2017
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
#HackTor: Tor Opens up its Bug Bounty Program
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The popular identity-cloaking service has expanded its private, invite-only vulnerability discovery program to an open one via HackerOne.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/20/2017
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Healthcare Industry Lacks Awareness of IoT Threat, Survey Says
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Three-quarters of IT decision makers report they are "confident" or "very confident" that portable and connected medical devices are secure on their networks.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/20/2017
Comment5 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
US Banks Targeted with Trickbot Trojan
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Necurs botnet spreads Trickbot malware to US financial institutions, while new Emotet banking Trojan attacks discovered - signalling increasingly complex attacks on the industry.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/20/2017
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Major Online Criminal Marketplaces AlphaBay and Hansa Shut Down
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
International law enforcement operations result in AlphaBay, the largest online marketplace for selling illegal goods from malware to herion, and Hansa, going dark.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/20/2017
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
BEC Attacks Far More Lucrative than Ransomware over Past 3 Years
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
BEC fraud netted cyberthieves five times more profit than ransomware over a three-year period, according to Cisco's midyear report released today.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/20/2017
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
DevOps & Security: Butting Heads for Years but Integration is Happening
Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK ResearchCommentary
A combination of culture change, automation, tools and processes can bring security into the modern world where it can be as agile as other parts of IT.
By Zeus Kerravala Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK Research, 7/20/2017
Comment7 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
'AVPass' Sneaks Malware Past Android Antivirus Apps
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers at Black Hat USA will release a toolset that studies and then cheats specific Android AV apps.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/19/2017
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Online Courses Projected to Drive Credit Card Fraud to $24B by 2018
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
An underground ecosystem provides cybercriminals with online tutorials, tools, and credit card data they need to commit fraud.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/19/2017
Comment1 Comment  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
98% of Companies Favor Integrating Security with DevOps
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A majority of companies are either planning or have launched an integrated DevOps and security team, a new report shows.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/19/2017
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
More Stories
Current Conversations
More Conversations
PR Newswire
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
Dark Reading Live EVENTS
INsecurity - For the Defenders of Enterprise Security
A Dark Reading Conference
While red team conferences focus primarily on new vulnerabilities and security researchers, INsecurity puts security execution, protection, and operations center stage. The primary speakers will be CISOs and leaders in security defense; the blue team will be the focus.
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: Tell the sysadmin that we have a situation.
Current Issue
Security Vulnerabilities: The Next Wave
Just when you thought it was safe, researchers have unveiled a new round of IT security flaws. Is your enterprise ready?
Flash Poll
[Strategic Security Report] Assessing Cybersecurity Risk
[Strategic Security Report] Assessing Cybersecurity Risk
As cyber attackers become more sophisticated and enterprise defenses become more complex, many enterprises are faced with a complicated question: what is the risk of an IT security breach? This report delivers insight on how today's enterprises evaluate the risks they face. This report also offers a look at security professionals' concerns about a wide variety of threats, including cloud security, mobile security, and the Internet of Things.
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.