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Critical Vulnerability Patched in 'sudo' Utility for Unix-Like OSes
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Flaw exists in versions of sudo going back nearly 10 years; USCYBERCOM recommends organizations patch immediately.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 1/27/2021
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Microsoft Security Business Exceeds $10B in Revenue
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Microsoft's security division has grown more than 40% year-over-year, the company reports alongside security product updates.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/27/2021
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Security's Inevitable Shift to the Edge
Patrick Sullivan, Akamai CTO, Security StrategyCommentary
As the edge becomes the place for DDoS mitigation, Web app security, and other controls, SASE is the management platform to handle them all.
By Patrick Sullivan Akamai CTO, Security Strategy, 1/27/2021
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Mimecast: Recent Certificate Compromise Tied to SolarWinds Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Yet another security firm hit in the sweeping attack campaign believed to be out of Russia.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/26/2021
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Startup Offers Free Version of its 'Passwordless' Technology
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Beyond Identity co-founders hope to move the needle in eliminating the need for passwords, but experts say killing passwords altogether won't be easy.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/26/2021
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Speed of Digital Transformation May Lead to Greater App Vulnerabilities
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The fastest-moving industries are struggling to produce secure code, according to AppSec experts.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/22/2021
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Attackers Leave Stolen Credentials Searchable on Google
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Operators behind a global phishing campaign inadvertently left thousands of stolen credentials accessible via Google Search.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/21/2021
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Cloud Jacking: The Bold New World of Enterprise Cybersecurity
Bernie Brode, Nano Product ResearcherCommentary
Increased reliance on cloud computing puts more weight on robust authentication systems to protect data against hijackers.
By Bernie Brode Nano Product Researcher, 1/21/2021
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7 Steps to Secure a WordPress Site
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Many companies operate under the assumption that their WordPress sites are secure -- and that couldn't be anything further from the truth.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 1/21/2021
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Vulnerabilities in Popular DNS Software Allow Poisoning
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Seven flaws in DNSMasq have limited impact, but in combination they could be chained to create a multistaged attack.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/19/2021
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The Most Pressing Concerns Facing CISOs Today
John Worrall, Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorthCommentary
Building security into the software development life cycle creates more visibility, but CISOs still need stay on top of any serious threats on the horizon, even if they are largely unknown.
By John Worrall Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorth, 1/19/2021
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Virtual Pen-Testing Competition Tasks College Students With Running a Red Team Operation
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Aimed at developing offensive cyber talent, last weekend's sixth annual Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition brought out some of the brightest from RIT and Stanford, among other universities.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 1/13/2021
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Microsoft Defender Zero-Day Fixed in First Patch Tuesday of 2021
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft patched 83 bugs, including a Microsoft Defender zero-day and one publicly known elevation of privilege flaw.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/12/2021
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When It Comes To Security Tools, More Isn't More
Lamont Orange, Chief Information Security Officer at NetskopeCommentary
Organizations that focus on optimizing their tools, cutting down on tool sprawl, and taking a strategic approach to transitioning to the cloud are poised for success.
By Lamont Orange Chief Information Security Officer at Netskope, 1/11/2021
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Top 5 'Need to Know' Coding Defects for DevSecOps
Walter Capitani, Director, Technical Product Management, GrammaTechCommentary
Integrating static analysis into the development cycle can prevent coding defects and deliver secure software faster.
By Walter Capitani Director, Technical Product Management, GrammaTech, 1/8/2021
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6 Open Source Tools for Your Security Team
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Open source tools can be great additions to your cloud security arsenal. Here are a half-dozen to get you started.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/6/2021
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Netwrix and Stealthbits Merge to Tackle Data Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The combined entity will have a portfolio of security tools designed to identify security risk and recover from incidents.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/4/2021
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Mobile Endpoint Security: Still the Crack in the Enterprise's Cyber Armor
Joel Wallenstrom, CEO & President, WickrCommentary
A combination of best practices and best-in-class technology will help keep your enterprise from falling victim to ever-growing threats.
By Joel Wallenstrom CEO & President, Wickr, 12/30/2020
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Reducing the Risk of Third-Party SaaS Apps to Your Organization
Dmitry Dontov, Chief Technology Officer, Spin TechnologyCommentary
Such apps may try to leak your data, or can contain malicious code. And even legitimate apps may be poorly written, creating security risks.
By Dmitry Dontov Chief Technology Officer, Spin Technology, 12/29/2020
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HelpSystems Acquires Data Security Firm Vera
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The purchase is intended to increase London-based HelpSystems' file collaboration security capabilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/24/2020
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CVE-2021-3331
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-27
WinSCP before 5.17.10 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary programs when the URL handler encounters a crafted URL that loads session settings. (For example, this is exploitable in a default installation in which WinSCP is the handler for sftp:// URLs.)
CVE-2021-3326
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-27
The iconv function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.32 and earlier, when processing invalid input sequences in the ISO-2022-JP-3 encoding, fails an assertion in the code path and aborts the program, potentially resulting in a denial of service.
CVE-2021-22641
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-27
A heap-based buffer overflow issue has been identified in the way the application processes project files, allowing an attacker to craft a special project file that may allow arbitrary code execution on the Tellus Lite V-Simulator and V-Server Lite (versions prior to 4.0.10.0).
CVE-2021-22653
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-27
Multiple out-of-bounds write issues have been identified in the way the application processes project files, allowing an attacker to craft a special project file that may allow arbitrary code execution on the Tellus Lite V-Simulator and V-Server Lite (versions prior to 4.0.10.0).
CVE-2021-22655
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-27
Multiple out-of-bounds read issues have been identified in the way the application processes project files, allowing an attacker to craft a special project file that may allow arbitrary code execution on the Tellus Lite V-Simulator and V-Server Lite (versions prior to 4.0.10.0).