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79% of Third-Party Libraries in Apps Are Never Updated
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
A lack of contextual information and concerns over application disruption among contributing factors.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/23/2021
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Survey Seeks to Learn How 2020 Changed Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Respondents to a new Dark Reading/Omdia survey will be entered into a drawing for a Black Hat Black Card.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/23/2021
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When Will Cybersecurity Operations Adopt the Peter Parker Principle?
Robert Boudreaux, Field CTO, Deep InstinctCommentary
Having a prevention mindset means setting our prevention capabilities to "prevent" instead of relying on detection and response.
By Robert Boudreaux Field CTO, Deep Instinct, 6/23/2021
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Identity Eclipses Malware Detection at RSAC Startup Competition
Paul Shomo, Cybersecurity AnalystCommentary
All 10 finalists in the Innovation Sandbox were focused on identity, rather than security's mainstay for the last 20 years: Malware detection.
By Paul Shomo Cybersecurity Analyst, 6/22/2021
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Majority of Web Apps in 11 Industries Are Vulnerable All the Time
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Serious vulnerabilities exist every day in certain industries, including utilities, public administration, and professional services, according to testing data.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/22/2021
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Did Companies Fail to Disclose Being Affected by SolarWinds Breach?
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
The SEC has sent out letters to some investment firms and publicly listed companies seeking information, Reuters says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/21/2021
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Software-Container Supply Chain Sees Spike in Attacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Attackers target companies' container supply chain, driving a sixfold increase in a year, aiming to steal processing time for cryptomining and compromise cloud infrastructure.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/21/2021
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One in Five Manufacturing Firms Targeted by Cyberattacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Information-stealing malware makes up about a third of attacks, a study finds, but companies worry most about ransomware shutting down production.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/17/2021
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Google Launches SLSA, a New Framework for Supply Chain Integrity
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The "Supply chain Levels for Software Artifacts" aims to ensure the integrity of components throughout the software supply chain.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/17/2021
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Security Experts Scrutinize Apple, Amazon IoT Networks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Both companies have done their due diligence in creating connected-device networks, but the pervasiveness of the devices worries some security researchers.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/15/2021
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Cyber Analytics Database Exposed 5 Billion Records Online
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
In an ironic twist, Cognyte's data alerts customers to third-party data exposures.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/14/2021
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Google Workspace Adds Client-Side Encryption
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Users given control over encryption keys, Google says.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/14/2021
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New Top 20 Secure-Coding List Positions PLCs as Plant 'Bodyguards'
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Best practices guide encompasses integrity, hardening, resilience, and monitoring of PLCs in industrial networks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/14/2021
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Name That Toon: Sight Unseen
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
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, 6/14/2021
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Many Mobile Apps Intentionally Using Insecure Connections for Sending Data
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
A new analysis of iOS and Android apps released to Apple's and Google's app stores over the past five years found many to be deliberately breaking HTTPS protections.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/11/2021
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Deepfakes Are on the Rise, but Don't Panic Just Yet
John Donegan, Enterprise analyst at ManageEngineCommentary
Deepfakes will likely give way to deep suspicion, as users try to sort legitimate media from malicious.
By John Donegan Enterprise analyst at ManageEngine, 6/10/2021
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New Security Event @Hack to Take Place in Saudi Arabia
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Saudi Federation of Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP) and Informa Tech will launch a multi-day event in Riyadh this November.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/9/2021
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Ransomware Is Not the Problem
Adam Shostack, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game DesignerCommentary
Arbitrarily powerful software -- applications, operating systems -- is a problem, as is preventing it from running on enterprise systems.
By Adam Shostack Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game Designer, 6/9/2021
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Microsoft Patches 6 Zero-Days Under Active Attack
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The June 2021 Patch Tuesday fixes 50 vulnerabilities, six of which are under attack and three of which were publicly known at the time of disclosure.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/8/2021
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Colonial Pipeline CEO: Ransomware Attack Started via Pilfered 'Legacy' VPN Account
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
No multifactor authentication was attached to the stolen VPN password used by the attackers, Colonial Pipeline president & CEO Joseph Blount told a Senate committee today.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/8/2021
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CVE-2021-2322
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
Vulnerability in OpenGrok (component: Web App). Versions that are affected are 1.6.7 and prior. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows low privileged attacker with network access via HTTPS to compromise OpenGrok. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in takeover of OpenGrok. CVSS 3.1 ...
CVE-2021-20019
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
A vulnerability in SonicOS where the HTTP server response leaks partial memory by sending a crafted HTTP request, this can potentially lead to an internal sensitive data disclosure vulnerability.
CVE-2021-21809
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
A command execution vulnerability exists in the default legacy spellchecker plugin in Moodle 3.10. A specially crafted series of HTTP requests can lead to command execution. An attacker must have administrator privileges to exploit this vulnerabilities.
CVE-2021-34067
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
Heap based buffer overflow in tsMuxer 2.6.16 allows attackers to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) by running the application with a crafted file.
CVE-2021-34068
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
Heap based buffer overflow in tsMuxer 2.6.16 allows attackers to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) by running the application with a crafted file.