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9 Tips to Prepare for the Future of Cloud & Network Security
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Cloud and network security analysts outline trends and priorities businesses should keep top of mind as they grow more reliant on cloud.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/28/2020
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MFA-Minded Attackers Continue to Figure Out Workarounds
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
While MFA can improve overall security posture, it's not a "silver bullet" -- and hacks continue.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/28/2020
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Getting Over the Security-to-Business Communication Gap in DevSecOps
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Application security in a DevOps world takes more than great teamwork among security, developers, and operations staff.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 9/25/2020
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WannaCry Has IoT in Its Crosshairs
Ed Koehler, Distinguished Principal Security Engineer, Office of CTO, at Extreme NetworkCommentary
The wide variety of devices attached to the Internet of Things offers a rich target for purveyors of ransomware.
By Ed Koehler Distinguished Principal Security Engineer, Office of CTO, at Extreme Network, 9/25/2020
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Bluetooth Security Weaknesses Pile Up, While Patching Remains Problematic
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Turns out, creating wireless ecosystems for a vast number of different architectures, configurations, and use cases is hard.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/24/2020
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Critical Instagram Flaw Could Let Attackers Spy on Victims
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A now-patched remote code execution vulnerability could be exploited with a specially sized image file, researchers report.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/24/2020
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Since Remote Work Isn't Going Away, Security Should Be the Focus
Mike Wronski, Technical Director of Product Marketing, NutanixCommentary
These three steps will help organizations reduce long-term work-from-home security risks.
By Mike Wronski Technical Director of Product Marketing, Nutanix, 9/24/2020
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My Journey Toward SAP Security
Jason Fruge, VP of Business Application CybersecurityCommentary
When applications are critical to the business's core functions, the CISO and their staff better get the security right.
By Jason Fruge VP of Business Application Cybersecurity, 9/23/2020
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12 Bare-Minimum Benchmarks for AppSec Initiatives
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
The newly published Building Security in Maturity Model provides the software security basics organizations should cover to keep up with their peers.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 9/23/2020
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Vulnerability Disclosure Programs See Signups & Payouts Surge
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
More than $44.75 million in rewards were paid to hackers over the past year, driving total payouts beyond $100 million.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/22/2020
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New Google Search Hacks Push Viruses & Porn
David Balaban, Editor at Privacy-PC.comCommentary
Three incidents demonstrate how cybercriminals leverage the scourge of black-hat search engine optimization to manipulate search results.
By David Balaban Editor at Privacy-PC.com, 9/22/2020
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Microsoft Extends Data Loss Prevention to Cloud App Security
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The update, one of several announced today, is intended to help employees remain compliant when handling data across cloud applications.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/22/2020
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5 Steps to Greater Cyber Resiliency
Andrew Rubin, CEO & Founder at IllumioCommentary
Work from home isn't going away anytime soon, and the increased vulnerability means cyber resiliency will continue to be critical to business resiliency.
By Andrew Rubin CEO & Founder at Illumio, 9/21/2020
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Deadly Ransomware Story Continues to Unfold
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
A ransomware attack with fatal consequences is attracting notice and comment from around the world.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/18/2020
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Deepfake Detection Poses Problematic Technology Race
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Experts hold out little hope for a robust technical solution in the long term.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/18/2020
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Ransomware Gone Awry Has Fatal Consequences
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An attack that knocked hospital systems offline reportedly ends in death for patient who had to be sent to another facility.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/17/2020
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Sumo Logic IPO Prices Higher Than Expected
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Co-founder and CTO Christian Beedgen explains what this means for the future of the cloud-based data analytics company.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/17/2020
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8 Reasons Perimeter Security Alone Won't Protect Your Crown Jewels
Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen, CTO, OnapsisCommentary
Most firewalls and security devices effectively protect systems and data, but are they enough to safeguard business-critical applications?
By Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen CTO, Onapsis, 9/16/2020
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CISA Joins MITRE to Issue Vulnerability Identifiers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will become a peer of MITRE in the CVE program, likely leading to continued increases in disclosed vulnerabilities.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/16/2020
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Taking Security With You in the WFH Era: What to Do Next
A.N. Ananth, President, NetsurionCommentary
As many organizations pivot to working from home, here are some considerations for prioritizing the new security protocols.
By A.N. Ananth President, Netsurion, 9/15/2020
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CVE-2020-26120
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-27
XSS exists in the MobileFrontend extension for MediaWiki before 1.34.4 because section.line is mishandled during regex section line replacement from PageGateway. Using crafted HTML, an attacker can elicit an XSS attack via jQuery's parseHTML method, which can cause image callbacks to fire even witho...
CVE-2020-26121
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-27
An issue was discovered in the FileImporter extension for MediaWiki before 1.34.4. An attacker can import a file even when the target page is protected against "page creation" and the attacker should not be able to create it. This occurs because of a mishandled distinction between an uploa...
CVE-2020-25812
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-27
An issue was discovered in MediaWiki 1.34.x before 1.34.4. On Special:Contributions, the NS filter uses unescaped messages as keys in the option key for an HTMLForm specifier. This is vulnerable to a mild XSS if one of those messages is changed to include raw HTML.
CVE-2020-25813
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-27
In MediaWiki before 1.31.10 and 1.32.x through 1.34.x before 1.34.4, Special:UserRights exposes the existence of hidden users.
CVE-2020-25814
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-27
In MediaWiki before 1.31.10 and 1.32.x through 1.34.x before 1.34.4, XSS related to jQuery can occur. The attacker creates a message with [javascript:payload xss] and turns it into a jQuery object with mw.message().parse(). The expected result is that the jQuery object does not contain an <a> ...