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posted in April 2019
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California Consumer Privacy Act: 4 Compliance Best Practices
Commentary  |  4/30/2019  | 
Companies that get ahead of the January 2020 data privacy deadline can minimize the risk of sanctions and also gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
How to Help Your Board Navigate Cybersecurity's Legal Risks
Commentary  |  4/30/2019  | 
What's worse than a massive data breach? A massive data breach followed by a shareholder derivative lawsuit. Learn what's at stake and what CISOs can do to mitigate the damage.
Shadow IT & Unsecured Data Still Rampant Within the Digital Workplace
Larry Loeb  |  4/30/2019  | 
The digital workplace is full of opportunities for improvement.
A Rear-View Look at GDPR: Compliance Has No Brakes
Commentary  |  4/29/2019  | 
With a year of Europe's General Data Protection Regulation under our belt, what have we learned?
NIST Offers Improved Software Testing
Larry Loeb  |  4/29/2019  | 
Combinatorial testing is a software testing method that the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) likes a lot.
Enterprise Attacks Increase 235%: Trojans & Ransomware Most Common
Larry Loeb  |  4/26/2019  | 
The Malwarebytes Labs Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques Q1 2019 report found in just one year, threats aimed at corporate targets have increased by 235%. Trojans, such as Emotet, and ransomware were the most likely attacks.
Go Medieval to Keep OT Safe
Commentary  |  4/26/2019  | 
When it comes to operational technology and industrial control systems, make sure you're the lord of all you survey.
How a Nigerian ISP Accidentally Hijacked the Internet
Commentary  |  4/25/2019  | 
For 74 minutes, traffic destined for Google and Cloudflare services was routed through Russia and into the largest system of censorship in the world, China's Great Firewall.
Ramblings of a Recovering Academic on the So-Called Lack of Security Talent
Commentary  |  4/25/2019  | 
Hiring for security is difficult, as many surveys show. But what the research doesn't explain is the "why" and a lack of talent may not be the sole reason.
EU Approves Addition of Biometrics to Tracking Database
Larry Loeb  |  4/25/2019  | 
The Common Identity Repository (CIR) will unify a disparate set of records that exist for more than 350 million people.
5 Security Challenges to API Protection
Commentary  |  4/24/2019  | 
Today's application programming interfaces are no longer simple or front-facing, creating new risks for both security and DevOps.
Attackers Aren't Invincible & We Must Use That to Our Advantage
Commentary  |  4/24/2019  | 
The bad guys only seem infallible. Use their weaknesses to beat them.
New Fix for jQuery Vulnerabilities
Larry Loeb  |  4/24/2019  | 
A security patch has been made for jQuery to mitigate 'prototype pollution.'
When Every Attack Is a Zero Day
Commentary  |  4/23/2019  | 
Stopping malware the first time is an ideal that has remained tantalizingly out of reach. But automation, artificial intelligence, and deep learning are poised to change that.
Will the US Adopt a National Privacy Law?
Commentary  |  4/23/2019  | 
Probably not before the 2020 election. But keep an eye on this Congress as legislators debate how to define personal data and what limits to place on how companies use it.
Networks in Danger as Global BGP Routing Table Reaches Capacity
Larry Loeb  |  4/23/2019  | 
The Internet is going to run out of address space sometime this month.
Over 500 Million Chrome iOS Sessions Hijacked in Massive Malvertising Campaign
Larry Loeb  |  4/22/2019  | 
Confiant has spotted the known threat actor eGobbler back in action.
4 Tips to Protect Your Business Against Social Media Mistakes
Commentary  |  4/22/2019  | 
Don't let social media become the go-to platform for cybercriminals looking to steal sensitive corporate information or cause huge reputational damage.
Russian Hacker Group TA505 Found to Be Attacker of US Financial Firms
Larry Loeb  |  4/19/2019  | 
Israeli-based Cyberint has found evidence of remote access Trojans being used in attacks on financial entities in the United States as well as worldwide.
Why We Need a 'Cleaner Internet'
Commentary  |  4/19/2019  | 
By blocking threats and attacks nearer to their sources, cybersecurity pros could help turn the connected world into a safer place for all.
How to Raise the Level of AppSec Competency in Your Organization
Commentary  |  4/18/2019  | 
Improving processes won't happen overnight, but it's not complicated either.
GoT Guide to Cybersecurity: Preparing for Battle During a Staffing Shortage
Commentary  |  4/18/2019  | 
Faced with an overwhelming adversary, Game of Thrones heroes Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow have a lot in common with today's beleaguered CISOs.
Wipro Gets Phished to Gain Access to Clients
Larry Loeb  |  4/18/2019  | 
Sources say that the company was being used as the start of 'digital fishing expeditions targeting at least a dozen Wipro customer systems.'
Legacy Apps: The Security Risk Lurking in Dusty Corners
Commentary  |  4/17/2019  | 
Four best practices to keep old code from compromising your enterprise environment.
Servers Discovered With Multiple Malware Families, Staged & Ready to Launch
Larry Loeb  |  4/17/2019  | 
Bromium has uncovered US-based web servers that are being used to host and distribute these kinds of malware including banking trojans, information stealers and ransomware.
Selecting the Right Strategy to Reduce Vulnerability Risk
Commentary  |  4/17/2019  | 
There's no one-size-fits-all strategy for eliminating vulnerability risk. Knowing how your organization operates is what makes the difference.
Benefiting from Data Privacy Investments
Commentary  |  4/16/2019  | 
GDPR-ready companies experience lower overall costs associated with data breaches, research finds.
