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CISA Warns of Phishing Campaign with Loan-Relief Lure
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Phishing emails and fake website promise help with the Small Business Administration's program that aids those affected by COVID-19.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/13/2020
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The Race to Hack a Satellite at DEF CON
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Eight teams competed to win cash, bragging rights, and the chance to control a satellite in space.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/13/2020
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Secure Development Takes a (Remote) Village
Guy Podjarny, CEO & Cofounder, SnykCommentary
The shift to work from home isn't just about giving your Dev team the physical tools they need.
By Guy Podjarny CEO & Cofounder, Snyk, 8/13/2020
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With iOS's Privacy Nutrition Label, Apple Upstages Regulators
Heather Federman, VP of Privacy & Policy at BigIDCommentary
New iOS privacy features require developers to disclose what data they're collecting, how they're using it, and with whom they share it.
By Heather Federman VP of Privacy & Policy at BigID, 8/13/2020
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FireEye Announces New Bug-Bounty Program
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The program, administered by Bugcrowd, will pay bounties of up to $2,500 per vulnerability.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/12/2020
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Using 'Data for Good' to Control the Pandemic
Neil Sweeney, Founder & CEO, KilliCommentary
The tech community should unite to develop and distribute a universal COVID-19 contact-tracing application. Here's why and how.
By Neil Sweeney Founder & CEO, Killi, 8/12/2020
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Threats vs. Thrift: Running Effective AppSec During a Global Crisis
Patrick Carey, Vice President Product Management, ExopriseCommentary
By looking at security testing capacity, staff expertise, and risks throughout the software supply chain, application security teams can improve their overall effectiveness.
By Patrick Carey Vice President Product Management, Exoprise, 8/12/2020
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Microsoft Patches 120 Vulnerabilities, Two Zero-Days
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The August 2020 Patch Tuesday marks the sixth month in a row Microsoft released patches for more than 110 vulnerabilities.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/11/2020
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Developers Need More Usable Static Code Scanners to Head Off Security Bugs
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As companies "shift left" -- pushing more responsibility for security onto developers -- the tools that are available are falling short, usability researchers say.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/11/2020
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Symmetry Systems Emerges from Stealth
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Company behind Data Store and Object Security (DSOS) becomes public knowledge following a $3 million seed round of funding.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/11/2020
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Zoom Vulnerabilities Demonstrated in DEF CON Talk
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A security researcher demonstrated multiple vulnerabilities, two of which could let an attacker read and steal user data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/11/2020
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Is Edtech the Greatest APT?
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Educational technology is critical but can come at huge costs to student and teacher privacy and security. Are those costs too high?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/11/2020
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Vulnerability Prioritization: Are You Getting It Right?
David Habusha, VP of Product, WhiteSourceCommentary
Developers must find a way to zero in on the security vulns that present the most risk and quickly address them without slowing down the pace of development.
By David Habusha VP of Product, WhiteSource, 8/10/2020
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Reddit Attack Defaces Dozens of Channels
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The attack has defaced the channels with images and content supporting Donald Trump.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/7/2020
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Researcher Finds New Office Macro Attacks for MacOS
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Building successful macro attacks means getting past several layers of security, but a Black Hat speaker found a way through.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/7/2020
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Getting to the Root: How Researchers Identify Zero-Days in the Wild
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Google Project Zero researcher Maddie Stone explains the importance of identifying flaws exploited in the wild and techniques used to do it.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/6/2020
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Dark Reading Video News Desk Returns to Black Hat
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
UPDATED: Coming to you prerecorded from in front of carefully arranged bookcases around the world ...!
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/6/2020
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On 'Invisible Salamanders' and Insecure Messages
Dark Reading Staff, News
Cornell researcher Paul Grubbsdiscusses how vulnerabilities found in Facebook Messenger encryption could mean trouble for your secure messages.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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Office 365's Vast Attack Surface & All the Ways You Don't Know You're Being Exploited Through It
Dark Reading Staff, News
Mandiant incident response managers Josh Madeley and Doug Bienstock describe how thoroughly Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365) extends into corporate networks, describe both sophisticated and simple attacks theyve detected, and suggest mitigations as businesses rely more heavily on the cloud.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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Remotely Hacking Operations Technology Systems
Dark Reading Staff, News
Marco Balduzzi senior research scientist with Trend Micro, tells us how the often-overlooked ICS protocol gateways contain serious vulnerabilities that allow attackers to hack OT systems remotely.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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CVE-2019-20383
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
ABBYY network license server in ABBYY FineReader 15 before Release 4 (aka 15.0.112.2130) allows escalation of privileges by local users via manipulations involving files and using symbolic links.
CVE-2020-24348
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
njs through 0.4.3, used in NGINX, has an out-of-bounds read in njs_json_stringify_iterator in njs_json.c.
CVE-2020-24349
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
njs through 0.4.3, used in NGINX, allows control-flow hijack in njs_value_property in njs_value.c. NOTE: the vendor considers the issue to be "fluff" in the NGINX use case because there is no remote attack surface.
CVE-2020-7360
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
An Uncontrolled Search Path Element (CWE-427) vulnerability in SmartControl version 4.3.15 and versions released before April 15, 2020 may allow an authenticated user to escalate privileges by placing a specially crafted DLL file in the search path. This issue was fixed in version 1.0.7, which was r...
CVE-2020-24342
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
Lua through 5.4.0 allows a stack redzone cross in luaO_pushvfstring because a protection mechanism wrongly calls luaD_callnoyield twice in a row.