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Cyberthreats Against Financial Services Up 56%
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Financial institutions interacting with customers online must prepare for a broader, more sophisticated variety of threats.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/20/2019
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Who Gets Privileged Access & How to Enforce It
Tim Keeler, Founder and CEO, RemediantCommentary
Let's begin by re-evaluating IT infrastructures to determine who has access to what, why, and when.
By Tim Keeler Founder and CEO, Remediant, 8/20/2019
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Visa Adds New Fraud Disruption Measures
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Payment card giant creates a 'cyber fraud system' to thwart transaction abuse.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 8/20/2019
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5 Ways to Improve the Patching Process
Kacy Zurkus, Contributing Writer
So many software vulnerabilities, so little time. But failure to patch them can have serious consequences. Here's help for overwhelmed security teams.
By Kacy Zurkus Contributing Writer, 8/20/2019
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What Americans Think About Ransomware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New Harris Poll survey says most will weigh candidates' cybersecurity positions.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/19/2019
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Instagram Added to Facebook Data-Abuse Bounty Program
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Social media giant also launches invitation-only bug bounty program for 'Checkout on Instagram'.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 8/19/2019
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Towns Across Texas Hit in Coordinated Ransomware Attack
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The state government and cybersecurity groups have mobilized to respond to a mass ransomware attack that simultaneously hit 23 different towns statewide.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/19/2019
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VxWorks TCP/IP Stack Vulnerability Poses Major Manufacturing Risk
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new analysis shows the scale of risk posed by networking vulnerabilities in a popular embedded real-time operating system.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/19/2019
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US Chamber of Commerce, FICO Report National Risk Score of 688
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
While the score was up for large businesses and down for small firms, the report urges all to prioritize third-party risk management.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/19/2019
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Tough Love: Debunking Myths about DevOps & Security
Jeff Williams, CTO, Contrast SecurityCommentary
It's time to move past trivial 'shift left' conceptions of DevSecOps and take a hard look at how security work actually gets accomplished.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Contrast Security, 8/19/2019
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Modern Technology, Modern Mistakes
Kacy Zurkus, Contributing Writer
As employees grow more comfortable using new technologies, they could inadvertently be putting their enterprises at risk. And that leaves security teams having to defend an ever-expanding attack surface.
By Kacy Zurkus Contributing Writer, 8/19/2019
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Compliance Training? What Compliance Training?
Beyond the Edge, Dark Reading
Employees can run ... but they can't hide. Or can they?
By Beyond the Edge Dark Reading, 8/19/2019
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Google Analyzes Pilfered Password Reuse
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Password Checkup data shows some users still reuse their exposed passwords.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/16/2019
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Project Zero Turns 5: How Google's Zero-Day Hunt Has Grown
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
At Black Hat USA, Project Zero's team lead shared details of projects it has accomplished and its influence on the security community.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/16/2019
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European Central Bank Website Hit by Malware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The website was infected with malware that stole information on subscribers to a bank newsletter.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/16/2019
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Beat the Heat: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Marilyn Cohodas, Managing Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Phishing, token codes, training, MFA, polluted data entry, and whales. And the winners are ...
By Marilyn Cohodas Managing Editor, Dark Reading, 8/16/2019
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Behind the Scenes at ICS Village
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
ICS Village co-founder Bryson Bort reveals plans for research-dedicated events that team independent researchers, critical infrastructure owners, and government specialists.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/16/2019
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More Than 20 Data Breaches Reported Per Day in First Half of 2019
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
But incidents involving SSNs, addresses, birth dates were smaller than in previous years.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 8/15/2019
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NSA Researchers Talk Development, Release of Ghidra SRE Tool
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
NSA researchers took the Black Hat stage to share details of how they developed and released the software reverse-engineering framework.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/15/2019
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Adware, Trojans Hit Education Sector Hard
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Students continue to be weak links for schools and universities, according to data from security firm Malwarebytes.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/15/2019
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CVE-2018-18056
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
An issue was discovered in the Texas Instruments (TI) TM4C microcontroller series, such as the TM4C123. The eXecute-Only-Memory (XOM) implementation prevents code read-outs on protected memory by generating bus faults. However, single-stepping and using breakpoints is allowed in XOM-protected flash ...
CVE-2017-18566
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
The user-role plugin before 1.5.6 for WordPress has multiple XSS issues.
CVE-2018-20978
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
The wp-all-import plugin before 3.4.7 for WordPress has XSS.
CVE-2017-18526
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
The moreads-se plugin before 1.4.7 for WordPress has XSS.
CVE-2017-18527
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
The pagination plugin before 1.0.7 for WordPress has multiple XSS issues.
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