New Attacks (and Old Attacks Made New)
Commentary  |  4/16/2019  | 
Although new attacks might get the most attention, don't assume old ones have gone away.
Warning: VPN Application Vulnerabilities Found
Larry Loeb  |  4/16/2019  | 
That enterprise-grade virtual private network might not be as private as you think.
The Single Cybersecurity Question Every CISO Should Ask
Commentary  |  4/15/2019  | 
The answer can lead to a scalable enterprise security solution for years to come.
Who Built the 'Taj Mahal'?
Larry Loeb  |  4/15/2019  | 
While the sophistication of the malware suggests that it is the product of a nation-state, it bears none of the code fingerprints of any known nation-state hacker group.
IoE: The Internet of Espionage
Joe Stanganelli  |  4/12/2019  | 
As employees live their lives across an increasingly IoT-enabled landscape (with devices often installed discreetly and with hidden functionalities), enterprise security is threatened by outside factors it cannot control.
Cloudy with a Chance of Security Breach
Commentary  |  4/12/2019  | 
Businesses must be aware of the security weaknesses of the public cloud and not assume that every angle is covered.
New Vulnerabilities Found in WP3 WiFi Standard
Larry Loeb  |  4/12/2019  | 
Two researchers have made mincemeat of the new WPA3 certification.
In Security, All Logs Are Not Created Equal
Commentary  |  4/11/2019  | 
Prioritizing key log sources goes a long way toward effective incident response.
When Your Sandbox Fails
Commentary  |  4/11/2019  | 
The sandbox is an important piece of the security stack, but an organization's entire strategy shouldn't rely on its ability to detect every threat. Here's why.
Majority of Enterprise Firms Lack Active Incident Response Plans
Larry Loeb  |  4/11/2019  | 
Report found that 77% of respondents indicated they do not have a cybersecurity incident response plan consistently in force across the enterprise.
Merging Companies, Merging Clouds
Commentary  |  4/10/2019  | 
Integrating cloud environments is anything but easy. Evaluating the security risks in doing so must be a starting component of an overall M&A strategy.
Safe Harbor Programs: Ensuring the Bounty Isn't on White Hat Hackers' Heads
Commentary  |  4/10/2019  | 
As crowdsourced security-testing surges in popularity, companies need to implement safe harbor provisions to protect good-faith hackers -- and themselves.
Report Finds That Industry 4.0 Will Pose New & Old Risks
Larry Loeb  |  4/10/2019  | 
Trend Micro thinks the fourth industrial revolution is upon us.
A New Approach to Application Security Testing
Commentary  |  4/9/2019  | 
If the appsec industry were to develop a better AST solution from scratch, what would it look like?
Stop Mocking & Start Enabling Emerging Technologies
Commentary  |  4/9/2019  | 
Mocking new technology isn't productive and can lead to career disadvantage.
WordPress Vulnerable to SQL Injection
Larry Loeb  |  4/9/2019  | 
Security firm Securi has found out that on WordPress versions earlier than 3.4 it will allow an SQL injection vulnerability to occur.
FIN6 Expands Its Range With Ransomware
Larry Loeb  |  4/8/2019  | 
The well-known FIN6 group has been spotted trying its luck at a new game: ransomware.
Ignore the Insider Threat at Your Peril
Commentary  |  4/8/2019  | 
Attacks from insiders often go undiscovered for months or years, so the potential impact can be huge. These 11 countermeasures can mitigate the damage.
Advanced Persistent Threat: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  4/5/2019  | 
From sushi and phishing to robots, passwords and ninjas -- and the winners are ...
The Matrix at 20: A Metaphor for Today's Cybersecurity Challenges
Commentary  |  4/5/2019  | 
The Matrix ushered in a new generation of sci-fi movies and futuristic plotlines with a relentless, seemingly invulnerable set of villains. Twenty years later, that theme is all too familiar to security pros.
Attackers Use 'Well-Known' Hidden HTTPS Directory to Spread Ransomware & Phishing Pages
Larry Loeb  |  4/5/2019  | 
Researchers from security firm Zscaler's ThreatLabZ found themselves looking at WordPress and Joomla sites that were serving Shade/Troldesh ransomware (which has been known since 2014), backdoors, redirectors and a variety of phishing pages.
3 Lessons Security Leaders Can Learn from Theranos
Commentary  |  4/4/2019  | 
Theranos flamed out in spectacular fashion, but you can still learn from the company's "worst practices."
True Cybersecurity Means a Proactive Response
Commentary  |  4/4/2019  | 
Successful, secure organizations must take an aggressive, pre-emptive posture if they want true data security.
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CVE-2020-17475
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-14
Lack of authentication in the network relays used in MEGVII Koala 2.9.1-c3s allows attackers to grant physical access to anyone by sending packet data to UDP port 5000.
CVE-2020-0255
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-14
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: CVE-2020-10751. Reason: This candidate is a duplicate of CVE-2020-10751. Notes: All CVE users should reference CVE-2020-10751 instead of this candidate. All references and descriptions in this candidate have been removed to prevent accidenta...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-08-14
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: CVE-2017-18270. Reason: This candidate is a duplicate of CVE-2017-18270. Notes: All CVE users should reference CVE-2017-18270 instead of this candidate. All references and descriptions in this candidate have been removed to prevent accidenta...
CVE-2020-17464
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-14
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: none. Reason: This candidate was withdrawn by its CNA. Further investigation showed that it was not a security issue. Notes: none.
CVE-2020-17473
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-14
Lack of mutual authentication in ZKTeco FaceDepot 7B 1.0.213 and ZKBiosecurity Server 1.0.0_20190723 allows an attacker to obtain a long-lasting token by impersonating the server.