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Kmart Hit by Egregor Ransomware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Egregor is also behind recent attacks on UbiSoft and Barnes & Noble.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/4/2020
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BECs and EACs: What's the Difference?
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Email accounts are common targets for attack. Understanding how attack types differ is critical for successful defense.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/4/2020
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Intel Doubles Down on Emerging Technologies for Sharing and Using Data Securely
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Homomorphic encryption and federated learning could allow groups to share data and analysis while protecting the actual information.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/4/2020
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Flash Dies but Warning Signs Persist: A Eulogy for Tech's Terrible Security Precedent
Rotem Iram, Founder & CEO, At-BayCommentary
Flash will be gone by the end of the year, but the ecosystem that allowed it to become a software security serial killer is ready to let it happen again.
By Rotem Iram Founder & CEO, At-Bay, 12/4/2020
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Potential Nation-State Actor Targets COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Companies involved in technologies for keeping vaccines cold enough for safe storage and transportation are being targeted in a sophisticated spear-phishing campaign, IBM says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 12/3/2020
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TrickBot's New Tactic Threatens Firmware
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A newly discovered module checks machines for flaws in the UEFI/BIOS firmware so malware can evade detection and persist on a device.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/3/2020
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Researchers Discover New Obfuscation-As-a-Service Platform
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Researchers detail how a Android APK obfuscation service automates detection evasion for highly malicious apps.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 12/3/2020
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Common Container Manager Is Vulnerable to Dangerous Exploit
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Container manager vulnerability is one of several weaknesses and vulnerabilities recently disclosed for Docker.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/3/2020
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Cloud Security Threats for 2021
Or Azarzar, CTO & Co-Founder of LightspinCommentary
Most of these issues can be remediated, but many users and administrators don't find out about them until it's too late.
By Or Azarzar CTO & Co-Founder of Lightspin, 12/3/2020
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US Officials Take Action Against 2,300 Money Mules
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Eight federal law enforcement agencies participated in the Money Mule Initiative, a global crackdown on money laundering.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/3/2020
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Researchers Bypass Next-Generation Endpoint Protection
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Machine learning-based products can be tricked to classify malware as a legitimate file, new findings show.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/3/2020
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From FUD to Fix: Why the CISO-Vendor Partnership Needs to Change Now
Michele Commentary
CISOs and their staffs are up against too many systems, screens, and alerts, with too few solutions to effectively address pain points.
By Michele "MB" Bettencourt Executive Chairperson, Corelight, 12/3/2020
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Google Security Researcher Develops 'Zero-Click' Exploit for iOS Flaw
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
A new patched memory corruption vulnerability in Apple's AWDL protocol can be used to take over iOS devices that are in close proximity to an attacker.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 12/3/2020
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Open Source Flaws Take Years to Find But Just a Month to Fix
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Companies need to embrace automation and dependency tracking to keep software secure, GitHub says in its annual security report.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/2/2020
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Cybersecurity in the Biden Administration: Experts Weigh In
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security pros and former government employees share their expectations and concerns for the new administration and their hope for a "return to normal."
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/2/2020
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FBI: BEC Scammers Could Abuse Email Auto-Forwarding
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Private Industry Notification warns of the role email auto-forwarding could be used in business email compromise attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/2/2020
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Loyal Employee ... or Cybercriminal Accomplice?
Pam Baker, Contributing Writer
Can the bad guys' insider recruitment methods be reverse-engineered to reveal potential insider threats? Let's take a look.
By Pam Baker Contributing Writer, 12/2/2020
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Automated Pen Testing: Can It Replace Humans?
Alex Haynes, Chief Information Security Officer, CDLCommentary
These tools have come a long way, but are they far enough along to make human pen testers obsolete?
By Alex Haynes Chief Information Security Officer, CDL, 12/2/2020
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Security Slipup Exposes Health Records & Lab Results
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
NTreatment failed to add password protection to a cloud server, exposing thousands of sensitive medical records online.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/2/2020
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Why I'd Take Good IT Hygiene Over Security's Latest Silver Bullet
Avi Shua, Co-Founder, Orca SecurityCommentary
Bells and whistles are great, but you can stay safer by focusing on correct configurations, posture management, visibility, and patching.
By Avi Shua Co-Founder, Orca Security, 12/2/2020
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CVE-2020-25449
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Arachnys Cabot 0.11.12 can be exploited via the Address column.
CVE-2020-25465
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
Null Pointer Dereference. in xObjectBindingFromExpression at moddable/xs/sources/xsSyntaxical.c:3419 in Moddable SDK before OS200908 causes a denial of service (SEGV).
CVE-2020-25461
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
Invalid Memory Access in the fxProxyGetter function in moddable/xs/sources/xsProxy.c in Moddable SDK before OS200908 causes a denial of service (SEGV).
CVE-2020-25462
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
Heap buffer overflow in the fxCheckArrowFunction function at moddable/xs/sources/xsSyntaxical.c:3562 in Moddable SDK before OS200903.
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PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
Invalid Memory Access in fxUTF8Decode at moddable/xs/sources/xsCommon.c:916 in Moddable SDK before OS200908 causes a denial of service (SEGV).
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