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A Pause to Address 'Ethical Debt' of Facial Recognition
Mike Kiser, Global Security Advocate, Office of the CTO, SailPointCommentary
Ethical use will require some combination of consistent reporting, regulation, corporate responsibility, and adversarial technology.
By Mike Kiser Global Security Advocate, Office of the CTO, SailPoint, 10/23/2020
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Botnet Infects Hundreds of Thousands of Websites
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
KashmirBlack has been targeting popular content management systems, such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, and using Dropbox and GitHub for communication to hide its presence.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/22/2020
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WordPress Plug-in Updated in Rare Forced Action
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Logonizer login security plug-in was automatically updated to patch a SQL injection vulnerability.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/22/2020
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Oracle Releases Another Mammoth Security Patch Update
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
October's CPU contains 402 patches for vulnerabilities across 29 product sets, many of which are remotely executable without the need for authentication.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 10/21/2020
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Ubiq Rolls Out Encryption-as-a-Service Platform Aimed at Developers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A few lines of code and two API calls is all that it takes for developers to add encryption to their applications, startup says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/21/2020
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As Smartphones Become a Hot Target, Can Mobile EDR Help?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Lookout Security debuts a mobile endpoint detection and response offering that will integrate into its mobile security platform.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/21/2020
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Modern Day Insider Threat: Network Bugs That Are Stealing Your Data
David Pearson, Principal Threat ResearcherCommentary
Attacks involving an unmanaged device and no malware expose gaps in cybersecurity that must be addressed.
By David Pearson Principal Threat Researcher, 10/21/2020
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Farsight Labs Launched as Security Collaboration Platform
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Farsight Security's platform will offer no-cost access to certain tools and services.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/20/2020
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Microsoft Tops Q3 List of Most-Impersonated Brands
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
The technology sector was also the most likely targeted industry for brand phishing attacks, according to Check Point's latest report on brand phishing.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 10/19/2020
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Massive New Phishing Campaigns Target Microsoft, Google Cloud Users
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
At least three campaigns are now underway.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/16/2020
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Barnes & Noble Warns Customers About Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Famed bookseller says non-financial data was exposed in a new attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/15/2020
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Zoom Announces Rollout of End-to-End Encryption
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Phase 1 removes Zoom servers from the key generation and distribution processes.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/14/2020
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Coalition Pokes Five Eyes on Call for Backdoors
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Five Eyes international law enforcement group had called for implementing backdoors for law enforcement in all encryption implementations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/13/2020
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Software AG Continues Efforts Against $20M Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The attack, which now includes extortion components, has moved into its second week.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/12/2020
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3 Ways Companies are Working on Security by Design
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Execs from top financial organizations and other companies share insights on building a security culture.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 10/7/2020
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Google Brings Password Protection to iOS, Android in Chrome 86
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Chrome 86 will alert users when stored passwords are compromised, and block or warn of insecure downloads, among other security updates.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/6/2020
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6 Best Practices for Using Open Source Software Safely
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Open source software is critical yet potentially dangerous. Here are ways to minimize the risk.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/6/2020
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Android Camera Bug Under the Microscope
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Critical Android vulnerability CVE-2019-2234 could enable attackers to take control of a victim's camera and take photos, record videos, and learn location.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/5/2020
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3 Ways Data Breaches Accelerate the Fraud Supply Chain
Jane Lee, Trust & Safety Architect, SiftCommentary
The battle's just beginning as bad actors glean more personal information from victims and use that data to launch larger attacks.
By Jane Lee Trust & Safety Architect, Sift, 10/5/2020
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'Father of Identity Theft' Sentenced to 207 Months
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
James Jackson was convicted of mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, access device fraud, and theft of mail last year.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/2/2020
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CVE-2020-24847
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability is identified in FruityWifi through 2.4. Due to a lack of CSRF protection in page_config_adv.php, an unauthenticated attacker can lure the victim to visit his website by social engineering or another attack vector. Due to this issue, an unauthenticat...
CVE-2020-24848
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
FruityWifi through 2.4 has an unsafe Sudo configuration [(ALL : ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL]. This allows an attacker to perform a system-level (root) local privilege escalation, allowing an attacker to gain complete persistent access to the local system.
CVE-2020-5990
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in the ShadowPlay component which may lead to local privilege escalation, code execution, denial of service or information disclosure.
CVE-2020-25483
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
An arbitrary command execution vulnerability exists in the fopen() function of file writes of UCMS v1.4.8, where an attacker can gain access to the server.
CVE-2020-5977
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in NVIDIA Web Helper NodeJS Web Server in which an uncontrolled search path is used to load a node module, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, and information disclosure.