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3 Security Flaws in Smart Devices & IoT That Need Fixing
Grigorii Markov, CEO, Cerber Tech Inc.Commentary
The scope and danger of unsecured, Internet-connected hardware will only continue to deepen.
By Grigorii Markov CEO, Cerber Tech Inc., 2/24/2021
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Under Attack: Hosting & Internet Service Providers
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & COO of Link11Commentary
The digital universe depends on always-on IT networks and services, so ISPs and hosting providers have become favorite targets for cyberattacks.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & COO of Link11, 2/16/2021
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How to Submit a Column to Dark Reading
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
Have a new idea, a lesson learned, or a call to action for your fellow cybersecurity professionals? Here's how to submit your Commentary pieces to Dark Reading.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/15/2021
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Game Over: Stopping DDoS Attacks Before They Start
Philippe Alcoy, Cyber Security Technologist, APACCommentary
Video games are poised for a revolution, but benefits will come to fruition only if the industry can guarantee consistent performance and availability.
By Philippe Alcoy Cyber Security Technologist, APAC, 2/11/2021
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Cartoon Caption Winner: Insider Threat
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
And the winner of Dark Reading's January cartoon caption contest is ...
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 2/8/2021
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RF Enables Takeover of Hostile Drones
Jeffrey Starr, CMO, D-Fend SolutionsCommentary
Tempting as it may be to blast drones out of the sky, a less aggressive approach may yield better data about attackers and keep bystanders safe.
By Jeffrey Starr CMO, D-Fend Solutions, 2/2/2021
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Rethinking IoT Security: It's Not About the Devices
May Wang, Senior Distinguished Engineer at Palo Alto NetworksCommentary
Keeping IoT safe in the future will require securing the networks themselves. Focusing on the devices is a never-ending battle that will only become more burdensome.
By May Wang Senior Distinguished Engineer at Palo Alto Networks, 1/21/2021
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IoT Vendor Ubiquiti Suffers Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Cloud provider hosting "certain" IT systems attacked, company says.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/11/2021
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The Coolest Hacks of 2020
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Despite a pandemic and possibly the worst cyberattack campaign ever waged against the US, the year still had some bright spots when it came to "good" and creative hacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/31/2020
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Enterprise IoT Security Is a Supply Chain Problem
Dan Cornell, CTO, Denim GroupCommentary
Organizations that wish to take advantage of the potential benefits of IoT systems in enterprise environments should start evaluating third-party risk during the acquisition process.
By Dan Cornell CTO, Denim Group, 12/23/2020
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Patching Still Poses Problems for Industrial Controllers, Networking Devices
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
More than 90% of devices that run popular embedded operating systems remain vulnerable to critical flaws disclosed more than a year ago.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/16/2020
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Juvenile Pleads Guilty to 2016 DNS Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Mirai botnet was used to target Sony in an attack that took down DynDNS and a number of its notable customers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/10/2020
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Google Shares Cloud Security Tips
Dark Reading Staff, News
Anton Chuvakin, head of solution strategy at Google Cloud Security, discusses common cloud security hurdles and how to get over them.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/10/2020
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Black Hat Europe: Dark Reading Video News Desk Coverage
Dark Reading Staff, News
Coming to you from virtual backgrounds and beautifully curated bookcases around the world, Dark Reading brings you video interviews with the leading researchers speaking at this week's Black Hat Europe.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/10/2020
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Trump Signs IoT Security Bill into Law
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 is now official.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/7/2020
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Avoiding a 1984-Like Future
Emil Sayegh, CEO and President, NtiretyCommentary
We must not simply trust technology to be safe. Technology providers and users should agree on severe security practices, and these standards must be implemented wherever data goes.
By Emil Sayegh CEO and President, Ntirety, 12/7/2020
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Alexa, Disarm the Victim's Home Security System
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers who last year hacked popular voice assistants with laser pointers take their work to the next level.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/24/2020
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Security Researchers Sound Alarm on Smart Doorbells
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
A new analysis of 11 relatively inexpensive video doorbells uncovered high-risk vulnerabilities in all of them.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 11/23/2020
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DARPA and Academia Jumpstart 5G IoT Security Efforts
Paul Shomo, Cybersecurity AnalystCommentary
With 5G IoT devices projected to hit 49 million units by 2023, researchers launch programs to keep IoT from becoming a blackhole of exfiltration.
By Paul Shomo Cybersecurity Analyst, 11/12/2020
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Claroty Details Vulnerabilities in Schneider PLCs
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The vulnerabilities in a common line of programmable logic controllers could allow attackers to gain control of industrial equipment.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/10/2020
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PUBLISHED: 2021-03-06
Wazuh API in Wazuh from 4.0.0 to 4.0.3 allows authenticated users to execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges via /manager/files URI. An authenticated user to the service may exploit incomplete input validation on the /manager/files API to inject arbitrary code within the API service sc...
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The Blog module in Kentico CMS 5.5 R2 build 5.5.3996 allows SQL injection via the tagname parameter.
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-05
Deutsche Post Mailoptimizer 4.3 before 2020-11-09 allows Directory Traversal via a crafted ZIP archive to the Upload feature or the MO Connect component. This can lead to remote code execution.
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-05
ssh-agent in OpenSSH before 8.5 has a double free that may be relevant in a few less-common scenarios, such as unconstrained agent-socket access on a legacy operating system, or the forwarding of an agent to an attacker-controlled host.
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-05
The npm package ansi_up converts ANSI escape codes into HTML. In ansi_up v4, ANSI escape codes can be used to create HTML hyperlinks. Due to insufficient URL sanitization, this feature is affected by a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. This issue is fixed in v5.0.0.