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Content tagged with Authentication posted in May 2021
'Have I Been Pwned' Code Base Now Open Source
Quick Hits  |  5/27/2021  | 
Founder Troy Hunt also announces the platform will receive compromised passwords the FBI finds in its investigations.
Axis Fosters Work-From-Home Momentum with Zero Trust Network Access
Commentary  |  5/25/2021  | 
SPONSORED: Watch now -- VPN and VDI, while still useful, lack the hardened security required to keep users secure. That's created an opening for Zero Trust network access.
Google Chrome Makes It Easier to Update Compromised Passwords
Quick Hits  |  5/19/2021  | 
A new capability will use Google's Duplex technology to alert people when their passwords are compromised and help change them.
How to Mitigate Against Domain Credential Theft
Commentary  |  5/18/2021  | 
Attackers routinely reuse stolen domain credentials. Here are some ways to thwart their access.
Hashes, Salts, and Rainbow Tables: Confessions of a Password Cracker
Commentary  |  5/12/2021  | 
Understanding a few basics about how password crackers think and behave could help you keep your users safer.
Why You Should Be Prepared to Pay a Ransom
Commentary  |  5/12/2021  | 
Companies that claim they'll never pay up in a ransomware attack are more likely to get caught flat-footed.
Cartoon Caption Winner: Greetings, Earthlings
Commentary  |  5/11/2021  | 
And the winner of Dark Reading's April cartoon caption contest is ...
Defending Against Web Scraping Attacks
Commentary  |  5/7/2021  | 
Web scraping attacks, like Facebook's recent data leak, can easily lead to more significant breaches.
Google Plans to Automatically Enable Two-Factor Authentication
Quick Hits  |  5/6/2021  | 
The company plans to automatically enroll users in two-step verification if their accounts are properly configured.
Newer Generic Top-Level Domains a Security 'Nuisance'
News  |  5/4/2021  | 
Ten years of passive DNS data shows classic TLDs such as .com and .net dominate newer TLDs in popularity and use.


Commentary
Cyberattacks Are Tailored to Employees ... Why Isn't Security Training?
Tim Sadler, CEO and co-founder of Tessian,  6/17/2021
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7 Powerful Cybersecurity Skills the Energy Sector Needs Most
Pam Baker, Contributing Writer,  6/22/2021
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Microsoft Disrupts Large-Scale BEC Campaign Across Web Services
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  6/15/2021
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CVE-2021-2322
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
Vulnerability in OpenGrok (component: Web App). Versions that are affected are 1.6.7 and prior. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows low privileged attacker with network access via HTTPS to compromise OpenGrok. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in takeover of OpenGrok. CVSS 3.1 ...
CVE-2021-20019
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
A vulnerability in SonicOS where the HTTP server response leaks partial memory by sending a crafted HTTP request, this can potentially lead to an internal sensitive data disclosure vulnerability.
CVE-2021-21809
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
A command execution vulnerability exists in the default legacy spellchecker plugin in Moodle 3.10. A specially crafted series of HTTP requests can lead to command execution. An attacker must have administrator privileges to exploit this vulnerabilities.
CVE-2021-34067
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
Heap based buffer overflow in tsMuxer 2.6.16 allows attackers to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) by running the application with a crafted file.
CVE-2021-34068
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
Heap based buffer overflow in tsMuxer 2.6.16 allows attackers to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) by running the application with a crafted file.