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Mobile App Fraud Jumped in Q1 as Attackers Pivot from Browsers
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
RSA data reveals a continued shift away from browser-based fraud as attackers target mobile apps.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 7/10/2020
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Biden Campaign Hires 2 Top Cybersecurity Executives
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The campaign has filled the positions of CISO and CTO in the runup to the 2020 presidential election.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/10/2020
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Zoom Patches Zero-Day Vulnerability in Windows 7
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The flaw also affects older versions of the operating system, even if they're fully patched.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/10/2020
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As Offices Reopen, Hardware from Home Threatens Security
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
Devices out of sight for the past several months could spell trouble when employees bring them back to work.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 7/10/2020
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4 Security Tips as the July 15 Tax-Day Extension Draws Near
Shane Buckley, President & Chief Operating Officer, GigamonCommentary
We're continuing to see cybercriminals take advantage of COVID-19, and the extension of Tax Day will be the next technique used in their sophisticated method of attacks.
By Shane Buckley President & Chief Operating Officer, Gigamon, 7/10/2020
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Using Adversarial Machine Learning, Researchers Look to Foil Facial Recognition
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
For privacy-seeking users, good news: Computer scientists are finding more ways to thwart facial and image recognition. But there's also bad news: Gains will likely be short-lived.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/9/2020
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Huge DDoS Attack Launched Against Cloudflare in Late June
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The 754 million packets-per-second peak was part of a four-day attack involving more than 316,000 sending addresses.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/9/2020
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Up Close with Evilnum, the APT Group Behind the Malware
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The group behind Evilnum malware, which continues to target financial institutions, appears to be testing new techniques.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/9/2020
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Omdia Research Launches Page on Dark Reading
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, Commentary
Data and insight from a leading cybersecurity research and analysis team will broaden the information available to security professionals and technology vendors.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 7/9/2020
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'Joker' Android Malware Pulls Another Trick to Land on Google's Play Store
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Authors of the malware, which signs up mobile users for premium services, are repeatedly finding ways to bypass app review checks.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 7/9/2020
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When WAFs Go Wrong
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Web application firewalls are increasingly disappointing enterprises today. Here's why.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 7/9/2020
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56% of Large Companies Handle 1,000+ Security Alerts Each Day
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
For 70% of IT security professionals, the volume of security alerts has doubled in the past five years, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/9/2020
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Fight Phishing with Intention
Runa Sandvik, Independent ResearcherCommentary
Phishing exercises have become a staple, but it helps to be as clear as possible on exactly why you're doing them.
By Runa Sandvik Independent Researcher, 7/9/2020
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Name That Toon: Tough Times, Tough Measures
John Klossner, Cartoonist
Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 7/9/2020
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COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff, News
Check out Dark Reading's updated, exclusive news and commentary surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/9/2020
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6 Tips for Getting the Most From Nessus
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Books have been written on using the powerful network-discovery and vulnerability-scanning tool. These tips will help get you started.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/9/2020
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Pen Testing ROI: How to Communicate the Value of Security Testing
Nabil Hannan, Managing Director at NetSPICommentary
There are many reasons to pen test, but the financial reasons tend to get ignored.
By Nabil Hannan Managing Director at NetSPI, 7/9/2020
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Study Finds 15 Billion Stolen, Exposed Credentials in Criminal Markets
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Data is fueling account takeover attacks in a big way, Digital Shadows says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 7/8/2020
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New Fraud Ring "Bargain Bear" Brings Sophistication to Online Crime
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The ring tests the validity of stolen credentials to be used in fraud through an online marketplace.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/8/2020
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More Malware Found Preinstalled on Government Smartphones
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers report the American Network Solutions UL40 smartphone comes with compromised apps.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/8/2020
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CVE-2019-20898
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-13
Affected versions of Atlassian Jira Server and Data Center allow remote attackers to access sensitive information without being authenticated in the Global permissions screen. The affected versions are before version 8.8.0.
CVE-2019-20899
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-13
The Gadget API in Atlassian Jira Server and Data Center in affected versions allows remote attackers to make Jira unresponsive via repeated requests to a certain endpoint in the Gadget API. The affected versions are before version 8.5.4, and from version 8.6.0 before 8.6.1.
CVE-2019-20900
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-13
Affected versions of Atlassian Jira Server and Data Center allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTML or JavaScript via a cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Add Field module. The affected versions are before version 8.7.0.
CVE-2019-20897
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-13
The avatar upload feature in affected versions of Atlassian Jira Server and Data Center allows remote attackers to achieve Denial of Service via a crafted PNG file. The affected versions are before version 8.5.4, from version 8.6.0 before 8.6.2, and from version 8.7.0 before 8.7.1.
CVE-2020-15105
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Django Two-Factor Authentication before 1.12, stores the user's password in clear text in the user session (base64-encoded). The password is stored in the session when the user submits their username and password, and is removed once they complete authentication by entering a two-factor authenticati...
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